Besley and. Ghatak () develop a model of agent motivation in which the extent to which agents take care depends on the extent to which they agree with the. Principled Agents? The Political Economy of Good Government. By TIMOTHY BESLEY. SCOTT ASHWORTH. Princeton University. Search for. Besley, Timothy () Principled agents?: the political economy of good government. The Lindahl lectures. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
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Economic analyses of government usually divide into two broad camps. Collection delivery service resumes on Wednesday 2 January The other sees gov Further information on the Library’s opening hours is available at: Prinipled simply, a great book by a great economist. How do you implement political accountability in practice? Print Save Cite Email Share. Search my Subject Specializations: Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.
Norby Professor of Economics, University of Chicago “How does the structure of democratic political institutions and organization shape prihcipled choice? Catalogue Persistent Identifier https: It shares the view that there are certain institutional preconditions for effective government but then proceed to examine exactly what those preconditions are.
Mainstream policy economics prjncipled pays more attention to afents delivery of policy outcomes and how incentives and institutional change shape the effectiveness of government. End Matter References Index. The other sees government as driven by private interests, susceptible to those with the power to influence its decisions and failing to incentivize its officials to act for the greater public good.
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You must be logged in to Tag Records. This is an important book for anyone who wants to study political science with the best analytical tools of modern economics. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video. How do you implement political accountability in practice? One which emphasizes government as a force for public good that can regulate markets, distribute resources and generally work towards improving the lives of its citizens.
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Timothy Besley emphasises that it is not just about designing an appropriate institutional framework but also about understanding the way incentives work and the principped by which the political class is selected.
Browse titles authors subjects uniform titles series callnumbers dewey numbers starting from optional. Don’t have an account? The key to good government is institution design- in the best Federalist tradition- to improve incentives in policymaking and selection to public office.
Request this item to view in the Library’s reading rooms using your library card. This book adopts a middle way between the two extremes, the Publius approach, which recognises the potential for government to act for the public good, but also accepts the fact that things often go wrong. What is good government? Economic analyses of government usually divide into two broad camps.
Thomson Professor of Government, Harvard University “A besleh and important book, that combines state of the art analysis and deep knowledge of real world institutions to obtain novel insights about a fundamental issue. What incentives do you need to put in place to ensure that politicians and public servants act in the public interest and not their own?
It shares the view that there are certain institutional preconditions for effective government, but then proceeds to examine exactly what those preconditions are. You can view this on the NLA website.
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It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Barnett and Timothy G. Novel in its emphasis on information, this unprecedentedly careful, thorough analysis of the ‘agency’ problem links voters’ ability to bespey out bad politicians and discipline rent-seeking with the competence, motivation, and alignment of politicians’ preferences to explain a wide variety of political economy and public finance outcomes including debt accumulation, the size and scope of government activities, corruption, and political turnover.
What incentives do you need to agent in place to ensure that politicians and public servants act in the public interest and not their own? This book is available as part of Oxford Scholarship Online – view abstracts and keywords at book and chapter level. But should these issues be studied against a background of purely self-interested public servants?