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Constitutional Political Economy

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7883-6_1-1

Abstract

Economists used to be interested in analyzing decisions assuming the rules to be given. Scholars of Constitutional Political Economy (CPE) or constitutional economics have broadened the scope of economic research by analyzing both the choice of basic rule systems (constitutions) as well as their effects using the standard method of economics, i.e., rational choice.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Law & EconomicsUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany