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The Political Economy of Rent-Seeking

Author: Charles K Rowley; Robert D Tollison; Gordon Tullock
Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US, 1988.
Series: Topics in regulatory economics and policy, 1.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In its positive dimension, rent-seeking contributions have provided an important analy- tical perspective from which to understand and to predict the behavior of politicians, interest groups and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles K Rowley; Robert D Tollison; Gordon Tullock
ISBN: 9781475719635 1475719639
OCLC Number: 853258439
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 492 pages).
Contents: I Perspectives.- 1 Introduction.- 2 Rent-Seeking Versus Directly Unproductive Profit-Seeking Activities.- 3 In Search of Rent-Seeking.- 4 Rents and Rent-Seeking.- II Theoretical Developments.- 5 The Social Costs of Monopoly and Regulation: A Game-Theoretic Analysis.- 6 Risk-Averse Rent Seekers and the Social Cost of Monopoly Power.- 7 Efficient Rent-Seeking Revisited.- 8 Long-Run Equilibrium and Total Expenditures in Rent-Seeking.- 9 Long-Run Equilibrium and Total Expenditures in Rent-Seeking: A Comment.- 10 Rent-Seeking Behavior in the Long-Run.- 11 Free Entry and Efficient Rent-Seeking.- 12 Back to the Bog.- 13 Life Among the Triangles and Trapezoids.- III Applications.- 14 Dispelling the Disinterest in Deregulation.- 15 Rent Extraction and Rent Creation in the Economic Theory of Regulation.- 16 Ideology, Interest Groups, and the Repeal of the Corn Laws.- 17 Rent-Seeking and Trade Protection.- 18 Voters as Investors: A Rent-Seeking Resolution of the Paradox of Voting.- 19 Committees and Rent-Seeking Effort.- 20 Government and its Bureaucracy: A Bilateral Bargaining Versus a Principal-Agent Approach.- 21 Demand-Revealing, Transfers, and Rent-Seeking.- 22 Competing for Aid.- 23 Managerial Rents and Outside Recruitment in the Coasian Firm.- 24 Optimal Taxation in a Rent-Seeking Environment.- 25 Rent-Seeking and Its Implications for Pollution Taxation.- 26 Privatizing the Commons: An Improvement?.- 27 Corporate Chartering: An Exploration in the Economics of Legal Change.- 28 Why Did the Industrial Revolution Occur in England?.- IV Toward Tomorrow.- 29 Agency, Economic Calculation, and Constitutional Construction.- 30 Rent-Seeking in Constitutional Perspective.- 31 Future Directions for Rent-Seeking Research.
Series Title: Topics in regulatory economics and policy, 1.
Responsibility: edited by Charles K. Rowley, Robert D. Tollison, Gordon Tullock.

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