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Readings in Political Economy

Kaushik Basu (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-22333-7
408 pages
May 2002, Wiley-Blackwell
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Ranging from authoritative seminal pieces to striking contemporary papers, the readings in this volume explore the complex intersections between politics and economics from the perspectives of both disciplines.
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Part I: Roots.

Part II: Institutions, Markets and Political Power.

Part III. Alternative Conceptions of the State.

Part IV. Government and Agency.
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Kaushik Basu is Professor of Economics and Carl Marks Professor of International Studies in the Economics Department at Cornell University. He is Editor of Social Choice and Welfare and Associate Editor of The Journal of Economic Perspectives and The Journal of Development Economics. He is author of many books and articles, including The Less Developed Economy, (Blackwell, 1984), Lectures in Industrial Organization Theory (Blackwell, 1993), and Analytical Development Economics (1997).
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  • Explores diverse intersections between politics and economics

  • Includes analyses of institutions, conceptions of the state, agency, and the political process

  • Presents both the historical roots and recent developments of Political Economy
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"By putting together a number of outstanding contributions to the field of political economy, Kaushik Basu has rendered an invaluable service to all those interested in knowing how economists address an issue that had largely eluded them till a few decades ago."
Jean-Philippe Platteau, Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix

"The revival in recent years of the study of political institutions from an economic perspective is exemplified in this collection of exciting articles, which assembles influential contributions from economists, philosophers and political scientists."
Ernst Fehr, University of Zürich

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