Mendenhall’s ECON 410 Public Choice Final Exam

The text below is Slade Mendenhall’s ECON 410 Public Choice Final Exam. Check out his course material and website here. Great stuff! Instructions: Below are questions based on the topics that we have covered this semester. They are interpretive in nature, so while you should demonstrate knowledge of what was covered in the course, answers that … Read more Mendenhall’s ECON 410 Public Choice Final Exam

Caplan Notes 3/29, Pub Choice II

Official course notes reference. Related: My proof of markets as an optimal voting system. Important note: His version of ‘expressive voting’ is not the same as the concept (of the same label) which I learned in undergrad from Jonathan Slapin. Caplan’s expressive voting means non-instrumental voting, while Slapin’s expressive voting means voting in a way … Read more Caplan Notes 3/29, Pub Choice II

Non-Market Decision Making Reading Notes Section 3.6

This article contains my notes on the section 3.6 readings for Leeson’s Economics of Non-Market Decision Making. 3.6 Alternative Institutions of Property Protection and Conflict Resolution Allen, Douglas W., and Vera Lantinova. 2013. “The Ancient Olympics as a Signal of City-State Strength.” Economics of Governance 14: 23-44. 3 Main Points The ability of a Greek … Read more Non-Market Decision Making Reading Notes Section 3.6

Short Essay Regarding “Dispute Resolution when Rationalities Conflict: Cost and Choice in a Mixed Economy”

This short essay was a 2nd year Ph.D. level homework assignment for which I received a B+, where the professor grading my response was also the original article’s author. The original article from Wagner (2011) is a working article, accessible here. Dr. Wagner’s comments on this essay included: “I accept pretty much everything you say, … Read more Short Essay Regarding “Dispute Resolution when Rationalities Conflict: Cost and Choice in a Mixed Economy”