The “Contract and Agency State” as a Multiple Principal-Agent Problem

  • Elke Löffler


According to a quantitative analysis of OECD surveys on public management developments, various forms of organizational decentralization are the predominant types of modernization initiative to be found in OECD member countries (Naschold, 1995:42f.). This trend is rooted in the liberal belief that decentralized forms of political and administrative decision making are per se superior to centralized public sector management.


Agency State Asymmetrical Information Agency Cost Service Unit Contract Relationship 
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