The Political Economy of the Welfare State by James Buchanan


Professor James Buchanan received the Prize in Economic Science in Memory of Alfred Nobel in 1986. As part of the established tradition IUI and the Federation of Swedish Industries invited him back to Sweden to give a lecture on a topic of his choice.

We are happy to publish the lecture presented at the IUI on August 28, 1987. The "Political Economy of the Welfare State" is the topical theme for a number of industrial nations, but perhaps most particularly so for Sweden.

Stockholm in May 1988
Gunnar Eliasson

Elgar Companion to

Social Capital and Health

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Martin Ljunge, IFN, is the author of a chapter, "Trust promotes health: addressing reverse causality by studying children of immigrants", in a new book edited by Sherman Folland and Eric Nauenberg. The cutting edge of research is presented, covering the ever-expanding social capital field.

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