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The Power of Economists within the State

Johan Christensen


Why have some countries gone further than others in adopting market–conforming policies? Although previous studies have highlighted political parties, production regimes, and political institutions, this book points to the varying position of economic experts within the state to explain the persistent differences in economic policies across developed countries. Although economists were key agents of the turn toward the market in public policy, their impact depended crucially on the historical institutionalization of economic expertise within state bureaucracies. Drawing on insights from the so ... More

Keywords: market-conforming, neoliberalism, tax policy, tax reform, economists, economics, historical institutionalism, bureaucracy, state, small states

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781503600492
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9781503600492.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Johan Christensen, author
Institute of Public Administration