The Political Economy of Public Administration

HANDBOOK OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, Chap. 28, pp. 1063-1100, third edition, Rabin, Hildreth & Miller, eds, Marcel Dedkker, Inc., 2007

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Fred Thompson

Willamette University - Atkinson Graduate School of Management

Abstract

This literature survey distinguishes between public administration and economics, identifies some issues common to both fields and some reasons why public administration is not economics. Finally, it briefly surveys the contributions and limits of three bodies of economic literature that have in recent years profoundly influenced the study of public administration in America: public choice, modern corporate finance - and the contemporary macroeconomics it has inspired, and the new economics of organization.

Keywords: rational choice, public choice, organization, networks, clinical methods

JEL Classification: D23, D72, D73, E62, H11

Suggested Citation

Thompson, Fred, The Political Economy of Public Administration. HANDBOOK OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, Chap. 28, pp. 1063-1100, third edition, Rabin, Hildreth & Miller, eds, Marcel Dedkker, Inc., 2007 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1124550

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