Healing Sick Institutions

Published in: The Political Dimension of Economic Growth: Proceedings of the IEA Conference held in San Jose, Costa Rica, Silvio Borner and Martin Paldam (eds.) (St. Martin's Press, 1998), Chapter 19, p. 335-347

Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 1997

by Robert Klitgaard

The author distinguishes inefficient institutions that do not fulfill their purported aims of service delivery, fair judgment, and efficient allocation, from sick institutions, characterized by weak information, ineffective incentives, and chronic shirking and malfeasance.

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