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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Novel in its emphasis on information, this unprecedentedly careful, thorough analysis of the ‘agency’ problem links voters’ ability to screen 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. Tim Besley has given us a broad and deep analysis of this fundamental agency problem which is essential to the theory of democracy.
How do you implement political accountability in practice? Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. BookOnline – Google Books. Subscriber Login Email Address. Can I borrow this item? This book adopts a middle way between the two extremes, the Publius approach, which recognizes the potential for government to act for the public good but also accepts the fact that things often go wrong.
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Quite simply, a great book by a great economist. 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? Publications Pages Publications Pages. End Matter References Index. We will contact you if necessary.
But should these issues be studied against a background of purely self-interested public servants? It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Anderton and Jurgen Brauer. It shares the view that there are certain institutional preconditions for effective government, but then proceeds to examine exactly what those preconditions are.
The other sees gov 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. The other sees government as driven by private interests, susceptible to those with the power to influence its decisions, and failing to incentivise its officials to act for the greater public good. Choose your country or region Close. Thomson Professor of Government, Harvard University. In the Library Request this item to view in the Library’s reading rooms using your library card.
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This path-breaking book boldly claims that well-designed institutions can help voters select politicians who are ‘better: Thomson Professor of Government, Harvard University “A wonderful pirncipled important book, that combines state of the art analysis and deep knowledge of real world institutions to obtain novel insights about a fundamental issue. Authors Affiliations are at time of print publication. Classical, Early, and Medieval Prose and Writers: Norby Professor of Economics, Nesley of Chicago “How does the structure of democratic political institutions and organization shape policy choice?
How do you implement political accountability in practice? 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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Principled agents?: the political economy of good government
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Principled Agents?: The Political Economy of Good Government
The author 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. Ebook This title is available as an ebook. University Press Scholarship Online.