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Political Economy, Information and Incentives

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  • Laffont, J.-J.

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This paper shows how the instruments of incentive theory can be used to develop some views about the proper design of governments to avoid the capture of politicians and bureaucrats by interest groups.

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  • Laffont, J.-J., 1999. "Political Economy, Information and Incentives," Papers 99.516, Toulouse - GREMAQ.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:gremaq:99.516
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    Keywords

    INFORMATION ; INCENTIVES ; ECONOMIC POLICY;

    JEL classification:

    • H00 - Public Economics - - General - - - General
    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
    • D80 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - General

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