Positive Constitutional Economics - A Survey of Recent Developments

75 Pages Posted: 14 Mar 2009

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Stefan Voigt

University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Date Written: March, 12 2009

Abstract

Analysis of the economic effects of constitutional rules has made substantial progress over the last decade. This survey provides an overview of this rapidly growing research area and also discusses a number of methodological issues and identifies underresearched areas. It argues that the next logical step of Positive Constitutional Economics is to endogenize constitutional rules.

Keywords: Positive Constitutional Economics, Constitutional Political Economy, Economic Effects of Constitutions, New Institutional Economics, Endogenous Constitutions

JEL Classification: H11, K10, O17, O43, P51

Suggested Citation

Voigt, Stefan, Positive Constitutional Economics - A Survey of Recent Developments (March, 12 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1358508 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1358508

Stefan Voigt (Contact Author)

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CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

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