Economic perspectives on government

Dowding, Keith and Taylor, Brad R. (2020) Economic perspectives on government. Foundations of Government and Public Administration. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland. ISBN 978-3-030-19706-3

Abstract

This book introduces and applies the economic way of thinking to public policy and public administration. It provides a non-technical introduction and assumes no prior economic or mathematical training but looks closely at the methodological and normative assumptions underlying economic analysis. It provides a deep understanding of the method than a simple technical presentation would allow. After introducing the basic assumptions of the economic method, the book considers the analysis of market failure, the role of government in a market economy, behavioural economics, bargaining in government, bureaucracy, interest groups, and levels of government. By providing a balanced introduction to and overview of economic approaches to government, the book will be useful to undergraduate and postgraduate students in public administration and public policy, as well as academics and practitioners in these fields interested in the application of the economic way of thinking.


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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce (1 July 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce (1 July 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2019 02:47
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2020 05:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: economics; public policy; public administration
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140213 Public Economics-Public Choice
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160510 Public Policy
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140219 Welfare Economics
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160509 Public Administration
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9102 Microeconomics > 910201 Consumption
B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9102 Microeconomics > 910206 Market-Based Mechanisms
B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9102 Microeconomics > 910209 Preference, Behaviour and Welfare
B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9102 Microeconomics > 910211 Supply and Demand
C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9402 Government and Politics > 940204 Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-19707-0
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37145

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