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作者 Trebilcock, M. J
書名 Dealing with losers : the political economy of policy transitions / Michael J. Trebilcock
出版項 New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2015
國際標準書號 9780199370658 (hardback : alk. paper)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  H97 .T737 2015    在架上    30660020152745
說明 viii, 216 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-205) and index
"Winner of the 2014 Donner Prize! Whenever governments change policies - tax, expenditure, or regulatory policies, among others - there will typically be losers: people or groups who relied upon and invested in physical, financial, or human capital predicated on, or even deliberately induced by the pre-reform set of policies. The issue of whether and when to mitigate the costs associated with policy changes, either through explicit government compensation, grandfathering, phased or postponed implementation, is ubiquitous across the policy landscape. Much of the existing literature covers government takings, yet compensation for expropriation comprises merely a tiny part of the universe of such strategies. Dealing with Losers: The Political Economy of Policy Transitions explores both normative and political rationales for transition cost mitigation strategies and explains which strategies might create an aggregate, overall enhancement in societal welfare beyond mere compensation. Professor Michael J. Trebilcock highlights the political rationales for mitigating such costs and the ability of potential losers to mobilize and obstruct socially beneficial changes in the absence of well-crafted transition cost mitigation strategies. This book explores the political economy of transition cost mitigation strategies in a wide variety of policy contexts including public pensions, U.S. home mortgage interest deductions, immigration, trade liberalization, agricultural supply management, and climate change, providing tested examples and realistic strategies for genuine policy reform"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Policy sciences -- Economic aspects
Political planning -- Economic aspects
Transaction costs
Social policy
Economic policy
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