Explorations in Public Sector Economics

Essays by Prominent Economists

  • Joshua Hall

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Gary S. Becker, Casey B. Mulligan
    Pages 1-11
  3. Lowell E. Gallaway, Richard K. Vedder
    Pages 51-60
  4. William S. Peirce
    Pages 93-107
  5. R. Morris Coats, Thomas R. Dalton, Arthur Denzau
    Pages 117-137
  6. Edward J. Lopez, William Robert Nelson Jr.
    Pages 153-169

About this book


This book is a collection of never-before-published papers from some of the most prominent voices in public economics. Curated by the current director of the Public Choice Society, the papers presented showcase the work of recognized leaders in the field, including a Nobel Laureate (Gary Becker), Past Presidents of the Public Choice Society (Larry Kenny, Edward Lopez), the Past President of the Southern Economic Association (Dwight Lee) and some of the most notable public choice economists (Bruce Benson, Russell Sobel, JR Clark, Art Denzau, Morris Coats, Richard Vedder). Among the broad list of topics covered are voting, education quality, environmental issues, externality theory, and public goods theory. This volume makes an important contribution to the field by making new perspectives on a variety of topics accessible to researchers. This book will be of interest to economists, political scientists, and researchers interested in public policy.


collective action externality theory public choice public economics public goods theory public policy voting

Editors and affiliations

  • Joshua Hall
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsWest Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-47826-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-47828-9
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