Collective Choice

Essays in Honor of Mancur Olson

  • Jac C. Heckelman
  • Dennis Coates

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. On the Shoulders of a Giant: The Legacy of Mancur Olson

    1. Jac C. Heckelman, Dennis Coates
      Pages 1-13
  3. Collective Action

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Keith L. Dougherty
      Pages 17-31
    3. Edward A. Parson, Richard J. Zeckhauser, Cary Coglianese
      Pages 49-70
  4. Institutional Sclerosis

  5. Market Augmenting Government

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. John Joseph Wallis
      Pages 219-245
    3. David C. Colander, Kenneth J. Koford, Jeffrey B. Miller
      Pages 247-259
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 261-298

About this book


 Mancur Olson wrote important books in the area of Collective Choice and is considered one of the founding fathers of Public Choice as a field of economics. The chapters in this volume cover three main areas of Olson's life work: Collective Action, Institutional Sclerosis and Market-Augmenting Government. Some chapters directly assess Olson`s contributions, focusing on distinguishing what was original in his works from what was already in the literature, and guaging his impact on the fields of public economics and economic history. Other chapters present new tests and frequently extend his work. Each of the chapters is a new piece of scholarship inspired by and intended to honor Mancur Olson, and extend his influence to another generation of Collective Choice scholars and researchers.   


Collective Action Collective Choice Economic History Institutional Sclerosis Mancur Olson Policy Public Choice Public Economics Rational Choice

Editors and affiliations

  • Jac C. Heckelman
    • 1
  • Dennis Coates
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsWake Forest UniversityWinston SalemUSA
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore CountyBaltimoreUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05565-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-24711-1
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