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Tollison, Robert D.

Works: 149 works in 563 publications in 3 languages and 18,143 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Compiler, Honoree
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Most widely held works by Robert D Tollison
Clearing the air : perspectives on environmental tobacco smoke by Robert D Tollison( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 2,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of studies and essays that question the need for governmental regulation of smoking and second-hand smoke
The marketplace of Christianity by Robert B Ekelund( )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Marketplace of Christianity applies the tools of economic theory to illuminate the emergence of Protestantism in the sixteenth century and to examine contemporary religion-influenced issues, including evolution and gay marriage. --From publisher's description
Sportometrics( )

9 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory of public choice; political applications of economics by James M Buchanan( Book )

33 editions published between 1972 and 1999 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deficits by James M Buchanan( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The National Collegiate Athletic Association : a study in cartel behavior by Arthur A Fleisher( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intercollegiate sports is an enterprise that annually grosses over $1 billion in income. Some schools may receive more than $20 million from athletic programs, perhaps as much as $10 million simply from the sale of football tickets. Drawing on nontechnical economic data, the authors present a persuasive case that the premier sports organization of colleges and universities in the United States--the NCAA--is a cartel, its members engaged in classically defined restrictive practices for the sole purpose of jointly maximizing their profits. This fresh perspective on the NCAA offers explanations of why illicit payments to athletes persist, why non-NCAA organizations have not flourished, and why members have readily agreed on certain suspect rules. Tracing the historical development of this institutional behavior, the authors argue that the major football powers in the early 1950s were able to gain control of the internal processes of NCAA enforcement. Over time--as other schools' teams improved and began to win on the playing field--the more powerful institutions applied pressure to bring the newcomers under NCAA investigation and, ultimately, to place them on probation. By carefully managing NCAA enforcement regulations, major schools blunted the threat to their continued growth presented by other teams. Offering a valuable case study for sports analysts and students of economics and cartel behavior, this book is a revealing glimpse inside the embattled NCAA
The Economic approach to public policy : selected readings by Ryan C Amacher( Book )

13 editions published in 1976 in English and German and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smoking and society : toward a more balanced assessment( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 524 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 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mercantilism as a rent-seeking society : economic regulation in historical perspective by Robert B Ekelund( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explorations into constitutional economics by James M Buchanan( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why the draft? : the case for a volunteer army by James Clifford Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Policy challenges and political responses : public choice perspectives on the post-9/11 world by William F Shughart( )

19 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addresses problems facing democratic societies at the dawn of the 21st century. Ranging across the policy spectrum, this volume demonstrates the vibrancy and relevance of the public choice research program. It is useful for economists, political scientists, political philosophers, and public policymakers
The economics of smoking by Robert D Tollison( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cigarettes are under political attack at all_levels of government in the United States. From Washington, D.C. to state capitals to local govern ments, proposals abound to increase the cigarette excise tax, to impose smoking bans, to prevent cigarette advertising, to restrict the sale of cigarettes through vending machines, to cut off the export of cigarettes, to earmark the cigarette excise tax for health programs, to divest the stock of cigarette companies, and so on. And all of these are purportedly being advocated in the name of health. Undergirding and abetting the health argument is an economic argument that claims to place a value of up to $100 billion per year on the alleged health costs of smoking to the American economy, which is more than $3 per pack of cigarettes smoked. As our title suggests, our interest lies in the economics of smoking and not in the health issues surrounding smoking. We are professional economists and not medical scientists. We will focus on what, if any, economic consequences arise for nonsmokers when smokers smoke. For purposes of our discussion, we simply accept the premise that smoking damages health and proceed with our analysis. Since we have not studied the issue ourselves, we have no way of knowing whether such a premise is true. But it really does not matter for getting the economics of smoking right. The important point resides in who pays for whatever to smoking
Smoking and the state : social costs, rent seeking, and public policy by Robert D Tollison( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Competition and concentration : the economics of the carbonated soft drink industry by Robert D Tollison( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politicians, legislation, and the economy : an inquiry into the interest-group theory of government by Robert E McCormick( Book )

15 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic origins of Roman Christianity by Robert B Ekelund( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the global marketplace of ideas, few realms spark as much conflict as religion. For millions of people, it is an integral part of everyday life, reflected by a widely divergent supply of practices and philosophical perspectives. Yet, historically, the marketplace has not always been competitive. While the early Common Era saw competition between Christianity, Judaism, and the many pagan cults, Roman Christianity came eventually to dominate Western Europe. Using basic concepts of economic theory, Robert B. Ekelund Jr. and Robert D. Tollison explain the origin and subsequent spread of Roman Christianity, showing first how the standard concepts of risk, cost, and benefit can account for the demand for religion. Then, drawing on the economics of networking, entrepreneurship, and industrial organization, the book explains Christianity's rapid ascent. Like a business, the church developed sound business strategies that increased its market share to a near monopoly in the medieval period. This book offers a fascinating look at the dynamics of Christianity's rise, as well as how aspects the church's structure--developed over the first millennium--illuminate a number of critical problems faced by the church today."--Publisher's description
Balanced budgets, fiscal responsibility, and the Constitution by Richard E Wagner( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this monograph, Professors Wagner and Tollison examine the important question of whether the United States should adopt a constitutional amendment requiring the government to balance its budget. Arguing that the government should be explicit and responsible about how much it spends and how it spends it, they determine that the balanced budget idea is fiscally sound and democratically necessary
The Political economy of rent-seeking by Charles K Rowley( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is now twenty years since the concept of rent-seeking was first devised by Gordon Tullock, though he was not responsible for coining the phrase itself. His initial insight has burgeoned over two decades into a major research program which has had an impact not only on public choice, but also on the related disciplines of economics, political science, and law and economics. The reach of the insight has proved to be universal, with relevance not just for the democracies, but also, and arguably more important, for all forms of autocracy, irrespective of ideological com plexion. It is not surprising, therefore, that this volume is the third edited publication dedicated specifically to scholarship into rent-seeking behavior. The theory of rent-seeking bridges normative and positive analyses of state action. In its normative dimension, rent-seeking scholarship has expanded, enlivened, in some respects turned on its head, the traditional welfare analyses of such features of modern economics as monopoly, externalities, public goods, and trade protection devices. In its positive dimension, rent-seeking contributions have provided an important analy tical perspective from which to understand and to predict the behavior of politicians, interest groups and bureaucrats, the media and the academy within the political market place. This bridge between normative and positive elements of analysis is invaluable in facilitating an understanding of and evaluating the costs of state activity within a consistent paradigm
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The marketplace of Christianity
The National Collegiate Athletic Association : a study in cartel behaviorPolicy challenges and political responses : public choice perspectives on the post-9/11 worldThe economics of smokingPoliticians, legislation, and the economy : an inquiry into the interest-group theory of governmentEconomic origins of Roman ChristianityThe Political economy of rent-seeking
Alternative Names
Ekelund, Robert B.

Robert Tollison economista estadounidense

Robert Tollison économiste américain

Tollison, Bob 1942-2016

Tollison, R. D.

Tollison, R. D. (Robert D.)

Tollison, Robert 1942-2016

Tollison, Robert Dewitt 1942-2016

Толлисон, Роберт

トリソン, R. D.

トリソン, ロバート・D

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