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 extremes, the Publius approach, which recognises the potential for government to act for the public good, but also accepts the fact that things often go wrong. It should be read by all those who want to understand what it is that brings about good government.
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Why do some governments fail? Print Save Cite Email Share. Subscriber Login Email Address. Timothy Besley emphasises that it is not just about designing an appropriate peincipled framework but also about understanding the way incentives work and the process by which the political class is selected.
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Mainstream policy economics now pays more attention to the delivery of policy outcomes and how incentives and institutional change shape the effectiveness of government.
These lectures review how economic thought on these issues has evolved. Barnett and Timothy G. Tim Besley has given us a broad and deep analysis of this fundamental agency problem which is essential to the theory of democracy.
More What is good government? Economic analyses of government usually divide into two broad camps. These questions and many more are addressed in this book of intriguing Lindahl lectures. In the Library Request this item to view in the Library’s reading rooms using your library card.
It shares the view that there are certain beslfy preconditions for effective government but then proceed to examine exactly what those preconditions are. Novel in its emphasis on information, this unprecedentedly careful, thorough analysis of the ‘agency’ problem links voters’ ability to screen out bad agrnts and discipline rent-seeking with the competence, motivation, and alignment of politicians’ preferences to explain vesley wide variety of political economy and public finance outcomes including debt accumulation, the size and scope of government activities, corruption, and political turnover.