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From Elections to Democracy:  Building Accountable Government in Hungary and Poland, Cambridge and New York:  Cambridge University Press, 2005. Polish translation forthcoming from Wydawnictwo Sejmu.

Corruption and Government: Causes, Consequences, and Reform, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.  Translations:  Chinese (Xinhua Publishing); Spanish (Siglio Veintiuno de España Editores); Korean (Dong Myeong); Polish (Znole); Portguese (Prefacio); Croatian (Progress); Georgian (GCI); Lithuanian (Leidyklavaga); Russian (Logos);  Arabic (Dar Al Ahlieh); Azeri (Mammadli); Armenian (Guitank); Ukranian (K.I.C.); under contract:  Indonesian (Freedom Institute).  Winner of the Charles H. Levine Prize for best book published in the field of public policy and administration during 1999 (awarded by IPSA’s Research Committee on the Structure and Organization of Government).

Controlling Environmental Policy:  The Limits of Public Law in Germany and the United States, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995.  The German edition is, Umweltrecht und politik in den Vereinigten Staaten und der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Baden-Baden: Nomos, 1995.

Rethinking the Progressive Agenda:  The Reform of the American Regulatory State,  New York:  Free Press, 1992.

(With Estelle James) The Nonprofit Enterprise in Market Economies. Volume 9 in J. Lesourne and H. Sonnenschein, eds., Fundamentals of Pure and Applied Economics, Chur, Switzerland: Harwood Academic Publishers, 1986.

Corruption:  A Study in Political Economy, New York: Academic Press, 1978.  A translation of Chapter 11 appears as “Korruption als Problem der Ökonomischen Theorie,” in C. Fleck and Helmut Kuzmics, eds., Korruption:  Zur Soziologie nicht immer abweichenden Verhaltens, Athenaum, Konigstein, 1985, pp. 228-255.  Chapters 9 and 10 are reprinted in A. J. Heidenheimer, M. Johnston, V. T. LeVine, ed., Political Corruption, A Handbook, Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick, N.J., 1989 pp. 661-684, 803-826.

(With Bruce A. Ackerman, Dale W. Henderson and James Sawyer, Jr.) The Uncertain Search for Environmental Quality, New York: Free Press, 1974. Winner of the Henderson Prize awarded by the Harvard Law School for the best book in
administrative law or other legal problems affecting government during the years 1972-1980.


The Economics of Administrative Law, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham UK and Northhampton MA, forthcoming 2007.

International Handbook on the Economics of Corruption, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham UK and Northhampton MA, 2006.

(With János Kornai) Building a Trustworthy State in Post-Socialist Societies, NY: Palgrave, 2004. Hungarian translation, Namzeti Tankönyvkiadó,  2005.

(With János Kornai and Bo Rothstein) Creating Social Trust in Post-Socialist Societies NY: Palgrave, 2004. Hungarian translation, Namzeti Tankönyvkiadó, 2005.

(With Donnatella Della Porta) Corrupt Exchanges: Empirical Themes in the Politics and Political Economy of Corruption Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 2002.

(With John C. Coffee, Jr. and Louis Lowenstein) Knights, Raiders and Targets:  The Impact of the Hostile Takeover, NY: Oxford University Press, 1988.

The Economics of Nonprofit Institutions:  Studies in Structure and Policy, NY: Oxford University Press, 1986.


Corruption: Articles

"Introduction and Overview," International Handbook on the Economics of Corruption, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham UK and Northhampton MA, 2006 pp. xiv-xxxviii

"Controlling Corruption: Government Accountability, Business Ethics, and Sectoral Reform," in Jorge Dominguez and Anthony Jones, eds. The Construction of Democracy: Lessons from Practice and Research, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.

“Political Corruption and Reform in Democracies:  Theoretical Perspectives,” in Junichi Kawata, ed., Comparing Political Corruption and Clientalism, Aldershot:  Ashgate 2005.

“The Challenge of Poor Governance and Corruption,” Revista Direitogv Special Issue 1, pp. 207-266 (November 2005).

“Governance and Corruption,” Bjørn Lomborg, ed. Global Crises, Global Solutions, Cambridge, UK:  Cambridge University Press, 2004, pp. 301-362. 

(With Jana Kuniková), “Electoral Rules and Constitutional Structure as Constraints on Corruption,” British Journal of Political Science 35, pp. 573-606 (2005).

“Transparencia, Responsabilidad pública y equidad social,” in Reformas y Equidad Social en Améerica Latina y el Caribu, Washington, DC:  Banco Interamicano de Desarrollo, 2004, pp. 291-304.

“Corruption and the Global Corporation: Ethical Obligations and Workable Strategies,” in Michael L. Kosky and Joseph Perkovich, eds., The Globalisation Challenge to Transnational Law?, Butterworths UK, 2002, pp. 148-171.

“‘Grand’ Corruption and the Ethics of Global Business,” Journal of Banking and Finance, 26: 1889-1918 (2002).  Published in German as “Grosse angelegte Korruption und Ethik des globalen Wirtschaft,” Ulrich von Alemann, ed., Politische Korruption, Weisbadenn: VS Verlag 2005, pp. 195-229.
(With Donnatella Della  Porta), “Introduction,” to Corrupt Exchanges: Empirical Themes in the Politics and Political Economy of Corruption Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 2002, pp. 8-19.

“Political Corruption and Democratic Structure,” in Arvind K. Jain, ed. The Political Economy of Corruption, London and New York: Routledge, 2001, pp. 35-62.  A short version in Portugese is in Fundaçõo Calouste Gulbenhian, Globalização, Desenvolvimento e Equidae, Lisbon: Publicações Dom Quixote, 2001, pp. 361-370.

“Corruption bureaucratique et responsabilité politique,” Revue Économie du Développement 2000/1-2, pp. 157-173.

“Political Corruption and Democracy,” Connecticut Journal of International Law 14:363-378 (1999).  Published in German as, “Politische Korruption und Demokratie,“ Jens Borchert, Sigrid Leitner and Klans Stolz, eds. Politische Korrutpion, Jahrbuch für Europa - und Nordamerika-Studiem 3, Lesket Budrich, Opladen 2000, pp. 73-92. Japanese translation in Osaka Law Review, 53 (1): 297-324 (2003) and reprinted in Junichi Kawata, ed. Corruption and Clientalism, Kyoto: Minerva Ltd. (forthcoming December 2007).  

(With Jacqueline Coolidge) “Kleptocracy and Reform in African Regimes:  Theory and Cases,” in K.R. Hope and B.C. Chikulo, eds., Corruption and Development in Africa:  Lessons from Country Case Studies, London: Macmillian Press, 1999.  A longer version is available as “High-Level Rent-Seeking and Corruption in African Regimes: Theory and Cases,” Policy Research Working Paper 1780, World Bank: Washington DC, June 1997. 

(With Silvia Colazingari) “Corruption in a Paternalistic Democracy: Lessons from Italy for Latin America,” Political Science Quarterly 113:447-470 (1998). 

“Corruption and the Global Economy” in United Nations Development Program, Corruption and Integrity Improvement Initiatives in Developing Countries, New York, 1998.  A short version was also published in the Yale Law Report, vol. 45, n. 3, Summer 1998, pp. 54-61.  Published in Spanish as “Corrupción y Economía Global,” Insonomía 10:51-82 (April 1999). 

“Bribes and Gifts,” Avner Ben-Ner and Louis Putterman, eds., Economics, Values and Organization, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. 

“Corruption,” New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and Law, Peter Newman, ed., London: Macmillian Press,  1998.

“Is Leaner Government Cleaner Government?” in Jeffrey Tolchin and Ralph Espach, eds., Combating Corruption in Latin America, Washington DC: Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2000.  Published in Spanish as “¿Una    Administracion Reducida Significa una Administracion Mas Limpia?” Nueva Sociedad, No 145, September-October 1996, pp.66-79. 

“Corruption and Development,” Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics--1997, Joseph Stiglitz and Boris Pleskovic, eds., Washington DC: World Bank 1998, pp. 149-171.  A related article “Une Stratégie de Réforme Anticorruption” was published in Mondes en Développment 26:41-54 (No. 102, 1998).

“The Role of the World Bank in Controlling Corruption,” Philip A. Hart Memorial Lecture, Georgetown Law School, Journal of Law and Policy in International Business, 29:93-114 (December 1997). 

“Corruption, Inefficiency, and Economic Growth,” Nordic Journal of Political Economy, 24:3-20 (1997).

“Corruption and Good Governance,” Discussion Paper 3, Management Development and Governance Division, United Nations Development Programme, New York, 1997.

“The Political Economy of Corruption,” in Kimberly Ann Elliott, ed., Corruption and the Global Economy, Washington: DC: Institute for International Economics, 1997.

“Democracy and ‘Grand’ Corruption,” International Social Science Journal, 48(149):365-380 (1996).

(With J. M. Montias)  “Corruption in Soviet-type Economies:  Theoretical Considerations.”  In Steven Rosefielde, ed., Economic Welfare and the Economics of Soviet Socialism:  Essays in Honor of Abram Bergson, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1981, pp. 53-83.

“The Economics of Corruption,” Journal of Public Economics 4:1-17 (February 1975).

Corruption: Encyclopedia and handbook entries, short articles

"Corruption," in Bjorn Lomborg, ed., Solving the Worlds Problems the Benefits and Costs, Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press, 2007 (forthcoming).

"Corruption and Other Political Pathologies," in George T. Kurian, ed., International Encyclopedia of Political Science, CQ Press, 2008.

"Corruption and Development" in Vandana Desai and Rob Potter, eds., The Companion to Development Studies, 2d edition, London: Hodder Arnold, forthcoming.

"Corruption," in Jens Beckert and Milan Zafirovsky, eds., International Encyclopedia of Economic Sociology, London and New York: Routledge, 2006, pp. 124-128.

"Corruption and Development," in Ahmed Shafiqul Huque and Habib Zafarallah, eds., Handbook of International Development Governance, New York: Taylor and Francis, 2005, pp. 289-305.

"Corruption," in Charles K. Rowley and Friedrich Schneider, eds., Encyclopedia of Public Choice, Dordecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004, pp. 67-76.

"Second Generation Issues in Transition: Corruption," Proceedings of the World Bank Annual Conference on Development Economics 1995, Michael Bruno and Boris Pleskovic, eds., Washington, D.C.: World Bank, 1996, pp.373-380.

"Reducing Bribary in the Public Sector," in Duc V. Trang, ed., Corruption and Democracy, Budapest: Institute for Constitutional and Legislative Policy, 1994, pp. 21-28.

"Bribery," entry for J. Eatwell and P. Newman, eds., The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economic Theory and Doctrine, London: Macmillan, 1986. Revised version forthcoming 2007.

 Federalism, Democracy, Bureaucracy, and Public Choice:

“Was Mancur a Maoist?: An Essay on Kleptocracy and Political Stability,” Journal of Economics and Politics 15: 163-180 (2003). 

(With J. Rodden) “Does Federalism Preserve Markets?” Univ. of Va. Law Review 83:1521-1572 (1997).  A shorter version in Spanish has been published as “Federalismo y mercado,” Quórum 8 (No. 68):149-164 (Sept.-Oct. 1999).

“Environmental Policy and Federal Structure:  A Comparison of the United States and Germany,” Vanderbilt Law Review 47:1587-1622 (1994).  A shorter version in Spanish has been published as:  “Politica de medio ambiente y estructura federal:  comparación entre Estados Unidos y Alemania,” Informe Pi I Sunyer sobre Comunidades Autónomas 1993, edited by the Fundació Carles Pi I Sunyer, Barcelona 1994, pp. 633-660.

“How China Could Have Won:  The Nonneutrality of Olympic Voting Rules,” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 14:140-142 (1995). 

(With Frederick Bartol) Entry on “Progressivism” for Seymour Martin Lipset, ed., The Encyclopedia of Democracy, Congressional Quarterly Books, forthcoming 1995.

“La Profesionalización del Poder Legislativo Mexicano, Experiencias del Congreso de Estados Unidos,” Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas, El Poder Legislativo en la actualidad, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, http:

“Judicial Review and the Power of the Purse.”  International Review of Law and Economics 12:191-208 (1992).

“Risktaking and Electoral Competition,” European Journal of Political Economy 7:527-545 (1991).

“Comment on Ferejohn and Shipan’s `Congressional Influence on Bureaucracy’,” Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 6:21-27 (1990).

“Reforming Public Bureaucracy through Economic Incentives?” Journal of Law, Economics and Organization 2:131-161 (Spring 1986).

(With Robert Evenson) “The Political Economy of Agricultural Research and Extension:  Grants, Votes and Reapportionment,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics (February 1985) 67:1-14. Spanish translation included in Análisis Institucional de Políticas Agrarias (J. M. Garcia Alverez-Coque, ed.)

(With Jerry Mashaw) “Federalism and Regulation,” in G. Eads and M. Fix, eds. The Reagan Regulatory Strategy:  An Assessment, Urban Institute Press, 1984, pp. 111-152.

“Cooperative Federalism and Co-optation,” Yale Law Journal 92:1344-1348 (1983).

(With Christopher Long)  “Winning the Contest by Agenda Manipulation,”  Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 2:123-125 (Fall, 1982).

“A New Political Economy?”  A Review of G. Brennan and J. Buchanan, The Power to Tax:  Analytical Foundations of a Political Constitution, Michigan Law Review 80:872-884 (March 1982).

“Does Federalism Matter?:  Political Choice in a Federal Republic,” Journal of Political Economy 89:152-165 (February 1981).

“Risktaking and Reelection:  Does Federalism Promote Innovation?” Journal of Legal Studies 9:593-616 (June 1980).

“Inefficiency and Reelection,” Kyklos 33:287-307 (1980).

Charities, Social Services, and Public Policy:

“Altruism, Ideological Entrepreneurs and the Non-profit Firm,” Voluntas 8: 120-134 (1997).

“Altruism, Nonprofits, and Economic Theory,” Journal of Economic Literature, 34:701-728 (1996).  Italian translation, “Altruismo, Enti Non Profit e Teoria Econmica,” Il Risparmio 45:59-106 (1997).

(With Nicholas Economides), “Differentiated Public Goods:  Privatization and Optimality,” in Hiroshi Ohta and Jacques Francois Thiese, eds., Does Economic Space Matter?” London: Macmillan, 1993, pp. 111-132.

Entries on “Ethics in Finance,” and “Charities and Nonprofit Institutions,” for J. Eatwell, M. Milgate, and P. Newman, eds., New Palgrave Dictionary of Money and Finance, New York: Stockton Press, 1992.

“Competition between Nonprofits and For-Profits:  Entry and Growth.”  Voluntas 1:13-25 (May 1990).

“Efficiency, Funding, and Autonomy in the Third Sector,” in H. Anheier and W. Seibel, eds., The Third Sector:  Comparative Studies of Nonprofit Organizations, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin and New York, 1990, pp. 157-163.

“Ideals vs. Dollars:  Donors, Charity Managers, and Government Grants,”  Journal of Political Economy 95:810-823 (August 1987).  Reprinted in Richard S. Steinberg, ed., The Economics of Nonprofit Enterprises, Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2004.

“A Comment on J. Chamberlain and J. Jackson,” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 7:604-607 (Summer 1987). 

“Altruistic Nonprofit Firms in Competitive Markets:  The Case of Day-Care Centers in the United States,” Journal of Consumer Policy (1986) 9:291-310.  A related article entitled “The Market for Loving Kindness:  Day Care Centers and The Demand for Child Care” is in Carl Milofsky, ed., Community Organizations and the Environment, Oxford University Press, 1987, pp. 170-182.

“Unintended Consequences:  Regulating the Quality of Subsidized Day Care,”  Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (Fall, 1983) 3:14-30.  Reprinted in L. Aiken and B. Kehrer, eds., Evaluation Studies Review Annual, Vol. 10, Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications, 1985, pp. 280-296.

“Social Services and the Market:  Paying Customers, Vouchers and Quality Control,” Columbia Law Review 83:1405-1439 (October 1983).

“Mental Retardation and Society:  The Ethics and Politics of Normalization,” Ethics 93:81-101 (October 1982).

“Unfair Competition and Corporate Income Taxation,” Stanford Law Review (May 1982) 34:1017-1039.  Reprinted in Rose-Ackerman, ed., The Economics of Nonprofit Institutions, pp. 394-414.

“Charitable Giving and ‘Excessive’ Fundraising,” Quarterly Journal of Economics (May 1982) 96:193-212.  Reprinted in Rose-Ackerman, ed., The Economics of Nonprofit Institutions, pp. 333-346.

“Do Government Grants to Charity Reduce Private Donations?” in M. White, ed., Non-Profit Firms in a Three Sector Economy, COUPE Papers in Public Economics #6, Urban Institute, Washington, 1981.  pp. 95-114.  Reprinted in Rose-Ackerman, ed., The Economics of Nonprofit Institutions, pp. 313-329.

“United Charities:  An Economic Analysis,” Public Policy (Summer 1980) 28:328-350.  Reprinted in Carl Milofsky, ed., Community Organizations and the Environment, New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.

Law and Economics:

(with Jim Rossi) “Disentangling Deregulatory Takings,” Virginia Law Review,
86: 1435-1495 (October 2000).  

“Inalienability,” New Palgrave Dictionary of Law and Economics, Peter Newman, ed., London: Macmillian Press, 1998. 

“Economics, Public Policy and Law,” Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 26:1-16 (1996).

“Regulatory Takings:  Policy Analysis and Democratic Principles” in Nicholas Mercuro, ed., Taking Property and Just Compensation, Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishing, 1992, pp. 25-44.

“Tort Law in the Regulatory State,” in P. Schuck, ed. Tort Law and the Public Interest:  Competition, Innovation and Consumer Welfare, Norton, NY, 1991, pp. 80-102.  Shorter versions are “Regulation and the Law of Torts,” American
Economic Review:  Papers and Proceedings
81:54-58 (May 1991). 

“Product Safety Regulation and the Law of Torts,” in National Academy of Engineering, Product Liability and Innovation:  Managing Risk in an Uncertain Environment, Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1994, pp. 151-158.

“Risktaking and Ruin:  Bankruptcy and Investment Choice,” Journal of Legal Studies 20:277-310 (June 1991).

“Market Share Allocations in Tort Law:  Strengths and Weaknesses,” Journal of Legal Studies 19:739-746  (June 1990, pt. 2).

“Dikes, Dams, and Vicious Hogs:  Entitlement and Efficiency in Tort Law.”  Journal of Legal Studies 18:25-50 (January 1989).  An excerpt in Spanish entitled: “Diques, represasy cerdos viciosos” will be included in a volume published by Editorial Gedisa.  

“Against Ad Hocery:  A Comment on Michelman,” Columbia Law Review 88:1697-1711 (December 1988).

“Law and Economics:  Paradigm, Politics or Philosophy,” in N. Mercuro, ed., Law and Economics, Norwell, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1988, pp. 233-258.  A German version, “Recht and Ökonomie:  Paradigma, Politik oder  Philosophie” is in C. Ott and H-B Schäfer eds., Allokationseffizienz in der Rechtsordnung, Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1989, pp. 269-292.

(With Mark Geistfeld) “The Divergence Between Social and Private Incentives to Sue:  A Comment on Shavell, Menell and Kaplow,” Journal of Legal Studies 16:483-491 (June 1987).

“Tullock and the Inefficiency of the Common Law,” in C.K. Rowley, ed., Public Choice and Democracy:  Essays in Honor of Gordon Tullock, Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1987, pp. 181-185.

“I’d Rather Be Liable Than You:  A Note on Property Rules and Liability Rules,” International Review of Law and Economics 6:267-275 (December 1986).

“The Simple Economics of Tort Law:  An Organizing Framework,” European Journal of Political Economy 2:91-98 (Spring 1986).

“Inalienability and The Theory of Property Rights,” Columbia Law Review (June 1985) 85:931-969.  Reprinted in J. Coleman and J. Lange, eds., Law
and Economics
, Vol. I, New York: New York University Press, 1992, pp. 421-459.

Administrative Law and Policy

"Introduction," The Economics of Administrative Law, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham UK and Northhampton MA, forthcoming 2007.

"Law and Regulation," in Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics (Keith E. Whittington, Dan Kelemen and Greg Caldeira, eds., Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

(With Jeff Bowen), “Partisan Politics and Executive Accountability:  Argentina in Comparative Perspective,” Superior Court Economic Review 10:157-210 (2003).

“European Administrative and Regulatory Reform:  Introduction to the Special Issue,” Columbia Journal of European Law 4:493-498 (1998). 

“Regulatory Reform: Where Are We Going?” Wake Forest Law Review 31:581-586 (1996).

“American Administration Law Under Siege:  Is Germany a Model?”  Harvard Law Review 107:1279-1302 (April 1994). 

“Consensus versus Incentives:  A Skeptical Look at Regulatory Negotiation,” Duke Law Journal 43:1206-1220 (1994).

“Environmental Policymaking and the Limits of Public Law in Germany and the United States,” European Review of Public Law, 1994.

“The Economic Analysis of Public Law,” European Journal of Law and Economics 1:53-70 (1994).

“Progressive Law and Economics - And the New Administrative Law,” Yale Law Journal 98:341-368 (December 1988).  A shortened version was published in the Yale Law Report, 1989.  Spanish translation in Estadios de Economia, Politica, Hacienda Publica; Economica de la Empresa e Historia de las Doctrinas y de los Hechos Economicos en Homeneje a Luis Nicolau D’Olwer y Manuel Reventos I Bordoy con Occasion del Centenario de su Nacimento, 1990, pp. 417-452.

“Deregulation and Reregulation:  Rhetoric and Reality.”  Journal of Law and Politics 6:287-309 (1990).

“Defending the State:  A Skeptical Look at ‘Regulatory Reform’ in the Eighties,” University of Colorado Law Review 61:517-535 (1990).

Law, Development, and Democratic Transitions 

(With Jennifer Tobin), "When BITs Have Some Bite: The Political-Economic Environment for Bilateral Investment Treaties," Yale Law School, November 2006.

(With Ryan Bubb), “BITs and Bargains: Strategic Aspects of Bilateral and Multilateral Regulation of Foreign Investment,” Yale Law School, draft, January 2006.

“Political Will and Reelection Politics” in David Collier, Stephen Krasner, and Ernesto Zedillo, eds., book manuscript from Project on Failed and Collapsed States, forthcoming.

(With Jennifer Tobin), “Foreign Direct Investment and the Business Environment in Developing Countries:  The Impact of Bilateral Investment Treaties,” Working Paper, Yale Center for Law, Economics, and Public Policy 2005.

"From Elections to Democracy in Central Europe: Public Participation and the Role of Civil Society," East European Politics and Society, forthcoming, Winter 2007.

"Government Accountability and Rule of Law in Consolidating Democracies," (in English and Chinese) in Constitutional Reengineering in New Democracies: Taiwan and World, proceedings of a conference held October 28-29, 2005 in Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 364-391.

“Public Participation in Hungary and Poland:  Government Policymaking and the Role of Civil Society,” Journal of East European Law 10(2): 225-298 (2003).

“Rendición de Cuentas y el Estado de Derecho en la Consolidaciòn de las Democracias,” Perfiles Latinoamericanos, No. 26 (2005), pp. 9-53.

“Public Participation in Consolidating Democracies:  Hungary and Poland,” in János Kornai and Susan Rose-Ackerman eds., Building a Trustworthy State in Post-Socialist Transition (NY:  Palgrave, 2004). 

“Establishing the Rule of Law,” in Robert Rotberg, ed. When States Fail:  Causes and Consequences, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004.

“Trust, Honesty, and Corruption: Reflections on the State-Building Process,” Archives of European Sociology 42 (3): 526-570  (2001).

“Trust and Honesty in Post-Socialist Societies,” Kyklos 54: 415-443 (2001).

Consumer Durables

“Used Cars as a Depreciating Asset,” Western Economic Journal 11:463-474 (December 1973).

Environmental Law and Economics:

(With Achim Halpaap), “Democratic Environmental Governance and the Aarhus Convention: The Political Economy of Procedural Environmental Rights,” in Timothy Swanson and Richard Zerbe, eds., Research in Law and Economics -- 2001, 2004.

(With Kirsten Engel) “Environmental Federalism in the United States: The Risks of Devolution,” in Daniel Esty and Damien Geradin, eds., Regulatory Competition and Economic Integration: Comparative Perspectives, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001, pp. 134-153.

“Public Law Versus Private Law in Environmental Regulation:  European Union Proposals in the Light of United States and German Experience,” in Erling Eide and Roger van der Bergh, eds., Law and Economics of the Environment, Oslo: Juridish Forlag, 1996, pp. 13-39.  A shortened version was published as “Public Law Versus Private Law in Environmental Regulation:  European Union Proposals in the Light of United States Experience,” Review of European Community International Environmental Law 4:312-320 (1995).

“Faction and the Environment,” Proceedings of a Session at the 1993 convention of the Federalist Society, Ecology Law Quarterly 21:527-548 (1994).

“Assessing the State of the Art:  Environmental Liability Law,” in T. Tietenberg, ed., Innovation in Environmental Law, Hants, England: Edward Elgar Publishing, 1992, pp. 223-243.

“Market Models for Pollution Control:  Their Strengths and Weaknesses,” Public Policy 25:383-406 (Summer 1977).  Prepared for the National Commission on Water Quality and included in G. Brown, A. Kneese, S. Rose-Ackerman, and O. Davis, Water Pollution Control Act of 1972:  Study of Effluent Charges for the National Commission on Water Quality, mimeo, 1976.

“On the Distribution of Public Program Benefits between Landlords and Tenants,” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 4:150-170 (April 1977).

“Effluent Charges:  A Critique,” Canadian Journal of Economics 6:512-528 (November 1973), reprinted in Zeckhauser et. al. (eds.) Benefit-Costs and Policy Analysis Annual - 1974, Aldine, 1975.

(With Bruce A. Ackerman and Dale W. Henderson) “The Uncertain Search for Environmental Policy:  The Costs and Benefits of Pollution Control Along the Delaware River,” University of Pennsylvania Law Review 121:1225-1309 (June 1973). 

Urban Economics:

“Beyond Tiebout:  Modeling the Political Economy of Local Government,” in George Zodrow, ed., Local Provision of Public Services:  The Tiebout Model After Twenty-Five Years, New York: Academic Press, 1983, pp. 55-83; Another version of this paper is:  “Tiebout Models and the Competitive Ideal:  An Essay on the Political Economy of Local Government,” in John Quigley, ed., Perspectives on Local Public Finance and Public Policy, Volume I, Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1983, pp. 23-46

“Market Models of Local Government:  Exit, Voting and the Land Market,” Journal of Urban Economics 6:319-337 (July 1979).

“Redistribution Policy and Local Government Behavior:  A Comment on L. Stauber, ‘A Proposal for a Democratic Market Economy’,” Journal of Comparative Economics 2:73-84 (March 1978).

“The Political Economy of a Racist Housing Market,” Journal of Urban Economics 4:150-170 (April 1977).

“Racism and Urban Structure,” Journal of Urban Economics 2:85-103 (January 1975). Reprinted in Analytical Urban Economics, eds., Harry W. Richardson, Kenneth J. Button, and Peter Nijkamp in the series Modern Classics in Regional Science, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, forthcoming 1996.

“Location, Space and Urban Structure:  The Wingo Model Reconsidered,” Land Economics 50:281-284 (August 1974).

(With David Ott) “An Analysis of the Revenue Effects of Proposed Substitutes for Tax Exemption of State and Local Bonds,” National Tax Journal 23:397-406 (December 1970).


“Work, Family, and Odd Topics:  On Being a Female Economist,” in Michael Szenberg, ed., Passion and Craft:  How Economists Work, Ann Arbor: Michigan University Press, 1999.


Review of Edwin L. Glaeser and Claudia Goldin, eds., Corruption and Reform: Lessons from America's Economic History. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006. Economic History Review, forthcoming.

Review of Janelle A. Kerlin, Social Service Reform in the Postcommunist State: Decentralization in Poland, College Station, TX:Texas A & M Press, 2005. Slavic Review, forthcoming.

Review of Lars Oxelheim and Pervez Ghauri, eds., European Union and the Race for Foreign Direct Investment in Europe, Oxford:  Elsevier, 2003 in European Books, online at

Review of Melanie Manion, Corruption by Design:  Building Clean Government in Mainland China and Hong Kong, Cambridge MA:  Harvard University Press, 2004 in Journal of Planning Education and Research, 25:218-219 (2005).

Review of Peter John Perry, Political Corruption in Australia, Governance 16:462-463 (July 2003).

Review of Severyn T. Bruyn, A Civil Economy: Transforming the Market in the Twenty-First Century, Journal of Economic Literature 39:950-952 (2001).

Review of The Strategic Constitution by Robert Cooter, Political Science Quarterly 116 (2001).

"The Economics and Politics of Federalism," in "Symposium: The New Political Economy of Decentralization and Federalism," APSA-CP Newsletter, 11 (1): 16-19 (Winter 2000). Available at :

“Corruption and Aid Conditionality,” Transitions Online ( October 23, 2000.

“How Bleak?”  A Response to Theodore Lewis’ “Think Globally, Lose Locally,” Boston Review 23(2):13 (April/May 1998). 

Review of The Pursuit of Absolute Integrity: How Corruption Control Makes Government Ineffective, by Frank Anechiarico and James B. Jacobs, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 16:661-664 (1997).

Review of Stephen Elkin and Karol Edwards Soltan, eds., A New Constitutionalism, University of Chicago Press, 1993 and Richard Epstein, Bargaining With the State, Princeton University Press, 1993.  Journal of Policy Analyses and Management 14:161-165 (1995).

Review of M.F. Berry, “The Politics of Parenthood,” Viking (1993).  Political Science Quarterly 108: (1993).

“Justifying Democracy:  A Review Essay”, Political Science Quarterly 106:313-315 (1991).

Review of B. Frey and W. Pommerehne, Muses and Markets, Basil Blackell, 1989.  Kyklos 44:266-267 (1991).

“Triangulating the Administrative State,” Review of C. Edley, Administrative Law, Yale University Press, 1990, California Law Review 78:1415-1426 (1990).

Review of D. Vogel, Fluctuating Fortunes:  The Political Power of Business in America, Basic Books, 1989, Political Science Quarterly 104:528-529 (Fall 1989).

Review of R. Litan and C. Whinston, Liability, Brookings, 1988, Journal of Comparative Economics 14:150-153 (1990).

Review of:  B. Weisbrod, The Nonprofit Economy Harvard U.P., 1988. J. of Economic Literature 27:645-646 (1990).

Review of:  R. Klitgaard, Controlling Corruption, University of California Press, Public Choice 62:191-192 (August 1989).

Review of:  R. Higgs, Crisis and Leviathan:  Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government Oxford Univ. Press, 1987.  Journal of Economic Organization and Behavior 7:149-152, (1989).

“Public Policy in the Public Interest” Review of:  Steven Kelman Making Public Policy, Basic Books, 1987. Yale Law and Policy Review 6:505-513 (1988).

“Evaluating Legal Rules,” Review of:  W. Landes and R. Posner, The Economic Structure of Tort Law, Harvard U. Press, 1987, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 7:726-730 (Fall 1988).  

“A Declaration of Interdependence:  The ‘New Liberalism’,” Review of:  Joel Handler, The Conditions of Discretion, Russell Sage, 1986, Yale Journal of Regulation 5:253-260. (Winter 1988)

Review of:  G. Davis and G. Helfand, The Uncertain Balance: Government Regulations in the Political Process, Avery, 1985, Political Science Quarterly (Winter 1985-1986) 100:725-726.

Review of:  D. Hemenway, Monitoring and Compliance:  The Political Economy of Inspection, JAI Press, 1985, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 5:394-395 (Winter 1986).

Review of:  A. Ogus and C. Veljanovski, eds., Readings in the Economics of Law and

Regulation Oxford, 1984.  International Review of Law and Economics 5:123-124 (June 1985).

Review of:  Howard Ball, Controlling, Regulatory Sprawl, Greenwood Press, 1984, Political Science Quarterly 99:737-738 (Winter 1984-1985).

Review of:  David Pyle, The Economics of Crime and Law Enforcement, St. Martins, 1983, Journal of Legal Education 34:555-557 (September 1984).

Review of:  A.S. Melnick, Regulation and the Courts Brookings, 1983, The Annals 475:205-206 (September 1984).

Review of:  A.M. Polinsky, An Introduction to Law and Economics, Little, Brown, 1983, Journal of Economic Literature 22:581-582 (June 1984).

Review of:  Michael Pertschuck, Revolt Against Regulation:  The Rise and Pause of The Consumer Movement, University of California Press, 1982, Political Science Quarterly (Winter 1983-1984) 98:700-701.

Review of:  William Spangler Peirce, Bureaucratic Failure and Public Expenditure, Academic, 1982, American Journal of Sociology (May 1984) 89:1450-1452.

Review of:  David McCaffrey, OSHA and the Politics of Health Regulation, Plenum, 1981, Political Science Quarterly 98:337-338 (Summer 1983).

Review of:  Robert Crandall and Lester Lave, eds., The Scientific Basis of Health and Safety Regulation, Brookings Institution, 1981, Political Science Quarterly 97:537-539 (Fall 1982).

Review of:  George Break, Financing Government in a Federal System, Studies in Government Finance, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C., 1980, Journal of Economic Literature 20:117-118 (March 1982).

Review of: K. Clarkson and D. Martin, eds., The Economics of Non-Proprietary Organizations, JAI Press, 1980, Journal of Economic Literature 9:87-88 (March 1981).