One of the central themes of politics in the 1980s was the rolling back of the state's economic borders, placing greater emphasis on the role of individual choice and markets allocating resources. This book is a collection of papers, largely specially commissioned, which assess this theme, and which have been written by economists and political scientists. * Contributors: Dieter Helm, Alan Ryan, Wilfred Beckerman,
Amartya Sen, Partha Dasgupta, John Gray, Robert Skidelsky, Gillian Peele, Christopher Allsopp, John Kay, Andrew Dilnot, Colin Mayer, and Stephen Smith.
`This book should be foremost on the reading list of Eastern European economists attempting to understand market economies.'
'The general standard of these papers is high. They are clearly written, free of technicalities, and judicious.'
Robert Sugden, Economic Journal
Dieter Helm: The economic borders of the State; Alan Ryan: Value-judgements and welfare; Wilfred Beckerman: How large a public sector?; Amartya Sen: The moral standing of the market; Partha Dasgupta: Positive freedom, markets, and the welfare state; John Gray: Hayek on the market economy and the limits of state action; Robert Skidelsky: Keynes and the state; Gillian Peele: Contemporary conservatism and the borders of state; Christopher Allsopp: The
macro-economic role of the state; John Kay: The economic functions of the tax system; Andrew Dilnot: Social security policy, defining the borders of the state; Colin Mayer: Public ownership: concepts
and applications; Dieter Helm & Stephen Smith: The decentralized state: The economic borders of local government
Series: Clarendon Paperbacks
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 6th December 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88
Weight (kg): 0.58