Public Choice Analyses of American Economic History

Volume 1

  • Joshua Hall
  • Marcus Witcher

Part of the Studies in Public Choice book series (SIPC, volume 35)

About this book


This book - the first of two volumes- looks at episodes in American economic history from a public choice perspective. Each chapter discusses citizens, special interests, and government officials responding to economic incentives in both markets and politics. In doing so, the book provides fresh insights into important periods of American history, from the Acadian expulsion in 1755 to the allocation of government grants during the New Deal. This volume features the work of prominent economic historians such as Dora Costa, John Wallis, and Jeremy Atack; well-known public choice scholars such as Jac Heckelman; and younger scholars such as Vincent Geloso and Philip Magness. This book will be useful for researchers and students interested in economics, history, political science, economic history, public choice, and political economy. 


Economics Economic History Political economy Insurance Electoral analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Joshua Hall
    • 1
  • Marcus Witcher
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsWest Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA
  2. 2.West Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA

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