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Government Regulatory Behavior: A Multidisciplinary Survey and Synthesis

Noll, Roger G. (1982) Government Regulatory Behavior: A Multidisciplinary Survey and Synthesis. Social Science Working Paper, 62. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA.

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Whereas much research has been devoted to the evaluation of regulatory policies, only in the past decade has attention turned to developing a theory of the regulatory process: why regulation comes about, and what factors determine its performance. As yet, the theory is still rudimentary, and large areas of positive political theory and organization theory have not been applied to the problem of understanding regulation. This paper summarizes the theory of regulation as it now stands and examines how additional ideas from more general theories in social science might be applied to regulation.

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Additional Information:Revised. Originally dated to October 1974. Parts of the financial support for preparing this essay was provided by the National R&D Assessment Program of the Natural Science Foundation, grant DA 39495. Research assistance was supplied by John Allen, Marcia Bencala, Maryly Crutcher and Barry Weingast. Especially helpful comments on an earlier draft were provided by Ross Eckert, Paul Joskow, Kai Lee, Michael Levine and Charles Perrow. Published in Government Policies and Technological Innovation, National Technical Information Service. National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C. 20550. Vol. II, P. 195-233, State-of-the-Art Surveys, PB 244572/AS, 1974.
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