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Public Economics and Public Choice

Contributions in Honor of Charles B. Blankart

  • Pio Baake
  • Rainald Borck

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Dennis C. Mueller
    Pages 1-18
  3. Christian Kirchner
    Pages 19-37
  4. Geoffrey Brennan, Michael Brooks
    Pages 63-80
  5. Lars P. Feld, Horst Zimmermann, Thomas Döring
    Pages 103-133
  6. Peter Bernholz
    Pages 135-145
  7. Pio Baake, Rainald Borck
    Pages 147-156
  8. Bruno S. Frey
    Pages 181-192
  9. Roland Vaubel
    Pages 193-199
  10. Alfred Endres, Regina Bertram, Bianca Rundshagen
    Pages 201-219
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 279-280

About this book


This volume collects essays in honor of Charles Beat Blankart on the oc- th sion of his 65 birthday. Blankart's research is mainly in the area of public finance and public choice. He is also known for his interest in real world problems and intellectual curiosity. These features seem to be well c- veyed by the contributions. Born in Switzerland, Blankart completed his Ph. D. in Basel before moving to Germany. The typically Swiss perspective on individual freedom, h- ever, has remained with him. Blankart has taught at the Free University of Berlin, the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich, Technical University and Humboldt University in Berlin. Throughout his prof- sional positions, Blankart has contributed to various fields, including p- lic finance, public choice, federalism and industrial organization and re- lation. He has left significant marks in these fields, emphasizing throughout how incentives shape the behaviour of individuals, be it in markets or in government. For example, his best selling textbook - fentliche Finanzen in der Demokratie, is unique in bringing a unified p- spective to the study of public finance, treating politicians as ordinary self interested individuals and doing largely away with the benevolent welfare maximizing social planner.


Education Faithers Institutional Economics Mueller Norms Public Choice Public economics Voting new institutional economics

Editors and affiliations

  • Pio Baake
    • 1
  • Rainald Borck
    • 2
  1. 1.Informationsgesellschaft und WettbewerbDIW BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsUniversity of MunichMünchenGermany

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