Topics in Analytical Political Economy / Edition 1

Topics in Analytical Political Economy / Edition 1

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Topics in Analytical Political Economy / Edition 1

The nine papers in this volume are a diverse set of quality contributions to the field in economics that is called political economy. It is important to understand that social scientists hold different interpretations of the term political economy. Most mainstream economists expect a paper in the field to use the same models as are used in neoclassical economics, be it micro or macro. The field of political economy is seen by most economists to be exclusively the purview of their field. However, the political system of a country determines the nature of its economics system. The economy feeds back to the political system but the rules of the game are determined by the political system. The study of politics is the hardest task in the social sciences. The political system defines the scope of the economics system while taking resources from the economy in order to run campaigns and produce the types of compromises that are required of a stable political system that allows economic agents to make sensible investments. The interaction between the highly inter-dependant yet very different fields of politics and economics forms the basis of this volume. It contains a collection of key papers on the topic of analytical political economy. The papers authored by some of the foremost experts in the field. It is part of the "ISETE" series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780444531377
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 10/31/2007
Series: International Symposia in Economic Theory and Econometrics Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Professor Melvin Hinich, the Mike Hogg Professor of Government, has been teaching at the University of Texas at Austin since 1982. He is also a Professor of Economics and is a Research Professor at the Applied Research Laboratories of UT. Hinich and the late Otto Davis pioneered the modern multi-issue spatial theory of electoral competition. He has coauthored five books on spatial theory and has written and coauthored numerous papers on this important paradigm in analytical political economy

Table of Contents

Rational Parties and Retrospective Voters.
Campaign Contributions and Political Favors in a Spatial Model with Probabilistic Voting.
Electoral Systems, Postelection Bargaining and Special Interest Politics in Parliamentary Systems: The Case of Agricultural Protection.
The EU Negotiations as a Reform Strategy: Turkey’s Problem Ahead.
A Spatial Theory Approach to the Study of Political Spaces.
Proximity versus Directional Models of Voting: Different Concepts but One Theory.
Markets and Politics: The 2000 Taiwanese Presidential Election.
Endogenous Time Preferences, Social Networks and Complexity.
A Formal Analysis of Patronage Politics.
About the Editors.
Notes on Contributors.

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