On Opposition to Rent Seeking: Implications for Developing Countries
Robert D. Cairns
McGill University - Department of Economics
Ngo Van Long
McGill University - Department of Economics; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research)
REVIEW OF DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS, DE #6142, January 31, 1998
A model is developed to study the implications of the presence of rent-opposing activities for the measurement of deadweight losses and for cost-benefit analysis. Our analysis provides an upper bound on the social cost of rent seekingin the presence of potential rent opposers. We also offer remarks on the interactions between merits and skills in the determination of success in rent seeking,and on the pervasiveness of corruption in developing countries.
JEL Classification: O10, D61Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: March 26, 1998
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