Public Enterprise: Retrospective Review and Prospective Theory

  • Scott Hinds
  • Nicolas Sanchez
  • David Schap

Abstract

Most of the literature on public enterprise seeks to set forth rules to govern their creation and their pricing. This chapter starts by describing the contours of this literature, but gives the bulk of its attention to exploring the potential contributions that public choice theorizing might make to our understanding of the actual conduct of public enterprises, conduct that often varies from what the normative literature prescribes.

Keywords

Asset seizure property rights paradigm public enterprise public choice theory quangos 

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H20 H50 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Scott Hinds
    • 1
  • Nicolas Sanchez
    • 2
  • David Schap
    • 2
  1. 1.University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA
  2. 2.College of the Holy CrossWorcesterUSA

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