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Economics of Public Information Systems 1 edition

Economics of Public Information Systems
Emil Ems

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The purpose of this book is to contribute to our understanding of the economics of public administration, in particular as concerns the design and operating conditions of public information systems. The study's findings can help in designing better such information systems, by pointing to proper ways of assessing alternative strategies for such design.

The theoretical insights gained on how to assess alternative design strategies can, in addition, be applied in all real life occasions when decisions on large and costly investments, for instance in medical research or design of large infrastructure projects, have to be taken without being certain about the exact nature of the outcome of such investments.

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Economics of Public Information Systems

Published 1988 by Akademitryck, Edsbruk in Stockholm, Sweden .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
PART I: SOCIAL EVALUATION OF LARGE EDP SYSTEMS IN GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION
1 Introduction ∣ 1
2 Government and EDP ∣ 3
3 The Decision Situation ∣ 7
4 Principles for Social Evaluation ∣ 13
5 The Social Consequences of Investments in EDP ∣ 16
5.1 The Identification Model
5.2 Classifying Initial Consequences
5.3 Social Evaluation During Developing Phases
6 Questions of Implementation ∣ 24
7 Conclusions ∣ 28
PART II: TOWARDS A NORMATIVE THEORY OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATIVE SYSTEMS
1 Introduction ∣ 1
2 The Economics of Public Policy ∣ 3
3 The Essence of Public Administration ∣ 10
4 The Administrative System in a Public Agency - Some Model Exercises ∣ 20
4.1 Assumptions about the Agents in the Model
4.2 Case I - Agency and Court as one Administrative System
4.3 Case II - Exogenous Court with Non-binding Budget
4.4 Case III - Exogenous Court with Binding Budget
4.5 Discussion
5 The Technology of the Administrative System ∣ 61
5.1 The Information Processing Network - An Overview
5.2 Information Processing by a Node
5.3 Information Processing by the Network
6 Network Structures for Analytical and Empirical Studies ∣ 73
6.1 Assumptions about Resource Use in the Network
6.2 Assumptions about Transformations in the Network
6.3 Assumptions about the Reaction Sphere
6.4 Assumptions about the Target Function
6.5 Assumptions about the Surround
6.6 Specifying the Model from Section 4.2
6.7 Discussion
7 Conclusions ∣ 85
PART III: PROFITABILITY ESTIMATES IN SEQUENTIAL SYSTEM DESIGN
1 Introduction ∣ 1
2 Sequential Choice ∣ 4
2.1 Single-Stage Decision Problems
2.2 Multi-Stage Decision Problems
2.3 Multi-Choice Decision Problems
2.4 Truncated Decision Problems
2.5 A General Framework
3 Public EDP Design as a Sequential Choice Problem ∣ 32
3.1 The Choice Model
3.2 An Example
3.3 Discussion
Appendix: A Formal Presentation of the Choice Model
4 The Meaning and Value of Delegation ∣ 53
4.1 The Government Rules for System Design
4.2 The Meaning of Delegation
4.3 The Value of Delegation
4.4 The Accuracy of an Investigator
5 Profitability Estimates in Delegated Investigations ∣ 66
5.1 The Meaning of Profitability Estimates
5.2 Desired Properties of Profitability Estimates
6 Conclusions ∣ 72
REFERENCES

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
205
Dimensions
24 x 17 x 1.4 centimeters
Weight
<200 grams

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24548088M
ISBN 10
91-7146-388-7

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