In Defence of Majoritarianism. Forthcoming in: Across Boundaries: Essays in Honour of Robert A. Young. André Blais, Cris de Clercy, Anna Esselment and Ronald Wintrobe (editors), Chapter 12. Until the publisher is announced, please cite as Carleton Economic Papers #17-06, Revised May 6, 2020.
The Privateness of Public Expenditure: A model and empirics for the Indian states. (with Stephen Ferris, Bharatee Dash and Pinaki Chakraborty). This version, 16-11-19.
On the definition and nature of fiscal coercion (with George Tridimas). May 2018. In, Richard Wagner (ed.) James M. Buchanan: A Theorist of Political Economy and Social Philosophy. Palgrave, Macmillan. 2019.
The Political Economy of Taxation: Power, Structure, Redistribution. March 6, 2017. Forthcoming in R. Congleton, B. Grofman and S. Voigt (eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Public Choice. Oxford University Press.
In Defense of Majoritarianism. Carleton Economic Papers 17-06. Revised, March 2020.
The Duverger-Demsetz Perspective on Electoral Competitiveness and Fragmentation: With Application to the Canadian Parliamentary System, 1867-2011 (with Stephen Ferris and Bernard Grofman). In, Maria Gallego and Norman Schofield (eds.). The Political Economy of Social Choices. Springer, 2016, 93-122.
Measuring Electoral Competitiveness: The Parliamentary System of Canada, 1867 – 2011 (with Stephen Ferris and Bernard Grofman). October 2014. Preliminary. Under revision.
Explaining Variation in the Competitiveness of U.S. Senate Elections, 1922-2004 (with Lawrence Kenny and Bernard Grofman). Public Choice 161, 2014: 471-497.
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The Political Economy of Taxation. Oxford Bibliographies Online (Political Science). Ed. Rick Valelly. New York: Oxford University Press, February 2014. (with Paola Profeta and Walter Hettich).
Coercion, Welfare and the Study of Public Finance. Introductory chapter, Coercion and Social Welfare in Public Finance: Economic and Political Dimensions. Cambridge University Press, 2014, 1-28. (with co-editor J. Martinez-Vazquez).
Social Welfare and Coercion in Public Finance. In J. Martinez-Vazquez and S.L. Winer (eds.), Coercion and Social Welfare in Public Finance. Cambridge University Press, 2014, 160-194. (with Walter Hettich and George Tridimas).
Coercion and Social Welfare in Contemporary Public Finance. Conference at Stone Mountain, Georgia, October 1-2, 2010. Co-organizer with Jorge Martinez-Vazquez of Georgia State University. Eleven papers plus formal discussions.
The outline of the conference is found here.
What do we know about the relationship between regionalized aspects of the unemployment insurance system and internal migration in Canada? In Keith Banting and Jon Medow, eds., Making EI Work: Research from the Mowat Centre Employment Insurance Task Force. Toronto and Montreal: Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation, University of Toronto and McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2012. To be posted.
Reflections on the Role of Optimal Design in the Tax Policy Process. In F. Gorbet and A. Sharpe (eds.). In New Directions for Intelligent Government in Canada: Papers in honour of Ian Stewart.
Ottawa: Centre for the Study of Living Standards. October 2011, 205-210.
Do departures from democratic accountability compromise the stability of public finances?: Keynesianism, central banking, and minority governments in the Canadian system of party government, 1867-2009. Constitutional Political Economy 23(3), Sept. 2012, 213-243 (with Stephen Ferris and Bernard Grofman).
Democracy, Inequality and the Environment When Citizens Can Mitigate Privately or Act Collectively (with Sophie Bernard and Louis Hotte). European Journal of Political Economy 34, 2014, 142 – 156
Social Welfare and Coercion in Public Finance. Revised October 2010. Revised October 2010 (with George Tridimas and Walter Hettich). See also CESifo Working Paper No. 2482, December. 2008. Forthcoming in Coercion and Social Welfare in Contemporary Public Finance.
Environmental Regulation and Trade Openness in the Presence of Private Mitigation (with Louis Hotte). Journal of Development Economics 97, 2012, 46-57.
Fiscal Incidence When Both Individual Welfare and Family Structure Matter: The Case of Subsidization of Home-care for the Elderly (with Haizhen Mou). Public Finance Review 43(3), 2015: 373-401.
Closing the 49th Parallel: An Unexplored Episode in Canadian Economic and Political History. Canadian Public Policy 37(3), 2011, 307-336 (with James Davies)
- Runner up for Vanderkamp prize, 2012.
Vertical Imbalance in the Canadian Federation (with Walter Hettich). Somewhat revised, July 2, 2010. First appearing in A. Maslove (ed.), How Ottawa Spends 2008-2009.
Click here for the Chinese version.
Political Regimes, Institutions and the Nature of Tax Systems. Prepared for ‘Tax Systems: Whence and Whither (Recent evolution, current problems and future challenges)’ . A Conference sponsored by the Saving Bank Foundation of Spain, FUNCAS and UNICAJA. Malaga Spain, September 9 – 11, 2009. Also presented as a general address to the annual meeting of SIEP (Società italiana di economia pubblica ) Pavia, September 24-25, 2009. July 22, 2009.
Introduction to the Symposium on Heterogeneity in Public Policy. Parts 1 and 2. Public Finance and Management 9(2 and 3), 2009.
Consumption versus Income Taxation: Three Moments in the Political Economy of Fiscal Choice (with George Warskett and Walter Hettich). Public Finance and Management 9(3), 311-359, 2009.
Searching for Keynesianism (with J. Stephen Ferris). European Journal of Political Economy 24, 2008, 294 – 316
- Click here for list of ‘Names of Variables and Data Sources’.
- Click here for the longer CESifo version (also dealing with automatic vs. discretionary policy) of August 2003.
Just how much bigger is government in Canada? A comparative analysis of the size and structure of the public sectors in Canada and the United States, 1929 – 2004 (with Stephen Ferris).Canadian Public Policy 33(2), July 2007, 173-206.
- Click here for the accompanying data spreadsheet of June 2007.
Runner up for Vanderkamp prize, 2008.
Trending Economic Factors and the Structure of Congress, 1930 – 2002. (with John Aldrich, Bernard Grofman and Michael Tofias). Public Choice 135, 2008, 415-448.
Taxation in the World: An Empirical Investigation of the Importance of Tax Bases, Collection Costs and Political Regime (with Larry Kenny) International Tax and Public Finance 13, 2006, 181-215.
Explaining Tax Reform. For the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies Conference on The Challenges of Tax Reform in a Global Economy. October 2004.
Structure and Coherence in the Political Economy of Public Finance (with Walter Hettich). In B. Weingast and D. Wittman (eds). The Oxford Handbook of Political Economy. Oxford University Press, 2006: 441-463
The Political Economy of Government Size (with George Tridimas). See revised version in the European Journal of Political Economy, 21(3), 2005, 643-666.
Regulation and Taxation: Analyzing Policy Interdependence (with Walter Hettich). Public Finance Review 34 (4), 380. 2006
Tinpots, Totalitarians (and Democrats): An Empirical Investigation of the Effects of Economic Growth on Civil Liberties and Political Rights (with Muhammed Islam). Public Choice 2004.
Rules, Politics and the Normative Analysis of Taxation (with Walter Hettich). In J. Backhaus and R. Wagner (eds), Handbook of Public Economics. Kluwer Academic, 2004, 109-138.
Policy-Induced Migration in Canada: An Empirical Study (with Kathleen Day). International Tax and Public Finance, 2006.
The Political Economy of Taxation: Positive and Normative Analysis When Collective Choice Matters (with Walter Hettich). in C. Rowley and F. Schneider (eds), Encyclopedia of Public Choice, Kluwer Academic 2003.
Normative Public Finance for Political Economists (Speaking Notes for the European Public Choice Meetings), Belgirate, April 2
Political Influence, Economic Interests and Endogenous Tax Structure in a Computable Equilibrium Framework: With Application to the United States, 1973 and 1983 (with Louis Hotte). Public Choice 109, 2001, 69-98.
Information, Coordination, and Tax Policy Making (with Walter Hettich). In R. Bird, M. Trebilcock and T. Wilson (eds). Rationality in Public Policy: Retrospect and Prospect, A Tribute to Douglas Hartle. Canadian Tax Foundation, No. 104, 1999, 19-42.
What is Missed if We Leave Out Collective Choice in the Analysis of Taxation (with Walter Hettich). National Tax Journal 51(2), 1998, 373-389
Decision Externalities, Economic Efficiency and Institutional Response. Canadian Public Policy 21(3), 1995, 344-361 (with Walter Hettich)
Debt and Tariffs: An Empirical Investigation of the Evolution of Revenue Systems (with Walter Hettich). Journal of Public Economics 45, 1991, 215 – 242
Economic and Political Foundations of Tax Structure (with Walter Hettich). American Economic Review 74(4), 1988, 701 – 712.
Money and Politics In a Small Open Economy. Public Choice 51, 1986, 221 – 239
Vertical Imbalance in the Fiscal Systems of Federal States (with Walter Hettich). Canadian Journal of Economics 19(4), 1986, 745-765.
The Role of Exchange Rate Flexibility in the International Transmission of Inflation in Long and Shorter Runs: Canada 1953 – 1981. Canadian Journal of Economics 19(1), 1986, 62 – 86.
Blueprints and Pathways: The Shifting Foundations of Tax Reform (with Walter Hettich). National Tax Journal 47(4), 1985, 883-887
A Comment on Papers by Albert Breton and Thomas Courchene. Public Choice 44, 1984, 273-278
A Positive Model of Tax Structure (with Walter Hettich). Journal of Public Economics 24, 1984, 67 – 87
Some Evidence on the Effect of the Separation of Spending and Taxing Decisions. Journal of Political Economy 91(1),1983,126 – 140
Optimal Fiscal Illusion and the Size of Government (with E.G. West). Public Choice 35, 1980, 607-622
Also, you can view some of my papers on my SSRN Authorpage: http://ssrn.com/author=75386. and at RePec.