Motivation, Agency, and Public Policy: Of Knights and Knaves, Pawns and Queens

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Index
Ackerman, Bruce, and stakeholder grant 123 , 129
adverse selection, and incentive contracts 60
agency:
asset ownership 125
definition 2
extent of 73
ideology 16-17
market socialism 15
neo-liberals 14-15
public finance 85-91
public services 73-84
social democracy 13-14
tax revenues 147-50
Alstott, Anne, and stakeholder grant 123 , 129
Altmann, Ros, and matching grants 141
altruism 24 n. 1 , 26
act-irrelevant 35-7 , 47
act-relevant 35-7
blood donation system 31 , 41
charitable giving 37-8
collectivism 29
compulsory 45
consultant payment scheme 104-5
corruption of 40 , 46-7 , 48-50
cost thresholds 52
decision-making 80
doctors 32-3
existence of 38
exploitation 65-6
gender 44-5
market incentives 40-6 , 52 , 166
moral superiority 167
non-existence of 26-7
non-profit organisations 63
opportunity cost of 51-2
public sector managers 31-2
public services 35
self-interest and rationality 28-9
self-sacrifice 45-6 , 51-2 , 55
trust 29-30
Andreoni, James 44
and crowding out 38
Aristotle 47 n. 8
asset ownership:
agency 125
asset-based egalitarianism 125-7
autonomy 125-6
benefits of 125
empowerment 121 , 122 , 127
inequality 124
popular capitalism 124
welfare 125
youth poverty in 128
see also demogrant
Atkinson, A. B. and demogrants 121
attainment tests, performance in school 110
autonomy:
asset ownership 125-6
compulsion 138
Bagley, Carl, impact of school competition 113
Baldwin, Peter 8
Ball, Stephen, and educational selection 111
Banks, James, youth wealth 128
Barkema, H. G. 49
Barnett, Corelli 4
basic income 123
behaviour:
distinguished from motivation 25
financial incentives 35
physicians and market incentives 105
policy 2
residential care providers 34
Belgium:
educational reform 115
quasi-market 10
benefits, universal 131
Beveridge, William 4
Blair, Tony:
quasi-market 11
the third way 15-16
blood donation system 40-2
altruism 31
motivation 31
Bowe, Richard, and educational selection 111
Bowles, Samuel, and voucher system 116
Bradley, Stephen:
educational selection 113-14

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Table of contents

  • Motivation, Agency, and Public Policy iii
  • Preface ix
  • Contents xiii
  • List of Figures xiv
  • 1: Introduction 1
  • Part I Theory: of Knights and Knaves 21
  • 2: Knights and Knaves in the Public Sector 23
  • 3: Motivation and the Policy Context 39
  • 4: A Theory of Public Service Motivation 51
  • Part II Theory: of Pawns and Queens 71
  • 5: Agency and Public Services 73
  • 6: Agency and Public Finance 85
  • Part III Policy 93
  • 7: Health Care 95
  • 8: School Education 107
  • 9: A Demogrant 120
  • 10: Partnership Savings 137
  • 11: Hypothecation 147
  • Epilogue : Doux Commerce Publique 163
  • Index 183
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