Introduction: Governments and the Marketplace in Economic Analysis

  • Richard L. Gordon
Part of the Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy Series book series (TREP, volume 16)


As the deficiencies of intervention became more evident during the 1970s, criticism of the excesses of government in the leading industrialized economies became more fashionable. The traditional economic concern with excesses of government received more attention in policy debates. Economists led the attack.


Economic Analysis Market Failure Policy Debate General Equilibrium Model Public Utility 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard L. Gordon
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  1. 1.Department of Mineral Economics, College of Earth and Mineral SciencesThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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