Roger D. Congleton

West Virginia University - Department of Economics

BB&T Professor of Economics

PO Box 6025

Morgantown, WV 26506

United States

http://rdc1.net

George Mason University - Center for Study of Public Choice

Professor

4400 University Drive

Fairfax, VA 22030

United States

http://rdc1.net

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Scholarly Papers (43)

1.

On the Political Economy of the Financial Crisis and Bailout of 2008

Public Choice, Vol. 140, No. 3-4, 2009
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 11 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2011
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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financial crisis, regulation, mortgage-backed securities, public choice, bail out

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Notes on the Financial Crisis and Bailout of 2008

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 24 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2009
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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fiscal crisis, bailout, public choice, public policy, housing finance, mortgage backed securities

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The Contractarian Constitutional Political Economy of James Buchanan

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 19 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 04 Jan 2014
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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Buchanan, Contractarian, Constitutionalism, Rational Choice, Constitutional Political Economy, History of Thought

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The Rise of the Modern Welfare State, Ideology, Institutions and Income Security: Analysis and Evidence

Public Choice, Vol. 144, No. 3-4, 2010
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 23 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 28 Sep 2010
Roger D. Congleton and Feler Bose
West Virginia University - Department of Economics and Indiana University East
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Public Choice, Social Insurance, Public Finance, Constitutional Choice and Institutional Analysis, Welfare State, Public Policy, Ideological Change

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The Globalization of Politics: Rational Choice and the Internationalization of Public Policy

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 13 Apr 2007
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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Globalization, Politics, Rational Choice, International Interest

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The Story of Katrina: New Orleans and the Political Economy of Catastrophe

Public Choice, Vol. 127, No. 1, 2006
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 14 Jun 2006 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2010
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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public choice, crisis management, Katrina, political failures, public finance, history of public policy

Early Spanish Liberalism and Constitutional Political Economy: The Cádiz Constitution of 1812

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 10-30
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 03 Oct 2010
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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Constitutional Political Economy, Constitutional History, Liberalism, Spain

Early Spanish Liberalism and Constitutional Political Economy: The Cádiz Constitution of 1812

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 19 Aug 2010
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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Constitutional Political Economy, Constitutional History, Liberalism, Spain

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The Political Economy of Crisis Management: Surprise, Urgency, and Mistakes in Political Decision Making

Advances in Austrian Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 13 Mar 2006
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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crisis management, ignorance, urgency, politics, public choice

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How Encompassing is a Dictator's Interest? Interest Groups, Targeted Repression, and Economic Development

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 15 Oct 2006
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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Dictatorship, Interest Groups, Fiscal Policies, Rational Repression, Public Choice, Stability, Security-Economy Tradeoffs

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Constitutional Exchange in Japan: From Shogunate to Parliamentary Democracy

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 13 Jul 2006
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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constitutional political economy, public choice, Japanese constitutional history, Meiji Constitution

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America's (Neglected) Debt to the Dutch: An Institutional Perspective

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 22 Feb 2006 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2009
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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political history, constitutional design, revolution, dutch republic

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Efficient Mercantilism? Rent Seeking under Leviathan: Buchanan and Tullock Meet Olson and Ramsey

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 06 Dec 2007 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2009
Roger D. Congleton and Sanghack Lee
West Virginia University - Department of Economics and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Merchantilism, Rent Seeking, Endogenous Rent Seeking, Leviathan, Corruption, Anti-Trust, Dictatorship, Regulation, Public Choice, Innovation, Patents, Interest Groups, Encompassing Interest, Welfare Economics, Encompassing Interest, Monopoly.

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A Theory of Menu Federalism: Decentralization by Political Agreement

Constitutional Political Economy, Vol. 14, pp. 167-190, 2003
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 26 May 2006
Andreas P. Kyriacou, Jordi Bacaria and Roger D. Congleton
University of Girona - Department of Economics, Autonomous University of Barcelona - Department d'Economia Aplicada and West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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Menu Federalism, Asymmetric Federalism, Endogenous Decentralization, Federalism, Constitutional Exchange, Constitutional Evolution

On the Evolution of Organizational Government

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 10-26
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 21 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 22 Apr 2011
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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On the Evolution of Organizational Government: Divided Governance and Survival in the Long Run

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 22 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 01 Jun 2011
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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Organizational Governance, Public Choice, Constitutional Political Economy, Evolutionary Economics, Organizational Theory

Constitutional Reform, Rent Extraction, and Economic Development in China

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 11-51
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 02 Dec 2011
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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China, Rent Extraction, Constitutional Exchange, Trade Liberalization, Constitutional Political Economy

Constitutional Reform, Rent Extraction, and Economic Development in China

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 09 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 28 Feb 2011
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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rent extraction, liberalization, public choice, constitutional political economy, corruption

Constitutional Reform, Rent Extraction, and Economic Development in China

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 10 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 23 Sep 2011
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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China, Rent Extraction, Constitutional Exchange, Trade Liberalization, Constitutional Political Economy

Coercion, Taxation, and Voluntary Association

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 10-27
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 17 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 06 May 2011
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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Coercion, Rent Extraction, Taxation, Tax Competition, Voluntary Association

Coercion, Taxation, and Voluntary Association

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 18 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 06 May 2011
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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Coercion, Rent Extraction, Taxation, Tax Competition, Voluntary Association

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The Constitutional Political Economy of Gordon Tullock

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 03 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 04 Jan 2014
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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constitutional political economy, dictatorship, public choice, conflict, democracy, court systems

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Democracy in America: Labor Mobility, Ideology, and Constitutional Reform

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 27 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2009
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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constitutional history, constitutional exchange, public choice, U.S. Constitution, constitutional political economy

Why Local Governments Do Not Maximize Profits: On the Value Added by the Representative Institutions of Town and City Governance

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 11-07
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 19 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 16 Jun 2011
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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constitutional political economy, local government, constitutional history, public choice

Why Local Governments Do Not Maximize Profits: On the Value Added by the Representative Institutions of Town and City Governance

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 02 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2011
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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local government, constitutional political economy, king and council, mayor and council

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The Moral Voter Hypothesis: Economic and Normative Aspects of Public Policy and Law within Democracies

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 27 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2009
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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Normative Theory, Public Policy, Elections, Economics of Ethics, Norms, Culture, Public Choice, Voter Preferences, Ideology, Criminal Sentences

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On the Political Economy and Limits of Crisis Insurance: The Case of the 2008–11 Bailouts

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 15 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2011
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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Financial Crisis, Social Insurance, Political Economy, Crisis Management, Crisis Insurance, Bailouts

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Is it All About Competence? The Human Capital of U.S. Presidents and Economic Performance

Constitutional Political Economy (2013) 24: 108-24
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 30 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 04 Mar 2014
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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competence, presidential politics, human capital, economic growth

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A Short History of American Liberalism

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 22 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 04 Mar 2014
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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liberalism, history, political science, law, economics, constitutional design

Coping with Unpleasant Surprises in a Complex World: Is Rational Choice Possible in a World with Positive Information Costs?

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 11-32
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 30 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 18 Jul 2011
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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Ignorance, Rational Ignorance, Natural Ignorance, Bounded Rationality, Rational Choice, Biased Expectations, Crisis Management, Social Insurance, Bailouts, Economics of Information

Coping with Unpleasant Surprises in a Complex World: Is Rational Choice Possible in a World with Positive Information Costs?

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 19 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 18 Jul 2011
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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Ignorance, Rational Ignorance, Natural Ignorance, Bounded Rationality, Rational Choice, Biased Expectations, Crisis Management, Social Insurance, Bailouts, Economics of Information

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Informational Limits to Democratic Public Policy: The Jury Theorem, Yardstick Competition, and Ignorance

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 22 Feb 2006
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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Elections, Rational Ignorance, Jury Theorem, Delegation, Expert's Dilemma, Simulated Elections, Delegation, Referenda, Efficiency of Democracy

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International Public Goods and Agency Problems in Treaty Organizations

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 31 Aug 2006
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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agency problems, treaty organizations, environmental treaties

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Rent-Extraction, Liberalism, and Economic Development

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 02 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 22 Apr 2010
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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liberalization, rent extraction, rent seeking, economic development, public choice

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On the Feasibility of a Liberal Welfare State: Agency and Exit Costs in Income Security Clubs

Constitutional Political Economy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 22 Feb 2006
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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Social Insurance, Agency Problems, Exit, Averse Selection, Welfare State

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Voting By Altruists: Some Electoral Implications of Civic Virtue

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 19 Nov 2007
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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Altruistic Voting, Median Voter, Majority Rule, Efficiency of Democracy, Redistribution, Public Goods, Foreign Policy

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On the Durability of King and Council: The Continuum between Dictatorship and Democracy

Constitutional Political Economy, Vol. 12, pp. 193-201, 2001
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 25 Sep 2006 Last Revised: 14 Dec 2011
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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Public Choice, Dictatorship, Evolution, Democracy, Parliament, Executive Veto, Agenda Control, Constitutional Economics, Conflict, Bipolar Government, Efficiency, Social Contract, Rent Seeking, Division of Power, Constitutional Evolution

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Crisis, Rationality, and Institutions: How Communities Cope with Unpleasant Surprises without Collapsing

PERC Research Paper No. 12/6
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 17 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 26 Apr 2012
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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On the Distributional Effects of Political Decisionmaking, An Overview and Synthesis of Public Choice Research

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 10 Dec 2007 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2009
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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distribution of income, public education, policy reform, rent seeking, welfare state, health insurance

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From Royal to Parliamentary Rule Without Revolution, Credible Commitments and the Market for Power within Divided Governments

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 17 May 2006
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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Divided Government, Public Choice, Dictatorship, Democracy, Tax

The Electoral Politics of Complex Healthcare Systems

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 28 Jan 2013
Roger D. Congleton and Rinaldo Pietrantonio
West Virginia University - Department of Economics and West Virginia University - College of Business & Economics
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healthcare, system choice, politics, public choice, median voter, OECD

The Electoral Politics of Complex Healthcare Systems

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 15 Sep 2016
Alberto Batinti, Roger D. Congleton and Rinaldo Pietrantonio
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics - School of Public Economics & Administration, West Virginia University - Department of Economics and West Virginia University - College of Business & Economics
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System Choice, Political Economy, Complex Healthcare Systems

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Toward a First-Bestconservation Policy: Cyclic Demand, Externalities, and Political Failure

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 18 May 2006 Last Revised: 28 Feb 2015
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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conservation regulation, political feasibility, public choice, environmental economics

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Democracy in America: Labor Mobility, Early Liberalism, and Constitutional Reform

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 28 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 01 Mar 2012
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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constitutional history, constitutional political economy, constitutional exchange, United States

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Rent Seeking and Organizational Governance: Limiting Losses from Intra-Organizational Conflict

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 04 Jun 2014
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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organizational design, conflict, rent seeking losses

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Gordon Tullock's Implicit Analytical History of Government

Constitutional Political Economy, Vol. 27, No. 2, 2016
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 16 Sep 2016
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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Gordon Tullock, Constitutional Political Economy, Analytical History

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A Test of the Unraveling Hypothesis: Constitutional Bargaining and the Quality of African Institutions

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 03 Jun 2014
Roger D. Congleton and Dongwoo Yoo
West Virginia University - Department of Economics and West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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Decolonization, Independence, Constitutional Negotiations, Constitutional Bargaining, Post-Colonial Reform, Eminent Domain, Takings, Institutions, Africa

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In Defense of Ignorance: On the Significance of a Neglected Form of Incomplete Information

Eastern Economic Journal 27 (2001): 391-408.
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 03 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 05 Jun 2014
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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Ignorance, Rational Ignorance, Natural Ignorance, Bounded Rationality

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On the Inevitability of Divided Government and Improbability of a Complete Separation of Powers

Constitutional Political Economy, Vol. 24, No. 3, 2013
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 04 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 03 Jun 2014
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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On the Political Economy of Privacy in Communities that Include Both Friends and Foes

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 16 Sep 2016
Roger D. Congleton
West Virginia University - Department of Economics
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privacy, stealth, fame, signaling, big data, political economy of privacy

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The Electoral Politics of Subsidized Medical Technology

Posted: 15 Sep 2016
Alberto Batinti and Roger D. Congleton
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics - School of Public Economics & Administration and West Virginia University - Department of Economics

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Welfare State, Public Healthcare Provision, R&D, Insurance