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Principled Agents?: The Political Economy of Good Government (The Lindahl Lectures)

 
 
 
 
Principled Agents?: The Political Economy of Good Government (The Lindahl Lectures)
Author: Timothy Besley
ISBN 13: 9780199283910
ISBN 10: 199283915
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2007-10-11
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
List Price: $36.95
 
 

Mainstream policy economics now pays more attention to the delivery of policy outcomes and how incentives and institutional change shape the effectiveness of government. But should these issues be studied against a background of purely self-interested public servants? There is plenty of evidence that many citizens are publicly spirited. Can their motivation be harnessed in the public interest? These lectures review how economic thought on these issues has evolved.