1000 Castaways: Fundamentals of Economics (forthcoming book)
[Webstarts has made a hash of this website - I would not recommend them.
I am trying to repair but it is temporarily "under construction" again. Above is my latest project]
Entry on “Environment and Regional Development” for the International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology (Published jointly by Wiley and the Association of American Geographers).
Ballinger, Clint. 2013. “Contingency is just so.” (Published in French as: “Contingence, déterminisme et « just-so stories »,” Tracés: Revue de sciences humaines, no. 24-1, p. 47-69.) Link (An English version is hosted on Hypotheses; there is also a PDF version with easier to read footnotes.)
Ballinger, Clint. 2008. “Initial Conditions and the ‘Open Systems’ Argument against Laws of Nature.” Metaphysica 9(1). Link
Initial Conditions as Exogenous Factors in Spatial Explanation
Classifying Contingency in the Social Sciences: Diachronic, Synchronic, and Deterministic Contingency
Determinism and the Antiquated Deontology of the Social Sciences
Why Geographic Factors are Necessary in Development Studies
Why inferential statistics are inappropriate for development studies and how the same data can be better used
Comparative Economics in a World Divided: Spatial Autocorrelation and World Regions
Acemoglu, Johnson and Robinson: Natural Experiments or Geographic Theories of Development?
Mercantilism and the Rise of the West: Towards a Geography of Mercantilism
Development Datasets, Spatial Autocorrelation and Cluster Analysis
City, Society and State: How Transport Costs Shaped European Urban, Institutional and Political Development
Clint Ballinger, presentation 1 & 2 (Powerpoint)
Preface to "Initial Conditions as Exogenous Factors in Spatial Explanation"
Introduction to "Initial Conditions as Exogenous Factors in Spatial Explanation"
Chapter Two of "Initial Conditions as Exogenous Factors in Spatial Explanation"
Current project: Documenting the successes, failures and controversies of the social sciences in policy recommendations, social policy, urban planning, international development aid and other areas. At Clint Ballinger.