2012

The Calculus of Consent: Some Swedish Connections

Reprint No. 2012:28

Author(s): Niclas BerggrenYear: 2012 Title: Public Choice Volume (No.): 152 (3-4) Pages: 313–321
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As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of The Calculus of Consent (Buchanan and Tullock 1962; henceforth denoted CofC), I will dwell on some ways in which it relates to Sweden. At first, it may seem strange to connect a monumental work by two American scholars to a small country in northern Europe, but there are several noteworthy connections. Some date back to the 19th century, and constitute inspiration for CofC; some are of more recent origin, and are instances of research and reform advice having been inspired by CofC.
 


Reference:
Berggren, Niclas (2012), "The Calculus of Consent: Some Swedish Connections". Public Choice 152(3-4), 313–321.

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