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Title Collective choice : essays in honor of Mancur Olson / Jac C. Heckelman, Dennis Coates, editors
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, [2010]
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Contents Foreword / Thomas Schelling -- Preface / Alison Olson -- On the shoulders of a giant the legacy of Mancur Olson / Jac C. Heckelman and Dennis Coates -- Precursors of Mancur Olson / Keith L. Dougherty -- Warr neutrality and the natural egalitarianism of voluntary public good provision / Bryan Jack and Mancur Olson -- Collective silence and individual voice the logic of information games / Edward A. Parson, Richard J. Zeckhauser and Cary Coglianese -- The collective action problems of political consolidation evidence from Poland / Marek M. Kaminski -- An empirical analysis of institutional sclerosis and managerial incentives the case of motor carrier deregulation / Charles R. Enis -- Developing the Canadian government's bargaining position on the constitution, June-July, 1980 an application of Olson's argument from The rise and decline of nations / Patrick James -- Absolute and relative effects of interest groups on the economy / Dennis Coates and Jac C. Heckelman -- If I had a hammer Mancur Olson as an economic historian / Robert Whaples -- Social polarization, political institutions, and country creditworthiness / Philip Keefer and Stephen Knack -- The international campaign against corruption an institutionalist perspective / Christopher Clague -- The public promotion of private interest (groups) / John Joseph Wallis -- Macroeconomic policy and collective action / David C. Colander, Kenneth J. Koford and Jeffrey B. Miller
Summary Mancur Olson wrote important books in the area of Collective Choice and is considered one of the founding fathers of Public Choice as a field of economics. The chapters in this volume cover three main areas of Olson's life work: Collective Action, Institutional Sclerosis and Market-Augmenting Government. Some chapters directly assess Olsoǹs contributions, focusing on distinguishing what was original in his works from what was already in the literature, and guaging his impact on the fields of public economics and economic history. Other chapters present new tests and frequently extend his work. Each of the chapters is a new piece of scholarship inspired by and intended to honor Mancur Olson, and extend his influence to another generation of Collective Choice scholars and researchers
Related To Reprint of Collective choice. Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2003 354000341X
Notes Reprint. Originally published: 2003
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-283) and indexes
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Subject Social choice
Rational choice theory
Social interaction
Form Electronic book
Author Olson, Mancur, honoree
Heckelman, Jac C., editor
Coates, Dennis, editor
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ISBN 9783540247111