I pursue a multi-pronged research agenda in which I study the economic history of the American South, economic development more generally, and all things related to Walmart. Here are a few papers that are online; most of my papers are also available on my SSRN page.
Courtemanche, Charles and Art Carden. 2014. Competing with Costco and Sam’s Club: Warehouse Club Entry and Grocery Prices. Southern Economic Journal 80(3):565-585.
Carden, Art and Christopher J. Coyne. 2013. The Political Economy of the Reconstruction-Era Race Riots. Public Choice 157:57-71.
Courtemanche, Charles and Art Carden. 2011. Supersizing Supercenters? The impact of Walmart Supercenters on body mass index and obesity. Journal of Urban Economics 69(2):165-181.
Carden, Art. 2013. Economic Calculation in the Environmentalist Commonwealth. Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics 16(1):27-44.
Carden, Art and Harvey S. James, Jr. 2013. Time Under Autocratic Rule and Economic Growth. Contemporary Economic Policy 31(1):44-61.
Butgereit, Brent and Art Carden. 2011. Capitalism, Socialism, and Calculation. Economic Affairs 31(3):41-45.
Carden, Art and Robert A. Lawson. 2010. Human Rights and Economic Liberalization. Business and Politics 12(2):Article 2.
Carden, Art and Lisa Verdon. 2010. When is Corruption a Substitute for Economic Freedom? Law and Development Review 3(1):41-64.
Carden, Art and Charles Courtemanche. 2009. Walmart, Leisure, and Culture. Contemporary Economic Policy 27(4):450-461.
Carden, Art, Charles Courtemanche, and Jeremy Meiners. 2009. Painting the Town Red? Wal-Mart and Values. Business and Politics 11(2):Article 5.
Carden, Art, Charles Courtemanche, and Jeremy Meiners. 2009. Does Wal-Mart Reduce Social Capital? Public Choice 138:109-136.
Carden, Art. 2009.
Can't Buy Me Growth: On Foreign Aid and Economic Change
. Journal of Private Enterprise 25(1):105-123.
Carden, Art. 2009.
Shock and Awe: Institutional Change, Neoliberalism, and Disaster Capitalism. Journal of Lutheran Ethics 9(6, online). (Review Article)
Carden Art. 2009. Inputs and Institutions as Conservative Elements. Review of Austrian Economics 22(1):1-19. (Gated Link, also in HTML)
Carden, Art. 2007. Christian Ethics, Formal Institutions, and Economic Growth. American Review of Political Economy 5(1):34-53.