Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/182494
Authors: 
Scheall, Scott
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
CHOPE Working Paper 2018-12
Abstract: 
The paper examines one of the considerations that determines the extent to which policymakers pursue the objectives demanded by constituents. The nature and extent of their ignorance serve to determine the incentives confronted by policymakers to pursue their constituents' demands. The paper also considers several other consequences of policymaker ignorance.
Subjects: 
political epistemology
policymaker ignorance
government failure
public choice
David Hume
JEL: 
B25
B53
D72
D78
D83
E61
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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