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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This path-breaking book boldly claims that well-designed institutions can help voters select politicians who are ‘better: Bibliographic Information Print publication date: More What is good government? Princilped do I find a book? Search my Subject Specializations: Economic analyses of government usually divide into two broad camps.


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Quite simply, a great book by a great economist. These questions and many more are addressed in this book of intriguing Lindahl lectures. In the Library Request this item to view in the Library’s reading rooms using your library card.

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Tim Besley has given us a broad and deep analysis of this fundamental agency problem which is essential to the theory of democracy. To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider.

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Publications Pages Publications Pages. There is plenty of evidence that many citizens are publicly spirited. Timothy Besley emphasises that it is not just about designing an appropriate institutional framework but also about understanding the way incentives work and the principoed by which the political class is selected.

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The Political Economy of Good Government Timothy Besley The Lindahl Lectures Mainstream policy economics now pays more attention to the delivery of policy outcomes and how incentives and institutional change shape the effectiveness of government. It should be read by all those who gaents to understand what it is that brings about good government.

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Principled agents?: the political economy of good government

The other sees gov It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. The key to good government is institution design- in the best Federalist tradition- to improve incentives in policymaking and selection to public princkpled.

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