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Evolution, uncertainty, and the asymptotic efficiency of policy.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Public Choice. Jul2022, Vol. 192 Issue 1/2, p169-188. 20p. 1 Diagram.

Abstract:Politics, like any social system, involves selection mechanisms. This paper presents a model of politics as an evolutionary process. Our model yields three main results. First, the political process selects for efficient policies in the long run. We ca...

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The institutional foundations of surf break governance in Atlantic Europe.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Public Choice. Jan2022, Vol. 190 Issue 1/2, p175-204. 30p. 8 Charts, 2 Graphs.

Abstract:The sport of surfing is best enjoyed with one rider on one wave, but crowding makes that optimal assignment increasingly hard to attain. This study examines the phenomenon of surf localism, whereby competitors are excluded from waves by intimidation an...

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Decomposing political advertising effects on vote choices.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Public Choice; Sep2021, Vol. 188 Issue 3/4, p525-547, 23p, 11 Charts, 4 Graphs

Abstract:Copyright of Public Choice is the property of Springer Nature and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email...

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Ideology or voters? A quasi-experimental test of why left-wing governments spend more.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Public Choice. Jan2020, Vol. 182 Issue 1/2, p17-48. 32p. 15 Charts, 5 Graphs, 1 Map.

Abstract:This paper analyzes and compares the explanatory powers of the two main theories describing the processes that lead left-wing governments to spend more than right-wing ones: (1) a demand-driven process whereby voters demand more expenditures and thus v...

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Democracy's third wave and national defense spending.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Public Choice; Oct2021, Vol. 189 Issue 1/2, p183-212, 30p, 6 Charts, 2 Maps

Abstract:Copyright of Public Choice is the property of Springer Nature and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email...

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Do fiscal rules constrain political budget cycles?

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Public Choice; Jul2021, Vol. 188 Issue 1/2, p1-30, 30p, 2 Charts, 5 Graphs

Abstract:Copyright of Public Choice is the property of Springer Nature and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email...

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Fast, frugal and correct? An experimental study on the influence of time scarcity and quantity of information on the voter decision making process.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Public Choice. Oct2018, Vol. 177 Issue 1/2, p67-86. 20p. 7 Charts, 4 Graphs.

Abstract:Classical theories of political representation claim that high levels of political knowledge and awareness across the electorate are crucial for a well-functioning democracy. In real life, though, the actual amount of political information possessed by...

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Elections, the curse of competence and credence policies.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Public Choice; Mar2021, Vol. 186 Issue 3/4, p491-511, 21p, 1 Chart

Abstract:Copyright of Public Choice is the property of Springer Nature and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email...

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Public choice and political science: a view from Europe.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Public Choice. Jun2018, Vol. 175 Issue 3/4, p245-257. 13p. 2 Charts.

Abstract:What is the status of rational choice theory in contemporary European political science? Compared with a quarter-century ago, the rational choice approach is still far from being the paradigm of work in the discipline, but looking at both anecdotal evi...

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The effect of democratic decision-making on investment in reputation.

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Source(s):Public Choice. Oct2018, Vol. 177 Issue 1/2, p155-164. 10p. 1 Diagram.

Abstract:Students wish to increase the probability of being admitted to a prestigious school. Job candidates are interested in the probability of getting desirable employment. Defendants are concerned about the probability of being acquitted. In all such binary...

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