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12.01.2019 | Original Paper

Liberalism and great upheaval: What did classical liberals do in the Tsarist Russia?

Efficient constitutional change depends on ability of bargaining parties to overcome such inherent problems of political change as commitment and credibility (Galiani et al. in J Econ Behav Organ 103:17–38, 2014; Congleton in Perfecting …

10.01.2019 | Original Paper

Metaphysical justification for an economic constitution? Franz Böhm and the concept of natural law

The paper analyzes references to the concept of natural law in the work of legal scholar Franz Böhm (1895–1977), one of the founders of German ordoliberalism and a pioneer in working at the intersection of law and economics. Böhm was particularly …

02.01.2019 | Original Paper

Signals from a politicized bar: the solicitor general as a direct litigant before the U.S. Supreme Court

In its dealings with the U.S. Supreme Court, the solicitor general’s office enjoys remarkable success. Previous accounts of the solicitor general advantage roundly explain the phenomenon as a function of the office being a source of reliable legal …

07.11.2018 | Original Paper

Governance and the dimensions of autocracy

Recent work at the frontiers of classical liberal political economy has reconsidered the idea that certain autocratic political institutions may improve on the consensus liberal, constitutional democratic political institutions. This paper will …

10.10.2018 | Original Paper

Using tax dollars for re-election: the impact of pork-barrel spending on electoral success

Pork-barrel spending is the appropriation of federal money for use in projects that only benefit narrowly defined groups. In the past, researchers have attempted to show that pork-barrel spending increases the likelihood of an incumbent being …

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Constitutional Political Economy is a forum for research in the broad field of constitutional analysis. Its grounding discipline is economics, but, the systematic study of institutions requires consideration of economic, political, legal, and philosophical movitations, rules, and effects. As a consequence, the journal is interdisciplinary and includes research from a variety of perspectives.

Constitutional analysis is the main focuses of the journal, but it also includes research on public policy, legal institutions, norms, and methodological issues.

The journal is published quarterly by Springer Verlag. Issues normally include 5 or 6 high quality papers on constitutional political economy, public choice, political theory, methodology, and law and economics.

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Const Polit Econ

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