Constitutional Political Economy

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 31–48 | Cite as

Postwar Reconstruction: Some Insights from Public Choice and Institutional Economics

  • Tyler CowenEmail author
  • Christopher J. Coyne


A successful reconstruction is characterized by a widespread coordination problem, combined with potential pockets of conflict. We analyze the array of relationships that take place in the reconstruction process – political, economic and social – by considering under what circumstances they are situations of conflict or coordination. Historical attempts at reconstruction provide further understanding of how to achieve success.


conflict coordination culture postwar reconstruction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA

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