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Government Economists As ‘Global Economists’”, Giulio M. Gallarotti Jan 2012

Government Economists As ‘Global Economists’”, Giulio M. Gallarotti

Division II Faculty Publications

With the advent of globalization, economists that serve the U.S. government have had to become more sensitized to the greater internationalization of the challenges facing America's leaders. As this globalized world has turned domestic issues into international issues, the analysis of U.S. government economists has had to concomitantly become more internationalized. Only through such a broad analytical perspective can government economists best understand issues and solve problems in a globalized world.


What Economists Really Know, And What They Don't, Richard Adelstein Oct 2010

What Economists Really Know, And What They Don't, Richard Adelstein

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A PowerPoint presentation on what it's possible for economists to know.


Firms As Social Actors, Richard Adelstein Jan 2010

Firms As Social Actors, Richard Adelstein

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A close look at what firms are and how they act.


Organizations And Economics, Richard Adelstein Jan 2010

Organizations And Economics, Richard Adelstein

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A contribution to a symposium on a paper by Richard Posner.


Progressive Era, Richard Adelstein Jan 2008

Progressive Era, Richard Adelstein

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A short interpretive summary of the period 1890 - 1914.


Monetary Darwinism: The Political Economy Of Monetary Relations, Giulio M. Gallarotti Nov 2007

Monetary Darwinism: The Political Economy Of Monetary Relations, Giulio M. Gallarotti

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No abstract provided.


Economics Of Plea Bargaining, Richard Adelstein Jan 2007

Economics Of Plea Bargaining, Richard Adelstein

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A short summary of earlier work for a sociological audience.


An Economic Model Of Fair Use (With Thomas Miceli), Richard Adelstein Jan 2006

An Economic Model Of Fair Use (With Thomas Miceli), Richard Adelstein

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A formal model of the law of fair use.


Hegemons Of A Lesser God: The Bank Of France And Monetary Leadership Under The Classical Gold Standard, Giulio M. Gallarotti Oct 2005

Hegemons Of A Lesser God: The Bank Of France And Monetary Leadership Under The Classical Gold Standard, Giulio M. Gallarotti

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Conventional theories of international hegemony all agree on the fact that the stabilizing functions of hegemons (i.e., nations which use their power to maintain orderly relations in a given issue-area) are positively correlated with their power. The public goods logic upon which this vision is founded posits that as any potential leader becomes more powerful in a given issue area, it will increasingly see its own welfare as synonymous with order in the entire constellation of relations within the issue area itself, and consequently have an incentive to provide the necessary public goods (i.e., the components of stability ...


Knowledge And Power In The Mechanical Firm: Planning For Profit In Austrian Perspective, Richard Adelstein Jan 2005

Knowledge And Power In The Mechanical Firm: Planning For Profit In Austrian Perspective, Richard Adelstein

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A theory of central planning employing Austrian themes and applied to private firms and Taylorism.


Equity And Efficiency In Markets For Ideas, Richard Adelstein Jan 2002

Equity And Efficiency In Markets For Ideas, Richard Adelstein

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Intellectual property and patent protection in light of the AIDS crisis in Africa.


The Rise Of The Classical Gold Standard: The Role Of Focal Points And Synergistic Effects In Spontaneous Order, Giulio M. Gallarotti Jul 2001

The Rise Of The Classical Gold Standard: The Role Of Focal Points And Synergistic Effects In Spontaneous Order, Giulio M. Gallarotti

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This paper presents a theory of the invisible hand in homogeneous spontaneous orders. It does so by answering three fundamental questions: How do spontaneous orders arise? How are they consolidated? Why do they last? Spontaneous order is conceptualized as a solution to problems of cooperation (i.e., state-of-nature and coordination problems) within variable-sum games in decentralized environments. The processes which solve such cooperation problems must be effective in overcoming various obstacles deriving from limited information, uncertainty, and transaction costs. In the emergence or origin of spontaneous order, certain rules will be selected over others because of social-psychological dispositions (i.e ...


Toward A Comparative Economics Of Plea Bargaining (With Thomas Miceli), Richard Adelstein Jan 2001

Toward A Comparative Economics Of Plea Bargaining (With Thomas Miceli), Richard Adelstein

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A comparison of adversarial and inquisitorial approaches to criminal adjudication and its implications for plea bargaining.


The Advent Of The Prosperous Society: The Rise Of The Guardian State And Structural Change In The World Economy, Giulio M. Gallarotti Apr 2000

The Advent Of The Prosperous Society: The Rise Of The Guardian State And Structural Change In The World Economy, Giulio M. Gallarotti

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Over the last century there has been a fundamental change in the economic orientation of industrially advanced democracies, and this has had a pervasive impact on both their macroeconomies and their international economic relations. Put more starkly, changing expectations about prosperity and the role of government as an economic guardian have fundamentally reshaped the economic geography of the world economy. In humorous tone, it might even be called a cowardly new world, one in which societies refuse to brave the vagaries of unrestrained markets. This argument presents an alternative to traditional explanations of economics processes and relations in which scholars ...


The Origins Of Property And The Powers Of Government, Richard Adelstein Jan 1999

The Origins Of Property And The Powers Of Government, Richard Adelstein

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The alternating influence of Locke and Bentham in American constitutional law.


Victims As Cost Bearers, Richard Adelstein Jan 1999

Victims As Cost Bearers, Richard Adelstein

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A brief recasting of the price exaction model.


Four Entries, Richard Adelstein Jan 1998

Four Entries, Richard Adelstein

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Four entries: "American Institutional Economics and the Legal System" (I: 61-66); "John Rogers Commons" (I: 324-327); Richard Theodore Ely" (II: 28-29); and "Plea Bargaining: A Comparative Approach"


The Scramble For Gold: Monetary Regime Transformation In The 1870s, Giulio M. Gallarotti Jan 1993

The Scramble For Gold: Monetary Regime Transformation In The 1870s, Giulio M. Gallarotti

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No abstract provided.


Charles E. Lindblom, Richard Adelstein Jan 1992

Charles E. Lindblom, Richard Adelstein

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An intellectual biography and review of the work of Charles E. Lindblom.


Continuity And Change Redux: Market And State In American History, Richard Adelstein Jan 1992

Continuity And Change Redux: Market And State In American History, Richard Adelstein

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A review of Jonathan Hughes, The Government Habit Redux (1991).


"The Nation As An Economic Unit:" Keynes, Roosevelt, And The Managerial Ideal, Richard Adelstein Jan 1991

"The Nation As An Economic Unit:" Keynes, Roosevelt, And The Managerial Ideal, Richard Adelstein

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The First New Deal as central economic planning, and the lost opportunity to reconstruct the federal government toward peaceful Keynesianism.


Deciding For Bigness, Richard Adelstein Jan 1991

Deciding For Bigness, Richard Adelstein

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Antitrust as a constitutional constraint on the growth of firms.


Islands Of Conscious Power: Louis D. Brandeis And The Modern Corporation, Richard Adelstein Jan 1989

Islands Of Conscious Power: Louis D. Brandeis And The Modern Corporation, Richard Adelstein

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An intellectual portrait of Louis Brandeis and the contradictions in his philosophy and public life.


Mind And Hand: Economics And Engineering At The Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Richard Adelstein Jan 1988

Mind And Hand: Economics And Engineering At The Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Richard Adelstein

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The role of political economy in the curriculum of MIT, with special attention to the thought of Francis Amasa Walker.


The Competition Of Technologies In Markets For Ideas: Copyright And Fair Use In Evolutionary Perspective (With Steven Peretz), Richard Adelstein Jan 1985

The Competition Of Technologies In Markets For Ideas: Copyright And Fair Use In Evolutionary Perspective (With Steven Peretz), Richard Adelstein

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A theory of intellectual goods as distinct from public or private goods, and the rationale for copyright that flows from it.


The Plea Bargain In England And America: A Comparative Institutional Approach, Richard Adelstein Jan 1981

The Plea Bargain In England And America: A Comparative Institutional Approach, Richard Adelstein

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A comparative view of adjudication by guilty plea in the US and the UK.


Institutional Function And Evolution In The Criminal Process, Richard Adelstein Jan 1981

Institutional Function And Evolution In The Criminal Process, Richard Adelstein

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An extended development of the foundations of the price exaction model of the criminal process.


The Moral Costs Of Crime: Prices, Information And Organization, Richard Adelstein Jan 1979

The Moral Costs Of Crime: Prices, Information And Organization, Richard Adelstein

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More on price exaction, and punishments as conveyors of cost information in the criminal process.


Informational Paradox And The Pricing Of Crime: Capital Sentencing Standards In Economic Perspective, Richard Adelstein Jan 1979

Informational Paradox And The Pricing Of Crime: Capital Sentencing Standards In Economic Perspective, Richard Adelstein

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A further development of the price exaction model and an application to the problem of sentencing standards.


The Plea Bargain In Theory Jan 1978

The Plea Bargain In Theory

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A formal dynamic model of plea bargains.