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Die Rolle des Staates in privaten Governance Strukturen

  • Lars P. Feld

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  • Gebhard Kirchgässner

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First, a brief sketch of the economic tasks government has to perform are given, before three issues are discussed in more detail: public production, competition policy, and government interventions in Corporate Governance. These three issues are of particular political relevance in Switzerland, partly because the Swiss citizens clearly expressed in referenda that they prefer a larger role of the government in these areas than most economists recommend. Finally, we discuss two developments which have shifted the perspective by which the role of the government is viewed: the increasing internationalisation of economic policy and the role of intermediary institutions between the state and the market.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of St. Gallen in its series University of St. Gallen Department of Economics working paper series 2003 with number 2003-11.

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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2003
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Handle: RePEc:usg:dp2003:2003-11
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