Print page

Economic Behavior and Distributional Choice

Selected Writings of Harold M. Hochman Harold M. Hochman, formerly William E. Simon Professor of Political Economy, Department of Economics and Business, Lafayette College, US
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.
Extent: 304 pp
Hardback Price: $141.00 Web: $126.90
Publication Date: 2002
ISBN: 978 1 84064 398 5
Availability: In Stock
$0.00

Buy the E-Book @ paperback price

Join our mailing list

  • Economics and Finance
  • Public Choice Theory
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Public Choice
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.

This fine collection illustrates Harold M. Hochman’s major contributions to the discussion of the relationship between distributional preference, income transfer policy and economic justice, including the concept of Pareto Optimal Distribution. These contributions have significantly advanced our understanding of the ways in which economic analysis can inform income distribution policy.

This pathbreaking selection of writings, including a set of innovative papers on fiscal design, urban policy and addictive behavior, will be of great interest to academics, students and researchers concerned with macroeconomics and economic behavior.
Contents: Preface Introduction Part I: Pareto Optimal Redistribution A. The Central Argument B. Conceptual Articles C. Empirical Articles D. Economic Justice Part II: Public Policy A. Tax Policy B. Urban Economics and Urban Policy C. Addictive Behavior Index