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 book adopts a middle way between the two belsey, 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. Social Security Reform Peter A. 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.
This path-breaking book boldly claims that well-designed institutions can help voters select politicians who are ‘better: These lectures review how economic thought on these issues has evolved. Choose your country or region Close. You must be logged in to Tag Records. Cameron and Gretchen M.
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End Matter References Index. Tim Besley has given us a broad and deep analysis of this fundamental agency problem which is essential to the theory of democracy. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video. New search User lists Site feedback Ask a librarian Help.
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But should these issues be studied against a background of purely self-interested public servants? How do you implement political accountability in practice? Novel in its emphasis on information, this unprecedentedly careful, thorough analysis of the ‘agency’ problem links voters’ ability princupled screen out bad politicians and discipline rent-seeking principles 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.