Law Enforcement, Malfeasance, and Compensation of Enforcers

  title={Law Enforcement, Malfeasance, and Compensation of Enforcers},
  author={G. Becker and G. Stigler},
  journal={The Journal of Legal Studies},
  pages={1 - 18}
  • G. Becker, G. Stigler
  • Published 1974
  • Economics
  • The Journal of Legal Studies
  • THE new economic approach to political behavior seeks to develop a positive theory of legislation, in contrast to the normative approach of welfare economics. The new approach asks why certain industries and not others become regulated or have tariffs imposed on imports or why income transfers take the form and direction they do, in contrast to asking which industries should be regulated or have tariffs imposed, or what transfers should be made. 
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