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The calculus of consent : logical foundations of constitutional democracy
THE CALCULUS OF CONSENT was co-authored by Buchanan with Gordon Tullock, with whom Buchanan collaborated on many books and academic enterprises throughout their careers. As Robert D Tollison states
An Economic Theory of Clubs
The implied institutional setting for neo-classical economic theory, including theoretical welfare economics, is a regime of private property, in which all goods and services are privately
Positive Economics, Welfare Economics, and Political Economy
EcoNoMIC theory, as we know it, was developed largely by utilitarians. Admitting the measurability and interpersonal comparability of utility and accepting the maximization of utility as an ethically
The Demand and Supply of Public Goods
Public-goods theory constituted a major element in James M Buchanan's research agenda throughout the 1960s. THE DEMAND AND SUPPLY OF PUBLIC GOODS is a major part of that work. At the time that
The constitution of economic policy.
One of the most exciting intellectual moments of my career was my 1984 discovery of Knut Wicksell's unknown and untranslated dissertation, Finanztheoretische Untersuchungen, buried in the dusty
Cost and choice : an inquiry in economic theory
"As he usually does, Professor Buchanan has produced an interesting and provocative piece of work. ["Cost and Choice"] starts off as an essay in the history of cost theory; the central ideas of the
Public Finance in Democratic Process: Fiscal Institutions and Individual Choice
Studies of public finance, as traditionally developed, have analyzed the effects of fiscal institutions on the market-choice behavior of individuals and firms, but this book takes a different
The Pure Theory of Government Finance: A Suggested Approach
A FRAMEWORK for the pure theory of government finance may be erected on either of two political foundations, which represent, in turn, two separate and opposing theories of the state. Since neither