Power and Prosperity
Outgrowing Communist and Capitalist Dictatorships
By (author) Mancur Olson
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Power and Prosperity by Mancur Olson
Book DescriptionWhy do some economies do better than others? How does society encourage the kind of market economy that generates continually increasing incomes? How do particular styles of government affect economic performance? World-renowned economist Mancur Olson tackles these questions and others in what will surely be regarded as his magnum opus. Olson contends that governments can play an essential role in the development of markets. Reliable enforcement of private contracts and protection of individual rights to property depend on governments strong enough not to undermine them. His exploration of "market-augmenting governments" will stand as a cutting-edge work on economic growth and provide a useful framework in which to consider the Asian financial crisis and its aftermath. As Susan Lee noted in Forbes, "his pioneering insights might have won a Nobel Prize for Olson had he lived a bit longer."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465051960
(203mm x 127mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Mancur Olson
Not-so-dismal Science, Hardback (January 2000)
The influence of the economics-type thinking in social sciences is bringing about a theoretical integration of all the social sciences under one overarching paradigm. The chapters of the book illustrate the intellectual advances that account for this unified view of economies and societies.
Rise and Decline of Nations, Paperback (July 1984)
The years since World War II have seen rapid shifts in the relative positions of different countries and regions. Leading political economist Mancur Olson offers a new and compelling theory to explain these shifts in fortune and then tests his theory against evidence from many periods of history and many parts of the world.
No-growth Society, Hardback (June 1975)View all books by Mancur Olson
First Published in 1975. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Author Biography - Mancur Olson
Mancur Olson (1932-1998) was the Chair and Principal Investigator of the Center on Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector (IRIS) and Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland. His books The Logic of Collective Action and The Rise and Decline of Nations have been translated into nine languages.
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