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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Principled Agents? – Paperback – Timothy Besley – Oxford University Press

But should these issues be studied against a background of purely self-interested public servants? How do you implement political accountability in practice? Details Collect From YY 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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Print Save Cite Email Share. Economic analyses of government aents divide into two broad camps. Advanced search Search history. Timothy Besley emphasises that it is not just about designing an appropriate institutional framework but also about understanding the way incentives work and the process by which the political class is selected.


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These lectures review how economic thought on these issues has evolved. See what’s been added to the collection in the current 1 2 3 4 5 6 weeks months years. Economic analyses of government usually divide into two broad camps. Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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. Academic Skip to main content. In the Library Request this item to view in the Library’s reading rooms using your library card. Public Economics in Action Anthony B. Classical, Early, and Medieval Prose and Writers: This is an important book for anyone who wants to study political science with the best analytical tools of modern economics.

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Mainstream policy economics lrincipled pays more attention to the delivery of policy outcomes and how incentives and institutional change shape the effectiveness of government.

This path-breaking book boldly claims that well-designed institutions agetns help voters select politicians who are ‘better: Can I get a copy? Ebook This title is available as an ebook. Further information on the Library’s opening hours is available at: 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?


Principled Agents?: The Political Economy of Good Government

One that emphasises government as a force for public good, which can regulate markets, distribute resources, and generally work towards improving the lives of its citizens.

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Don’t have an account? It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. What is good government? This book is available as part of Oxford Agentts Online – view abstracts and keywords at book and chapter level. Search my Subject Specializations: There is plenty of evidence that many citizens are publicly spirited.

BookOnline – Google Books. The key to good government is vesley design- in the best Federalist tradition- to improve incentives in policymaking and selection to public office. Classical, Early, and Medieval World History: