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A critical assessment of transaction cost theory and governance of public services with special reference to water and sanitation

Hulya Dagdeviren and Simon A. Robertson.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

November 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Economic Thought (to 1925); Publicly Provided Goods; Public Economics; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Energy and Utilities. 10222 words.

This paper aims to provide a critical assessment of Oliver Williamson’s work on the choice between public and private governance by focusing on his central proposition that public...

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Limited liability and the wealth of ‘uncivilised nations’: Adam Smith and the limits to the European Enlightenment

Hugh Goodacre.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

September 2010; p ublished online March 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Economic History; International Relations and International Political Economy; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; History of Economic Thought (to 1925). 6092 words.

This paper questions the adequacy of the categories of analysis deployed by Adam Smith to serve as a basis for a progressive critique of corporate power at the ‘open economy’ level, arguing...

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Of Tastes and Values

Guido Calabresi.

in American Law and Economics Review

December 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; History of Economic Thought (to 1925); History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards); Economic Methodology; Microeconomics; Production and Organizations; Welfare Economics; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; Publicly Provided Goods; Economics of Health; Education and Research Institutions; Law and Economics; Tort Law; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Capitalist Systems; Economic Sociology. 8249 words.

This lecture was delivered by Judge Calabresi upon receiving the Ronald H. Coase Medal at the Annual Meeting of the American Law and Economic Association at Stanford Law School on May 18,...

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Pigou’s <i>Wealth and Welfare</i>: a centenary assessment

David Collard.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; General Economics; Publicly Provided Goods; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; History of Economic Thought (to 1925). 8887 words.

Pigou’s Wealth and Welfare offered a programme of action that was potentially very interventionist. Any economic policy should be assessed, he proposed, by its expected effect on the size,...

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<i>Publick Stews</i> and the genesis of public economics

Bruce Elmslie.

in Oxford Economic Papers

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Economic Thought (to 1925); Individual Economists; Public Economics. 8380 words.

In 1724, the anonymous essay A Modest Defence of Publick Stews (brothels) arrived in the bookshops of London. Now the essay is widely believed to be the work of Bernard Mandeville. In true...

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