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Modeling the Outcomes of Vote-Casting in Actual Elections
How often do events of interest to voting theorists occur in actual elections? For example, what is the probability of observing a voting cycle – an outcome in which no candidate beats all otherExpand
Preferences, Technology, and the Environment: Understanding the Environmental Kuznets Curve Hypothesis
We derive a simple expression for the income-pollution path using the standard static model of the environmental Kuznets curve (EKC). This expression makes it straightforward to identify the generalExpand
Paying the Partners
When three or more individuals with disparate talents form a business partnership, they may find it difficult to agree on how their profits will be divided. This paper explores a rule for dividingExpand
A note on ‘the simple analytics of the Environmental Kuznets Curve’
In a widely cited paper, Andreoni and Levinson (2001) argue that, under very mild restrictions on preferences, increasing returns to scale in pollution abatement are a sufficient condition forExpand
How frequently do different voting rules encounter voting paradoxes in three-candidate elections?
We estimate the frequencies with which ten voting anomalies (ties and nine voting paradoxes) occur under 14 voting rules, using a statistical model that simulates voting situations that follow theExpand
Does the Right to Carry Concealed Handguns Deter Countable Crimes? Only a Count Analysis Can Say*
An analysis of the effects of right‐to‐carry laws on crime requires particular distributional and structural considerations. First, because of the count nature of crime data and the low number ofExpand
Confirming More Guns, Less Crime
Analyzing county level data for the entire United States from 1977 to 2000, we find annual reductions in murder rates between 1.5 and 2.3 percent for each additional year that a right-to-carry law isExpand
A Markov Chain Monte Carlo Analysis of the Effect of Two-Rate Property Taxes on Construction☆
Abstract The paper examines the effect of taxing structures at a lower rate than land on the level of construction in 15 Pennsylvania municipalities between 1972 and 1994. These municipalities areExpand
Household Income and Pollution
Country-level analyses of global Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) relationships that use multicountry panel data sets are likely to suffer from several types of aggregation bias that may explain whyExpand
Providing Incentives for Efficient Land Assembly
When urban renewal requires land assembly, owners who hold out may delay or prevent efficient redevelopment. Governments that use eminent domain to take such properties might cause sociallyExpand