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Expert failure

Author: Roger Koppl
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Series: Cambridge studies in economics, choice, and society.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The humble idea that experts are ordinary human beings leads to surprising conclusions about how to get the best possible expert advice. All too often, experts have monopoly power because of licensing restrictions or because they are government bureaucrats protected from both competition and the consequences of their decisions. This book argues that, in the market for expert opinion, we need real competition in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Electronic reproduction of (manifestation):
Koppl, Roger, 1957-
Expert failure.
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017042364
(OCoLC)1001274724
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Koppl
ISBN: 9781316481400 1316481409
OCLC Number: 1028993945
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 279 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
part I. Nature and history of the problem --
Is there a literature on experts? --
Two historical episodes in the problem of experts --
Recurrent themes in the theory of experts --
part II. Foundations of the theory of experts --
Notes on some economic terms and ideas --
The division of knowledge through Mandeville --
The division of knowledge after Mandeville --
part III. Information choice theory --
The supply and demand for expert opinion --
Experts and their ecology --
part IV. Expert failure --
Expert failure and market structure --
Further sources of expert failure --
Expert failure in the entangled deep state.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in economics, choice, and society.
Responsibility: Roger Koppl, Syracuse University.

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Roger Koppl develops a theory of experts and expert failure, and uses a wide range of examples - from forensic science to fashion - to explain the applications of his theory, including state  Read more...

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