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Stefanie Haeffele is the Deputy Director of Academic and Student Programs and a senior fellow for the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.
Introduction, Stefanie Haeffele
Part I – International Policy
- Can Governments Create Bureaucratic Structures That Overcome Knowledge and Incentive Problems? An Analysis of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, Rosemarie Fike
- The Political Economy of Intervention in the Conflict against ISIS, David Wille
Part II – Federal Policy
- FDA Effectiveness Standards: Helpful or Harmful? Anna Rivers
- Exit, Voice, and Incentives: An Institutional Analysis of Urban Public School Districts, Rachel Reese
Part III – State and Local Policy
- Firm-Specific Tax Incentives: The Bad and the Ugly, Adam N. Michel
- A Better Tomorrow: Policy Reform and the Limitations of State-Led Targeted Economic Development, Courtney Michaluk
- The Political Economy of Casino Licensing: A Case Study on Maryland’s Experience, Candace McTeer Mottice
- The Political Economy of D.C. School Choice: An Institutional Analysis of the Opportunity Scholarship Program, Allison Kasic
- Stifling Urban Development with Land-Use Regulation: A Case Study of Redevelopment in Tysons Corner, Virginia, Emily Hamilton
About the Authors
Public policies are frequently driven by a combination of good intentions and special-interest politics. Understanding this, Knowledge and Incentives in Policy applies public choice and market process theory to analyse a diverse array of important public policy topics such as foreign aid, environmental protection, and land-use regulations. Equally important, the authors are as diverse as the topics covered.
— Robert Lawson, Professor of Practice, Southern Methodist University
Knowledge and Incentives in Policy offers a valuable set of analyses of a variety of local, state, national, and international policy initiatives. Each policy effort is scrutinized with respect to its incentive effects and potential knowledge problems. This volume offers a treasure trove of highly pertinent, timely, and useful examples.
— Diana W. Thomas