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The Economic Role of the State

The Economic Role of the State

Elgar Research Reviews in Economics

Peter J. Boettke and Peter T. Leeson

This research review covers the main theories and justifications for and against state intervention as they have developed over two centuries. It also incorporates an institutional approach to the role of the state in enforcing 'the rules of the game' of the economy as well as examining specific issues including market failure, rent-seeking and regulation.

About this Research Review

Peter J. Boettke and Peter T. Leeson

Subjects: economics and finance, methodology of economics, public sector economics

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