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U.S. Presidential Elections and the referendum paradox
(National University of Ireland, Galway, 201102)In the United States, the president is elected by the Electoral College (EC) and not directly by individual voters. This can give rise to a socalled 'referendum paradox' in which one candidate receives more popular votes ... 
Uncertainty in 'A Treatise on Probability' and the 'General Theory'
(National University of Ireland, Galway, 199602)This paper is concerned with the relationship between Keynes's theory of probability and his later work on macroeconomics. It suggests that while the General Theory deals again with the subject of the Treatise on ... 
The Unreasonable Ineffectiveness of Mathematics in Economics.
(National University of Ireland, Galway, 2004)In this paper I attempt to show that mathematical economics is unreasonably ineffective. Unreasonable, because the mathematical assumptions are economically unwarranted; ineffective because the mathematical formalizations ... 
Using and Producing Ideas in Computable Endogenous Growth
(National University of Ireland, Galway, 2005)Using and Producing Ideas in Computable Endogenous Growth It is shown that Paul Romer's suggestion to model algorithmically the use and production of ideas in an endogenous growth model is formally feasible. Such a ... 
Using CGE and Microsimulation Models for In come Distribution Analyses: A Survey.
(National University of Ireland, Galway, 2005)This paper carries out a survey of CGE and Microsimulation models used in the evaluation of issues related directly or indirectly to incomes distribution. Different model structures are discussed which have been employed ... 
Variations on the Theme of Conning in Mathematical Economics
(National University of Ireland, Galway, 2006)The mathematization of economics is almost exclusively in terms of the mathematics of real analysis which, in turn, is founded on set theory (and the axiom of choice) and orthodox mathematical logic. In this paper I try ... 
Varieties of Mathematics in Economics
(National University of Ireland, Galway, 2007)Real analysis, founded on the ZermeloFraenkel axioms, buttressed by the axiom of choice, is the dominant variety of mathematics utilized in the formalization of economic theory. The accident of history that led to this ... 
Waiving and Exercising Rights in the Theory of Social Situations
(National University of Ireland, Galway, 2005)The present paper analyses different formulations of individual rights within a traditional social choicetheoretic framework and a game form framework. It proposes a theory of social situations as a basis for some new ... 
WillingnessToPay and Consumer Versus Citizen Values: Evidence from Ireland
(National University of Ireland, Galway, 2007)Environmental decisionmaking compares market and nonmarket outputs, often in terms of willingness to pay. In addition to personal, private `consumer¿ preferences, individuals may adopt a citizen perspective, judging ...