Christopher Westley

Florida Gulf Coast University

Professor of Economics

Ft. Myers, FL 33965-6565

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (21)

1.

An Institutional Analysis of Voter Turnout: The Role of Primary Type and the Expressive and Instrumental Voting Hypotheses

Constitutional Political Economy, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 94-110, June 2008
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 02 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2011
Peter Calcagno and Christopher Westley
College of Charleston - Department of Economics and Finance and Florida Gulf Coast University
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voting, median voter, primaries, shirking, expressive voting, instrumental voting

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Enron: Market Exploitation and Correction

Financial Decisions, No. 1, Spring 2002
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 10 Sep 2011
Ronnie Clayton, William Scroggins and Christopher Westley
Jacksonville State University (Florida), Jacksonville State University (Florida) and Florida Gulf Coast University
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Economic History, Enron, Capture Theory, Regulation

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Efficiency Wages: A Critical Assessment

Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies, Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 163-174, Summer 2006
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 02 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 14 Sep 2011
Christopher Westley and Bill H. Schmidt
Florida Gulf Coast University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Efficiency wages, New Keynesian economics, New Classical economics

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Matrimony and Microeconomics: A Critique of Gary Becker’s Analysis of Marriage

Journal of Markets and Morality, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 67-74, March 1998
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 15 Sep 2011
Christopher Westley
Florida Gulf Coast University
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economics of the family, marriage, Becker

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Government Regulation and Income Inequality in the United States, 1970-1990

Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 5, pp. 805-808, 1998
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 15 Sep 2011
Christopher Westley
Florida Gulf Coast University
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tax policy, income inequality, regulation, Gini Coefficients

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Primary Election Systems and Candidate Deviation

Eastern Economic Journal, Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 365-376, Summer 2004
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 10 Sep 2011
Christopher Westley, Peter Calcagno and Richard Ault
Florida Gulf Coast University, College of Charleston - Department of Economics and Finance and Auburn University
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Public Choice, Voting Models, Ideology

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Incumbent Spending and Gubernatorial Elections: An Investigation of Primary Type and Candidate Deviation

Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice, Vol. 23, Nos. 1-2, pp. 3-18, 2005
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 10 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 14 Sep 2011
Christopher Westley and Peter Calcagno
Florida Gulf Coast University and College of Charleston - Department of Economics and Finance
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voting models, campaign spending, public choice

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The Carriage Trade Trend

Journal of Health Care Finance, Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 74-78, Spring 2007
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 02 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 04 Aug 2011
Christopher Westley and Doris Bennett
Florida Gulf Coast University and Jacksonville State University (Florida)
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carriage trade, health care, health care finance, health economics

The Carriage Trade Trend

Journal of Health Care Finance, Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 74-78, Spring 2007
Posted: 10 Sep 2011
Christopher Westley and Doris Bennett
Florida Gulf Coast University and Jacksonville State University (Florida)

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health care economics, carriage trade

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Contingent Workers Will Not Benefit from Union Representation

Number of pages: 3 Posted: 01 Mar 2014
Christopher Westley
Florida Gulf Coast University
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labor unions, labor economics, unemployment, workforce dynamics

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Fuel Efficiency Standards Should Not Be Raised

Nakaya, Andrea C. (Ed.), Oil, Farmington Hills, Michigan: Greenhaven Press, 2006
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 07 Mar 2014
David N. Laband and Christopher Westley
Georgia Institute of Technology and Florida Gulf Coast University
Downloads 11 (564,477)

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Fuel Economy, Energy Economics, Applied Microeconomics

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Who Gets the Goods? Moderate Voting Records, Diminishing Returns, and PAC Contributions

Economics & Politics, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 321-333, November 2000
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 15 Sep 2011
Gregory M. Dempster and Christopher Westley
Hampden-Sydney College and Florida Gulf Coast University
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ideology, voting, voting models, politics

12.

The Microsoft Corporation in Collision with Antitrust Law

Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 287-302, Spring 2001
Posted: 15 Sep 2011
affiliation not provided to SSRN, Loyola University New Orleans - Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business, Loyola University Maryland - The Joseph A. Sellinger, S.J. School of Business and Management and Florida Gulf Coast University

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antitrust, law and economics, industrial organization

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The Role of Economic Efficiency in Medical Malpractice Reform Policy

International Journal of Business and Public Administration, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 20-33, Summer 2008
Posted: 10 Sep 2011
Ben Boozer, Christopher Westley and Robert J. Landry
Jacksonville State University (Florida), Florida Gulf Coast University and Jacksonville State University - College of Commerce and Business Administration

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health care economics, law and economics, malpractice, tort law

14.

Western Expansion as a Common Pool Problem: The Contrasting Histories of the Brazilian and North-American Pioneers

American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Vol. 68, No. 3, pp. 775-789, July 2009
Posted: 10 Sep 2011
Fernando Zanella and Christopher Westley
United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) - Department of Economics and Florida Gulf Coast University

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institutional economics, neoinstitutional economics, economic history, economic development, Brazil

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Institutions, Incentives, and Disaster Relief: The Case of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Following Hurricane Katrina

International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 35, No. 7, pp. 501-511, Summer 2008
Posted: 10 Sep 2011
Christopher Westley, Robert P. Murphy and William L. Anderson
Florida Gulf Coast University, Institute for Energy Research and affiliation not provided to SSRN

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Public Economics, Bureaucracy, Institutional Economics, Emergency Preparedness

16.

Internal vs. External Explanations: A New Perspective on the History of Economic Thought

Procesos de Mercado: Revista Europea de Economia Politica, Vol. 2, pp. 35-132, 2008
Posted: 03 Aug 2011
Walter E. Block, Christopher Westley and Alexandre Padilla
Loyola University New Orleans - Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business, Florida Gulf Coast University and Metropolitan State University of Denver - Department of Economics

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truth, economics, majority rule, democracy, debate, argument

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The Debate Over Money Manipulations: A Short History

The Intercollegiate Review, pp. 3-11, Fall 2010
Posted: 03 Aug 2011
Christopher Westley
Florida Gulf Coast University

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economic history, monetary theory, inflation, central banking

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War and the Austrian School: Ludwig von Mises and F.A. Hayek

Economics of Peace and Security Journal, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 28-33, 2011
Posted: 03 Aug 2011
Christopher Westley, William L. Anderson and Scott A. Kjar
Florida Gulf Coast University, affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN

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history of economic thought, peace economics

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The University-as-Monopolist: Why Parking Problems Persist at University Campuses

Journal of Applied Business and Economics (Special Edition: Environmental Developments in Business Research), Vol. 10, No. 6, pp. 39-43, 2010
Posted: 03 Aug 2011
Bill H. Schmidt and Christopher Westley
Jacksonville State University (Florida) and Florida Gulf Coast University

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parking, applied microeconomics

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Why Health Costs Spiral: The Case of Emergency Department Regulation

Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 6-15, Summer 2006
Posted: 02 Jan 2008
Christopher Westley and Ben Boozer
Florida Gulf Coast University and Jacksonville State University (Florida)

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health care, health economics

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Who Gets the Goods? Moderate Voting Records, Diminishing Returns, and Pac Contributions

Economics & Politics, Vol. 12, No. 3
Posted: 26 May 2001
Gregory M. Dempster and Christopher Westley
Hampden-Sydney College and Florida Gulf Coast University

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