Public Choice

(The TQCC of Public Choice is 13. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-06-01 to 2023-06-01.)
From weakest-link to best-shot: The voluntary provision of public goods419
The institutions of economic freedom and entrepreneurship: evidence from panel data247
The impact of globalization on the composition of government expenditures: Evidence from panel data148
Does government ideology influence deregulation of product markets? Empirical evidence from OECD countries132
Public spending interactions and local politics. Empirical evidence from French municipalities109
Does political knowledge increase turnout? Evidence from the 1997 British general election77
Election closeness and voter turnout: Evidence from California ballot propositions77
Aneconomic analysis of government ownership and reculation74
Fiscal consequences of public corruption: Empirical evidence from state bond ratings73
The political economy of intergovernmental grants: Evidence from a maturing democracy73
The effects of party competition on budget outcomes: Empirical evidence from local governments in Spain72
Nudging with care: the risks and benefits of social information68
The rational behavior theory of voter participation61
The relationship between corruption and income inequality in U.S. states: evidence from a panel cointegration and error correction model59
Spatial spill-overs from terrorism on tourism: Western victims in Islamic destination countries57
Political cycles and economic performance in OECD countries: empirical evidence from 1951–200655
Corruption and entrepreneurship: evidence from Brazilian municipalities55
Does foreign aid distort incentives and hurt growth? Theory and evidence from 75 aid-recipient countries54
On the relationship between corruption and migration: empirical evidence from a gravity model of migration52
Rewarding Policemen Increases Crime. Another Surprising Result from the Inspection Game49
Are bigger governments better providers of public goods? Evidence from air pollution48
Do ideological and political motives really matter in  the public choice of local services management? Evidence from urban water services in Spain48
Political competition and politician quality: evidence from Italian municipalities45
Lobbying and regulation in a political economy: Evidence from the U.S. cellular industry43
Is Private Delivery of Public Services Really Cheaper? Evidence from Public Road Maintenance in Denmark42
Effects of Term Limits on Fiscal Performance: Evidence from Democratic Nations41
From mixed economy to entangled political economy: a Paretian social-theoretic orientation40
Political competition and economic performance: evidence from the Italian regions39
State capacity and public choice: a critical survey39
Democratization and the size of government: evidence from the long 19th century39
Determinants of government size: evidence from China39
A culture of rent seeking38
From weakest-link to best-shot: Correction37
District magnitude and representation of the majority’s preferences: Evidence from popular and parliamentary votes37
Government Size and Unemployment: Evidence from Industrial Countries37
Productive specialization, peaceful cooperation and the problem of the predatory state: lessons from comparative historical political economy36
Government spending and happiness of the population: additional evidence from large cross-country samples36
Does remuneration affect the discipline and the selection of politicians? Evidence from pay harmonization in the European Parliament35
The median voter hypothesis: Evidence from general purpose local governments35
The effectiveness of institutional borrowing restrictions: Empirical evidence from Spanish municipalities34
Can we insure against political uncertainty? Evidence from the U.S. stock market34
Rents and economic development: the perspective of Why Nations Fail31
Taxation and presidential approval: separate effects from tax burden and tax structure turbulence?31
Local choice of property taxation: evidence from Norway31
Partial fiscal decentralization and sub-national government fiscal discipline: empirical evidence from OECD countries30
The robustness of Kingma’s crowd-out estimate: Evidence from new data on contributions to public radio30
Group size and the free-rider hypothesis: An examination of new evidence from churches28
Electoral misgovernance cycles: evidence from wildfires and tax evasion in Greece27
Do refugees impact voting behavior in the host country? Evidence from Syrian refugee inflows to Turkey26
Does immigration weaken natives’ support for the unemployed? Evidence from Germany25
How do federal regulations affect consumer prices? An analysis of the regressive effects of regulation25
Barriers to prosperity: the harmful impact of entry regulations on income inequality24
Beyond market failure and government failure24
Regressive effects of regulation on wages22
Education, identity, and community: lessons from Jewish emancipation22
Wealth-destroying states22
(When and how) do voters try to manipulate?21
RegData 2.2: a panel dataset on US federal regulations20
Is the only form of ‘reasonable regulation’ self regulation?: Lessons from Lin Ostrom on regulating the commons and cultivating citizens20
Signature requirements and citizen initiatives: Quasi-experimental evidence from Germany20
From Caesar to Tacitus: changes in early Germanic governance circa 50 BC-50 AD20
The economic impact of city–county consolidations: a synthetic control approach19
How do elections affect international cooperation? Evidence from environmental treaty participation19
On `Home Grown-ness' in Politics: Evidence from the 1998 Election for Alabama's Third Congressional District19
Is there a local knowledge advantage in federations? Evidence from a natural experiment19
Political alignment and intergovernmental transfers in parliamentary systems: evidence from Germany18
Do high taxes lock-in capital gains? Evidence from a dual income tax system18
Do direct-democratic procedures lead to higher acceptance than political representation?18
Does fiscal decentralization constrain Leviathan? New evidence from local property tax competition18
Do European fiscal rules induce a bias in fiscal forecasts? Evidence from the Stability and Growth Pact17
The ballot order effect is huge: evidence from Texas17
On the political economy of national tax revenue forecasts: evidence from OECD countries17
Do constitutions matter? Evidence from a natural experiment at the municipality level17
Construction corrupts: empirical evidence from a panel of 42 countries17
“Rubbin’ is racin''': evidence of the Peltzman effect from NASCAR17
Beneficiaries from federal transfers to municipalities: The case of Israel16
The social gains from exchanging votes: A simulation approach16
Introduction: a symposium on the predatory state16
Is there a selection bias in roll call votes? Evidence from the European Parliament16
Length of compulsory education and voter turnout—evidence from a staged reform16
Does democracy “suffer” from diversity? Issue representation and diversity in senate elections16
How do voters form positive economic beliefs? Evidence from the Survey of Americans and Economists on the Economy15
Two-round elections, one-round determinants? Evidence from the French municipal elections15
Do sanctions lead to a decline in civil liberties?15
The efficiency of regulatory arbitrage15
Tullock and the welfare costs of corruption: there is a “political Coase Theorem”15
Measuring rent-seeking15
Does electoral competition affect politicians’ trade policy preferences? Evidence from Japan15
(De)Centralization and voter turnout: theory and evidence from German municipalities15
Adaptation and central banking15
Business cycle and political election outcomes: Evidence from the Chilean democracy14
The growth of government in Italy: Evidence from 1861 to 197914
Precision-guided or blunt? The effects of US economic sanctions on human rights14
The politicians’ wage gap: insights from German members of parliament14
Fiscal effects of budget referendums: evidence from New York school districts14
Banking regulation, regulatory capture and inequality14
A theory of predatory welfare state and citizen welfare: the French case14
Interaction between federal taxation and horizontal tax competition: theory and evidence from Canada14
Do housing bubbles generate fiscal bubbles?14
The occupations of regulators influence occupational regulation: evidence from the US private security industry14
Do barriers to candidacy reduce political competition? Evidence from a bachelor’s degree requirement for legislators in Pakistan13
More politicians, more corruption: evidence from Swedish municipalities13
Government-introduced price distortions and growth: Evidence from twenty-nine developing countries13
Regulation and poverty: an empirical examination of the relationship between the incidence of federal regulation and the occurrence of poverty across the US states13
The rational behavior theory of voting participation: Evidence from the 1970 and 1982 elections13
What drives public acceptance of reforms? Longitudinal evidence from a Dutch pension reform13
Public Goods Theory from Eighteenth Century Political Philosophy to Twentieth Century Economics13
The Meaningful Votes: Voting on Brexit in the British House of Commons13
Common pool effects and local public debt in amalgamated municipalities13
From Senators to the President: Solve the lumber problem or else13
From economic imperialism to social science inspiration13