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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Norby Professor of Economics, University of Chicago “How does the structure of democratic political institutions and organization shape policy choice? Print Save Cite Email Share. 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.

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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? The Political Economy of Good Government Timothy Besley The Lindahl Lectures Mainstream policy economics now pays agsnts attention to the delivery of policy outcomes and how incentives and institutional change shape the effectiveness of government.

Understanding the workhouse test: What is good government? New search User lists Site feedback Ask a librarian Help. You must be logged in to Tag Records. It shares the view that there are certain institutional preconditions for effective government, but then proceeds to examine exactly what those preconditions are.

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This is an important book for anyone who wants to study political science with the best analytical tools of modern economics. It shares the view that there are certain institutional preconditions for effective government but then proceed to examine exactly what those preconditions are.


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