The Unfinished Business of Public Choice
Over the past fifty years, the public choice research program has generated important insights into collective decision-making processes, especially as they operate within the political institutions of Europe and North America. Despite a half-century of progress, a great deal of unfinished business remains on the public choice research agenda. In the course of assessing the current state of the literature, as represented in the contributions to this special issue of Public Choice, this essay identifies some of the unanswered questions.
“The Unfinished Business of Public Choice” (with Robert D. Tollison), Public Choice 124 (July 2005), pp. 237–247; reprinted in William F. Shughart II and Robert D. Tollison (eds.), Policy Challenges and Political Responses: Public Choice Perspectives on the Post-9/11 World, Dordrecht: Springer, 2005, pp. 237–247, and abstracted in Worldwide Political Science Abstracts.