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The economist's view of the world : government, markets, and public policy

Author: Steven E Rhoads
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It explains and assesses the ways in which micro, welfare and benefit-cost economists view the world of public policy.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven E Rhoads
ISBN: 0521301602 9780521301602 0521317649 9780521317641
OCLC Number: 10949654
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xiv, 331 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; Part I. Useful Concepts: 2. Opportunity cost; 3. Marginalism; 4. Economic incentives; Part II. Government and Markets, Efficiency and Equity: 5. Government and the economy; 6. Economists and equity; 7. Externalities and the government agenda; 8. Benefit - cost analysis; Part III. The Limits of Economics: 9. The economist's consumer and individual well-being; 10. A second look at externalities; 11. Representatives, deliberation, and political leadership; 12. Conclusion; Notes; name index; Subject index.
Responsibility: Steven E. Rhoads.
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