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Government Failure versus Market Failure: Microeconomic Policy Research And Government Performance Paperback – Illustrated, November 1, 2006

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"Can government policies be made more effective? In Government Failure versus Market Failure, Clifford Winston provides a comprehensive analysis of a substantial range of government programs that could deliver more benefits at no greater cost if they were grounded in fundamental economic principles. Winston's superbly crafted critique cuts a broad swath through the entire range of Federal programs, with particular emphasis on how transportation policies and regulatory efforts should be overhauled. This should be required reading for all students and practitioners in the domestic policy field." —W. Kip Viscusi, Vanderbilt University



"I recommend Clifford Winston's new book." — Newmark's Door blog, 10/29/2006



"This is an important book." — Parkway Blog, 10/28/2006



"This authoritative and readable monograph provides much-needed balance in the implicit debate between those who hold that the public interest requires extensive government economic intervention and the position that free markets automatically solve all problems. Legislators and economists have focused on needs for intervention, but Winston shows that it sometimes does more harm than good, and its favored methods can be fonts of inefficiency." —William J. Baumol, Berkley Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, NYU



" Government Failure versus Market Failure is a remarkable little book. In it, Clifford Winston aggregates the lessons of dozens of scholarly empirical literatures on the efficiency of regulation, yet reaches an easy-to-summarize conclusion: regulation fails the cost-benefit test, with the exception of regulations against glaring externalities." —Bryan Caplan, Constitutional Political Economy



"An extremely valuable work that will reward careful readers. Communications policymakers should heed their lessons....Some twelve years after the Telecommunications Act of 1996, telecommunications policy is marked by extensive regulation... Government Failure versus Market Failure offers important lessons for how such reform should be implemented. Those charged with drafting and implementing it would do well to consult this volume." — Federal Communication Law Journal



"For those in government who are willing to listen, Government Failure versus Market Failure explains why much of what is being done for the public weal does not work well and, in some instances, does harm. For those in academia who are looking for a way to spice up their policy, government, and public administration courses, Government Failure versus Market Failure likely would prove to be an excellent vehicle for sparking spirited classroom debates." —Kevin R. Kosar, Public Administration Review

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monograph provides much-needed balance in the implicit debate between those who hold that
the public interest requires extensive government economic intervention and the position
that free markets automatically solve all problems. Legislators and economists have focused
on needs for intervention, but Winston shows that it sometimes does more harm than good, and
its favored methods can be fonts of inefficiency." -William J. Baumol, Berkley Center for
Entrepreneurial Studies, NYU
effective? In Clifford Winston provides a comprehensive analysis of a substantial range of government
programs that could deliver more benefits at no greater cost if they were grounded in
fundamental economic principles. Winston's superbly crafted critique cuts a broad swath
through the entire range of Federal programs, with particular emphasis on how transportation
policies and regulatory efforts should be overhauled. This should be required reading for
all students and practitioners in the domestic policy field." -W. Kip Viscusi, Vanderbilt
University

Product details

  • Item Weight : 7.2 ounces
  • Paperback : 130 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0815793898
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0815793892
  • Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.34 x 9 inches
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press and American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (November 1, 2006)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
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