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On the Rationale of Group Decision-making
  • D. Black
  • Economics
  • Journal of Political Economy
  • 1 February 1948
When a decision is reached by voting or is arrived at by a group all of whose members are not in complete accord, there is no part of economic theory which applies. This paper is intended to helpExpand
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The Theory of Committees and Elections.
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A Theory of Urban Growth
In an economy experiencing endogenous economic growth and exogenous population growth, we explore two main themes: how urbanization affects efficiency of the growth process and how growth affectsExpand
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Urban evolution in the USA
On a sustained basis, cities are of non-uniform relative sizes. This paper addresses three basic issues which arise from this simple observation by examining the size distribution of US cities overExpand
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The theory of committees and elections
I The Theory of Committees and Elections.- I. A Committee and Motions.- II. Independent Valuation.- III. Can a Motion be Represented by the same Symbol on Different Schedules?.- IV. A Committee usingExpand
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Urbanization and growth
In a simple urban economics framework, we aim at highlighting how the trade-off between optimal and equilibrium city size behaves when introducing dynamic human capital externalities beside theExpand
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Partial justification of the Borda count
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The Decisions of a Committee Using a Special Majority
The limits of the size of majority. Frequently it is provided by the rules of a society that any amendment to the rules must be adopted by a two-thirds majority of the members voting; or the majorityExpand
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Spatial Evolution of Population and Industry in the United States
What features characterize the evolution of the U.S. urban system in this past century? To what extent has the 500-percent increase in national urban population during 1900 – 1990 been accommodatedExpand
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The theory of committees and elections . And Committeedecisions with complementary valuation
Foreword R.H. Coase. Introduction. Preface. Preface to 1958 Edition. Part 1: The Theory of Committees and Elections. 1. A Committee and Motions. 2. Independent Valuation. 3. Can a Motion beExpand
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