Richard E. Wagner

George Mason University - Department of Economics

Hobart R. Harris Professor of Economics

4400 University Drive

334 Enterprise Hall

Fairfax, VA 22030

United States

http://mason.gmu.edu/~rwagner/

George Mason University - Mercatus Center

Distinguished Senior Fellow, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

3434 Washington Blvd., 4th Floor

Arlington, VA 22201

United States

http://ppe.mercatus.org/scholars/richard-wagner

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1.

James Buchanan's Public Debt Theory: A Rational Reconstruction

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 13-24
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 27 Oct 2013
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Public Principles of Public Debt; burden of public debt; Ricardian equivalence; Cost and Choice; Atillio Da Empoli and oblique incidence; morality of public debt; debt default

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Viennese Kaleidics: Why Liberty and Not Policy Calms Turbulence

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 11-46
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 06 Nov 2011
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 439 (70,239)
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kaleidic economy, George Shackle, time and economics, monetary non-neutrality, private vs. public ordering

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James M. Buchanan and Me: Reminiscing About a 50-Year Association

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-13
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 17 Jun 2014
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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James M. Buchanan; Italianate public finance; teaching as joint inquiry; constitutional political economy; non-logical action; Vilfredo Pareto; Carl Schmitt

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Nominal GDP Stabilization: Chasing a Mirage

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-02
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 20 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 05 Jun 2017
Vipin P. Veetil and Richard E. Wagner
Indian Institute of Technology Madras and George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 309 (105,112)
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NGDP targeting; complex systems theory; micro-foundations; time and economics; non-equilibrium theory; entrepreneurship; economic kaleidics; recessions as economically productive

5.

Perpetual Crisis in the Tax State

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 11-48
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 06 Nov 2011
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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fiscal crisis, tax state, conflicting rationalities, Ordnungstheorie, hotels as city states, capital accounts and states

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Vilfredo Pareto's Theory of Action: An Alternative to Behavioral Economics

Il Pensiero Economico Italiano, vol. 24, no. 2 (2016): 15-28
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 21 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2018
Rosolino Candela and Richard E. Wagner
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 291 (112,158)
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Vilfredo Pareto, logical vs. non-logical action, rationality, behavioral economics

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Democracy and Public Finance: A Polycentric, Invisible-Hand Framework

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 11-23
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 02 Jun 2011
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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centralized mindset, invisible hand theorizing, polycentricity, parasitical competition, competition among political enterprises, scale-free models

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New Austrian Macro Theory: A Call for Inquiry

Review of Austrian Economics, Forthcoming, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-26
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 08 Jul 2016
Paul A. Lewis and Richard E. Wagner
King's College London and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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structure of production; dispersed knowledge; equilibrium vs. non-equilibrium theory; creative systems theory; macro-foundations for micro

9.

Systems Theory and the Public Policy Shell Game

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-22
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 25 Jul 2014
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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systems theory; robotic systems vs. creative systems; emergence; entangled political economy; private property vs. public property; scalable vs. scale-free systems

10.

Gordon Tullock: A Conspectus on His Life's Work

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-03
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 20 Jan 2015
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 249 (132,037)
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Gordon Tullock; James M. Buchanan; public choice; rent seeking; law and economics; bureaucracy; Enlightenment vs. Renaissance orientations

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Two Systems of Public Finance: Entrepreneurial and Parasitical

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 12-35
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 19 Jul 2012
Steve H. Hanke and Richard E. Wagner
Johns Hopkins University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 235 (139,770)
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political entrepreneurship, parasitical political pricing, city-states, nation states, imperialism and public finance, public goods

The Language of Taxation: Ideology Masquerading as Science

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-01
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 12 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 11 May 2018
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 212 (153,981)
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taxes as political prices; fiscal politics; tax ideology; fiscal discrimination; corrective taxation; redistributive taxation

The Language of Taxation: Ideology Masquerading as Science

Excerpt from Adam J. Hoffer and Todd Nesbit, eds., For Your Own Good: Taxes, Paternalism, and Fiscal Discrimination in the Twenty-First Century. Arlington, VA: Mercatus Center at George Mason University, 2018.
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 27 Apr 2018
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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US Constitution, tax policy, general welfare clause, sin taxes

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Dyads, Triads, and the Theory of Exchange: Between Liberty and Coercion

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 12-13
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 04 Apr 2012
Marta Podemska-Mikluch and Richard E. Wagner
Gustavus Adolphus College and George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 220 (149,047)
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Edgeworth box, dyadic exchange, triadic exchange, coercive exchange, credit markets as coercive exchange, conflict and political economy

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Public Finance Without Taxation: Free-Riding as Institutional Artifact

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 13-05
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 07 Mar 2013
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 216 (151,607)
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free riding, forced carrying, preference revelation, collective property rights, institution-centered public finance, markets and public goods, civil society, political elites, ruling classes

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Welfare Economics and Second-Best Theory: Filling Imaginary Economic Boxes

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-42
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 10 Dec 2014
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 190 (170,766)
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second-best theory; welfare economics, empty economic boxes, demonstrative vs. plausible reasoning, prisoners’ dilemma fables

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Macroeconomics, Fiscal Policy, and Public Debt: Conflating Myth and Reality

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-42
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 31 Oct 2016
Giuseppe Eusepi and Richard E. Wagner
Sapienza University of Rome and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Antonio de Viti de Marco; monopolistic democracy; Ricardian equivalence; deconstructing democratic debt; economic manipulation for political gain

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Default Without Capital Account: The Economics of Municipal Bankruptcy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 13-11
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 02 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 05 Sep 2014
Lotta Moberg and Richard E. Wagner
William Blair and George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 185 (174,974)
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municipal bankruptcy, debt and democracy, ownership of municipal corporations, commercial corporations vs. municipal corporations, Ricardian equivalence and capital accounts

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Neutral Money: Historical Fact or Analytical Artifact?

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 12-37
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 02 Sep 2012
Simon Bilo and Richard E. Wagner
Independent and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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neutral money, Cantillon effects, business cycles, non-equilibrium modeling, kaleidics vs. equilibrium, learning by doing, money as commanding height

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Entangled Political Economy and the Two Faces of Entrepreneurship

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 12-26
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 15 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2012
Marta Podemska-Mikluch and Richard E. Wagner
Gustavus Adolphus College and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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entrepreneurship, entangled political economy, Jane Jacobs, polycentricity vs. monocentricity, parasitical political pricing, liberty and politics

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The Calculus of Consent: A Compass for My Professional Journey

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 11-55
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 21 Dec 2011
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Calculus of Consent, James M. Buchanan, Gordon Tullock, Vincent Ostrom, scale-free networks, democratic oligarchy

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Treating Macro Theory as Systems Theory: Why Does It Matter?

Advances in Austrian Economics, Vol. 19, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-14
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 17 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2015
Vipin P. Veetil and Richard E. Wagner
Indian Institute of Technology Madras and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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systems theory; complexity theory; emergence; scale-free models; nonequilibrium theory; microfoundations; countercyclical volatility; Friedrich Hayek; Joseph Schumpeter

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Political Entrepreneurship and the Formation of Special Districts

European Journal of Law and Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 21 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 22 Dec 2010
Alexander Fink and Richard E. Wagner
University of Leipzig and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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special districts, political entrepreneurship, public enterprise, public-private interaction, enterprise-based public finance, constitutional political economy

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Choice, Emergence, and Constitutional Process: A Framework for Positive Analysis

Journal of Institutional Economics, Forthcoming, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 10-18
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 15 May 2010
Petrik Runst and Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Constitutional Political Economy, Emergent Dynamics, Tacit Knowledge, Formal vs. Informal Rules, Original Intent vs. Living Constitution, J. M. Buchanan, F. A. Hayek

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Volatility in Catallactical Systems: Austrian Cycle Theory Revisited

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-15
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 18 Jun 2014
James Caton and Richard E. Wagner
North Dakota State University - Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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ecology of plans; natural volatility; induced volatility; Austrian cycle theory; non-equilibrium theory; kaleidic analysis; undecidability and choice; algorithmic choice theory; entrepreneurship

25.

Fiscal Crisis as Failure of Progressivist Democracy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-26
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 28 Mar 2015
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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fiscal crisis; public debt; unfunded liabilities; democratic oligarchy; capital accounts and politics; polycentric vs. monocentric polities; power and ideology; liberal vs. progressivist democracy

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Spontaneous Order, Liberty, and Austrian Economics

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 12-06
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 07 Feb 2012
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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emergence, spontaneous order, mainline vs. mainstream economics, emergent dynamics vs. comparative statics, entangled political economy

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Contrasting Visions for Macroeconomic Theory: DSGE and OEE

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-35
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 18 Oct 2017
Abigail Devereaux and Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University, Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 157 (201,745)
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Macro Theory as Systems Theory; DSGE Modeling; OEE Modeling; Generative vs. Stipulative Modeling; Synchronic vs. Diachronic Macro; Ecological Games

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Game Theory and the Architecture of Social Theory: Reflections on Luigino Bruni's Ethos of the Market

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 13-26
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 27 Oct 2013
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Neapolitan civil economy; Antonio Genovesi; stag hunts; prisoners’ dilemmas; game theory as social theory; society as ecology; social conflict

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The Peculiar Business of Politics

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-27
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 21 Jul 2016
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Entangled Political Economy, Creative vs. Mechanical Systems, Parasitical Political Pricing, Societal Tectonics, Political Profit-Seeking

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Public Choice and the Virginia Tradition of Political Economy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-21
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 25 Jul 2014
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Virginia political economy; classical vs. neoclassical economics; Italianate public finance; demonstrative reasoning; plausible reasoning; complexity and political economy

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Political Entrepreneurship, Emergent Dynamics, and Constitutional Politics

Review of Social Economy, Forthcoming, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-09
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 21 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 05 Jan 2018
Alexander William Salter and Richard E. Wagner
Texas Tech University - Rawls College of Business and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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open systems, political entrepreneurship, constitutional control, crooked timber of humanity, paradox of power, emergence

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James M. Buchanan and Liberal Political Economy: A Rational Reconstruction

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-04
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Feb 2017
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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public choice; constitutional political economy; Virginia political economy; Frank Knight; Knut Wicksell; Antonio de Viti de Marco; Gordon Tullock

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Polycentrism, Federalism, and Liberty: A Comparative Systems Perspective

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-10
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 12 May 2014
Richard E. Wagner and Akira Yokoyama
George Mason University - Department of Economics and Chuo University - Graduate School and Faculty of Policy Studies
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Polycentricity; Competitive federalism; Cartel federalism; Decentralization; Political externalities

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The Social Construction of Theoretical Landscapes: Some Economics of Economic Theories

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 12-34
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 19 Jul 2012
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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spontaneous order, dyadic vs. triadic relationships, amateurs vs. professionals, theories as social constructions, economics of economics

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Bankruptcies, Bailouts, and Some Political Economy of Corporate Reorganization

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-14
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 22 Apr 2017
Dylan J. DelliSanti and Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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bankruptcy; bailout; corporate restructuring; automobile bailout; entangled political economy

Constitutional Catallaxy: Friends and Enemies in an Open-Ended Social Order

Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 09 May 2017 Last Revised: 22 Jan 2018
Alexander William Salter and Richard E. Wagner
Texas Tech University - Rawls College of Business and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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choice vs. emergence, constitutional control, friend-enemy distinction, open systems, paradox of power, political entrepreneurship

Constitutional Catallaxy: Friends and Enemies in an Open-Ended Social Order

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-18
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 15 May 2017
Alexander William Salter and Richard E. Wagner
Texas Tech University - Rawls College of Business and George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 31 (506,523)
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Choice vs. Emergence; Constitutional Control; Friend-Enemy Distinction; Open Systems; Paradox of Power; Political Entrepreneurship

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A Macro Economy as an Emergent Ecology of Plans

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 10-33, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 04 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2011
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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micro foundations, complexity; emergence, supervention, ecology of plans, turbulence, spontaneous ordering, scale-free modeling

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Gordon Tullock: A Maverick Scholar of Law and Economics

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-04
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 20 Jan 2015
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Gordon Tullock; Richard Posner; law and economics; public choice; political economy; process vs. equilibrium; complex phenomena vs. reduction to simplicity

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Politics as a Peculiar Business: The Universal Logic of Economizing Action

Politics as a Peculiar Business: Public Choice in a System of Entangled Political Economy, Forthcoming, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-25
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 05 Sep 2014
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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economizing action; behavioral economics; logical vs. non-logical action; cost and choice; sentiments and reason; Vilfredo Pareto

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Game Theory as Social Theory: Finding Spontaneous Order

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 18-23
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 31 Aug 2018
Abigail Devereaux and Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University, Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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distributed knowledge; assembly of knowledge; synecology as social theory; emergence of institutional arrangements; realism in economic models; complexity; spontaneous order

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Politics as a Peculiar Business: Preface

Politics as a Peculiar Business: Public Choice in a System of Entangled Political Economy, Forthcoming, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-31
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 07 Sep 2014
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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systems theory, non-equilibrium modeling, entangled political economy, politics as business

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Politics as a Peculiar Business: Societal Tectonics and the Art of the Deal

Politics as a Peculiar Business: Public Choice in a System of Entangled Political Economy, Forthcoming, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-27
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 05 Sep 2014
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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parliamentary tectonics; art of the deal; dyadic vs. triadic transactions; political money laundering

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Politics as a Peculiar Business: Additive vs. Entangled Political Economy

Politics as a Peculiar Business: Public Choice in a System of Entangled Political Economy, Forthcoming, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-23
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 05 Sep 2014
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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entangled political economy; centralized mindset; conflicting rationalities; parades vs. piazzas; non-equilibrium modeling

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Choice vs. Interaction in Public Choice Theory: Discerning The Legacy of the Calculus of Consent

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 12-21
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 14 May 2012
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 125 (241,914)
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James M. Buchanan, Gordon Tullock, The Calculus of Consent, complexity theory, public choice, Virginia political economy

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Political Parties: Insights from a Tri-Planar Model of Political Economy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-23
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 07 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 04 Apr 2017
David J. Hebert and Richard E. Wagner
Aquinas College and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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political parties as interest groups; common vs. specialized knowledge; agenda manipulation; divided knowledge; non-logical action; ideology; Vilfredo Pareto; Friedrich Hayek

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Legal Entrepreneurship within a System of Entangled Political Economy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 12-38
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 02 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 25 Aug 2018
Shruti Rajagopalan and Richard E. Wagner
Department of Economics, SUNY Purchase College and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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entrepreneurship; legal framework; constitutional political economy; ORDO liberalism; common law efficiency; entangled political economy.

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Economics: Rational Action or Social Science? Marshall vs. Edgeworth in re ‘The Social Question’

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 10-23
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 21 Aug 2010
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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wants vs. activities, raising vs. leveling, social question, mind-society bi-directionality, Alfred Marshall, Francis Edgeworth

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Public Finance Without Taxation: Alternative Institutional Frameworks for Municipal Corporations

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 11-18
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 04 Apr 2011
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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cameralism, public pricing for public goods, municipal corporations, city states, political entrepreneurship, user charges and fees

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Constitutional Craftsmanship and the Rule of Law: Organizational Arrangement, Moral Imagination, and the Separation of Powers

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 13-08
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 15 Apr 2013
Shruti Rajagopalan and Richard E. Wagner
Department of Economics, SUNY Purchase College and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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rule of law, separation of powers, constitutional political economy, moral imagination, ordnungstheorie, polycentrism

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Politics as a Peculiar Business: Parasitical Political Calculation

Politics as a Peculiar Business: Public Choice in a System of Entangled Political Economy, Forthcoming, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-26
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 05 Sep 2014
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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economic calculation; parasitical political pricing; capital structure of production; capital accounts of cooperative enterprises

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Regarding the Use of Knowledge in Political Economy: Paretian Insight into a Hayekian Challenge

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-15
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 07 May 2016 Last Revised: 09 May 2016
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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generated vs. postulated equilibrium; assembly of distributed knowledge; logical vs. non-logical action; economic calculation; non-priced environments; social tectonics

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What Kind of State in Our Future? Fact and Conjecture in Vito Tanzi's Government Versus Markets

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 13-02
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 24 Jan 2013
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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growth of government, Adolf Wagner, Wagner's Law, regulation as taxation, states as orders, measurement without theory

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Dispute Resolution When Rationalities Conflict: Cost and Choice in a Mixed Economy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 11-34
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 04 Sep 2011
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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dispute resolution, substantive rationality, private vs. public ordering, market conformability, dyadic vs. triadic market architecture

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Rationality, Political Economy, and Fiscal Responsibility: Wrestling with Tragedy on the Fiscal Commons

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 11-28
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 30 Jun 2011
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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fiscal commons, institutional public finance, Antonio De Viti de Marco, cooperative vs. monopolistic states, polycentric vs. monocentric polities, state as intermediary, scale-free modeling

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Has the U.S. Economy Really Recovered? A Curmudgeonly Answer

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-28
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 30 Jul 2016
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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policy mechanics; complexity theory; ideology; non-logical action; tectonic political economy

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Macroeconomics As Systems Theory

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 19-18
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 16 May 2019
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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systems theory; complexity; micro-macro dialectics; systems as causal agents; plans as primitive variables; spending as derivative variables; order without equilibrium

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Political Business Cycles: An Emergent-Dynamic Reformulation

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 11-41
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 03 Oct 2011
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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political business cycles, opportunistic cycles, partisan cycles, microfoundations, supervention, ecology of plans

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Politics as a Peculiar Business: Reason, Sentiment, and Electoral Competition

Politics as a Peculiar Business: Public Choice in a System of Entangled Political Economy, Forthcoming, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-24
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 05 Sep 2014
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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logical vs. non-logical action; instrumental vs. expressive voting; selection through competition; reason and sentimentality

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Richard Epstein's Classical Liberal Constitution: What Might Benjamin Franklin Have Thought?

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-03
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 24 Jan 2014
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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separation of powers; rule of law; constitutional erosion; autonomy of the political; democratic oligarchy; compound vs. simple republics

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'Monstrous Moral Hybrids' and the Corrupting Quality of Public Debt

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-47
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 31 Oct 2016
Giuseppe Eusepi and Richard E. Wagner
Sapienza University of Rome and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Jane Jacobs; monstrous moral hybrids; romance vs. realism in public ordering; erosion of trust through public ordering

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Top-Down or Bottom-Up? Contrasting Approaches to Building a European Union

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-27
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 07 Sep 2017
Giuseppe Eusepi and Richard E. Wagner
Sapienza University of Rome and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Quality of institutions, market integration, political integration, constitutional drift, Europeanization of public debt

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Taxation as a Quasi-Market Process: Explanation, Exhortation, and the Choice of Analytical Windows

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 13-34
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 08 Dec 2013
David J. Hebert and Richard E. Wagner
Aquinas College and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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optimal taxation; tax pricing; fiscal philosophers; political realists; centralized mindset; carbon taxation

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A Theory of Entangled Political Economy, with Application to TARP and NRA

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 10-22
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 24 Aug 2010
Adam Smith, Richard E. Wagner and Bruce Yandle
George Mason University - Department of Economics, George Mason University - Department of Economics and Clemson University
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bailout, political economy, credit markets, economic calculation, constitutional economics

64.

Public Debt and the Corruption of Contract: Can the Keynesian Cancer Be Excised?

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-05
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 20 Feb 2017
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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contract as promise; cooperative vs. monopolistic democracy; formal vs. practical rationality; structure of production; wheel of income; Antonio de Viti de Marco; James Buchanan; Jane Jacobs

65.

Public Debt within Systems of Monopolistic Democracy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-46
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 31 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2016
Giuseppe Eusepi and Richard E. Wagner
Sapienza University of Rome and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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public debt as shell game; monopolistic democracy; public debt as systemic lying; public debt and social trust; James Buchanan and cost transfer

66.

The Autonomy of the Political within Political Economy

Advances in Austrian Economics, Vol 22, 2017., GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-22
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 17 May 2017 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2017
Ion Sterpan and Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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human association; open vs. closed systems; leadership; power; autonomy of the political; political entrepreneurship; liberalism and authority; governance; federalism and polycentricity; Friedrich Wieser; Carl Schmitt; Vincent Ostrom

67.

The State as an Ecology of Political Enterprises

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 10-20
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 15 May 2010
Giuseppe Eusepi and Richard E. Wagner
Sapienza University of Rome and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Political Pricing, Political-Economic Interaction, Polycentric Politics, Economic Calculation, Emergence, Spontaneous Order, Order vs. Organization

68.

Polycentric Polity: Genuine vs. Spurious Federalism

Review of Law and Economics, Forthcoming, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 10-15
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 13 Apr 2010
Giuseppe Eusepi and Richard E. Wagner
Sapienza University of Rome and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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competitive government, federalism, polycentricity, decentralization

69.

Economic Coordination in Environments with Incomplete Pricing

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-49
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 05 Nov 2015
Paul Dragos Aligica and Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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coordination as state; coordination as process; price proxies; network architecture; sympathetic mind-reading

70.

Politics as a Peculiar Business: Political Economy as Social Agriculture

Politics as a Peculiar Business: Public Choice in a System of Entangled Political Economy, Forthcoming, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-28
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 09 Sep 2014
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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agreement vs. acquiescence; social contract mythology; parchment vs. guns in constitution of order; autonomy of the political

71.

Promoting the General Welfare: Political Economy for a Free Republic

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 10-28
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 03 Oct 2010
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Constitutional Political Economy, Orders vs. Organizations, Emergent Transformation, Samaritan’s Dilemmas and Regime Drift

72.

Engines, Ecologies, and Economic Systems

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-44
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 31 Oct 2016
Giuseppe Eusepi and Richard E. Wagner
Sapienza University of Rome and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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economists as mechanics; economists as explainers; mythological thinking; realistic thinking

73.

American Federalism: How Well Does It Support Lady Liberty?

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 13-25
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 27 Oct 2013
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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federalism; simple republics; compound republics; competitive federalism; cartel federalism

74.

Rent Seeking and Institutional Evolution within the California Water Game

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-12
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 07 May 2016
James Caton and Richard E. Wagner
North Dakota State University - Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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water rights; riparian systems; appropriative systems; rent seeking; Big Players; overlapping jurisdictions; political tectonics

75.

Samaritan's Dilemmas, Wealth Redistribution, and Polycentricity

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-37
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 19 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2016
Meg Tuszynski and Richard E. Wagner
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Samaritan’s dilemma; co-production; polycentricity; moral hazard; welfare reform

76.

Competition and Selection in Political Economy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 12-46
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 30 Sep 2012
Richard E. Wagner and Deema Yazigi
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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selection of qualities, competitive selection, markets vs. elections, substantive rationalities, environments and rationalities, generative analysis, degeneracy, lexicographic ordering, evolutionary political economy

77.

The Origins of Public Choice and Virginia Political Economy: What Might Arthur Lovejoy Have Thought?

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-56
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 09 Dec 2015
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Antonio de Viti de Marco; Maffeo Pantaleoni; Vilfredo Pareto; James Buchanan; Arthur Lovejoy; fiscal sociology; interdependence between method and substance; emergent order vs. stipulated order

78.

Virginia Political Economy, Rationally Reconstructed

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 13-04
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 07 Mar 2013
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Virginia Political Economy, rational reconstruction, methodology of scientific research programs, interacting agents, comparative statics, emergent dynamics

79.

James Buchanan's Liberal Theory of Political Economy: A Valiant But Failed Effort to Square the Circle

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-16
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 22 Apr 2017
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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James M. Buchanan; non-contradiction; dialectics; closed systems; open systems; sentimental liberalism; muscular liberalism

80.

Political Economy and the Supply of Macro Guidance

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-43
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 31 Oct 2016
Giuseppe Eusepi and Richard E. Wagner
Sapienza University of Rome and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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fiscal policy; political realism; economic manipulation for political gain; use of knowledge within political process; individual vs. group action

81.

Design vs. Emergence in a Theory of Federalism: Toward Institutional Reconciliation

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-24
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 07 Mar 2015
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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competitive federalism; collusive federalism; design vs. emergence; simple vs. compound republics; polycentricity; anti-commons

82.

James Buchanan and George Stigler: Divergent Legacies from Frank Knight

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-38
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 15 Nov 2017
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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George J. Stigler; James M. Buchanan, Frank H. Knight; perfect competition; imperfect competition; entrepreneurship; political economy; methodology of scientific research programs

83.

Governance within a System of Entangled Political Economy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 18-20
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 17 Jul 2018
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Entangled political economy, governing the commons, polycentricity, open systems management, divided knowledge

84.

James M. Buchanan and the Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice: Extending the Italian Tradition of Public Finance

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-28
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 07 Sep 2017
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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James M. Buchanan; Antonio de Viti de Marco; Italian tradition of public finance; Paretian fiscal sociology; Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice; Nancy MacLean’s Buchanan

85.

Agent-based Modeling as Quintessential Tool for Open-ended Social Theorizing

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 19-07
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 11 Apr 2019
Abigail Devereaux and Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University, Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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agent-based modeling; open-ended theorizing; mechanical vs. creative social systems; generation vs. stipulation; debate vs. discussion in political economy

86.

Budgeting and Public Debt within a System of Cooperative Democracy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-45
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 31 Oct 2016
Giuseppe Eusepi and Richard E. Wagner
Sapienza University of Rome and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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cooperative state as ideal type; government as low-cost borrower; public debt as shell game; problems of scale

87.

Raising vs. Leveling in the Social Organization of Welfare

Review of Law and Economics, Forthcoming, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 10-14
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 13 Apr 2010
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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redistribution vs. flourishing, federalism vs. decentralization, hierarchy vs. polycentricity, wants vs. activities, social division of knowledge, comparative institutional analysis

88.

From Mixed Economy to Entangled Political Economy: Paretian Insights into the Two Faces of Entrepreneurship

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-07
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 24 Jan 2015
Meg Tuszynski and Richard E. Wagner
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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dynamics of intervention; mixed economy; entangled political economy; societal tectonics; non-logical action; political entrepreneurship; Vilfredo Pareto; Ludwig von Mises

89.

The Irony of the Calculus of Consent: Diaspora for a Budding Research Program

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 13-12
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 02 Jun 2013
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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The Calculus of Consent, Virginia Political Economy, methodology of scientific research programs, Progressivism vs. liberalism, Carl Schmitt vs. F. A. Hayek

90.

Trade, Power, and Political Economy: Reason vs. Ideology in Edward Stringham's Private Governance

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-02
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 12 Feb 2016
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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externalities as profit opportunities; pretense of knowledge; crooked timber of humanity; prisoners’ dilemma mythology; power as mass phenomenon

91.

Collaboration vs. Imposition as Motifs for a Theory of Public Finance: Transcending the Goldscheid-Schumpeter Debate

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-30
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 13 Apr 2015
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Jürgen Backhaus; Joseph Schumpeter; Rudolf Goldscheid; Knut Wicksell; tax state; entrepreneurial state; Staatswissenschaften; constitutions and capital accounts; politics and public finance

92.

Form vs. Substance in Selection Through Competition: Elections, Markets, and Political Economy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 13-03
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 24 Jan 2013
Richard E. Wagner and Deema Yazigi
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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formal vs. substantive rationality, selection of qualities, competitive selection, markets vs. elections, environmental rationality, ecological rationality, generative analysis, evolutionary political economy

93.

Remembering Bill Niskanen: Pursuing Economics as a Public Science In The Service of Liberty

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 12-01
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 07 Feb 2012
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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William Niskanen, bureaucracy, constitutional economics, welfare economics, public choice, economics as public science

94.

Tax Prices in a Democratic Polity: The Contemporary Relevance of Antonio De Viti de Marco

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 10-19
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 15 May 2010
Giuseppe Eusepi and Richard E. Wagner
Sapienza University of Rome and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Antonio De Viti de Marco, Italian School of Public Finance, Tax Prices vs. Market Prices, Constitutional Political Economy

95.

Municipal Corporations, Economic Calculation, and Political Pricing: Exploring a Theoretical Antimony

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 11-04
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 02 Feb 2011
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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municipal corporations, agency theory, competition among governments, political pricing, emergence, scale-free models

96.

Economic Coordination within a Mixed Ecology of Enterprises: Erasing a Theoretical Antinomy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-01
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 20 Jan 2015
Marta Podemska-Mikluch and Richard E. Wagner
Gustavus Adolphus College and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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economic calculation; economic coordination; public-private interaction; parasitical political pricing; entangled political economy

97.

Change within Permanence: Time and the Bivalent Logic of Economic Analysis

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 10-29
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 03 Oct 2010
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Carl Menger, Léon Walras, emergence, scientific research programs, social ontology, time and economics

98.

Arrogance and Humility in the Governance of Human Interaction: A Reflection on Roger Koppl's Expert Failure

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 18-24
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 04 Sep 2018
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Friedrich Hayek; Frank Knight; Vilfredo Pareto; logical vs. non-logical action; use of knowledge in society; intelligence and democratic action; competition and selection; dyadic vs. triadic relationships

99.

Emergence, Equilibrium, and Agent-Based Modeling: Updating James Buchanan’s Democratic Political Economy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 18-22
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 31 Aug 2018
Abigail Devereaux and Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University, Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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equilibrium and emergence; commons governance; agent-based computational economics; open-ended modeling; debate vs. discussion in political economy; stipulative vs. generative modeling

100.

Indebted State versus Intermediary State: Who Owes What to Whom?

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 11-29
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 30 Jun 2011
Giuseppe Eusepi and Richard E. Wagner
Sapienza University of Rome and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Ricardian equivalence, public debt vs. personal debt, unfunded liabilities, public debt as fiscal intermediation, Antonio De Viti de Marco

101.

Economic Efficiency and the Law: Distinguishing Form from Substance

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-47
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 05 Nov 2015
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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common law efficiency, form vs. substance, metaphysical efficiency, actual efficiency, Pareto and derivations, Jürgen Backhaus

102.

The Economics of Economic Expertise: Between Agent Competence and Societal Construction

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 11-52
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 02 Dec 2011
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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economics of economics; dyadic vs. triadic relationships; amateurs vs. professionals; selection bias among competing theories

103.

Macro Theory within a Diachronic, Non-Equilibrium Motif

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-48
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 18 Nov 2016
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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diachronic vs. synchronic theorizing, micro foundations, emergence; ecology of plans, turbulence, spontaneous ordering

104.

Main Street, Wall Street, and City Hall: Entanglement in a Theory of Political Economy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 12-45
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 30 Sep 2012
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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entangled political economy, additive political economy, centralized mindset, conflicting rationalities, architecture of governance

105.

The Oxford Handbook of Public Choice: A Masterful Compendium (Book Review)

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 19-22, July 2019
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 01 Jul 2019
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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public choice; constitutional political economy; voting; elections; interest groups; rent seeking; political parties; dictatorship

106.

How Can Economics Enable Us Better to Understand COVID-19?

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 20-14
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 12 May 2020
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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COVID-19; social complexity; category mistake; undecidability; political economy

107.

Debt Default and the Limits of the Contractual Imagination: Pareto and Mosca Meet Buchanan

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-13
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 07 May 2016
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Debt default; Ricardian equivalence; agreement vs. acquiescence; non-logical action; Vilfredo Pareto; Gaetano Mosca; James Buchanan

108.

Emergence and Entanglement in a Theory of Political Economy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 19-01
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 11 Feb 2019
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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entangled political economy; emergence vs. axiomatics; action level vs. systems level; parasitical politics; autonomy of the political; non-logical action; indeterminism and creativity

109.

From Mixed Economy to Entangled Political Economy: A Paretian Social-Theoretic Orientation

Public Choice, Vol. 164, No. 2, 2015, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-36
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 13 Aug 2015
Meg Tuszynski and Richard E. Wagner
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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dynamics of intervention; mixed economy; entangled political economy; Vilfredo Pareto; social theory; societal tectonics; non-logical action; political entrepreneurship

110.

De Viti De Marco vs. Ricardo on Public Debt: Self Extinction or Default?

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-14
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 07 May 2016
Giuseppe Eusepi and Richard E. Wagner
Sapienza University of Rome and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Ricardian equivalence; debt default; micro foundations of macro; circulation of elites; capital budgeting

111.

Vincent Ostrom's Research Program in Human Association: Replacing Equilibrium with Yin-and-Yang in Political Economy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-06
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 20 Feb 2017
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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self-governance; democratic tyranny; participants vs. observers; crooked timber of humanity; wolves among the primates

112.

Politics, Markets, and Dispute Resolution

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-08
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 12 Mar 2014
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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dispute resolution; substantive rationality; private vs. public ordering; market conformability

113.

Economic Coordination Across Divergent Institutional Frameworks: Dissolving a Theoretical Antinomy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-46
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 05 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 07 Jan 2017
Marta Podemska-Mikluch and Richard E. Wagner
Gustavus Adolphus College and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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economic coordination; self-organized systems; entangled political economy; invisible hands and fingers

114.

Administration Versus Politics in Theories of Democratic Budgeting

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 19-03
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 11 Feb 2019
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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budgetary process; administrative rules; autonomy of the political; choice vs. interaction; exit vs. voice; systems theory; action level vs. system level

115.

American Democracy and the Problem of Fiscal Deficits

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 18-41
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 14 Dec 2018
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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budgetary process; public debt; parasitical politics; Image creation; nonlogical action; emergence vs. axiomatics

116.

Gordon Tullock's Scholarly Legacy: Extracting It from Buchanan's Shadow

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-39
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 15 Nov 2017
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Gordon Tullock; James Buchanan; Carl Schmitt; politics as destiny; Eden vs. Babel

117.

A Theory of Entangled Political Economy, with Application to TARP and NRA

Public Choice, Vol. 148, No. 1-2, 2011
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 12 Mar 2014
Adam C. Smith, Richard E. Wagner and Bruce Yandle
Johnson & Wales University, George Mason University - Department of Economics and Clemson University
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Bailout, Political economy, Credit markets, Economic calculation, Constitutional economics

118.

Public-private Partnership as Remedy for Crumbling Infrastructure: Is this Hope Looking for Reason?

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 19-08
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 11 Apr 2019
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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public-private partnership; dyadic vs. triadic partnerships; construction vs. maintenance; budgetary politics; implicit public debt

119.

Inequality within a System of Entangled Political Economy: Reflections on Mikayla Novak’S Disentanglement of Fact and Value

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 19-02
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 11 Feb 2019
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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inequality; Gini coefficient; Vilfredo Pareto; entangled political economy; choice vs. chance; material and immaterial inequality

120.

James M. Buchanan and the Corrupting Quality of Public Indebtedness

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 18-42
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 14 Dec 2018
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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James M. Buchanan; public debt; budgetary process; macro policy as shell game; Ricardian equivalence; action level vs. system level; private ordering; public ordering

121.

Chicago Political Economy, and Its Virginia Cousin

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 20-11
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 11 May 2020
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Frank Knight; George Stigler; James Buchanan; Chicago political economy; Virginia political economy

122.

Different Paths for Institutional Theory: Foundational Dichotomies and Theoretical Framing

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 20-10
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 11 May 2020
Paul Dragos Aligica and Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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individual-society relationship; monophonic society; polyphonic society; prisoners’ dilemma as social theory; stag hunt as social theory; rationality-society dichotomy

123.

Janus without Cores: A Venture into Social Epistemology

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 19-13
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 15 Apr 2019
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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simple facts vs. complex knowledge; logico-experimental method; non- logical action without cores; reason vs. rationality; artifactual knowledge; societal tectonics; Vilfredo Pareto; Frank Knight

124.

Economic Theory and 'The Social Question;' Some Dialectics Regarding the Work-Dependency Relationship

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 18-40
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 14 Dec 2018
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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the social question; wants vs. activities; raising vs. leveling; inequality as multi-dimensional; flourishing through co-production; mind-society bi-directionality