Alex Tabarrok: Democracy and Voting in a Free Society
Some Economics of Politics
Professor Tabarrok holds the Bartley J. Madden Chair in Economics at the Mercatus Center and is Professor of Economics at George Mason University. He is the Director of the Center for the Study of Public Choice and is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute. Dr. Tabarrok is also co-author (with Tyler Cowen) of the well-known blog Marginal Revolution and co-author (with Cowen) of the textbook Modern Principles of Economics.
In his talk, Professor Tabarrok will discuss voting systems and their many unusual and paradoxical properties. He'll discuss the strengths and weaknesses of voting and how they may influence our views about the role of democracy in a free society and in an economy.