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

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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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
Downloads 1,281 (10,524)
Citation 11

Abstract:

financial crisis, regulation, mortgage-backed securities, public choice, bail out

2.

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
Downloads 1,207 (12,287)
Citation 3

Abstract:

fiscal crisis, bailout, public choice, public policy, housing finance, mortgage backed securities

3.

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
Downloads 293 (76,608)

Abstract:

Buchanan, Contractarian, Constitutionalism, Rational Choice, Constitutional Political Economy, History of Thought

4.

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 Anderson University - Falls School of Business
Downloads 263 (86,371)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Public Choice, Social Insurance, Public Finance, Constitutional Choice and Institutional Analysis, Welfare State, Public Policy, Ideological Change

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
Downloads 149 (161,360)

Abstract:

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
Downloads 64 (289,337)

Abstract:

Constitutional Political Economy, Constitutional History, Liberalism, Spain

6.

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
Downloads 210 (105,675)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Globalization, Politics, Rational Choice, International Interest

7.

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
Downloads 210 (97,428)
Citation 8

Abstract:

public choice, crisis management, Katrina, political failures, public finance, history of public policy

8.

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
Downloads 196 (114,913)
Citation 2

Abstract:

crisis management, ignorance, urgency, politics, public choice

9.

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
Downloads 194 (116,530)

Abstract:

Dictatorship, Interest Groups, Fiscal Policies, Rational Repression, Public Choice, Stability, Security-Economy Tradeoffs

10.

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
Downloads 183 (120,956)
Citation 1

Abstract:

constitutional political economy, public choice, Japanese constitutional history, Meiji Constitution

11.

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
Downloads 168 (137,190)
Citation 1

Abstract:

political history, constitutional design, revolution, dutch republic

12.

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
Downloads 154 (150,704)

Abstract:

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.

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
Downloads 106 (210,807)

Abstract:

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
Downloads 42 (352,987)

Abstract:

Organizational Governance, Public Choice, Constitutional Political Economy, Evolutionary Economics, Organizational Theory

14.

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
Downloads 139 (162,015)
Citation 9

Abstract:

Menu Federalism, Asymmetric Federalism, Endogenous Decentralization, Federalism, Constitutional Exchange, Constitutional Evolution

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
Downloads 69 (277,622)

Abstract:

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
Downloads 41 (356,442)

Abstract:

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
Downloads 27 (414,146)

Abstract:

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
Downloads 67 (282,208)

Abstract:

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
Downloads 56 (309,803)

Abstract:

Coercion, Rent Extraction, Taxation, Tax Competition, Voluntary Association

17.

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
Downloads 101 (208,285)
Citation 2

Abstract:

constitutional political economy, dictatorship, public choice, conflict, democracy, court systems

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
Downloads 56 (309,803)
Citation 1

Abstract:

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
Downloads 43 (349,558)
Citation 1

Abstract:

local government, constitutional political economy, king and council, mayor and council

19.

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
Downloads 96 (212,514)

Abstract:

constitutional history, constitutional exchange, public choice, U.S. Constitution, constitutional political economy

20.

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
Downloads 95 (224,556)

Abstract:

Financial Crisis, Social Insurance, Political Economy, Crisis Management, Crisis Insurance, Bailouts

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
Downloads 78 (258,215)

Abstract:

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
Downloads 16 (475,786)

Abstract:

Ignorance, Rational Ignorance, Natural Ignorance, Bounded Rationality, Rational Choice, Biased Expectations, Crisis Management, Social Insurance, Bailouts, Economics of Information

22.

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
Downloads 93 (219,927)

Abstract:

Normative Theory, Public Policy, Elections, Economics of Ethics, Norms, Culture, Public Choice, Voter Preferences, Ideology, Criminal Sentences

23.

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
Downloads 89 (226,117)
Citation 8

Abstract:

Elections, Rational Ignorance, Jury Theorem, Delegation, Expert's Dilemma, Simulated Elections, Delegation, Referenda, Efficiency of Democracy

24.

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
Downloads 80 (242,817)
Citation 2

Abstract:

agency problems, treaty organizations, environmental treaties

25.

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
Downloads 76 (246,430)
Citation 1

Abstract:

competence, presidential politics, human capital, economic growth

26.

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
Downloads 67 (257,804)
Citation 1

Abstract:

liberalization, rent extraction, rent seeking, economic development, public choice

27.

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
Downloads 64 (272,370)

Abstract:

Altruistic Voting, Median Voter, Majority Rule, Efficiency of Democracy, Redistribution, Public Goods, Foreign Policy

28.

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
Downloads 63 (263,966)
Citation 4

Abstract:

Social Insurance, Agency Problems, Exit, Averse Selection, Welfare State

29.

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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30.

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
Downloads 54 (292,828)

Abstract:

distribution of income, public education, policy reform, rent seeking, welfare state, health insurance

31.

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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Citation 12

Abstract:

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

32.

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
Downloads 49 (308,076)

Abstract:

Divided Government, Public Choice, Dictatorship, Democracy, Tax

33.

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
Downloads 44 (259,831)

Abstract:

liberalism, history, political science, law, economics, constitutional design

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
Downloads 29 (404,487)

Abstract:

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
Downloads 11 (504,570)

Abstract:

System Choice, Political Economy, Complex Healthcare Systems

35.

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
Downloads 37 (346,372)

Abstract:

conservation regulation, political feasibility, public choice, environmental economics

36.

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
Downloads 29 (356,273)
Citation 1

Abstract:

constitutional history, constitutional political economy, constitutional exchange, United States

37.

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
Downloads 22 (370,256)

Abstract:

organizational design, conflict, rent seeking losses

38.

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
Downloads 11 (427,543)

Abstract:

Decolonization, Independence, Constitutional Negotiations, Constitutional Bargaining, Post-Colonial Reform, Eminent Domain, Takings, Institutions, Africa

39.

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
Downloads 9 (484,032)

Abstract:

40.

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
Downloads 7 (463,517)

Abstract:

Ignorance, Rational Ignorance, Natural Ignorance, Bounded Rationality

41.

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
Downloads 0 (422,424)

Abstract:

Gordon Tullock, Constitutional Political Economy, Analytical History

42.

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
Downloads 0 (516,400)

Abstract:

privacy, stealth, fame, signaling, big data, political economy of privacy

43.

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

Abstract:

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