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December 1990
240 pages  

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9780822954378
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Private Markets and Public Intervention
A Primer for Policy Designers
Averch, Harvey
Averch describes and analyzes common strategies for solving problems in public policy including the use of markets, bureaus, regulation, planning and budgeting, benefit-cost, systems analysis, and evaluation.

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Harvey Averch is professor of public administration at Florida International University.
“Averch does an outstanding job of presenting the strengths and weaknesses of different strategies for designing public policy. . . . An excellent upper level text. . . . Students will come away with a good sense of the complexity of the problem.”—Joel D. Aberbach

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Political Science/Policy, Theory, Law
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Averch describes and analyzes common strategies for solving problems in public policy. The strategies discussed include the use of markets, bureaus, regulation, planning and budgeting, benefit-cost, systems analysis, and evaluation. He examines the historical development of each strategy; describes how each strategy would ideally work; explains the necessary or sufficient conditions that permit each strategy to work; lists the potential failures of each strategy; and provides a judgment or appraisal of each strategy.
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