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Formal Contributions to the Theory of Public Choice : The Unpublished Works of Duncan Black - Gordon L. Brady

Formal Contributions to the Theory of Public Choice

The Unpublished Works of Duncan Black

By: Gordon L. Brady (Editor), G. Tullock (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st January 1996
ISBN: 9780792395560
Number Of Pages: 272

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Duncan Black made a significant contribution to the development of public choice theory during his lifetime. Upon his death it became apparent that much of his scholarship and critique of economics was never published. Formal Contributions to the Theory of Public Choice is a collection of Duncan Black's unpublished works, representing his continuing contribution to economics and political science. It provides an insight into Black's intellectual endeavors and introduces some new ideas and extensions of earlier work.

Hobbe's Contribution to Abstract Political Sciencep. 5
How Expenditure of the Tax Proceeds Came to be Disregarded in the Theory of incidencep. 13
Historical Notes: Pythagoreans, Reverend C. L. Dodgson, Knut Wicksell and Lord Keynesp. 29
Some Notes on the Development Structure of the Theory of Committeesp. 41
Some Important Distinctions: The Traditional Distinction Between Instrumental and Independent Actionsp. 67
Rational Behaviorp. 71
The Mechanism of Hedonistic Choicep. 75
The Commensurability of Intensities of Desires (Pleasures)p. 93
That the same Mathematical Model Applies in Epistemologyp. 111
The Assumptions - Imperfect Knowledge, Divided Expectations and the Discountp. 119
On-Logrollingp. 131
Logrollingp. 133
Wicksell's Use of the Theory of Committees in Public Financep. 153
The Geometrical Theory of a Special Majority Geometryp. 177
The Theory of an International Committee Requiring a Unanimous Decisionp. 189
Dicey on Logrollingp. 195
The Concept of Cost in Economicsp. 201
Wicksteed's Theorem That the Concept of Supply Could be Dispensed With and Its Narrower and Wider Implicationsp. 213
The Theory of Relative Utility Following the Second Austrian Schoolp. 229
Definition of Relative Weights and Hypothesis That Choice Follows the Condorcet or Borda Criterionp. 243
A Suggested Application of the Theory of Committees in Value and Probabilityp. 253
Appendix I : Curriculum Vitae of Duncan Blackp. 263
Indexp. 267
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ISBN: 9780792395560
ISBN-10: 0792395565
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 31st January 1996
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.59

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