The Role of Economic Incentives and Disincentives in Effecting State Behavior

UCLA Economics Working Paper No. 809

26 Pages Posted: 9 Oct 2002  

Deepak Lal

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics; University College London

Date Written: January 1999

Abstract

This paper provides a critical historical evaluation of three general types of economic incentives and disincentives which have been used to influence state behaviour: (i) treaties concerning trade and international property rights of foreign capital, (ii) various status incentives from joining economic clubs like the EU and WTO and (iii) various forms of econonic sanctions including econonmic conditionality of the World Bank and IMF.

JEL Classification: O19, F2, N40, Z13

Suggested Citation

Lal, Deepak, The Role of Economic Incentives and Disincentives in Effecting State Behavior (January 1999). UCLA Economics Working Paper No. 809. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=307240 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.307240

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