Readings in Political Economy

Readings in Political Economy

by Kaushik Basu
     
 

Readings in Political Economy contains some of the most valuable contributions to this rapidly growing field. Ranging from authoritative seminal pieces to striking contemporary papers, the readings in this volume explore the complex intersections between politics and economics from the perspectives of both disciplines.

Presenting both the historical roots

Overview

Readings in Political Economy contains some of the most valuable contributions to this rapidly growing field. Ranging from authoritative seminal pieces to striking contemporary papers, the readings in this volume explore the complex intersections between politics and economics from the perspectives of both disciplines.

Presenting both the historical roots and recent developments of political economy within a choice-theoretic framework, Readings in Political Economy includes analyses of institutions, conceptions of the state, agency, and the political process. Basu's comprehensive introduction connects and synthesizes these diverse pieces, while also discussing other recent advances in the field. Ideal for both undergraduate and graduate students in economics and politics, this reader will also prove invaluable for political economy courses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631223337
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/27/2002
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Readings for Contemporary Economics Series
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 9.65(h) x 1.18(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"By putting together a number of outstanding contributions to the field of political economy, Kaushik Basu has rendered an invaluable service to all those interested in knowing how economists address an issue that had largely eluded them till a few decades ago."
Jean-Philippe Platteau, Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix

"The revival in recent years of the study of political institutions from an economic perspective is exemplified in this collection of exciting articles, which assembles influential contributions from economists, philosophers and political scientists."
Ernst Fehr, University of Zürich

Meet the Author

Kaushik Basu is Professor of Economics and Carl Marks Professor of International Studies in the Economics Department at Cornell University. He is Editor of Social Choice and Welfare and Associate Editor of The Journal of Economic Perspectives and The Journal of Development Economics. He is author of many books and articles, including The Less Developed Economy, (Blackwell, 1984), Lectures in Industrial Organization Theory (Blackwell, 1993), and Analytical Development Economics (1997).

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