Introduction: Public Choice Essays in Honor of a Maverick Scholar: Gordon Tullock; P. Fishback, et al. 1. The Rent-Seeking Insight; R.D. Tollison. 2. Political Culture and Economic Performance in Sub-Saharan Africa; C.K. Rowley. 3. Constitutional Causes for Technological Leadership: Why Europe? J.G. Backhaus. 4. Variations on Tullock's Road Model; J.M. Buchanan, Y.J. Yoon. 5. Instability of Voting Outcomes, Logrolling, Arrow, Coase, and All That: A Different Interpretation; P. Bernholz. 6. Reflections on the Optimal Size of Government; H.G. Monissen. 7. Monopoly as a Coordination Problem; D.R. Lee, R.B. McKenzie. 8. Free Riders and Collective Action Revisited; R.L. Stroup. 9. Gordon Tullock: His Development as an Unconventional Economist, 1947-1962; G.L. Brady. Index.
In May 1999, over 50 distinguished scholars from all over the world gathered to honor Gordon Tullock, one of the most prolific, original, and versatile scholars of his generation. Tullock is best known for his pioneering work in Public Choice, the study of how self-interested individuals interact with governments. Tullock's research in public choice has contributed to the understanding of the decisions made by elected officials and bureaucrats, as well as knowledge and how individuals and pressure groups both inside and outside the government seek to shape it.
Public Choice Essays in Honor of a Maverick Scholar: Gordon Tullock includes contributions that were strongly influenced by Tullock's work. His influence on studies of governance is well illustrated by the nine papers in this volume. These papers and the discussion touch upon a broad array of aspects of public choice and of Tullock's research.
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