Public choice, political economy and development: an introduction to the life, times and themes of Martin Paldam
- 277 Downloads
Martin Paldam is one of the most prominent figures of Danish economics and European public choice. In this introduction to the special issue, we identify five of the areas, where he has made significant contributions: (1) vote and popularity functions and political business cycles; (2) democracy and institutions; (3) the economics of corruption; (4) development aid; and (5) social capital.
KeywordsPublic choice Political economy Democracy Development Corruption Social capital
The authors are very grateful to the editors of Public Choice for accepting this Festschrift in Martin Paldam’s honor and in particular to Bill Shughart for his very important and invaluable help with the editing of the papers.
- Borner, S., & Paldam, M. (Eds.) (1998). The political dimensions of economic growth. London: Macmillan. Google Scholar
- Doucouliagos, H., & Paldam, M. (2010). Conditional aid effectiveness: a meta study. Journal of International Development, 22, 391–410. Google Scholar
- Friedman, M. (1958). Foreign economic aid: means and objectives. Yale Review, 47(4), 501–516. Google Scholar
- Kurrild-Klitgaard, P. (2006). Editor’s introduction. In G. Tullock, The vote motive (pp. 15–20) P. Kurrild-Klitgaard (Ed.). London: Institute of Economic Affairs. 30th anniversary ed. of Gordon Tullock’s “The Vote Motive” (1976). Google Scholar
- Nannestad, P., & Paldam, M. (1994). The VP-function: a survey on the literature on vote and popularity functions after twenty-five years. Public Choice, 79(213), 245. Google Scholar
- Ovaska, T. (2003). The failure of foreign aid. The Cato Journal, 23(2), 175–188. Google Scholar
- Paldam, M. (1997). Dansk ulandshjælp: altruismens politiske økonomi. Aarhus: Aarhus University Press. Google Scholar
- Putnam, R. D., Leonardi, R., & Nanetti, R. Y. (1993). Making democracy work: civic traditions in modern Italy. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Google Scholar
- Young, A. T., & Sheehan, K. M. (2013). Foreign aid, institutional quality, and growth (Working paper). http://ssrn.com/abstract=2058567.