Never the Single Measure, Essays on Taxes, Careers and Risky Ventures

Sander Renes

Research output: Types of ThesisDoctoral ThesisInternal


During my time as a Ph.D. student I got interested in phenomena that are most easily characterized as 'gaming' behavior. As a society we have developed extensive systems of rules and institutions to achieve desirable outcomes. These institutions take care of every aspect of our lives, from the interest we get on the bank, to the distribution of crime and punishment and the regulation of radio frequencies for the use of tv, radio and cellcommunications. The presence of rules allows us to verify, ex post, whether the correct procedure was followed, and thus ensure that (governmental) power is not abused. They create a system in society that can be used to hold people responsible for their behavior and thus form an essential part of an ordered society.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Visser, Bauke, Supervisor
  • Jacobs, Doctoral committee member
  • Potters, Doctoral committee member
  • Swank, Otto, Doctoral committee member
Award date27 Nov 2014
Place of PublicationRotterdam
Print ISBNs9789036104036
Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2014


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