Economics Private and Public Choice

Economics Private and Public Choice
Author: James D Gwartney
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 678
Release: 2013-09-11
ISBN 10: 1483264300
ISBN 13: 9781483264301
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Economics Private and Public Choice Book Review:

Economics: Private and Public Choice is an aid for students and general readers to develop a sound economic reasoning. The book discusses several ways to economic thinking including six guideposts as follows: (i) scarce goods have costs; (ii) Decision-makers economize in their choices; (iii) Incentives are important; (iv) Decision-makers are dependent on information scarcity; (v) Economic actions can have secondary effects; and (vi) Economic thinking is scientific. The book explains the Keynesian view of money, employment, and inflation, as well as the monetarist view on the proper macropolicy, business cycle, and inflation. The book also discusses consumer decision making, the elasticity of demand, and how income influences demand. The text analyzes costs and producer decisions, the firm under pure competition, and how a competitive model functions. The book explains monopoly, and also considers the high barriers that prevent entry such as legal barriers, economies of scale, and control over important resources. The author also presents comparative economic systems such as capitalism and socialism. This book can prove useful for students and professors in economics, as well as general readers whose works are related to public service and planning in the area of economic development.

Economics Coursebook

Economics Coursebook
Author: James D. Gwartney,Richard L. Stroup,Russell S. Sobel,David A. Macpherson
Publsiher: South-Western Pub
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2012-02-14
ISBN 10: 9781133561644
ISBN 13: 1133561640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Public Goods and Private Communities

Public Goods and Private Communities
Author: Fred E. Foldvary
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Pub
Total Pages: 296
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105009662268
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Goods and Private Communities Book Review:

Louis, are in fact financing their own public goods and services in accordance with this theory. For such communities to rise and prosper, the author contends, government must eliminate zoning and many other restrictions, as well as the taxation of private services.

The Elgar Companion to Public Choice

The Elgar Companion to Public Choice
Author: William F. Shughart,Laura Razzolini
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 776
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781843763017
ISBN 13: 184376301X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Elgar Companion to Public Choice Book Review:

'. . . this compendium offers a solid introduction into an economic field that is gaining in influence.' – Detmar Doering, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 'The first essay in this volume, "Public Choice at the Millennium," by the two editors, sets a high standard for all the essays to follow. . . The essay takes us through the early history of public choice research in a particularly lucid fashion. . . This first article is destined to be a must-read on many reading lists on both graduate and undergraduate courses in political economy. . . . the volume is likely to become a much-used reference tool. . . . for those researchers interested in a comprehensive discussion of the far-reaching literature in this area, and want some provocation in the mix, this is clearly the right choice.' – Sharon M. Oster, Public Choice 'Many of the chapters of this handbook will be an indispensable addition to any course reading list in public choice, or public economics. They serve as an excellent complement, integrating diverse lines of thoughts, to the core scholarly writings in the field. The essays are well-written and succeed, admirably, in accomplishing what a handbook must, making difficult and disparate material quite comprehensible to someone who wishes to become acquainted with the area.' – Harold M. Hochman, Lafayette College, US 'This is an extremely valuable insiders' account of what public choice is about. Presented in thirty well-reasoned and documented chapters, the book is a treasure trove for every political economist.' – Jürgen G. Backhaus, Maastricht University, The Netherlands 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. The book reviews the literature of public choice, highlighting the common ground between all rational choice approaches to politics. It demonstrates the important impact of public choice on economics, political science, philosophy and sociology. It will be an indispensable source of reference for many years to the ideas, analytical methods and empirical research in the field. The Companion will serve as the standard reference work for all those engaged in the field of public choice and will be essential reading for politicians and policymakers, scholars in political science, public and social choice, as well as graduate students in economics, political science and public administration.

Perspectives on Public Choice

Perspectives on Public Choice
Author: Dennis C. Mueller,Professor of Economics Dennis C Mueller
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 672
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780521556545
ISBN 13: 0521556546
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perspectives on Public Choice Book Review:

This five-part volume surveys the main ideas and contributions to the field of public choice.

Law and Economics

Law and Economics
Publsiher: West Academic Publishing
Total Pages: 1177
Release: 2018-07-27
ISBN 10: 9781628102154
ISBN 13: 1628102152
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Law and Economics Book Review:

This accessible volume integrates wide-ranging economic methodologies with a vast array of legal subjects. Coverage includes the first-year law school curriculum along with institutions and doctrines comprising the core foundation of upper level legal study. Dedicated chapters introduce neoclassical economics, interest group theory, social choice, and game theory, and the book intersperses alternative methodological insights. The analysis synthesizes these methodologies with modern and classic case law, other legal materials, and policy discussions inspired by current events. Ideal for a law school seminar or capstone course, this unique volume is also perfectly suited for business school courses on legal methods and public policy. Professors will find a rich array of materials adaptable to varying pedagogical styles and substantive areas of emphasis. Students exploring these materials will emerge with a deeper understanding of law and economics and a greater appreciation of our lawmaking institutions.

Providing Global Public Goods

Providing Global Public Goods
Author: Inge Kaul
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 646
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 0195157419
ISBN 13: 9780195157413
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Providing Global Public Goods Book Review:

Publ. for the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP

Alternatives For Delivering Public Services

Alternatives For Delivering Public Services
Author: Emanuel S. Savas
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2019-08-26
ISBN 10: 0429726902
ISBN 13: 9780429726903
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alternatives For Delivering Public Services Book Review:

This book is the result of a program undertaken nine years ago by the Diebold Institute for Public Policy Studies, Inc., to identify and analyze potentials for private sector involvement in the delivery of public services. Since its founding in 1968, the Diebold Institute has focused on this question in the belief that private enterprise is capable of infusing public service delivery with the efficiency in resource allocation and management that is its hallmark, whether through direct involvement as a service provider or as a source of market dynamics and management techniques.

Policy Analysis and Public Choice

Policy Analysis and Public Choice
Author: William A. Niskanen
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 430
Release: 1998-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781782543244
ISBN 13: 1782543244
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Policy Analysis and Public Choice Book Review:

A selection of essays examining economic policy and politics in the United States.


Author: James D. Gwartney
Publsiher: Harcourt Brace College Publishers
Total Pages: 694
Release: 1994-08
ISBN 10: 9780030983467
ISBN 13: 0030983460
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Macroeconomics Book Review:

Authors James D. Gwartney, Richard L. Stroup, Russell S. Sobel, and David Macpherson, believe that a course on principles of economics should focus on the power and relevance of the economic way of thinking. It is this belief and corresponding writing approach that has made Macroeconomics: Private and Public Choice one of South Western Thomson Learning's most solid and enduring texts. Throughout this text, the authors integrate applications and real-world data in an effort to make the basic concepts of economics come alive for the reader.

Property Power and Public Choice

Property  Power  and Public Choice
Author: Alfred Allan Schmid,Schmid, Alfred Allan Schmid
Publsiher: A. Allan Schmid
Total Pages: 332
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 9780275927974
ISBN 13: 0275927970
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Public Choice Past and Present

Public Choice  Past and Present
Author: Dwight R. Lee
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2012-12-09
ISBN 10: 1461459095
ISBN 13: 9781461459095
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Choice Past and Present Book Review:

In 1962, economists James M. Buchanan and Gordon Tullock published The Calculus of Consent, in which they developed the principles of public choice theory. In the fifty years since its publication, the book has defined the field and set the standard for research and analysis. To celebrate a half-century of scholarship in public choice, Dwight Lee has assembled distinguished academics from around the world to reflect on the influence of this monumental publication, and, more broadly, the legacy of its legendary authors. Their essays cover a broad spectrum of topics and approaches, from the impact of public choice theory on foreign policy analysis to personal remembrances of learning from and collaborating with Buchanan and Tullock. The result is a unique collection of insights that celebrate public choice and its visionary proponents, while considering its future directions. ​

The Public Sector

The Public Sector
Author: Jan-Erik Lane
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 357
Release: 2000-02-28
ISBN 10: 9780761967491
ISBN 13: 0761967494
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Public Sector Book Review:

The Third Edition of this successful textbook introduces students to the major concepts, models, and approaches surrounding the public sector. Now fully updated to include coverage of the New Public Management (NPM), The Public Sector is the most comprehensive textbook on theories of public policy and public administration. The Public Sector is introduced within a three-part framework: public resource allocation, redistribution and regulation. Jan-Erik Lane explains the basic concepts of each of these broad areas, and goes on to examine their consequences for various approaches to the making and implementation of public policy. The book explores models of management, effectiveness and

Economics Private and Public Choice

Economics  Private and Public Choice
Author: James D. Gwartney,Richard L. Stroup,Russell S. Sobel,David A. Macpherson
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2014-02-04
ISBN 10: 9781285453538
ISBN 13: 1285453530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Economics Private and Public Choice Book Review:

ECONOMICS: PRIVATE AND PUBLIC CHOICE, Fifteenth Edition, reflects current economic conditions, enabling students to apply economic concepts to the world around them. The up-to-date text includes analysis and explanation of measures of economic activity in today's market. It also includes highlights of the recession of 2008-2009, and an in-depth look at the lives and contributions of notable economists. ECONOMICS: PRIVATE AND PUBLIC CHOICE dispels common economic myths. The text uses the invisible hand metaphor to explain economic theory, demonstrating how it works to stimulate the economy. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Political Economy Of International Organizations

The Political Economy Of International Organizations
Author: Roland Vaubel,Thomas D Willett
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2019-12-20
ISBN 10: 1000304507
ISBN 13: 9781000304503
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Political Economy Of International Organizations Book Review:

The idea for this volume was conceived by Frederick Praeger, founder of Westview Press, who asked Roland Vaubel if he would put together a collection of chapters on the public choice approach to the study of international organizations. Vaubel felt it would be useful to have a coeditor from the United States, and Thomas D. Willett enthusiastically agreed to take on these duties.


Author: Sissela Bok
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-04-27
ISBN 10: 030778911X
ISBN 13: 9780307789112
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lying Book Review:

Is it ever all right to lie? A philosopher looks at lying and deception in public and private life—in government, medicine, law, academia, journalism, in the family and between friends. Lying is a penetrating and thoughtful examination of one of the most pervasive yet little discussed aspects of our public and private lives. Beginning with the moral questions raised about lying since antiquity, Sissela Bok takes up the justifications offered for all kinds of lies—white lies, lies to the sick and dying, lies of parents to children, lies to enemies, lies to protect clients and peers. The consequences of such lies are then explored through a number of concrete situations in which people are involved, either as liars or as the victims of a lie.

Political Macroeconomics

Political Macroeconomics
Author: Keizo Nagatani,Professor of Economics Keizo Nagatani
Publsiher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105038604026
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Political Macroeconomics Book Review:

Nagatani here contends that economic activities are human affairs, and that when humans interact, market equilibrium is not unique but multiple, with no natural tendency to converge on the optimum. Arguing that neoclassical economics, founded on the assumptions of individual rationality and market equilibrium, provides an inadequate analytical structure for the examination of human economic behavior, he discusses actual problems of poverty and economic development as evidential to this apparent impass between theory and reality. He propounds as alternative determinants of economic performance the internal markets of economic organizations and their interactions, and draws on his experience as an academic and bureaucrat in Japan and Canada in defending his thesis.

Whither Socialism

Whither Socialism
Author: Joseph E. Stiglitz
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1996-01-31
ISBN 10: 9780262691826
ISBN 13: 0262691825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Whither Socialism Book Review:

The rapid collapse of socialism has raised new economic policy questions and revived old theoretical issues. In this book, Joseph Stiglitz explains how the neoclassical, or Walrasian model (the formal articulation of Adam Smith's invisible hand), which has dominated economic thought over the past half century, may have wrongly encouraged the belief that market socialism could work. Stiglitz proposes an alternative model, based on the economics of information, that provides greater theoretical insight into the workings of a market economy and clearer guidance for the setting of policy in transitional economies. Stiglitz sees the critical failing in the standard neoclassical model underlying market socialism to be its assumptions concerning information, particularly its failure to consider the problems that arise from lack of perfect information and from the costs of acquiring information. He also identifies problems arising from its assumptions concerning completeness of markets, competitiveness of markets, and the absence of innovation. Stiglitz argues that not only did the existing paradigm fail to provide much guidance on the vital question of the choice of economic systems, the advice it did provide was often misleading.

Private Truths Public Lies

Private Truths  Public Lies
Author: Timur Kuran
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 439
Release: 1998-06-16
ISBN 10: 0674248139
ISBN 13: 9780674248137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Private Truths Public Lies Book Review:

Drawing on diverse intellectual traditions, including those rooted in economics, psychology, sociology, and political science, Kuran provides a unified theory of how preference falsification shapes collective decisions, orients structural change, sustains social stability, distorts human knowledge, and conceals political possibilities.

Public Governance and the Classical Liberal Perspective

Public Governance and the Classical Liberal Perspective
Author: Paul Dragos Aligica,Peter J. Boettke,Vlad Tarko
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2019-06-03
ISBN 10: 0190267038
ISBN 13: 9780190267032
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Governance and the Classical Liberal Perspective Book Review:

A distinctive perspective on governance: the building blocks -- Classical liberalism : delineating its theory of governance -- Function, structure, and process at the private-public interface -- Dynamic governance : the polycentrism process and knowledge processes -- Public choice and public administration : the confluence -- Public administration and public choice : charting the field -- Public choice, public administration, and self-governance : the Ostromian confluence -- Heterogeneity, coproduction, and polycentric governance : the Ostroms' public choice institutionalism revisited -- Framing the applied level : themes, issue areas, and cases -- Metropolitan governance : polycentric solutions for complex problems -- Independent regulatory agencies and their reform : an exercise in institutional imagination -- Polycentric stakeholder analysis : corporate governance and corporate social responsibility -- Conclusions: governance and public management : a vindication of the classical-liberal perspective?