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Rent-seeking, institutions and reforms in Africa : theory and empirical evidence for Tanzania

Author: Pius V Fischer
Publisher: New York : Springer, 2006.
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This book identifies rent-seeking behaviour as one of the main causes of poor economic performance, observed, among other places, in many countries of Africa. Rent-seeking describes the ability to capture incomes without producing output or making a productive contribution. Since rent-seekers are often an integral part of an ailing economy and resist the adoption of reforms, understanding and anticipating  Read more...
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Fischer, Pius V.
Rent-seeking, institutions and reforms in Africa.
New York : Springer, 2006
(DLC) 2006927374
(OCoLC)76909649
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pius V Fischer
ISBN: 9780387337739 0387337733 9780387337722 0387337725
OCLC Number: 262685615
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 682 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
Part I Why Is Rent-Seeking Relevant for Developing Countries and Their Reforms?: What Is Rent-Seeking? --
Evaluating Rents, Rent-Seeking Investments and Rent-Seeking Costs --
Addressing Fundamentals: Explaining the Motivation for and Success of Rent-Seeking Behaviour and Policies --
Reforms, Rent-Seeking and Rent-Seeking Opposition --
Part II Rent-Seeking: Empirical Evidence for Tanzania: From Socialist Ideology to Rent-Seeking Reality --
Stabilisation and Structural Adjustment in Tanzania: A Rent-Seeking Approach to Explain Reform Records --
Where Rent-Seekers Seek Rents: Parastatals"Hardliners in a Rent-Seeking Economy --
Conclusions and Policy Recommendations --
Appendices --
References.
Responsibility: Pius V. Fischer.
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Identifies rent-seeking behavior as a primary cause of poor economic performance in many places, particulary Africa. This book presents an empirical study of rent-seeking within the civil service,  Read more...

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