The Politics of Collective Choice

  • Jesse Burkhead
  • Jerry Miner
Part of the Aldine Treatises in Modern Economics book series (MSE)


The framework for public expenditure decisions explored in Chapters 2 to 4 is grounded on individualistic assumptions. The satisfaction of social wants, in this approach, must rest on the preferences of sovereign consumers. Optimality for the public sector is conceived of in terms of conformity with individual preferences in a manner strictly analogous to the conformity with preferences that defines Pareto optimality in the private sector.


Collective Action Public Interest Public Expenditure Pareto Optimal Solution Social Welfare Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jesse Burkhead
    • 1
  • Jerry Miner
    • 1
  1. 1.Syracuse UniversityUSA

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