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Working Paper #13

The State: Agent or Proprietor?



Abstract: This paper addresses the following question: Does characterizing the state to be an agent of its citizens provide a useful “as if” framework for positive analysis of economic policy? Or, can we understand economic policy only by explicitly characterizing the state as proprietary, the instrument of the ruling elite?






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