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Researcher: Brooks, MA (Associate Professor Michael Brooks)

Fields of Research

Welfare Economics
Public Economics- Taxation and Revenue
Public Economics- Public Choice
Environment and Resource Economics
Economic Theory
Microeconomic Theory
Health Economics
Industry Economics and Industrial Organisation

Research Objectives

Microeconomics
Microeconomic Effects of Taxation
Taxation
Preference, Behaviour and Welfare
Macroeconomics

Career Best Publications

A Free Market in Kidneys Would Be Efficient and Equitable, A Case of Too Much Romance; The Independent Review
Incentive instruments for the sustainable use of marine resources; Ocean & Coastal Management
Lowering the cost of pollution control versus controlling pollution: A comment; Public Choice

Research Publications

A Free Market in Kidneys Would Be Efficient and Equitable, A Case of Too Much Romance; The Independent Review
An Exploration of Rent Seeking; Economic Record
Analytic conservatism and analytic radicalism: Of understated distinctions and other analytical things; Constitutional Political Economy
Buchanan on Freedom; Public Choice, Past and Present: The Legacy of James M. Buchanan and Gordon Tulock
Dividing the Spoils: Markets, Government and Corruption; Australian Institute of Public Policy
Esteem, Norms of Participation and Public Goods Supply; Public Economics and Public Choice Contributions in Honor of Charles B. Blankart
Esteem-based contributions and optimality in public goods supply; Public Choice
Expressive Voting; The Elgar Companion to Public Choice, Second Edition
Fightback!: A Public Choice Perspective; Fightback! An Economic Assessment
Friedman's theory of income redistribution up after being down for the count; Public Choice
Hugh Stretton and Lionel Orchards, Public goods, public enterprise, public choice: theoretical foundations of the contemporary attack on government; Australian Economic History Review
In Search of Optimum Relative Unanimity: A Comment; Public Choice
In Search of Rent-Seeking; The Political Economy of Rent-Seeking
Incentive instruments for the sustainable use of marine resources; Ocean & Coastal Management
James M Buchanan, Ethics and Economic Progress; Constitutional Political Economy
Lee, Dwight R and McKenzie, Richard B: Regulating Governmnent: A Preface to Constituional Economics, Lexington, Mass:
Lowering the cost of pollution control versus controlling pollution: A comment; Public Choice
Oceans Planning and Management Issues Paper 2, Management Instruments for Marine Resource Allocation and Use; Department of the Environment
On Family Taxation and Leviathan Government; Tax Units and the Tax Rate Scale
On Family Taxation and Leviathan Government; Tax Units and the Tax Rate Scale
On the 'cashing out' hypothesis and 'soft' and 'hard' policies; European Journal of Political Economy
On the Implications of Jointness in a Normative Model of Behavior Based on an Activity Hierarchy; Journal of Consumer Research
On the Importance of the Margin in the Demand-Revealing Process; Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice
Politics as the Art of Confined Compromise: A Comment on Boudreaux and Lee; The Cato Journal
Pollution Taxation: A Public Choice Interpretation; Taxation towards 20000
Pollution Taxes: A Public Choice Perspective; Taxation towards 2000
Productive Versus Unproductive Labor and Rent Seeking: Lessons from History; Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics
Rational Choice Approaches To Leadership; The Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership
Rent seeking through public finance; Companion to the Political Economy of Rent Seeking
Rent-Seeking and the Privatization of the Commons; European Journal of Political Economy
Rent-Seeking with Pollution Taxation: An Extension; Southern Economic Journal
Revenue risk and revenue timing: a view from rational choice politics; Australian Tax Forum: A Journal of Taxation Policy, Law and Reform
Some Reflections on The Calculus of Consent; Constitutional Political Economy
Tax Avoidance: In Economics, Law and Public Choice; Tax Avoidance and the Rule of Law
The Henry Tax Review: A View from Constitutional Political Economy; Australia's Future Tax System: The Prospects After Henry
The role of numbers in Prisoner's Dilemmas and public good situations; The Prisoners's Dilemma
The Tax Treatment of the Family: The Equity Dimension; Taxation Issues of the 1980s
The Tax Unit and Rate Structure: A Criticism of the Orthodoxy; Public Finance
Toward a Clarification of the Block-Demsetz Debate on Psychic Income and Externalities; Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Towards a Clarification of the Excess Spending Debate; Economia Delle Scelte Pubbliche
Towards a Clarification to the Excess Spending Debate; Journal of Public Finance

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision

An Investigation of Pricing and Profitability in the Short-stay Accommodation Industry in Tasmania
Estimations of Educational Production Functions and Technical Efficiency of Public Primary Schools in Tasmania
Intellectualism versus Voluntarism in the development of Natural Law from Zeno to Grotius
Investigating the Poverty-Environment Nexus, Theoretical Aspects.
The analysis of benefits and costs of research for marine resource management