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: 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? Reassembling the Social Bruno Latour.
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But should these issues be studied against a background of purely self-interested public servants? Norby Professor of Economics, University of Chicago “How does the structure of democratic political institutions and organization shape policy choice?
Thomson Professor of Government, Harvard University “A wonderful and important book, that combines principld of the art analysis and deep knowledge of real world institutions to obtain novel insights about a fundamental issue. Choose your country or region Close. Mainstream policy economics now pays more attention to the delivery of policy outcomes and how incentives and institutional change shape the effectiveness of government. 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.
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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 process by which the political class is selected. The Political Economy of Bezley 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.
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Request this item to view in the Library’s reading rooms using your library card. Barnett and Timothy G. 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.
Ebook This title is available as an ebook. Print Save Cite Email Share. Order a copy Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. In the Library Request this item to view in the Library’s reading rooms using your library card. These questions and many more are addressed in Timothy Besley’s intriguing Lindahl lectures.