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  • Robin Hanson, Kathryn Aegis, Tom Bell, Peter Boettke, Nick Bostrom, Tom Breton +38 others
  • 2007
Democracies often fail to aggregate information, while speculative markets excel at this task. We consider a new form of governance, wherein voters would say what we want, but speculators would say how to get it. Elected representatives would oversee the after-the-fact measurement of national welfare, while market speculators would say which policies they(More)
* The empirical side of computational social choice has received relatively little attention. This paper discusses some interesting questions in public choice that can be addressed through empirical inquiries. The possibilities for such inquiries are illustrated with the example of how an empirical inquiry can be used to estimate which voting rule is most(More)
When urban renewal projects require that smaller parcels be assembled into a single large one, owners who hold out for higher prices may either prevent or significantly delay socially efficient redevelopment. Local governments seeking private redevelopment currently have only the choice between either hoping that private bargaining will lead to efficient(More)
Since the mid 1980s, applied general equilibrium (AGE) models have been used to analyze the effects of regional economic policies. Unfortunately, most regional AGE models use assumptions that are too restrictive to yield reliable results. This paper presents an AGE model for regional policy analysis that has four major improvements compared to existing(More)
  • Jeffrey Condon, Jeffrey Thomas Condon, Sally Wallace, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, Florenz, Beth Mary +5 others
  • 2015
Despite the prevalence of computable general equilibrium (CGE) models applied to tax changes of varying types, little work has been done focusing on state level comprehensive tax reform or on tax reform in countries undergoing a regime change. This research develops and applies methodologies for analyzing fiscal policy changes under these two very different(More)
The aggregate empirical side of computational social choice has received relatively little attention. This paper provides a progress report on our on-going research project on statistical characterizations of the outcomes of vote-casting processes. We describe a statistical model that is capable of generating voting situations for three-candidate elections(More)