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The power of economists within the state

Author: Johan Christensen
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why have some countries gone farther than others in adopting public policies that rely heavily on the free-market? Johan Christensen offers a new explanation: these policies are correlated with the entrenchment of U.S.-trained, neoclassical economists within that state. Comparing the cases of New Zealand, Ireland, Norway, and Denmark, he shows how the influence of economists helped to establish market-conforming tax  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Christensen, Johan, 1985-
Power of economists within the state.
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2016029014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Johan Christensen
ISBN: 9781503601857 1503601854
OCLC Number: 952700992
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Economists and market-conforming reform --
The new economics and politics of taxation --
New Zealand : plotting a market-oriented revolution --
Ireland : populist politics in a generalist system --
Norway : economic experts in the social-democratic state --
Denmark : equality before efficiency, politicians before experts --
The power of economists within the state.
Responsibility: Johan Christensen.

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Why have some countries gone farther than others in adopting public policies that rely heavily on the free-market? Johan Christensen offers a new explanation: these policies are correlated with the entrenchment of U.S.-trained, neoclassical economists within that state. Comparing the cases of New Zealand, Ireland, Norway, and Denmark, he shows how the influence of economists helped to establish market-conforming tax regimes.

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"Sometimes, economists seem almost irrelevant to policymaking. Other times, it is clear that they have enormous influence. In this outstanding book, Johan Christensen shows us how an unlikely Read more...

 
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