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Experimental methods in Political Economy: A Tool for Regulatory Research

Plott, Charles R. (1981) Experimental methods in Political Economy: A Tool for Regulatory Research. In: Attacking regulatory problems : an agenda for research in the 1980s. Social Science Working Paper. No.298. Ballinger Publishing Company , Cambridge, MA, pp. 117-143.

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[Introduction] Regulatory research involves scholars in almost all dimensions of the social sciences. Economics, law and legal institutions, psychology, bureaucratic politics, and even voting politics become intermingled in complex ways to obscure the consequences of alternative policy options. Research undertaken to provide some insights, experience, or educated guesses necessarily confronts scholars with multidisciplinary considerations. It also involves them with situations, problems, and institutional arrangements for which there are no historical precedents, leaving them with very little shared experience to resolve scientific disagreements.

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Additional Information:Based on a conference sponsored by the Public Interest Economics Foundation and held May 31-June 1, 1979 at Coolfont Lodge, Berkeley Springs, W. Va
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Issue or Number:298
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