The Political Economy of Social Choices

  • Maria Gallego
  • Norman Schofield

Part of the Studies in Political Economy book series (POEC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Andrei Gomberg, Emilio Gutiérrez, Zeev Thepris
    Pages 55-72
  3. Rebecca Morton, Jean-Robert Tyran, Erik Wengström
    Pages 153-185
  4. Marcus Pivato
    Pages 187-204
  5. Jeong Hyun Kim, Norman Schofield
    Pages 233-241
  6. Norman Schofield, William Simoneau
    Pages 243-259

About this book


This book presents state-of-the-art research in political economy dealing with the decision making process under different political institutions. It focuses on the role that states and governments have on political outcomes and on the well-being of individuals, taking into account the differences that arise across autocracies and democracies and within political regimes. The research in this book is embedded with the political economy and social choice traditions and uses the rigorous frameworks of economics, political science and social choice theory to show how institutional settings shape social choices of a group of individuals or a nation. The contributions in this volume use a variety of cutting-edge game theory and mathematical tools as well as data and simulations that coupled with statistical techniques help us gain greater insights into these issues.


Elections Legislatures Political economy Social choice Voting

Editors and affiliations

  • Maria Gallego
    • 1
  • Norman Schofield
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsWilfrid Laurier UniversityWaterlooCanada
  2. 2.Department of Political ScienceWashington University in St. LouisSaint LouisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-40116-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-40118-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-5903
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-5911
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