All representative democracies must balance democratic accountability against the competent implementation of complex statutes. Achieving this balance in administrative law will be aided by drawing on insights from economics and political economy. This important volume collects the best work in this area and is of significance for scholars of public law and economics around the world. The editor's authoritative selection of papers, anchored in the American system of administrative law, mixes theoretical, legal, and empirical studies by leading interdisciplinary scholars. It thus provides an up-to-date introduction to modern work in the economics of administrative law.