Gordon Brady shares his perspective on public choice. He explains that this term is conceived as economic analytical tools applied to the political decision-making process. He elaborates on how productive this element can be in learning about the motivations of different political characters, such as politicians, judges, and bureaucrats. Brady also tells about his experience as a public advisor for the U.S. government, where he was able to prove public choice theories and demonstrate how useful they are in analyzing the efficiency of public officials.
Public Choice: What Motivates Politicians? Gordon Brady
Business School Building, EN-601
Universidad Francisco Marroquín Guatemala, April 20, 2012
A New Media - UFM production. Guatemala, April 2012 Camera: Mario Estrada, Sergio Miranda; digital editing: Claudia de Obregón; index and synopsis: Sergio Bustamante; content reviser: Sofía Díaz; publication: Claudia de Obregón, Sofía Díaz
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Gordon Brady is research fellow at the Rockefeller Archive Center, Rockefeller University; and Gilder Lehrman Fellow at the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. He was professor of Economics at Ottawa University, senior research fellow and director of the Law & Economics Center at George Mason University. He holds a MA in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; a MA and PhD in Economics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; and a MSL from Yale University. Brady is author of the books: Government: Whose Obedient Servant? A Primer on Public Choice; On the Trail of Homo Economicus: Essays by Gordon Tullock and Duncan Black: Selected Works of the Unpublished Legacy.