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?: The Political Economy of Good Government

Quite simply, a great book by a great economist. Barnett and Timothy G.

Understanding the workhouse test: More What is good government? Norby Besle of Economics, University of Chicago “How does the structure of democratic political institutions and organization shape policy choice?

Classical, Early, and Medieval Poetry and Poets: Publications Pages Publications Pages. Request this item to view in the Library’s reading rooms using your library card. From 25 December to 1 Januarythe Library’s Reading Rooms will be closed and no collection requests will be filled. You must be logged in to Tag Records. This path-breaking book boldly claims that well-designed institutions can help voters select politicians who are ‘better: Mainstream policy economics now pays more attention to the delivery of policy outcomes and how incentives and institutional change shape the effectiveness of government.


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. Can I borrow this item? Further information on the Library’s opening hours is available at: Thomson Professor of Government, Harvard University “A wonderful 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.

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Economic analyses of government usually divide into two broad camps. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. There is plenty of evidence that many citizens are publicly spirited.

Subscriber Login Email Address. Oxford Scholarship Online This book is beslej as part of Oxford Scholarship Online – view abstracts and keywords at book and chapter level. To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. Catalogue Persistent Identifier https: Classical, Early, and Medieval World History: Search my Subject Specializations: Vesley 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.


Principled agents?: the political economy of good government

Can I view this online? These questions and many more are addressed in Timothy Besley’s intriguing Lindahl lectures. Why do some governments fail?

Norby Professor of Economics, University of Chicago. 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?

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