Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
The Technology Pork Barrel

The Technology Pork Barrel (Hardback)

£41.95
To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

American public policy has had a long history of technological optimism. The success of the United States in research and development contributes to this optimism and leads many to assume that there is a technological fix for significant national problems. Since World War II the federal government has been the major supporter of commercial research and development efforts in a wide variety of industries. But how successful are these projects? And equally important, how do economic and policy factors influence performance and are these influences predictable and controllable? Linda Cohen, Roger Noll, and three other economists address these questions while focusing on the importance of R& D to the national economy. They examine the codependency between technological progress and economic growth and explain such matters as why the private sector often fails to fund commercially applicable research adequately and why the government should focus support on some industries and not others. They also analyze political incentives facing officials who enact and implement programs and the subsequent forces affecting decisions to continue, terminate, or redirect them.

The central part of this book presents detailed case histories of six programs: the supersonic transport, communications satellites, the space shuttle, the breeder reactor, photovoltaics, and synthetic fuels. The authors conclude with recommendations for program restructuring to minimize the conflict between economic objectives and political constraints.

BusinessEconomicsPolitical economyHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentCentral governmentCentral government policiesTechnicalEngineering & General Technology Publisher: Brookings Institution Publication Date: 01/10/1990 ISBN-13: 9780815715085  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.  

Linda R. Cohen is professor of economics at the School of Social Sciences, University of California at Irvine, USA. Roger G. Noll is professor of economics at Stanford University, California, USA, and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Jeffrey S. Banks is associate professor of economics and political science at the University of Rochester, New York, USA. Susan A. Edelman is assistant professor of economics in the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University, New York, USA. William M. Pegram is a staff economist in the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission.

More books by Jeffrey S. Banks

More books by Susan A. Edelman

More books by William M. Pegram

More books by Linda R. Cohen

More books by Roger G. Noll

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Power and Probity in a DC ...
(Paperback)
John C. Hirsh
 
 
£20.00
 

Currently out of stock

Italy from Crisis to Crisis: ...
(Paperback)
Matthew Evangelista
 
 
£29.99
 
Talking Sense about Politics: How to...
(Paperback)
Jack Meacham
 
 
£12.00
 

Currently out of stock

The Gender Politics of Domestic...
(Hardback)
Andrea Hopkins; Conny Roggeband
 
 
£105.00
 
Latest Blog
#FoylesFive: Foreign Languages Part Two
13/12/2017

Our knowledgeable Languages Department have put together a great selection of books, to help share the magic of reading in every language. Here are their Dutch, Russian and Polish selections.

#FoylesFive: The Last Jedi
12/12/2017

As Star Wars: The Last Jedi drops out of hyperspace and into a cinema near you, Matt from our Web Team gives us his selection of the best Last Jedi books.

#FoylesFive: Foreign Languages Part One
08/12/2017

Our knowledgeable and fabulous Languages Department have put together a great selection of books, to help share the magic of reading in every language. First up we have books in Italian, Portugese and Swedish.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd