States and Markets: A Primer in Political Economy / Edition 1by Adam Przeworski
Pub. Date: 08/28/2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The purpose of this text is to introduce concepts for studying relationships between states and markets. The economy and the state are thus analyzed as networks of relationships between principals and agents, each occupying a particular position in the institutional structure. The book then analyzes systematically the effect of the organization of the state on the functioning of the economy. It isolates the conditions that trigger government's positive or negative responses to the economy.
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Table of Contents1. Introduction; Part I. Decentralized Mechanisms: 2. Market miracles and market failures; 3. Incomplete markets, imperfect information; 4. Principal-agent framework; Part II. Centralized Mechanisms: 5. The state; 6. Governments and private agents: regulation; 7. Politicians and bureaucrats: oversight; 8. Citizens and politicians: representation; Part III. The State and the Economy: 9. Government and economic growth; 10. Government and redistribution; 11. Government and insurance; 12. Epilogue; 13. Additional references.
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