Tim Harford at the FT has an article in today’s FT weekend magazine which endorses the ideas in my recent working paper, Beyond Planning: Markets and Networks for Better Aid.
I’m envious of Tim’s ability to express the ideas so much more succinctly and clearly than me. He writes:
it might be easier to change the rules of the game to encourage real competition than to change behaviour
That’s my argument in a nutshell.
Tim also writes:
if you imagine a Howard Schultz of Starbucks attempting to “harmonise” the world coffee-bar industry, you can see how idiosyncratic the harmonisation agenda actually is.