April, 2015

Book Review: Adam Smith and Bruce Yandle: Bootleggers and Baptists: How Economic Forces and Moral Persuasion Interact to Shape Regulatory Politics

  • Diana Thomas

    Associate Professor of Economics, Creighton University
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Adam Smith and Bruce Yandle's book, Bootleggers and Baptists: How Economic Forces and Moral Persuasion Interact to Shape Regulatory Politics, provides a great introduction to some of the fundamental principles of public choice theory (chapters 1-3), as well as interesting applications of that theory to current regulatory topics (chapters 4-7). In addition, the book provides inspiration and food for thought for researchers in public choice and regulatory studies. As a result, the book will serve as excellent supplemental reading for introductory public choice courses, as well as required reading for scholars in the discipline. 

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