February, 2019

Sounding the Alarm

The Political Economy of Whistleblowing in the US Security State
  • Christopher Coyne

    Associate Director, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
  • Abigail Hall

    Associate Professor of Economics at Bellarmine University
  • Nathan Goodman

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What role do whistleblowers play in democratic politics?  This paper answers this question by analyzing the political economy of whistleblowing within the democratic political insitutions.  Democratic politics is charaterized by numerous principal-agent problems creating significant space for opportunism.