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Publisher: Aldershot : Elgar, 1993.
Series: International library of critical writings in economics, 24.
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The first volume of this important reference collection focuses on the economics of politics. The selection of papers and the introductory essay both emphasize the importance of institutional  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 1852781602 9781852781606
OCLC Number: 311697272
Description: VIII, 477 S. : graph. Darst.
Contents: PROVISIONAL CONTENTSINTRODUCTIONVOLUME I: HOMO ECONOMICUS IN THE POLITICAL MARKET-PLACEPART I: EARLY BEGINNINGSH. Hotelling (1929), `Stability in Competition'A. Smithies (1941), `Optimum Location in Spatial Competition'D. Black (1948), `On the Rationale of Group Decision-making'G. Tullock (1959), `Problems of Majority Voting'J. M. Buchanan (1959), `Positive Economics, Welfare Economics and Political Economy'A. Downs (1957), `A Comment on Economic Theories of Government Behavior'PART II: THE VOTE MOTIVEC. R. Plott (1967), `A Notion of Equilibrium and its Possibility Under Majority Rule'M. J. Hinich and P. C. Ordeshook (1969), `Abstentions and Equilibrium in the Electoral Process'M. J. Hinich and P. C. Ordeshook (1970), `Plurality Maximixation vs. Vote Maximization: A Spatial Analysis with Variable Participation'T. Romer and H. Rosenthal (1978), `Political Resource Allocation, Controlled Agendas and the Status Quo'T. Romer and H. Rosenthal (1979), The Elusive Median Voter'C. K. Rowley (1984), `The Relevance of the Median Voter Theorem'R. G. Holcombe (1980), `An Empirical Test of the Median Voter Model'W. H. Riker and P. C. Ordeshook (1968), `A Theory of the Calculus of Voting'G. J. Stigler (1971), `Economic Competition and Political Competition'Y. Barzel and E. Silberberg (1973), `Is the Act of Voting Rational?'S. Peltzman (1990), `How Efficient is the Voting Market?'PART III: INTEREST GROUPSM. Olson (1982), `The Logic'M. Olson (1984), `Interview: Why Nations Rise and Fall'M. Olson (1984), `Collective Action'G. J. Stigler (1974), `Free Riders and Collective Action: An Appendix to Theories of Economic Regulation'D. Austin-Smith (1981), `Voluntary Pressure Groups'G. S. Becker (1983), `A Theory of Competition Among Pressure Groups for Political Influence'W. C. Mitchell and M. C. Munger (1991), `Economic Models of Interest Groups: An Introductory Survey'VOLUME II: THE CHARACTERISTICS OF POLITICAL EQUILIBRIUMPART I: THE RENT-SEEKING INSIGHTG. Tullock (1967), `The Welfare Costs of Tariffs, Monopolies and Theft'A. O. Kruger (1974), `The Political Economy of the Rent-Seeking Society'R. A. Posner (1975), `The Social Costs of Monopoly and Regulation'G. Tullock (1975), `The Transitional Gains Trap'R. D. Tollison (1982), `Rent-seeking: A Survey'F. S. McChesney (1987), `Rent Extraction and Rent Creation in the Economic Theory of Regulation'PART II: THE LEGISLATUREG. J. Stigler (1971), `The Theory of Economic Regulation'S. Peltzman (1976), `Toward a More General Theory of Regulation'G. Becker (1976), `Comment'S. Peltzman (1985), `An Economic Interpretation of the History of Congressional Voting in the Twentieth Century'S. Peltzman (1984), `Constituent Interest and Congressional Voting'J. B. Kau and P. H. Rubin (1979), `Self-interest, Ideology and Logrolling in congressional Voting'J. P. Kalt and M. A. Zupan (1984), `Capture and Ideology in the Economic Theory of Politics'D. Nelson and E. Silberberg (1987), `Ideology and Legislator Shirking'G. J. Stigler (1976), `The Sizes of Legislatures'R. D. Tollison (1988), `Public Choice and Legislation'M. A. Crew and C. K. Rowley (1988), `Toward a Public Choice Theory of Monopoly Regulation'PART III: THE DETERMINANTS OF LEGISLATIVE EQUILIBRIUMG. Tullock (1981), `Why so Much Stability'K. A. Shepsle and B. R. Weingast (1981), `Structure-induced Equilibrium and Legislative Choice'T. M. Moe (1987), `An Assessment of the Positive Theory of "Congressional Dominance"'K. A. Shepsle;e and B. R. Weingast (1987), `The Institutional Foundations of Committee Power'B. R. Weingast and W. J. Marshall (1988), `The Industrial Organization of Congress; or Why Legislature Like Firms, are Not Organized as Markets'VOLUME III: THE SEPARATION OF POWERS AND CONSTITUTIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMYPART I: THE EXECUTIVEW. M. Crain and R. D. Tollison (1979), `The Executive Branch in the Interest-group Theory of Government'B. R. Weingast (1981), `Regulation, Reregulations, and Deregulation: The Political Foundations of Agency Clientele Relationships'J. R. Carter and D. Schap (1987), `Executive Veto Legislative Override, and Structure-induced Equilibrium'T. M. Moe (1990), `Political Institutions: The Neglected Side if the Story'PART II: THE JUDICIARYW. E. Landes and R. A. Posner (1975), `The Independent Judiciary in an Interest-group Perspective'J. M. Buchanan (1975), `Comment'M. S. Kimenyi, W. F. Shugart and R. D. Tollison (1985), `What do Judges Maximize?'C. K. Rowley (1989), `The common Law in Public Choice Perspective: A Theoretical and Institutional Critique'R. Gely and P. T. Spiller (1990), `A Rational Choice Theory of Supreme Court Statutory Decisions with Applications to the State Farm and Grove City Cases'PART III: THE BUREAUCRACYW. A. Niskanen (1975), `Bureaucrats and Politicians'J. Margolis (1975), `Comment'A. Breton and R. Wintrobe (1975), `The Equilibrium Size of a Budget-maximizing Bureau: A Note on Niskanen's Theory of Bureaucracy'B. R. Weingast and M. J. Moran (1983), `Bureacratic Discretion or Congressional Control? Regulatory Policymaking by the Federal Trade Commission'J. Tirole (1986), `Hierarchies and Bureaucracies: On the Role of Collusion in Organizations'J. Ferejohn and C. Shipan (1990), `Congressional Influence on Bureaucracy'PART IV: CONSTITUTIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMYJ. M. Buchanan and G. Tullock (1962), `The Calculus of Consent: A Generalized Economic Theory'J. M. Buchanan (1987), `The Constitution of Economic Policy'J. M. Buchanan (1990). `The Domain of Constitutional Economics'R. E. Wagner (1988), `The Calculus of Consent: A Wicksellian Retrospective'W. C. Mitchell (1989), `The Calculus of Consent: Enduring Contributions to Public Choice and Political Science'C. K. Rowley (1990), `The Reason of Rules: Constitutional Contract versus Political Market Conflict'D. C. Mueller (1991), `Constitutional Rights'PART V: PERSPECTIVES ON PUBLIC CHOICED. C. Mueller (1976), `Public Choice: A Survey'J. M. Buchanan (1983), `The Public Choice Perspective'D. Wittman (1989), `Why Democracies Produce Efficient Results'C. K. Rowley and M. A. Vachris (1993), `Snake Oil Economics versus Public Choice'C. K. Rowley (1991), `A Changing of the Guard'
Series Title: International library of critical writings in economics, 24.
Responsibility: ed. by Charles K. Rowley.


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