Economic Techniques

Kevin B. Smith

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780199548453
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Political Science

Economic Techniques

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This article discusses the various economic techniques that are used in policy analysis. These economic tools are used in a wide range of tasks in policy analysis. This article serves as a basic introduction to some of the analytical and conceptual tools borrowed from economics, which should serve as a better understanding and assessment of questions of social choice.

Keywords: economic techniques; policy analysis; economic tools; analytical tools; conceptual tools; questions of social choice

Article.  8192 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Political Methodology ; Comparative Politics

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