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Research Interests

Professor Austen-Smith has published widely on positive political theory, social choice and applied game theory

Education/Academic qualification

Economics, PhD, University of Cambridge

… → 1978

Economics, BSc, University of Bristol

… → 1974

Research interests

  • Ethics
  • Political economy/design
  • Voting systems

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election Social Sciences
aggregation Social Sciences
redistribution Social Sciences

Grants 2005 2013

Research Output 1979 2016

The Dynamic Politics of Policy Instruments

Austen-Smith, M. D., Dziuda, W., Harstad, B. & Loeper, A., Jan 17 2016, 26 p.

Research output: Working paper

politics
redistribution
world trade
environmental protection
taxes
1 Citation (Scopus)

Jon Elster's Securities against Misrule: Juries, assemblies, elections: A review essay

Austen-Smith, D., Mar 1 2015, In : Journal of Economic Literature. 53, 1, p. 65-78 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Elections
Juries
Collective decision-making
Economics
Objective function

Positive political theory I: Collective preference

Austen-Smith, D. & Banks, J. S., Jan 1 2010, University of Michigan Press. 208 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

political theory
aggregation
bank
readership
pedagogics
24 Citations (Scopus)

Information aggregation and communication in committees

Austen-Smith, D. & Feddersen, T., Mar 27 2009, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 364, 1518, p. 763-769 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Politics
Committee Membership
committees
Agglomeration
Communication
Preference uncertainty
Communication
Uncertainty
Deliberation
Voting rules