The New Political Economy

Timothy Besley

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 131, 2004 Lectures

Published by British Academy

Published in print December 2005 | ISBN: 9780197263518
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734021 | DOI:

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

The New Political Economy

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This lecture discusses important issues that arise in the policy sphere. It is primarily concerned with extending the competence of economists to analyse issues that require some facility with economic and political decision-making. The lecture serves as a highly selective and personal view of the motivation behind the field and some of the key themes in the literature. It shows the value in focused research in asking a specific question and of using appropriate data. It also determines that the New Political Economy rises to specific challenges, is not about economic imperialism, and rarely discusses grand issues of states versus markets and democracy versus non-democracy.

Keywords: policy sphere; economists; themes in literature; focused research; New Political Economy; economic imperialism; state versus markets; democracy versus non-democracy

Chapter.  9250 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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