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A Primer on Modern Themes in Free Market Economics and Policy

Second Edition

by John M. Cobin

Paperback eBook PDF

Publisher: Universal-Publishers
Pub date: 2010
Pages: 611
ISBN-10: 1599428946
ISBN-13: 9781599428949
Categories: EconomicsBusiness & EconomicsLaw & Legal Studies


Free market economics has made many advances during the past thirty years. These advances are due to the maturing of public choice theory and empirical studies, along with a resurgence of interest in Austrian economic themes like free banking, market process entrepreneurship, and the critique of socialism and interventionism. In addition, new avenues have opened in law and economics and regulatory studies which favor free market ideas. The purpose of this book is to introduce and summarize some of the important advances in contemporary free market economics and policy by introducing the key concepts of public choice, public policy, Austrian economics, and law and economics. This volume is a non-technical compendium of thought which incorporates long quotations from important scholars in each field, ideal for students wishing to survey these topics without having to read dozens of academic articles and books. Also presented is new theory regarding topics such as perverse incentives and allodial real property policy.

The second edition is significantly expanded, including updated information and articles, new research in areas such as family policy, new tables, and is easier to read with improved organization.

About the Author

Dr. John Cobin is Professor of Economics and Public Policy in Chile and retains his status as Visiting Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala. Dr. Cobin received his ARE from Reformed Bible College (1984), his BA in Business Economics from California State University, Long Beach (1985), his MA in Business Economics from University of California, Santa Barbara (1987), and both his MA in Economics (1995) and his PhD in Public Policy (1996) from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.