Systemic Corruption, Scale Effects and Forest Harvesting
28 Pages Posted: 24 Sep 2007 Last revised: 27 Jul 2008
Date Written: July 2008
This paper explores the influence of scale effects and corruption on forest harvesting. Policy-maker and bureaucratic corruption are considered sequentially. Overall, the corrupt policy maker chooses a less stringent forest policy. Moreover, this permissive forest policy partly enhances bureaucratic corruption. This paper therefore partially supports the idea of systemic corruption. Finally, it appears that a larger number of lobbying firms tends to increase this effect.
Keywords: corruption, scale effects, concentration, forest harvesting
JEL Classification: D73, Q23
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