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Tullock, Gordon

Works: 232 works in 1,067 publications in 6 languages and 23,119 library holdings
Genres: Military history  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: JC423, 330
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Most widely held works by Gordon Tullock
The calculus of consent, logical foundations of constitutional democracy by James M Buchanan( Book )

134 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new world of economics : explorations into the human experience by Richard B McKenzie( Book )

74 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New World of Economics, 6th edition, by Richard McKenzie and Gordon Tullock, represents a revival of a classic text that, when it was first published, changed substantially the way economics would be taught at the introductory and advanced levels of economics for all time. In a very real sense, many contemporary general-audience economics books that seek to apply the "economic way of thinking" to an unbounded array of social issues have grown out of the disciplinary tradition established by earlier editions of The New World of Economics. This new edition of The New World will expose new generations of economics students to how McKenzie and Tullock have applied in a lucid manner a relatively small number of economic concepts and principles to a cluster of topics that have been in the book from its first release and to a larger number of topics that are new to this edition, with the focus of the new topics on showing students how economic thinking can be applied to business decision making. This edition continues the book's tradition of taking contrarian stances on important economic issues. Economics professors have long reported that The New World is a rare book in that students will read it without being required to do so
Private wants, public means; an economic analysis of the desirable scope of government by Gordon Tullock( Book )

23 editions published between 1970 and 1988 in English and Japanese and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economics of income redistribution by Gordon Tullock( Book )

35 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While income redistribution is one of the most important functions of modern governments, the world has changed greatly since this first edition of Economics of Income Redistribution was published in 1983. Pension systems and medical programs are in a state of crisis in many parts of the world and the general political mood is shifting away from income redistribution. Economics of Income Redistribution (2nd edition) brings this work up to date by discussing the economic and political aspects of income redistribution. It examines the classical moral objective of redistribution to assist the poor, as well as income transfer for pensions, education and intra-family gift giving
The logic of the law by Gordon Tullock( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 1994 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of bureaucracy by Gordon Tullock( Book )

29 editions published between 1965 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward a mathematics of politics by Gordon Tullock( Book )

22 editions published between 1967 and 1996 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The organization of inquiry by Gordon Tullock( Book )

24 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trials on trial : the pure theory of legal procedure by Gordon Tullock( Book )

11 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward a theory of the rent-seeking society by James M Buchanan( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economics of wealth and poverty by Gordon Tullock( Book )

15 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Government failure : a primer in public choice by Gordon Tullock( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How government "cures" often cause more harm than good
Public goods, redistribution and rent seeking by Gordon Tullock( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gordon Tullock, eminent political economist and one of the founders of public choice, offers this new look at how governments and externalities are linked." "Economists frequently justify government as dealing with externalities, defined as benefits or costs that are generated as the result of an economic activity, but that do not accrue directly to those involved in the activity. In this original work, Gordon Tullock posits that government can also create externalities. In doing so, he looks at governmental activity that internalizes such externalities."--Jacket
Policy analysis and deductive reasoning( Book )

13 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rent-seeking society by Gordon Tullock( Book )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern political economy : an introduction to economics by Richard B McKenzie( Book )

21 editions published between 1978 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autocracy by Gordon Tullock( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My first serious thought about a scientific approach to politics was in Communist China. When the Communists seized China, the American Department of State, which was planning to recognize them, left its entire diplomatic establishment in place. At the time, I was a Vice Consul in Tientsin, so I found myself living under the Communists. While the Department of State was planning on recognizing the Communists, the Communist plans were obscure. In any event, they weren't going to recognize us in the Consulate General until formal relations were established between the two governments, so I had a great deal of leisure. As a man who then intended to spend his life as a political officer in the Department of State, I decided to fill in this time by reading political science. I rapidly realized, not only that the work was rather unsatisfactory from a scientific standpoint, but also that it didn't seem to have very much relevance to the Communist government under which I was then living.! I was unable to solve the problem at the time, and after a number of vicissitudes which included service in Hong Kong and South Korea, neither of which was really a model of democracy, I resigned and switched over to an academic career primarily concerned with that mixture of economics and political science which we call Public Choice. Most of my work in Public Choice has dealt with democratic governments
The economics of special privilege and rent seeking by Gordon Tullock( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the reader of this book probably already knows, I have devoted a great deal of time to the topic which is, rather unfortunately, named rent seeking. Rent seeking, the use of resources in actually lowering total product although benefiting some minority, is, unfortunately, a major activity of most governments. As a result of this, I have stumbled on a puzzle. The rent-seeking activity found in major societies is immense, but the industry devoted to producing it is nowhere near as immense. In Washington the rent-seeking industry is a very conspicuous part of the landscape. On the other hand, if you consider how much money is being moved by that industry, then it is comparatively small. The first question that this book seeks to answer is: How do we account for the disparity? A second problem is that almost all rent seeking is done in what superficially appears to be an extremely inefficient way. I recently got estimates of the net cost to the public of the farm program and its net benefit to the farmers. The first is many times the second. Indeed, it is not at all obvious that in the long run, today's farmers are better off than they would be if the program had never been implemented. Of course, in any given year, cancelling the program would be quite painful. The first section of this book, then, is devoted to this problem
Open secrets of American foreign policy by Gordon Tullock( Book )

14 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides an analysis of the political, economic and military history of American foreign policy, with the aim of divulging important details that most people have either never learned or forgotten - hence the phrase "open secrets". Covering events such as the attack on Pearl Harbor and the American Revolution, as well as American involvement in the Korean War and the collapse of Nationalist China, this book debunks a number of myths held by most people regarding US foreign policy, revealing some surprising conclusions."--Jacket
American foreign affairs : a compact history by Gordon Tullock( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides a compact history of the gradual development of the US into a great power. Most histories of US foreign policy and development concentrate either on economic growth or on relations with the major powers outside the continental United States. This book, however, emphasizes the longstanding conflict between the US and the American Indians and Mexico, and how the development of the United States as a great power depended primarily on its seizure of large areas of land from their previous inhabitants. Covering Christopher Columbus's famous voyage and US colonial policy up to World War II, the book explains (at times controversially) how the US became a large land area, which proved to be an indispensable tool in its becoming a great power."--Jacket
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The calculus of consent, logical foundations of constitutional democracy
Alternative Names
Gordon Tullock Amerikaans econoom (1922-2014)

Gordon Tullock amerikansk ekonom

Gordon Tullock amerikansk økonom

Gordon Tullock economista statunitense

Gordon Tullock ekonomista amerykański

Gordon Tullock US-amerikanischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler und einer der Väter der Public Choice Theory

Tullock, G.

Tullock, G. 1922-2014

Tullock, Gordon C. 1922-2014

Гордън Тълок

Таллок, Гордон

گوردون تالک اقتصاددان آمریکایی

탈럭, 고든 1922-

털럭, 고든 1922-


タロック, G

タロック, ゴードン


Economics of income redistributionThe organization of inquiryGovernment failure : a primer in public choicePublic goods, redistribution and rent seekingThe rent-seeking societyAutocracyThe economics of special privilege and rent seekingOpen secrets of American foreign policyAmerican foreign affairs : a compact history