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Principled Agents

Author: Besley.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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What is good government? Why do some governments fail? How do you implement political accountability in practice? What incentives do you need to put in place to ensure that politicians and public  Read more...

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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Besley.
OCLC Number: 777994048
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Description: 1 electronic document
Contents: 1 COMPETING VIEWS OF GOVERNMENT ; The issues ; This book ; Background ; Economic Policy Making ; Political Economy ; Incentives and Selection in Politics ; Concluding Comments ; 2 THE ANATOMY OF GOVERNMENT FAILURE ; Introduction ; Three Notions of Government Failure ; The Basic Model ; Government Failure ; Democratic Political Failures ; A Dynamic Model ; Government Failure in the Dynamic Model ; Responses to Political Failure ; Concluding Comments ; 3 POLITICAL AGENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ; Introduction ; Elements of Political Agency Models ; The Baseline Model ; Extensions ; Discussion ; Concluding Comments ; 4 POLITICAL AGENCY AND PUBLIC FINANCE ; Introduction ; The Model ; Three Scenarios ; Implications ; Restraining Government ; Debt and Deficits ; Governments versus NGOs ; Competence ; Conclusions
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'Tim Besley demonstrates how to analyze political agency in the intellectual middle ground left open in between the optimism of the traditional welfare-economics approach, and the pessimism of the Read more...

 
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