Economic Advice and Rhetoric: Why Do Consultants Perform Better Than Academic Advisers?

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Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2010 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
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This book compares the approaches of consultants and academic advisers and provides an in-depth analysis of their advice argumentation. Both compete on the market for economic advice, with consultants enjoying a larger market share and usually obtaining h
 

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Contents

consultants and academics in competition
1
2 Consultants and academics views on advice
24
3 Advice analysis and rhetoric
43
4 Espoused theory of advice argumentation
77
5 Advice on further growth of Amsterdam Airport
134
6 Advice on liberalization in the electricity market
176
7 Conclusions and discussion
210
8 Advice on advice
242
Reports discussed in the cases
264
References
266
Index
279
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