Richard E. Wagner

George Mason University - Department of Economics

Hobart R. Harris Professor of Economics

4400 University Drive

334 Enterprise Hall

Fairfax, VA 22030

United States

http://mason.gmu.edu/~rwagner/

George Mason University - Mercatus Center

Distinguished Senior Fellow, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

3434 Washington Blvd., 4th Floor

Arlington, VA 22201

United States

http://ppe.mercatus.org/scholars/richard-wagner

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1.

James Buchanan's Public Debt Theory: A Rational Reconstruction

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 13-24
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 27 Oct 2013
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Public Principles of Public Debt; burden of public debt; Ricardian equivalence; Cost and Choice; Atillio Da Empoli and oblique incidence; morality of public debt; debt default

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Viennese Kaleidics: Why Liberty and Not Policy Calms Turbulence

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 11-46
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 06 Nov 2011
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 487 (74,893)
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kaleidic economy, George Shackle, time and economics, monetary non-neutrality, private vs. public ordering

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James M. Buchanan and Me: Reminiscing About a 50-Year Association

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-13
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 17 Jun 2014
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 418 (89,731)
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James M. Buchanan; Italianate public finance; teaching as joint inquiry; constitutional political economy; non-logical action; Vilfredo Pareto; Carl Schmitt

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Vilfredo Pareto's Theory of Action: An Alternative to Behavioral Economics

Il Pensiero Economico Italiano, vol. 24, no. 2 (2016): 15-28
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 21 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2018
Rosolino Candela and Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 363 (105,508)
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Vilfredo Pareto, logical vs. non-logical action, rationality, behavioral economics

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Perpetual Crisis in the Tax State

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 11-48
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 06 Nov 2011
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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fiscal crisis, tax state, conflicting rationalities, Ordnungstheorie, hotels as city states, capital accounts and states

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Nominal GDP Stabilization: Chasing a Mirage

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-02
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 20 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 05 Jun 2017
Vipin P. Veetil and Richard E. Wagner
Indian Institute of Technology Madras and George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 323 (120,056)
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NGDP targeting; complex systems theory; micro-foundations; time and economics; non-equilibrium theory; entrepreneurship; economic kaleidics; recessions as economically productive

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Democracy and Public Finance: A Polycentric, Invisible-Hand Framework

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 11-23
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 02 Jun 2011
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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centralized mindset, invisible hand theorizing, polycentricity, parasitical competition, competition among political enterprises, scale-free models

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New Austrian Macro Theory: A Call for Inquiry

Review of Austrian Economics, Forthcoming, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-26
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 08 Jul 2016
Paul A. Lewis and Richard E. Wagner
King's College London and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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structure of production; dispersed knowledge; equilibrium vs. non-equilibrium theory; creative systems theory; macro-foundations for micro

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Systems Theory and the Public Policy Shell Game

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-22
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 25 Jul 2014
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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systems theory; robotic systems vs. creative systems; emergence; entangled political economy; private property vs. public property; scalable vs. scale-free systems

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Gordon Tullock: A Conspectus on His Life's Work

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-03
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 20 Jan 2015
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 255 (153,509)
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Gordon Tullock; James M. Buchanan; public choice; rent seeking; law and economics; bureaucracy; Enlightenment vs. Renaissance orientations

The Language of Taxation: Ideology Masquerading as Science

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-01
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 12 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 11 May 2018
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 223 (174,446)
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taxes as political prices; fiscal politics; tax ideology; fiscal discrimination; corrective taxation; redistributive taxation

The Language of Taxation: Ideology Masquerading as Science

Excerpt from Adam J. Hoffer and Todd Nesbit, eds., For Your Own Good: Taxes, Paternalism, and Fiscal Discrimination in the Twenty-First Century. Arlington, VA: Mercatus Center at George Mason University, 2018.
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 27 Apr 2018
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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US Constitution, tax policy, general welfare clause, sin taxes

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Two Systems of Public Finance: Entrepreneurial and Parasitical

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 12-35
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 19 Jul 2012
Steve H. Hanke and Richard E. Wagner
Johns Hopkins University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 243 (160,988)
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political entrepreneurship, parasitical political pricing, city-states, nation states, imperialism and public finance, public goods

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Welfare Economics and Second-Best Theory: Filling Imaginary Economic Boxes

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-42
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 10 Dec 2014
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 238 (164,239)
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second-best theory; welfare economics, empty economic boxes, demonstrative vs. plausible reasoning, prisoners’ dilemma fables

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Dyads, Triads, and the Theory of Exchange: Between Liberty and Coercion

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 12-13
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 04 Apr 2012
Marta Podemska-Mikluch and Richard E. Wagner
Gustavus Adolphus College and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Edgeworth box, dyadic exchange, triadic exchange, coercive exchange, credit markets as coercive exchange, conflict and political economy

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Public Finance Without Taxation: Free-Riding as Institutional Artifact

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 13-05
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 07 Mar 2013
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 233 (167,619)
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free riding, forced carrying, preference revelation, collective property rights, institution-centered public finance, markets and public goods, civil society, political elites, ruling classes

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Macroeconomics As Systems Theory

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 19-18
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 16 May 2019
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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systems theory; complexity; micro-macro dialectics; systems as causal agents; plans as primitive variables; spending as derivative variables; order without equilibrium

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Default Without Capital Account: The Economics of Municipal Bankruptcy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 13-11
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 02 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 05 Sep 2014
Lotta Moberg and Richard E. Wagner
William Blair and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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municipal bankruptcy, debt and democracy, ownership of municipal corporations, commercial corporations vs. municipal corporations, Ricardian equivalence and capital accounts

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Treating Macro Theory as Systems Theory: Why Does It Matter?

Advances in Austrian Economics, Vol. 19, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-14
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 17 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2015
Vipin P. Veetil and Richard E. Wagner
Indian Institute of Technology Madras and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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systems theory; complexity theory; emergence; scale-free models; nonequilibrium theory; microfoundations; countercyclical volatility; Friedrich Hayek; Joseph Schumpeter

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Macroeconomics, Fiscal Policy, and Public Debt: Conflating Myth and Reality

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-42
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 31 Oct 2016
Giuseppe Eusepi and Richard E. Wagner
Sapienza University of Rome and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Antonio de Viti de Marco; monopolistic democracy; Ricardian equivalence; deconstructing democratic debt; economic manipulation for political gain

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Entangled Political Economy and the Two Faces of Entrepreneurship

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 12-26
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 15 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2012
Marta Podemska-Mikluch and Richard E. Wagner
Gustavus Adolphus College and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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entrepreneurship, entangled political economy, Jane Jacobs, polycentricity vs. monocentricity, parasitical political pricing, liberty and politics

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Neutral Money: Historical Fact or Analytical Artifact?

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 12-37
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 02 Sep 2012
Simon Bilo and Richard E. Wagner
Independent and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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neutral money, Cantillon effects, business cycles, non-equilibrium modeling, kaleidics vs. equilibrium, learning by doing, money as commanding height

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Contrasting Visions for Macroeconomic Theory: DSGE and OEE

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-35
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 18 Oct 2017
Abigail Devereaux and Richard E. Wagner
Wichita State University, Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Macro Theory as Systems Theory; DSGE Modeling; OEE Modeling; Generative vs. Stipulative Modeling; Synchronic vs. Diachronic Macro; Ecological Games

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The Calculus of Consent: A Compass for My Professional Journey

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 11-55
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 21 Dec 2011
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Calculus of Consent, James M. Buchanan, Gordon Tullock, Vincent Ostrom, scale-free networks, democratic oligarchy

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Game Theory as Social Theory: Finding Spontaneous Order

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 18-23
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 31 Aug 2018
Abigail Devereaux and Richard E. Wagner
Wichita State University, Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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distributed knowledge; assembly of knowledge; synecology as social theory; emergence of institutional arrangements; realism in economic models; complexity; spontaneous order

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Political Entrepreneurship and the Formation of Special Districts

European Journal of Law and Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 21 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 22 Dec 2010
Alexander Fink and Richard E. Wagner
University of Leipzig and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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special districts, political entrepreneurship, public enterprise, public-private interaction, enterprise-based public finance, constitutional political economy

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Fiscal Crisis as Failure of Progressivist Democracy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-26
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 28 Mar 2015
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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fiscal crisis; public debt; unfunded liabilities; democratic oligarchy; capital accounts and politics; polycentric vs. monocentric polities; power and ideology; liberal vs. progressivist democracy

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Volatility in Catallactical Systems: Austrian Cycle Theory Revisited

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-15
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 18 Jun 2014
James Caton and Richard E. Wagner
North Dakota State University - Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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ecology of plans; natural volatility; induced volatility; Austrian cycle theory; non-equilibrium theory; kaleidic analysis; undecidability and choice; algorithmic choice theory; entrepreneurship

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Choice, Emergence, and Constitutional Process: A Framework for Positive Analysis

Journal of Institutional Economics, Forthcoming, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 10-18
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 15 May 2010
Petrik Runst and Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Constitutional Political Economy, Emergent Dynamics, Tacit Knowledge, Formal vs. Informal Rules, Original Intent vs. Living Constitution, J. M. Buchanan, F. A. Hayek

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Bankruptcies, Bailouts, and Some Political Economy of Corporate Reorganization

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-14
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 22 Apr 2017
Dylan J. DelliSanti and Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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bankruptcy; bailout; corporate restructuring; automobile bailout; entangled political economy

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Spontaneous Order, Liberty, and Austrian Economics

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 12-06
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 07 Feb 2012
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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emergence, spontaneous order, mainline vs. mainstream economics, emergent dynamics vs. comparative statics, entangled political economy

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Polycentrism, Federalism, and Liberty: A Comparative Systems Perspective

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-10
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 12 May 2014
Richard E. Wagner and Akira Yokoyama
George Mason University - Department of Economics and Chuo University - Graduate School and Faculty of Policy Studies
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Polycentricity; Competitive federalism; Cartel federalism; Decentralization; Political externalities

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Game Theory and the Architecture of Social Theory: Reflections on Luigino Bruni's Ethos of the Market

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 13-26
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 27 Oct 2013
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Neapolitan civil economy; Antonio Genovesi; stag hunts; prisoners’ dilemmas; game theory as social theory; society as ecology; social conflict

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Political Entrepreneurship, Emergent Dynamics, and Constitutional Politics

Review of Social Economy, Forthcoming, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-09
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 21 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 05 Jan 2018
Alexander William Salter and Richard E. Wagner
Texas Tech University - Rawls College of Business and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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open systems, political entrepreneurship, constitutional control, crooked timber of humanity, paradox of power, emergence

Constitutional Catallaxy: Friends and Enemies in an Open-Ended Social Order

Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 09 May 2017 Last Revised: 22 Jan 2018
Alexander William Salter and Richard E. Wagner
Texas Tech University - Rawls College of Business and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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choice vs. emergence, constitutional control, friend-enemy distinction, open systems, paradox of power, political entrepreneurship

Constitutional Catallaxy: Friends and Enemies in an Open-Ended Social Order

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-18
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 15 May 2017
Alexander William Salter and Richard E. Wagner
Texas Tech University - Rawls College of Business and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Choice vs. Emergence; Constitutional Control; Friend-Enemy Distinction; Open Systems; Paradox of Power; Political Entrepreneurship

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A Macro Economy as an Emergent Ecology of Plans

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 10-33, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 04 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2011
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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micro foundations, complexity; emergence, supervention, ecology of plans, turbulence, spontaneous ordering, scale-free modeling

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James M. Buchanan and Liberal Political Economy: A Rational Reconstruction

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-04
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Feb 2017
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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public choice; constitutional political economy; Virginia political economy; Frank Knight; Knut Wicksell; Antonio de Viti de Marco; Gordon Tullock

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The Peculiar Business of Politics

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-27
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 21 Jul 2016
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Entangled Political Economy, Creative vs. Mechanical Systems, Parasitical Political Pricing, Societal Tectonics, Political Profit-Seeking

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Public Choice and the Virginia Tradition of Political Economy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-21
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 25 Jul 2014
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Virginia political economy; classical vs. neoclassical economics; Italianate public finance; demonstrative reasoning; plausible reasoning; complexity and political economy

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Top-Down or Bottom-Up? Contrasting Approaches to Building a European Union

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-27
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 07 Sep 2017
Giuseppe Eusepi and Richard E. Wagner
Sapienza University of Rome and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Quality of institutions, market integration, political integration, constitutional drift, Europeanization of public debt

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The Social Construction of Theoretical Landscapes: Some Economics of Economic Theories

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 12-34
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 19 Jul 2012
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 143 (257,542)
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spontaneous order, dyadic vs. triadic relationships, amateurs vs. professionals, theories as social constructions, economics of economics

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Gordon Tullock: A Maverick Scholar of Law and Economics

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-04
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 20 Jan 2015
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Gordon Tullock; Richard Posner; law and economics; public choice; political economy; process vs. equilibrium; complex phenomena vs. reduction to simplicity

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Political Parties: Insights from a Tri-Planar Model of Political Economy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-23
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 07 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 04 Apr 2017
David J. Hebert and Richard E. Wagner
Aquinas College and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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political parties as interest groups; common vs. specialized knowledge; agenda manipulation; divided knowledge; non-logical action; ideology; Vilfredo Pareto; Friedrich Hayek

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Politics as a Peculiar Business: The Universal Logic of Economizing Action

Politics as a Peculiar Business: Public Choice in a System of Entangled Political Economy, Forthcoming, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-25
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 05 Sep 2014
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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economizing action; behavioral economics; logical vs. non-logical action; cost and choice; sentiments and reason; Vilfredo Pareto

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Politics as a Peculiar Business: Societal Tectonics and the Art of the Deal

Politics as a Peculiar Business: Public Choice in a System of Entangled Political Economy, Forthcoming, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-27
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 05 Sep 2014
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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parliamentary tectonics; art of the deal; dyadic vs. triadic transactions; political money laundering

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Politics as a Peculiar Business: Additive vs. Entangled Political Economy

Politics as a Peculiar Business: Public Choice in a System of Entangled Political Economy, Forthcoming, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-23
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 05 Sep 2014
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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entangled political economy; centralized mindset; conflicting rationalities; parades vs. piazzas; non-equilibrium modeling

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Politics as a Peculiar Business: Preface

Politics as a Peculiar Business: Public Choice in a System of Entangled Political Economy, Forthcoming, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-31
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 07 Sep 2014
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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systems theory, non-equilibrium modeling, entangled political economy, politics as business

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Legal Entrepreneurship within a System of Entangled Political Economy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 12-38
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 02 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 25 Aug 2018
Shruti Rajagopalan and Richard E. Wagner
Classical Liberal Institute, NYU School of Law and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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entrepreneurship; legal framework; constitutional political economy; ORDO liberalism; common law efficiency; entangled political economy.

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Choice vs. Interaction in Public Choice Theory: Discerning The Legacy of the Calculus of Consent

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 12-21
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 14 May 2012
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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James M. Buchanan, Gordon Tullock, The Calculus of Consent, complexity theory, public choice, Virginia political economy

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Public Finance Without Taxation: Alternative Institutional Frameworks for Municipal Corporations

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 11-18
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 04 Apr 2011
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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cameralism, public pricing for public goods, municipal corporations, city states, political entrepreneurship, user charges and fees

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Economics: Rational Action or Social Science? Marshall vs. Edgeworth in re ‘The Social Question’

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 10-23
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 21 Aug 2010
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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wants vs. activities, raising vs. leveling, social question, mind-society bi-directionality, Alfred Marshall, Francis Edgeworth

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Constitutional Craftsmanship and the Rule of Law: Organizational Arrangement, Moral Imagination, and the Separation of Powers

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 13-08
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 15 Apr 2013
Shruti Rajagopalan and Richard E. Wagner
Classical Liberal Institute, NYU School of Law and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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rule of law, separation of powers, constitutional political economy, moral imagination, ordnungstheorie, polycentrism

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The Autonomy of the Political within Political Economy

Advances in Austrian Economics, Vol 22, 2017., GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-22
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 17 May 2017 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2017
Ion Sterpan and Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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human association; open vs. closed systems; leadership; power; autonomy of the political; political entrepreneurship; liberalism and authority; governance; federalism and polycentricity; Friedrich Wieser; Carl Schmitt; Vincent Ostrom

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Regarding the Use of Knowledge in Political Economy: Paretian Insight into a Hayekian Challenge

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-15
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 07 May 2016 Last Revised: 09 May 2016
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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generated vs. postulated equilibrium; assembly of distributed knowledge; logical vs. non-logical action; economic calculation; non-priced environments; social tectonics

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Politics as a Peculiar Business: Parasitical Political Calculation

Politics as a Peculiar Business: Public Choice in a System of Entangled Political Economy, Forthcoming, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-26
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 05 Sep 2014
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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economic calculation; parasitical political pricing; capital structure of production; capital accounts of cooperative enterprises

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What Kind of State in Our Future? Fact and Conjecture in Vito Tanzi's Government Versus Markets

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 13-02
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 24 Jan 2013
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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growth of government, Adolf Wagner, Wagner's Law, regulation as taxation, states as orders, measurement without theory

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How Can Economics Enable Us Better to Understand COVID-19?

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 20-14
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 12 May 2020
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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COVID-19; social complexity; category mistake; undecidability; political economy

Rent Seeking and Institutional Evolution within the California Water Game

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-12
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 07 May 2016
James Caton and Richard E. Wagner
North Dakota State University - Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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water rights; riparian systems; appropriative systems; rent seeking; Big Players; overlapping jurisdictions; political tectonics

Rent Seeking and Institutional Evolution within the California Water Game

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 21-07
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 18 May 2021
James Caton and Richard E. Wagner
North Dakota State University - Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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water rights; riparian systems; appropriative systems; rent seeking; Big Players; overlapping jurisdictions; political tectonics

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Dispute Resolution When Rationalities Conflict: Cost and Choice in a Mixed Economy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 11-34
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 04 Sep 2011
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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dispute resolution, substantive rationality, private vs. public ordering, market conformability, dyadic vs. triadic market architecture

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Rationality, Political Economy, and Fiscal Responsibility: Wrestling with Tragedy on the Fiscal Commons

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 11-28
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 30 Jun 2011
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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fiscal commons, institutional public finance, Antonio De Viti de Marco, cooperative vs. monopolistic states, polycentric vs. monocentric polities, state as intermediary, scale-free modeling

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Taxation as a Quasi-Market Process: Explanation, Exhortation, and the Choice of Analytical Windows

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 13-34
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 08 Dec 2013
David J. Hebert and Richard E. Wagner
Aquinas College and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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optimal taxation; tax pricing; fiscal philosophers; political realists; centralized mindset; carbon taxation

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Political Business Cycles: An Emergent-Dynamic Reformulation

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 11-41
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 03 Oct 2011
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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political business cycles, opportunistic cycles, partisan cycles, microfoundations, supervention, ecology of plans

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'Monstrous Moral Hybrids' and the Corrupting Quality of Public Debt

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-47
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 31 Oct 2016
Giuseppe Eusepi and Richard E. Wagner
Sapienza University of Rome and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Jane Jacobs; monstrous moral hybrids; romance vs. realism in public ordering; erosion of trust through public ordering

63.

Has the U.S. Economy Really Recovered? A Curmudgeonly Answer

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-28
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 30 Jul 2016
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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policy mechanics; complexity theory; ideology; non-logical action; tectonic political economy

64.

Entangled Political Economy: Mixing Something Old with Something New

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 20-33
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 28 Aug 2020
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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entangled political economy; society vs. rationality; subjectivity vs. objectivity; praxeology; Thymology

65.

Public Debt and the Corruption of Contract: Can the Keynesian Cancer Be Excised?

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-05
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 20 Feb 2017
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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contract as promise; cooperative vs. monopolistic democracy; formal vs. practical rationality; structure of production; wheel of income; Antonio de Viti de Marco; James Buchanan; Jane Jacobs

66.

Politics as a Peculiar Business: Reason, Sentiment, and Electoral Competition

Politics as a Peculiar Business: Public Choice in a System of Entangled Political Economy, Forthcoming, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-24
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 05 Sep 2014
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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logical vs. non-logical action; instrumental vs. expressive voting; selection through competition; reason and sentimentality

67.

Richard Epstein's Classical Liberal Constitution: What Might Benjamin Franklin Have Thought?

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-03
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 24 Jan 2014
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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separation of powers; rule of law; constitutional erosion; autonomy of the political; democratic oligarchy; compound vs. simple republics

68.

Public Debt within Systems of Monopolistic Democracy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-46
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 31 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2016
Giuseppe Eusepi and Richard E. Wagner
Sapienza University of Rome and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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public debt as shell game; monopolistic democracy; public debt as systemic lying; public debt and social trust; James Buchanan and cost transfer

69.

The State as an Ecology of Political Enterprises

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 10-20
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 15 May 2010
Giuseppe Eusepi and Richard E. Wagner
Sapienza University of Rome and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Political Pricing, Political-Economic Interaction, Polycentric Politics, Economic Calculation, Emergence, Spontaneous Order, Order vs. Organization

70.

A Theory of Entangled Political Economy, with Application to TARP and NRA

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 10-22
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 24 Aug 2010
Adam Smith, Richard E. Wagner and Bruce Yandle
George Mason University - Department of Economics, George Mason University - Department of Economics and Clemson University
Downloads 97 (340,043)
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bailout, political economy, credit markets, economic calculation, constitutional economics

71.

Economic Coordination in Environments with Incomplete Pricing

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-49
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 05 Nov 2015
Paul Dragos Aligica and Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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coordination as state; coordination as process; price proxies; network architecture; sympathetic mind-reading

72.

Agent-based Modeling as Quintessential Tool for Open-ended Social Theorizing

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 19-07
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 11 Apr 2019
Abigail Devereaux and Richard E. Wagner
Wichita State University, Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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agent-based modeling; open-ended theorizing; mechanical vs. creative social systems; generation vs. stipulation; debate vs. discussion in political economy

73.

Polycentric Polity: Genuine vs. Spurious Federalism

Review of Law and Economics, Forthcoming, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 10-15
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 13 Apr 2010
Giuseppe Eusepi and Richard E. Wagner
Sapienza University of Rome and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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competitive government, federalism, polycentricity, decentralization

74.

Engines, Ecologies, and Economic Systems

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-44
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 31 Oct 2016
Giuseppe Eusepi and Richard E. Wagner
Sapienza University of Rome and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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economists as mechanics; economists as explainers; mythological thinking; realistic thinking

75.

Politics as a Peculiar Business: Political Economy as Social Agriculture

Politics as a Peculiar Business: Public Choice in a System of Entangled Political Economy, Forthcoming, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-28
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 09 Sep 2014
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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agreement vs. acquiescence; social contract mythology; parchment vs. guns in constitution of order; autonomy of the political

76.

American Federalism: How Well Does It Support Lady Liberty?

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 13-25
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 27 Oct 2013
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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federalism; simple republics; compound republics; competitive federalism; cartel federalism

77.

Governance within a System of Entangled Political Economy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 18-20
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 17 Jul 2018
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Entangled political economy, governing the commons, polycentricity, open systems management, divided knowledge

78.

James Buchanan's Liberal Theory of Political Economy: A Valiant But Failed Effort to Square the Circle

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-16
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 22 Apr 2017
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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James M. Buchanan; non-contradiction; dialectics; closed systems; open systems; sentimental liberalism; muscular liberalism

79.

Arrogance and Humility in the Governance of Human Interaction: A Reflection on Roger Koppl's Expert Failure

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 18-24
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 04 Sep 2018
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Friedrich Hayek; Frank Knight; Vilfredo Pareto; logical vs. non-logical action; use of knowledge in society; intelligence and democratic action; competition and selection; dyadic vs. triadic relationships

80.

Economics, Covid-19, and the Entangled Political Economy of Public Health

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 20-34
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 28 Aug 2020
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Covid-19; public health; incomplete knowledge; social complexity; discussion vs. debate; Republic of Science; Michael Polanyi

81.

James Buchanan and George Stigler: Divergent Legacies from Frank Knight

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-38
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 15 Nov 2017
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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George J. Stigler; James M. Buchanan, Frank H. Knight; perfect competition; imperfect competition; entrepreneurship; political economy; methodology of scientific research programs

82.

James M. Buchanan and the Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice: Extending the Italian Tradition of Public Finance

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-28
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 07 Sep 2017
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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James M. Buchanan; Antonio de Viti de Marco; Italian tradition of public finance; Paretian fiscal sociology; Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice; Nancy MacLean’s Buchanan

83.

Promoting the General Welfare: Political Economy for a Free Republic

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 10-28
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 03 Oct 2010
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Constitutional Political Economy, Orders vs. Organizations, Emergent Transformation, Samaritan’s Dilemmas and Regime Drift

84.

Samaritan's Dilemmas, Wealth Redistribution, and Polycentricity

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-37
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 19 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2016
Meg Tuszynski and Richard E. Wagner
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Samaritan’s dilemma; co-production; polycentricity; moral hazard; welfare reform

85.

Emergence and Entanglement in a Theory of Political Economy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 19-01
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 11 Feb 2019
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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entangled political economy; emergence vs. axiomatics; action level vs. systems level; parasitical politics; autonomy of the political; non-logical action; indeterminism and creativity

86.

Competition and Selection in Political Economy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 12-46
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 30 Sep 2012
Richard E. Wagner and Deema Yazigi
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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selection of qualities, competitive selection, markets vs. elections, substantive rationalities, environments and rationalities, generative analysis, degeneracy, lexicographic ordering, evolutionary political economy

87.

Design vs. Emergence in a Theory of Federalism: Toward Institutional Reconciliation

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-24
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 07 Mar 2015
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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competitive federalism; collusive federalism; design vs. emergence; simple vs. compound republics; polycentricity; anti-commons

88.

Virginia Political Economy, Rationally Reconstructed

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 13-04
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 07 Mar 2013
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Virginia Political Economy, rational reconstruction, methodology of scientific research programs, interacting agents, comparative statics, emergent dynamics

89.

The Origins of Public Choice and Virginia Political Economy: What Might Arthur Lovejoy Have Thought?

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-56
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 09 Dec 2015
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Antonio de Viti de Marco; Maffeo Pantaleoni; Vilfredo Pareto; James Buchanan; Arthur Lovejoy; fiscal sociology; interdependence between method and substance; emergent order vs. stipulated order

90.

The Oxford Handbook of Public Choice: A Masterful Compendium (Book Review)

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 19-22, July 2019
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 01 Jul 2019
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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public choice; constitutional political economy; voting; elections; interest groups; rent seeking; political parties; dictatorship

91.

Political Economy and the Supply of Macro Guidance

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-43
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 31 Oct 2016
Giuseppe Eusepi and Richard E. Wagner
Sapienza University of Rome and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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fiscal policy; political realism; economic manipulation for political gain; use of knowledge within political process; individual vs. group action

92.

Collaboration vs. Imposition as Motifs for a Theory of Public Finance: Transcending the Goldscheid-Schumpeter Debate

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-30
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 13 Apr 2015
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Jürgen Backhaus; Joseph Schumpeter; Rudolf Goldscheid; Knut Wicksell; tax state; entrepreneurial state; Staatswissenschaften; constitutions and capital accounts; politics and public finance

93.

Raising vs. Leveling in the Social Organization of Welfare

Review of Law and Economics, Forthcoming, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 10-14
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 13 Apr 2010
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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redistribution vs. flourishing, federalism vs. decentralization, hierarchy vs. polycentricity, wants vs. activities, social division of knowledge, comparative institutional analysis

94.

Emergence, Equilibrium, and Agent-Based Modeling: Updating James Buchanan’s Democratic Political Economy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 18-22
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 31 Aug 2018
Abigail Devereaux and Richard E. Wagner
Wichita State University, Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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equilibrium and emergence; commons governance; agent-based computational economics; open-ended modeling; debate vs. discussion in political economy; stipulative vs. generative modeling

95.

Budgeting and Public Debt within a System of Cooperative Democracy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-45
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 31 Oct 2016
Giuseppe Eusepi and Richard E. Wagner
Sapienza University of Rome and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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cooperative state as ideal type; government as low-cost borrower; public debt as shell game; problems of scale

96.

Trade, Power, and Political Economy: Reason vs. Ideology in Edward Stringham's Private Governance

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-02
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 12 Feb 2016
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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externalities as profit opportunities; pretense of knowledge; crooked timber of humanity; prisoners’ dilemma mythology; power as mass phenomenon

97.

From Mixed Economy to Entangled Political Economy: Paretian Insights into the Two Faces of Entrepreneurship

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-07
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 24 Jan 2015
Meg Tuszynski and Richard E. Wagner
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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dynamics of intervention; mixed economy; entangled political economy; societal tectonics; non-logical action; political entrepreneurship; Vilfredo Pareto; Ludwig von Mises

98.

Remembering Bill Niskanen: Pursuing Economics as a Public Science In The Service of Liberty

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 12-01
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 07 Feb 2012
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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William Niskanen, bureaucracy, constitutional economics, welfare economics, public choice, economics as public science

99.

Tax Prices in a Democratic Polity: The Contemporary Relevance of Antonio De Viti de Marco

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 10-19
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 15 May 2010
Giuseppe Eusepi and Richard E. Wagner
Sapienza University of Rome and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Antonio De Viti de Marco, Italian School of Public Finance, Tax Prices vs. Market Prices, Constitutional Political Economy

100.

The Irony of the Calculus of Consent: Diaspora for a Budding Research Program

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 13-12
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 02 Jun 2013
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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The Calculus of Consent, Virginia Political Economy, methodology of scientific research programs, Progressivism vs. liberalism, Carl Schmitt vs. F. A. Hayek

101.

Form vs. Substance in Selection Through Competition: Elections, Markets, and Political Economy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 13-03
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 24 Jan 2013
Richard E. Wagner and Deema Yazigi
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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formal vs. substantive rationality, selection of qualities, competitive selection, markets vs. elections, environmental rationality, ecological rationality, generative analysis, evolutionary political economy

102.

Pandemic Politics within a System of Entangled Political Economy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 20-32
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 28 Aug 2020
Marta Podemska-Mikluch and Richard E. Wagner
Gustavus Adolphus College and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Public policy, political theory, Covid-19; uncertainty; public policy as an emergent phenomenon; entangled political economy; epistemic institutions

103.

Economic Coordination within a Mixed Ecology of Enterprises: Erasing a Theoretical Antinomy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-01
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 20 Jan 2015
Marta Podemska-Mikluch and Richard E. Wagner
Gustavus Adolphus College and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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economic calculation; economic coordination; public-private interaction; parasitical political pricing; entangled political economy

104.

Municipal Corporations, Economic Calculation, and Political Pricing: Exploring a Theoretical Antimony

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 11-04
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 02 Feb 2011
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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municipal corporations, agency theory, competition among governments, political pricing, emergence, scale-free models

105.

Economic Efficiency and the Law: Distinguishing Form from Substance

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-47
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 05 Nov 2015
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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common law efficiency, form vs. substance, metaphysical efficiency, actual efficiency, Pareto and derivations, Jürgen Backhaus

106.

Change within Permanence: Time and the Bivalent Logic of Economic Analysis

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 10-29
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 03 Oct 2010
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Carl Menger, Léon Walras, emergence, scientific research programs, social ontology, time and economics

107.

Indebted State versus Intermediary State: Who Owes What to Whom?

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 11-29
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 30 Jun 2011
Giuseppe Eusepi and Richard E. Wagner
Sapienza University of Rome and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Ricardian equivalence, public debt vs. personal debt, unfunded liabilities, public debt as fiscal intermediation, Antonio De Viti de Marco

108.

Ethics as a Topic of Economic Inquiry: The Social-Theoretic Context

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 21-08
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 18 May 2021
Jonathan W. Plante and Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University, Department of Economics, Students and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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stipulated ethics; emergent ethics; systems theory; ethics as social science; private vs. public ordering; Georg Simmel; Vilfredo Pareto

109.

Macro Theory within a Diachronic, Non-Equilibrium Motif

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-48
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 18 Nov 2016
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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diachronic vs. synchronic theorizing, micro foundations, emergence; ecology of plans, turbulence, spontaneous ordering

110.

The Economics of Economic Expertise: Between Agent Competence and Societal Construction

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 11-52
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 02 Dec 2011
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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economics of economics; dyadic vs. triadic relationships; amateurs vs. professionals; selection bias among competing theories

111.

From Mixed Economy to Entangled Political Economy: A Paretian Social-Theoretic Orientation

Public Choice, Vol. 164, No. 2, 2015, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-36
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 13 Aug 2015
Meg Tuszynski and Richard E. Wagner
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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dynamics of intervention; mixed economy; entangled political economy; Vilfredo Pareto; social theory; societal tectonics; non-logical action; political entrepreneurship

112.

Deconstructing Public Debt: Who Owes What to Whom?

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 21-09
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 18 May 2021
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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entangled political economy; political coalitions; perceptions of cost; systemic lying; political shell games

113.

Main Street, Wall Street, and City Hall: Entanglement in a Theory of Political Economy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 12-45
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 30 Sep 2012
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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entangled political economy, additive political economy, centralized mindset, conflicting rationalities, architecture of governance

114.

Gordon Tullock: A Subjectivist Theorist of Law and Economics

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 20-18
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 15 Jun 2020
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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subjectivism vs. objectivism; spontaneous ordering; efficiency claims; judicial accuracy; form vs. substance

115.

Debt Default and the Limits of the Contractual Imagination: Pareto and Mosca Meet Buchanan

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-13
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 07 May 2016
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Debt default; Ricardian equivalence; agreement vs. acquiescence; non-logical action; Vilfredo Pareto; Gaetano Mosca; James Buchanan

116.

Deconstructing the Covid Vaccination Shell Game

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 21-03
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 01 Mar 2021
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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shell games; Janus-faced; logical environments; non-logical environments; entangled political economy; Covid-19

117.

Chicago Political Economy, and Its Virginia Cousin

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 20-11
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 11 May 2020
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Frank Knight; George Stigler; James Buchanan; Chicago political economy; Virginia political economy

118.

De Viti De Marco vs. Ricardo on Public Debt: Self Extinction or Default?

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-14
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 07 May 2016
Giuseppe Eusepi and Richard E. Wagner
Sapienza University of Rome and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Ricardian equivalence; debt default; micro foundations of macro; circulation of elites; capital budgeting

119.

Vincent Ostrom's Research Program in Human Association: Replacing Equilibrium with Yin-and-Yang in Political Economy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-06
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 20 Feb 2017
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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self-governance; democratic tyranny; participants vs. observers; crooked timber of humanity; wolves among the primates

120.

Administration Versus Politics in Theories of Democratic Budgeting

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 19-03
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 11 Feb 2019
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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budgetary process; administrative rules; autonomy of the political; choice vs. interaction; exit vs. voice; systems theory; action level vs. system level

121.

American Democracy and the Problem of Fiscal Deficits

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 18-41
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 14 Dec 2018
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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budgetary process; public debt; parasitical politics; Image creation; nonlogical action; emergence vs. axiomatics

122.

Property Rights within a Theory of Entangled Political Economy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 20-38
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 02 Nov 2020
Zachary Kessler and Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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property rights, entangled political economy, human nature, perpetual contestation

123.

Public-private Partnership as Remedy for Crumbling Infrastructure: Is this Hope Looking for Reason?

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 19-08
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 11 Apr 2019
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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public-private partnership; dyadic vs. triadic partnerships; construction vs. maintenance; budgetary politics; implicit public debt

124.

Economic Theory and 'The Social Question;' Some Dialectics Regarding the Work-Dependency Relationship

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 18-40
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 14 Dec 2018
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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the social question; wants vs. activities; raising vs. leveling; inequality as multi-dimensional; flourishing through co-production; mind-society bi-directionality

125.

Politics, Markets, and Dispute Resolution

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-08
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 12 Mar 2014
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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dispute resolution; substantive rationality; private vs. public ordering; market conformability

126.

Economic Coordination Across Divergent Institutional Frameworks: Dissolving a Theoretical Antinomy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-46
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 05 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 07 Jan 2017
Marta Podemska-Mikluch and Richard E. Wagner
Gustavus Adolphus College and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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economic coordination; self-organized systems; entangled political economy; invisible hands and fingers

127.

Gordon Tullock's Scholarly Legacy: Extracting It from Buchanan's Shadow

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-39
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 15 Nov 2017
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Gordon Tullock; James Buchanan; Carl Schmitt; politics as destiny; Eden vs. Babel

128.

Frank Knight, James Buchanan, and Classical Political Economy: The Long Shadow of Risk, Uncertainty, and Profit

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 20-37
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 02 Nov 2020
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Frank Knight, James Buchanan, Virginia political economy, perfect vs. imperfect competition, methodology of scientific research programs

129.

Different Paths for Institutional Theory: Foundational Dichotomies and Theoretical Framing

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 20-10
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 11 May 2020
Paul Dragos Aligica and Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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individual-society relationship; monophonic society; polyphonic society; prisoners’ dilemma as social theory; stag hunt as social theory; rationality-society dichotomy

130.

A Theory of Entangled Political Economy, with Application to TARP and NRA

Public Choice, Vol. 148, No. 1-2, 2011
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 12 Mar 2014
Adam C. Smith, Richard E. Wagner and Bruce Yandle
Johnson & Wales University, George Mason University - Department of Economics and Clemson University
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Bailout, Political economy, Credit markets, Economic calculation, Constitutional economics

131.

The Vitality of Animal Spirits for Market Economics

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 21-06
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 18 May 2021
Sarah Moore and Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University, Department of Economics, Students and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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animal spirits; rationality; behavioral economics; time in economics; unified minds; bifurcated minds; systems as acting agents

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Inequality within a System of Entangled Political Economy: Reflections on Mikayla Novak’S Disentanglement of Fact and Value

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 19-02
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 11 Feb 2019
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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inequality; Gini coefficient; Vilfredo Pareto; entangled political economy; choice vs. chance; material and immaterial inequality

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James M. Buchanan and the Corrupting Quality of Public Indebtedness

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 18-42
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 14 Dec 2018
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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James M. Buchanan; public debt; budgetary process; macro policy as shell game; Ricardian equivalence; action level vs. system level; private ordering; public ordering

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Rational Action and Systemic Response: Using Time to Integrate Subjective and Objective Probabilities

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 20-48
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 14 Dec 2020
Abigail Devereaux and Richard E. Wagner
Wichita State University, Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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ecology of plans; category mistake; subjective probability; objective probability; real vs. notional time; reason vs. rationality; ecological rationality

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Form and Substance in a Theory of Human Association: Vincent Ostrom’s Democratic Theorizing

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 21-01
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 12 Feb 2021
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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self-governance; democratic tyranny; Faustian bargains; crooked timber of humanity; Frank H. Knight; discussion vs. debate

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Janus without Cores: A Venture into Social Epistemology

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 19-13
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 15 Apr 2019
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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simple facts vs. complex knowledge; logico-experimental method; non- logical action without cores; reason vs. rationality; artifactual knowledge; societal tectonics; Vilfredo Pareto; Frank Knight

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Legal Disputes, and Their Resolution

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 20-19
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 15 Jun 2020
Richard E. Wagner
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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rational litigation; formal vs. substantive rationality; private vs. public law; entangled political economy