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  1. Political Economy and Public Finance

    Political Economy and Public Finance

    Edited by Stanley L. Winer, Hirofumi Shibata
    There is a long-standing difference amongst public economists between those who think that collective choice must be formally acknowledged, and those who derive their policy recommendations from a social planning framework in which politics plays no role. The purpose of this book is to contribute to a meaningful dialogue between these two groups, in the belief that the future of both political economy and of normative public finance lies somewhere between the two approaches. Some of the specific questions addressed in the book include: does public finance need political economy? Should collective choice play a role in the standard of reference used in normative public finance? What is a ‘failure’ in a non-market or policy process? And what have we learned about the theory and practice of public finance from three decades of empirical research on public choice? The book also provides a practitioner’s view of the political economy of redistribution. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  2. Public Goods and Private Wants

    Public Goods and Private Wants

    Simon Kemp
    How valuable to us are the activities of government? Public Goods and Private Wants explores psychological approaches to public economics in order to answer this question. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  3. Economic Behavior and Distributional Choice

    Economic Behavior and Distributional Choice

    Harold M. Hochman
    Economic Behavior and Distributional Choice brings together, for the first time, Harold M. Hochman’s key papers on income redistribution and policy in one accessible volume. The introduction describes the genesis and development of a new direction in thinking, and the papers that follow cover the evolutions of an idea: the alliance between distribution policy and distributional preference as developed through public choice theory. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 141.00   Web: $ 126.90
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  4. The European Monetary Union in a Public Choice Perspective

    The European Monetary Union in a Public Choice Perspective

    Jennifer C. Martin-Das
    The future of European Monetary Union (EMU) stands as one of the most important economic issues of the era. The author argues that in the event of macroeconomic shocks, rather than acting as a cohesive force, EMU could give rise to disunity. As EMU is not an optimal currency area, asymmetric shocks affecting each country differently could be critical to its future. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  5. The Ethics and the Economics of Minimalist Government

    The Ethics and the Economics of Minimalist Government

    Timothy P. Roth
    Because it is technically flawed and morally bankrupt, the author argues, the economist’s consequence-based, procedurally detached theory of the state has contributed to the growth of government. As part of the Kantian–Rawlsian contractarian project, this book seeks to return economics to its foundations in moral philosophy. Given the moral equivalence of persons, the greatest possible equal participation must be promoted, persons must be impartially treated and, because it is grounded in consequentialist social welfare theory (SWT), the economist’s theory of the state must be rejected. Ad hoc deployment of SWT has facilitated discriminatory rent seeking and contributed to larger government. In contrast, this book argues that equal political participation and a constitutional impartiality constraint minimize rent seeking, respect individual perceptions of the ‘public good’ and underwrite the legitimacy of government. Economists, moral philosophers and political scientists will find this book a unique contribution to the literature. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  6. The Economics of Public Choice, Second Edition

    The Economics of Public Choice, Second Edition

    Patrick A. McNutt
    In this fully revised second edition of a well-regarded and popular text, Patrick McNutt presents more ideas and challenges to all those interested in political economy and public choice. The author evaluates a range of public choice concepts including rent-seeking, voting and voter behaviour, and the growth of government and bureaucracy. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 164.00   Web: $ 147.60
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  7. Landmark Papers in Economics, Politics and Law Selected By James M. Buchanan

    Landmark Papers in Economics, Politics and Law Selected By James M. Buchanan

    Edited by James M. Buchanan
    James Buchanan has been a key figure in the integration of the analysis of political decision-making into the corpus of economic theory, the source for what is now called ‘public choice economics’. This notable volume seeks to identify for future generations the landmark contributions to this area made in the twentieth century. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 343.00   Web: $ 308.70
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  8. Rules, Choice and Strategy

    Rules, Choice and Strategy

    Ram Mudambi, Pietro Maria Navarra, Giuseppe Sobbrio
    This topical book analyses the change of electoral rules in Italy from proportional representation toward plurality. While Italy is used as the illustrative case, the analysis has far-ranging theoretical and practical implications, and will therefore be of interest to academics and researchers of political economy, constitutionalism and public choice. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 134.00   Web: $ 120.60
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  9. The Economics of Politics

    The Economics of Politics

    Edited by Dennis C. Mueller
    This two-volume anthology contains many of the classic articles from the public choice/rational politics field and includes a new introduction prepared by the editor. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 637.00   Web: $ 573.30
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  10. The Economics of Property Rights

    The Economics of Property Rights

    Edited by Svetozar Pejovich
    This authoritative collection presents the most important published articles on the cultural, legal, philosophical and economic dimensions of property rights. It shows how the economics of property rights has enriched our ability to understand as well as to predict a wide range of real world events. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 679.00   Web: $ 611.10
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  11. The Elgar Companion to Public Choice

    The Elgar Companion to Public Choice

    Edited by William F. Shughart II, Laura Razzolini
    This authoritative and encyclopaedic reference work provides a thorough account of the public choice approach to economics and politics. The Companion breaks new ground by joining together the most important issues in the field in a single comprehensive volume. It contains state-of-the-art discussions of both old and contemporary problems, including new work by the founding fathers as well as contributions by a new generation of younger scholars.   Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 333.00   Web: $ 299.70
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  12. Tax Evasion and Firm Survival in Competitive Markets

    Tax Evasion and Firm Survival in Competitive Markets

    Flip Palda
    Tax Evasion and Firm Survival in Competitive Markets illustrates how a firm with high production costs but which is easily able to evade taxes may displace from the market a company with low production costs but poor tax evasion capabilities. The difference in production costs between the inefficient survivor and the efficient loser is termed by the author the ‘displacement loss from taxation’, and rivals in size the Harberger triangle loss from taxation. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  13. The Economic Structure of the Law

    The Economic Structure of the Law

    Edited by Richard A. Posner, Francesco Parisi
    Judge Richard A. Posner is internationally regarded as a leading exponent and a founding father of the law and economics movement. This volume draws together a selection of his most important papers on the methodology and the theory of law and economics to create a valuable collection for scholars and practitioners in the field. It includes a coherent and informative introduction by Professor Francesco Parisi containing salient insights into Judge Posner’s work. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 176.00   Web: $ 158.40
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  14. Ethics as Social Science

    Ethics as Social Science

    Leland B. Yeager
    With this important book, esteemed economist Leland B. Yeager grounds moral and political philosophy in the requirements of a well-functioning society, one whose members reap the gains from peaceful cooperation while pursuing their own diverse goals. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 176.00   Web: $ 158.40
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  15. The Political Economy of Democratic Institutions

    The Political Economy of Democratic Institutions

    Peter Moser
    Majority rules are generally unstable and not binding for future voters, and so are insufficient for the required security of a market economy. In this challenging book, Peter Moser argues that stability can be achieved by democratic political institutions limiting the influence of majorities. Learn More
    2000   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  16. The Economics of Corruption and Illegal Markets

    The Economics of Corruption and Illegal Markets

    Edited by Gianluca Fiorentini, Stefano Zamagni
    This authoritative three volume set brings together the most important published papers on the economic analysis of corruption and illegal markets. It ranges from theoretical issues explaining the nature of corruption to analogies between governments regulating legal markets and organised crime ruling over illegal markets. Particular attention is paid to the effects of standard public policies, such as standard controls or quality standards, on the development of shadow and illegal markets, and consequently on the incentives to invest in bribery and extortion. The book highlights the consequences of corruption both for the efficiency of a market system and on the long run growth of the economy with special reference to developing countries. Learn More
    1999   Hardback Price: $ 959.00   Web: $ 863.10
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  17. Explaining Constitutional Change

    Explaining Constitutional Change

    Stefan Voigt
    This book aims to extend the current research and debate in constitutional economics by using a positive economics approach. Born out of discontent with the current state in constitutional economics, this book presents an inquiry in the possibilities of a positive constitutional economics, and how societies choose their constitutional rules. Learn More
    1999   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  18. The Elgar Companion to Law and Economics

    The Elgar Companion to Law and Economics

    Edited by Jürgen G. Backhaus
    This authoritative and comprehensive reference work introduces the reader to the major concepts and leading contributors in the field of law and economics. The Companion features accessible, informative and provocative entries on all the significant areas and breaks new ground by bringing together widely dispersed but theoretically congruent ideas for the first time. Learn More
    1999   Hardback Price: $ 289.00   Web: $ 260.10
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  19. The New Democratic Federalism For Europe

    The New Democratic Federalism For Europe

    Bruni S. Frey, Reiner Eichenberger
    This innovative book proposes a new institutional arrangement for government to fulfil the needs of its citizens as well as possible. Existing aspects of federalism and direct democracy in Europe are strengthened, and as a result future developments arising in the region are coped with better. Learn More
    1999   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  20. Limiting Leviathan

    Limiting Leviathan

    Edited by Donald P. Racheter, Richard E. Wagner
    The enormous growth of the State occurring over much of this century has led the authors of this book to re-examine the proper relationship between the American people and their government. Learn More
    1999   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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