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Incentives and Political Economy

Jean-Jacques Laffont


This book presents a detailed exposition of models of incentives in political economy using the tools of contemporary information economics. The emphasis is on small, loosely connected models that describe the rationale behind many of today's political procedures, while paying attention to the intellectual history of the ideas that are discussed. A number of topics in constitutional design are detailed including corruption, separation of powers, and reciprocal supervision. The book is also concerned with the relationship between economists and politicians and looks at the trade‐off between dis ... More

Keywords: centralization, constitutional design, corruption, efficiency, environmental policy, incentives, industrial policy, political economy, separation of powers, supervision

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199248681
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199248680.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jean-Jacques Laffont, author
University of Toulouse
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