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Public Choice Research Centre (PCRC)

Members of the Centre utilize the methods of microeconomics and analytic philosophy to the study of political and social life. They specialize in the study of institutional design, decision making and policy evaluation. The evaluative, performance and outcome oriented approach is the distinctive and unifying characteristic of the Centre scholarship. The Centre consists of two large research groups with widely overlapping memberships.

1. Design of decision-making institutions and policy analysis. Specific projects of this group include decision-making procedures and power measurement as well as the relationships of various game-theoretic solution concepts. Particular emphasis is laid on institutions of the European Union.

2. Democratic governance. The methodological approaches resorted to include conceptual analysis, argumentation theory, computer simulations as well as experimental methods. Key subjects under scrutiny in this group are deliberative democracy, referendum institutions and consensus reaching procedures.

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