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Public Finance and Public Choice: Two Contrasting Visions of the State

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In this volume, based on a week-long symposium at the University of Munich's Center for Economic Studies, two leading scholars of governmental economics debate their divergent perspectives on the role of government and its fiscal functions.James M. Buchanan, who was influential in developing the research program in public choice, concentrates on the imperfections of the po ...more
Hardcover, 282 pages
Published October 12th 1999 by Mit Press
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Used to use this in MC 241 when I first arrived at Michigan State. I'm using it again this semester. It's a great debate between 2 senior scholars who reflect on their differences, and similarities.
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American economist known for his work on public choice theory, for which in 1986 he received the Nobel Memorial Prize. Buchanan's work initiated research on how politicians' self-interest and non-economic forces affect government economic policy. He was a Member of the Board of Advisors of The Independent Institute, a Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Cato Institute, and professor at George Mason ...more
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