States and Markets: A Primer in Political Economy / Edition 1

States and Markets: A Primer in Political Economy / Edition 1

by Adam Przeworski
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521535247

ISBN-13: 9780521535243

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521535243
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
236
Sales rank:
1,265,889
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

1. 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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