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Readings in political economy

Author: Kaushik Basu
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2003.
Series: Blackwell readings for contemporary economics.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text collects some of the most valuable contributions to this rapidly growing field. Ranging from seminal pieces to striking contemporary papers, the readings in this volume explore the complex  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kaushik Basu
ISBN: 0631223320 9780631223320 0631223339 9780631223337
OCLC Number: 49530292
Description: viii, 398 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Extracts from Leviathan (1651) / Thomas Hobbes --
Of the first principles of government (1758) / David Hume --
The place of institutions in the economy : a theoretical perspective (1998) / Kenneth J. Arrow --
Transaction cost economics and organization theory (1996) / Oliver Williamson --
The role of institutions in the revival of trade: the law merchant, private judges, and the champagne fairs (1990) / Paul R. Milgrom, Douglass C. North, and Barry R. Weingast --
Institutions and international trade: lessons from the commercial revolution (1992) / Avner Greif --
Implications from the disequilibrium of majority rule for the study of institutions (1980) / William H. Riker --
The Coase Theorem and the theory of the state (1973) / James M. Buchanan --
Dictatorship, democracy, and development (1993) / Mancur Olson --
Will free trade with political science put normative economists out of work? (1997) / Brendan O'Flaherty and Jagdish Bhagwati --
On misunderstanding government: an analysis of the art of policy advice (1997) / Kaushik Basu --
Multitask principal --
agent analyses: incentive contracts, asset ownership, and job design (1991) / Bengt Holmstorm and Paul R. Milgrom --
The internal organization of government (1994) / Jean Tirole --
Power of incentives in private versus pulbic organizations (1997), and extracts from The making of economic policy (1996) / Avinash Dixit --
The statics and dynamics of party ideologies (1957) / Anthony Downs --
Rationality and social choice (1995) / Amartya Sen --
An economic model of representative democracy (1997) / Timothy Besley and Stephen Coate --
Distributive politics and economic growth (1994) / Alberto Alesina and Dani Rodrik --
Is inequality harmful for growth? (1994) / Torsten Persson and Guido Tabellini --
Social norms and economic incentives in the welfare state (1999) / Assar Lindbeck, Sten Nyberg, and Jorgen W. Weibull.
Series Title: Blackwell readings for contemporary economics.
Responsibility: edited by Kaushik Basu.

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