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An Incentive Theory of the Separation of Powers

Jean‐Jacques Laffont

in Incentives and Political Economy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248681
eISBN:
9780191596575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248680.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The design of a complete Constitution is further augmented by focusing on the need for separation of powers to avoid regulatory capture. The economic concepts used are yardstick competition and ... More


Redesigning Microcredit

Ashok Rai and Tomas Sjöström

in The Handbook of Market Design

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199570515
eISBN:
9780191765957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570515.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Microcredit, the practice of making small uncollateralized loans to the poor, is a potential solution to credit market imperfections. This chapter examines the design of uncollateralized lending ... More


Precommitment Regimes for Intervention

Allen Buchanan

in Institutionalizing the Just War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190878436
eISBN:
9780190878467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878436.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter presents and justifies an alternative to a democratic coalition for authorizing humanitarian military intervention: a precommitment regime whereby a democratic, legitimate government at ... More


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