Systemic Corruption, Scale Effects and Forest Harvesting

28 Pages Posted: 24 Sep 2007 Last revised: 27 Jul 2008

Date Written: July 2008

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Delacote, Philippe, Systemic Corruption, Scale Effects and Forest Harvesting (July 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1016780 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1016780

Philippe Delacote (Contact Author)

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