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Tollison, Robert D.

Works: 164 works in 579 publications in 3 languages and 18,196 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Church history 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, Honoree, htt
Publication Timeline
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 2,353 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 1,981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This startlingly original (and sure to be controversial) account of the evolution of Christianity shows that the economics of religion has little to do with counting the money in the collection basket and much to do with understanding the background of today's religious and political divisions. Since religion is a set of organized beliefs, and a church is an organized body of worshippers, it's natural to use a science that seeks to explain the behavior of organizations - economics - to understand the development of organized religion. 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."--BOOK JACKET
Sportometrics( )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deficits by James M Buchanan( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in English and held by 594 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 580 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 )

12 editions published in 1976 in English and German and held by 554 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 517 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 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explorations into constitutional economics by James M Buchanan( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 461 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 436 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 held by 430 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 424 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
The Theory of public choice--II( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smoking and the state : social costs, rent seeking, and public policy by Robert D Tollison( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 394 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 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 378 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
Sacred trust : the medieval church as an economic firm by Robert B Ekelund( )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They explore the myriad sources of the Church's wealth, including tithes and land rents, donations and bequests, judicial services and monastic agricultural production. And they present an in-depth look at the ways in which Church principles on marriage, usury, and crusade were revised as necessary to meet - and in many ways to create - the needs of a vast body of consumers. Along the way, the book raises and answers many intriguing questions
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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 ChristianitySacred trust : the medieval church as an economic firm
Alternative Names
Ekelund, Robert B.

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Tollison, R. D.

Tollison, R. D. (Robert D.)

Tollison, Robert

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

English (209)

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