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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Andrei Shleifer; Robert Ward Vishny
|Description:||x, 278 p. : il. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Perspectives and government; princes and merchants - European city growth before the industrial revolution; the allocation of talent - implications for growth; why is rent-seeking so costly to growth; corruption; pervasive shortages under socialism; the politics of market socialism; a theory of privatization; politicians and firms; privatization in the United States; government in transition.|
|Responsibility:||/ Andrei Shleifer, Robert W. Vishny.|
??"The Grabbing Hand's" range of materials is impressive: the chapters deal with the growth of European cities before the industrial revolution, corruption in post-Soviet Russia, privatisation in