ennio e. piano

research

journal articles

Piano, Ennio E., and Rouanet, Louis (2022). Drafting the Great Army: The political economy of conscription in Napoleonic France. The Journal of Economic History, forthcoming.

Piano, Ennio E., and Hardy, Tanner (2022). Rent seeking and the decline of the Florentine school. Public Choice, forthcoming.

Piano, Ennio E. (2021). Specialization and the firm in Renaissance Italian art. The Journal of Cultural Economics, forthcoming.

Piano, Ennio E., and Piano, Clara E. (2021). In persona Christi Capitis: Agency problems when God is the principal. Journal of Economics, Management, and Religion, forthcoming.

Piano, Ennio E., and Al-Bawwab, Rania (2021). The artist as entrepreneur. Review of Austrian Economics, forthcoming.

Piano, Ennio E. (2021). Organizing high-end restaurants. Economics of Governance, 22, 165-192.

Leeson, Peter T., and Piano, Ennio E. (2021). The Golden Age of Mercenaries. European Review of Economic History, 25(3), 429-446.

Piano, Ennio E., and Salter, Alexander W. (2021). The fundamental Coase of development: Property rights foundations of the effective state. Journal of Institutional Economics, 17(1), 37-52.

Piano, Ennio E. (2020) "Coase goes to war: Contract choice on the battlefield." Revue d'Economie Politique, 130(6), 1001-1023.

Rouanet, Louis, and Piano, Ennio E. (2020). Filling the ranks. European Review of Economic History, 24(4), 696-715.

Piano, Ennio E. (2020). Desertion as theft. Journal of Institutional Economics, 16(2), 169-183. .

Piano, Ennio E., and Carson, Trey. (2020). Scalp-taking. Rationality and Society, 32(1), 40–66.

Boettke, P. J., & Piano, E. E. (2019). Capital, Calculation, and Coordination. Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology, 37, 9-24.

Piano, Ennio E. (2019). State capacity and public choice: A critical survey. Public Choice, 178(1-2), 289-309.

Murtazashvili, I., & Piano, E. E. (2019). More Boon Than Bane How the US Reaped the Rewards and Avoided the Costs of the Shale Boom. The Independent Review , 24(27), 249-272.

Lucas, D. S., Fuller, C. S., Piano, E. E., & Coyne, C. J. (2018). Visions of entrepreneurship policy. Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, 7(4), 336-356.

Fuller, Caleb, Lucas, David S., and Piano, Ennio E. (2018). Rooking the state. International Review of Law and Economics, 55, 12-20.

Piano, Ennio E., and Rouanet, L. (2018). "Economic calculation and the organization of markets." Review of Austrian Economics, forthcoming.

Murtazashvili, I., and Piano, Ennio E. (2018) "Governance of Shale Gas Development: Insights from the Bloomington School of Institutional Analysis." Review of Austrian Economics, forthcoming.

Piano, E. E. (2018). Outlaw and economics: Biker gangs and club goods. Rationality and Society, 30(3), 350-376.

Piano, Ennio E. (2017). Free riders: The economics and organization of outlaw motorcycle gangs. Public Choice, 171, 283–301.

Boettke, Peter J. and Piano, Ennio E. (2016). Baumol’s productive and unproductive entrepreneurship after 25 years. Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, 5, 130–144.

other publications

Candela, Rosolino, and Piano, Ennio E. (2019). The art and science of economic explanation. Journal of Institutional Economics. (Introduction to a special issue in honor of Yoram Barzel).

Boettke, Peter J., Palagashvili, Liya, and Piano, Ennio E. (2017). Federalism and police: An applied theory of fiscal attention. Arizona State Law Journal, 49, 907-933 .

Palagashvili, Liya, Piano, Ennio E., and Skarbek, David. (2017). The rise and fall of institutions. Elements in Austrian Economics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

books

Murtazashvili, Ilia, and Piano, Ennio E. (2018). The political economy of fracking: Private property, polycentricity, and the shale revolution. New York: Routledge.

working papers

Piano, Ennio E., and Piano, Clara E. "Bargaining over Beauty: The economics of Renaissance art contracts." Resubmitted after revisions, Journal of Law & Economics.

Piano, Ennio E., and Piano, Clara E. "Contracting Creativity." Major revisions requested, European Review of Economic History.

Piano, Ennio E., and Rouanet, Louis. "The calculus of American Indian consent." Minor revisions requested, Public Choice.

Piano, Ennio E. "Economic explanations"

work in progress

Political economy of American Indian constitutions (with Louis Rouanet)

On the efficiency of representative institutions: The case of the Italian communes (with Louis Rouanet)

The organization of the barbering industry (with Caleb Fuller)

Metal theft (with Ben Stickle)

teaching

spring 2022

Econ 2420: Principles of Microeconomics

Econ 7660: History of Economic Thought

fall 2021

Econ 2420: Principles of Microeconomics

Econ 3500: The Economics of Religion

spring 2021

Econ 2420: Principles of Microeconomics

Econ 7660: History of Economic Thought

fall 2020

Econ 2410: Principles of Macroeconomics

Econ 2410: Principles of Microeconomics

spring 2020

Econ 2420: Principles of Microeconomics

Econ 3500: The Economics of the Past

fall 2019

Econ 2410: Principles of Macroeconomics

Econ 2420: Principles of Microeconomics

spring 2018

Econ 309: Economic Problems of Public Policy

Econ 365: Topics in Economic History

fall 2017

Econ 365: Topics in Economic History

Econ 340: Introduction to Mathematical Economics

Last update: July 2022

I'm an Assistant Professor of Economics at Middle Tennessee State University and a faculty member at the Political Economy Research Institute. I study the organization of incentives in a variety of contexts, from 19th century armies to motorcycle gangs, from high-end restaurants to Renaissance art markets.

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