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ERIC Number: EJ1059336
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0485
Public Choice, Market Failure, and Government Failure in Principles Textbooks
Fike, Rosemarie; Gwartney, James
Journal of Economic Education, v46 n2 p207-218 2015
Public choice uses the tools of economics to analyze how the political process allocates resources and impacts economic activity. In this study, the authors examine twenty-three principles texts regarding coverage of public choice, market failure, and government failure. Approximately half the texts provide coverage of public choice and recognize the presence of both government and market failure. The coverage of market failure is nearly six times that of government failure. Given the size and scope of government, analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of both market and political allocation is important to student understanding of modern economies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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