Economic competition and political competition

@article{Stigler1972EconomicCA,
  title={Economic competition and political competition},
  author={George Joseph Stigler},
  journal={Public Choice},
  year={1972},
  volume={13},
  pages={91-106}
}
  • G. Stigler
  • Published 1 September 1972
  • Economics
  • Public Choice
Competition is a central and ubiquitous concept of economic analysis. It is much debated whether there has been a decline of competition in the market place, but assuredly no decline has taken place in its role in economic analysis.1 Although competition, and more generally rivalry no doubt has a vastly longer history in political than in economic literature, it has received more intensive theoretical and empirical analysis in economics. This paper is devoted to the analogies and contrasts… 
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