Public Choice Economics

  • Richard B. McKenzie
  • Gordon Tullock


Previous chapters have been concerned with people’s behaviors in private spheres. When government was considered, it was always in terms of the consequences of policies that had already been adopted (for example, price controls). We have said little about how government policies are determined or why government may prefer one policy to another.


Public Good Median Voter Vote Rule Private Interest Police Service 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard B. McKenzie
    • 1
  • Gordon Tullock
    • 2
  1. 1.Paul Merage School of BusinessUniversity of California, IrvineIrvineUSA
  2. 2.Law & Economics CenterGeorge Mason UniversityArlingtonUSA

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