Private Markets and Public Intervention: A Primer for Policy Designers [Paperback]

Harvey Averch (Author)

ISBN: 9780822954378 | Published by: University of Pittsburgh Press | Year of Publication: 1991 | Language: English 240p, H230 x W150 (mm)

Private Markets and Public Intervention


Averch describes and analyzes common strategies for solving problems in public policy. The strategies discussed include the use of markets, bureaus, regulation, planning and budgeting, benefit-cost, systems analysis, and evaluation. He examines the historical development of each strategy; describes how each strategy would ideally work; explains the necessary or sufficient conditions that permit each strategy to work; lists the potential failures of each strategy; and provides a judgment or appraisal of each strategy.

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