Public Choice

Edited by
August 2019
150 pages
  • ISBN978-3-03921-271-2 (Paperback)
  • ISBN978-3-03921-272-9 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Public Choice that was published in

Business & Economics
Computer Science & Mathematics

Interest in politics and the political process—topics that economists consider to be the purview of the sub-field of study known as public choice—appears to be as high as ever. This Special Issue aims to provide a collection of high-quality studies covering many of the varied topics traditionally investigated in the growing field of public choice economics. These include expressive and instrumental voting, checks and balances in the enforcement of rules, electoral disproportionality, foreign aid and political freedom, voting cycles, (in)stability of political ideology, federal spending on environmental goods, pork-barrel and general appropriations spending, politics and taxpayer funding for professional sports arenas, and political scandal and “friends-and-neighbors” voting in general elections. In bringing these topics together in one place, this Special Issue offers a mix of conceptual/formal and empirical studies in public choice economics.

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friends-and-neighbors voting; localism in elections; reputation capital; political scandal; expressive voting; instrumental voting; voter turnout; rational voter apathy; rational ignorance; confirmation bias; Altruism; Leading by example; Policy formulation; Hierarchical games; constitutional constraints; checks and balances; political elite; democratic oversight; election; rector; Ghent University; majority decision; majority judgment; public choice; public interest; seniority; mining; political economy; pork-barrel spending; campaign finance; incumbency advantage; elections; electoral systems; proportionality; electoral quota; disproportionality indexes; measurement; Spain; Sweden; Germany; voting behavior; National Football League; Donald Trump; political ideology; roll-call voting; public choice; public policy; United States Congress; n/a