The reluctant gamesperson — A comment on Baye, Kovenock and De Vries

  • Gordon Tullock

Abstract

My role with respect to “efficient rent-seeking”1 is an unfortunate one. Rather by accident, I discovered a new paradox in economics, something we emphatically don’t need. Various people have attempted to abolish the paradox or demonstrate that it is not very severe. My unhappy role has been pushing the discussion “Back to the Bog”.2 Although I don’t like paradoxes, I invented one and now I am defending it.

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Public Choice Mixed Strategy Pure Strategy Strategic Game Theory Standpoint 
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Notes

  1. 1.
    Tullock, G. (1980) Efficient rent-seeking. In J.M. Buchanan, R.D. Tollison and G. Tullock (Eds.), Toward a theory of the rent-seeking society, 97112. College Station:Texas A&M University Press.Google Scholar
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    Tullock, G. (1980) Efficient rent-seeking. In J.M. Buchanan, R.D. Tollison and G. Tullock (Eds.), Toward a theory of the rent-seeking society, 97112. College Station:Texas A&M University Press.Google Scholar
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    See “Games and preference”, Rationality and Society,Vol. 4, No. 1, 1992, pp. 24–32.Google Scholar
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    A general analysis of rent-seeking games, Public Choice 73 (3): 335–350, 1992.Google Scholar
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    Tullock, G. (1993) “Still somewhat muddy: A comment”. Public Choice Vol. 76 No. 4, pp. 365–370, 1993.Google Scholar
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    Op. cit. EN 4.Google Scholar
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    Ellsberg, Daniel, “Theory of the Reluctant Duelist” American Economc Review, Vol 46, pp. 909–923, 1956.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gordon Tullock
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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