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Postwar Reconstruction: Some Insights from Public Choice and Institutional Economics

Posted: 10 Mar 2006  

Tyler Cowen

George Mason University - Department of Economics

Christopher J. Coyne

George Mason University - Department of Economics

Abstract

A successful reconstruction is characterized by a widespread coordination problem, combined with potential pockets of conflict. We analyze the array of relationships that take place in the reconstruction process - political, economic and social - by considering under what circumstances they are situations of conflict or coordination. Historical attempts at reconstruction provide further understanding of how to achieve success.

Keywords: Conflict, coordination, culture, postwar reconstruction

JEL Classification: N40, O1, P11, Z13

Suggested Citation

Cowen, Tyler and Coyne, Christopher J., Postwar Reconstruction: Some Insights from Public Choice and Institutional Economics. Constitutional Political Economy, Vol. 16, pp. 31-48, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=887417

Tyler Cowen

George Mason University - Department of Economics ( email )

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Christopher J. Coyne (Contact Author)

George Mason University - Department of Economics ( email )

4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
United States

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