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Regulatory economics: Regulatory economics is the application of economic principles to the design and evaluation of government regulations. It aims to ensure that regulations are effective, efficient, and consistent with economic principles. Regulatory economists use cost-benefit analysis, game theory, and behavioral economics. See also Behavioral economics, Costs, Benefit, Economic policies.
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Political Philosophy on Regulatory Economics - Dictionary of Arguments

Mause I 378f
Regulatory Economics/Political Theory: Economically oriented political science is primarily interested in interventions that are not justified by dysfunctionalities, but it is about the realization of overarching social, i.e. public welfare-oriented goals.
>Community welfare
, >Markets, >Regulatory economics.
Mause I 379
Regulation/Regulatory Economics/Political theory: based on Theodore J. Lowi's distinction between four policy areas a) distributive, b) redistributive, c) regulative, c) constitutive policies (1), state regulation is discussed by these authors: competition law: (Windhoff-Héritier 1987, p. 40) (2), regulatory state: (Majone 1994) (3), regulatory governance: (Eckert 2011 (4); Levi-Faur 2007 (5) regulatory capitalism: (Braithwaite 2008; Levi-Faur and Jordana 2005) (6).

1. Theodore J. Lowi, 1972. Four systems of policy, politics, and choice. Public Administration Review 32 (4): 298– 310.
2. Windhoff-Héritier, Adrienne, Policy Analyse – Eine Einführung. Frankfurt/ New York 1987
3. Majone, Giandomenico. 1994. The rise of the regulatory state in Europe. West European Politics 17( 3): 77– 101.
4. Eckert, Sandra. 2011. European regulatory governance. In Handbook on the politics of regulation, Hrsg. David Levi-Faur, 513– 524. Cheltenham:
5. Levi-Faur, David, Regulatory governance. In Europeanization. New research agendas, Hrsg. Paolo Graziano und Maarten P. Vink, 102– 114. Basingstoke 2007.
6. Braithwaite, John, Regulatory capitalism. How it works, ideas for making it work better. Cheltenham 2008.

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Political Philosophy
Mause I
Karsten Mause
Christian Müller
Klaus Schubert,
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