Collective Choice: Essays in Honor of MANCUR OLSON

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Springer Science & Business Media, Apr 9, 2003 - Business & Economics - 298 pages
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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 Olson`s 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.

 

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Contents

On the Shoulders of a Giant The Legacy of Mancur Olson
1
Precursors of Mancur Olson
17
Warr Neutrality and the Natural Egalitarianism of Voluntary Public Good Provision
33
Collective Silence and Individual Voice The Logic of Information Games
49
The Collective Action Problems of Political Consolidation Evidence from Poland
71
An Empirical Analysis of Institutional Sclerosis and Managerial Incentives The Case of Motor Carrier Deregulation
89
Developing the Canadian Governments Bargaining Position on the Constitution JuneJuly 1980 An Application of Olsons Argument from The Rise an...
113
Absolute and Relative Effects of Interest Groups on the Economy
129
Social Polarization Political Institutions and Country Creditworthiness
165
The International Campaign against Corruption An Institutional Perspective
187
The Public Promotion of Private Interest Groups
219
Macroeconomic Policy and Collective Action
247
References
261
Contributors
285
Author Index
287
Subject Index
293

If I Had a Hammer Mancur Olson as an Economic Historian
143

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