The Political Economy of Public Administration
67 Pages Posted: 24 Jun 2005
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
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