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Studies in Public Choice

Public Choice Analyses of American Economic History

Volume 3

Editors: Hall, Joshua, Witcher, Marcus (Eds.)

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  • Applies a public choice perspective to important events from American economic history
  • Presents chapters from several of the world's leading public choice scholars as well as rising stars in the field
  • Approaches the topic from both an economic and political perspective
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About this book

This book is the third installment in a series of volumes looking at episodes in American economic history from a public choice perspective. Each chapter discusses citizens, special interests, and government officials responding to economic incentives in both markets and politics. In doing so, the book provides fresh insights into important periods of American history, from the Rhode Island’s 1788 Referendum on the U.S. Constitution and the political influence of women’s clubs in the United States. The volume features economic historians such as Ruth Wallis Herndon, junior public choice scholars such as Jayme Lemke and Leo Krasnozhon, and political scientists such as Michael Faber. This volume will be useful for researchers and students interested in economics, history, political science, economic history, public choice, and political economy.

About the authors

Joshua C. Hall is an associate professor of economics at West Virginia University and Director of the Center for Free Enterprise within the College of Business and Economics. He earned his bachelor and master degrees in economics from Ohio University and his Ph.D. from West Virginia University in 2007. Prior to returning to his alma mater, he was the Elbert H. Neese, Jr. Professor of Economics at Beloit College and an Economist with the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress. Hall is a past President of the Association of Private Enterprise Education. In addition to being a co-author on the widely-cited Economic Freedom of the World annual report, he is author of over 100 academic journal articles.

Marcus M. Witcher is a postdoctoral professor of history at West Virginia University. He earned his bachelor degree in history with a minor in economics from the University of Central Arkansas. He then received his masters and PhD in history from the University of Alabama. Marcus is currently revising his book manuscript Getting Right with Reagan: Conservatives and the Fortieth President, 1980-2016. He has published four peer-reviewed articles, six book reviews, and has presented his work at over ten academic conferences

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Club Women and the Provision of Local Public Goods

    Pages 1-19

    Lemke, Jayme (et al.)

  • Samuel J. Tilden, Iron Money and the Election of 1876

    Pages 21-29

    Thies, Clifford F.

  • The Impact of Decentralization on Municipalities: Evidence from the Municipal Home Rule Movement

    Pages 31-49

    Hennessey, Jessica

  • Organized Opposition: The Anti-Federalist Political Network

    Pages 51-71

    Faber, Michael J. (et al.)

  • Bootleggers and Baptists in the Passage of Federal Surface Mining Law

    Pages 73-82

    Troyan, Jessi L.

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-11313-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-11312-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Public Choice Analyses of American Economic History
Book Subtitle
Volume 3
Editors
  • Joshua Hall
  • Marcus Witcher
Series Title
Studies in Public Choice
Series Volume
39
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-11313-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-11313-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-11312-4
Series ISSN
0924-4700
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 206
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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