Chapter 15: Public Goods,
Externalities, and the Role of Government
- Should Public Broadcasting be
- U.S. Policy and Global
- Should Amtrak be Subsidized?
Web materials related to topics discussed in Chapter 15
- An interview with James Buchanan, one of the primary
developers of public choice theory.
- The United States Information Agency's climate change
page contains information about U.S. government policy on
global warming. Links to a wide variety of internet
resources on this topic are available from this page.
- Ronald H. Coase and the Coase
- Links to information about Nobel Laureate Ronald
Coase and the Coase theorem.
- This document, from Greenpeace, contains a discussion
of alternative methods of internalizing externalities.
- Environmental Defense
- Links and information on a wide range of
environmental issues are contained on this page.
- Federal Communications
Commission's wireless telecommunications auction
- Links to information about the simultaneous
ascending-bid auction system used by the FCC to auction
off radio spectrum licenses.
- Federal Election
- This site contains information about the sources of
campaign financing. A useful site to visit for those
interested in the effects of special interest groups.
- Law and
- This page contains an extensive collection of links
dealing with the intersection of economics and law.
- A satirical application of many common privatization
arguments to the U.S. Congress by an advocate of
continued funding for public broadcasting.
Rights Trading Game (by Rachel Nugent)
- An interesting classroom experiment that can be used
to illustrate the incentives existing under a system of
tradeable pollution rights.
Vote Smart - CongressTrack
- This page lists the recent voting record for all
members of Congress and provides information about the
progress of current legislation.
of Latin American Telecommunication Firms" (by Sandra
- An overview of the recent experience of several Latin
American countries in the privatization of the
Climate Change Proposal
- An overview of the U.S. Climate Change Proposal
designed to reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases.
- Other economic resources
- This page contains a set of links to economic
resources that may be of interest to introductory