Rents, Rent-Seeking and Economic Development: Theory and Evidence in Asia

Rents, Rent-Seeking and Economic Development: Theory and Evidence in Asia

by Mushtaq H. Khan
     
 

ISBN-10: 052178302X

ISBN-13: 9780521783026

Pub. Date: 09/07/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Rent-seeking is about buying influence, which can range from lobbying to corruption. The concepts of rents and rent-seeking are central to any discussion of the processes of economic development. Yet conventional models of rent-seeking are unable to explain how it can drive decades of rapid growth in some countries, and at other times be associated with spectacular

Overview

Rent-seeking is about buying influence, which can range from lobbying to corruption. The concepts of rents and rent-seeking are central to any discussion of the processes of economic development. Yet conventional models of rent-seeking are unable to explain how it can drive decades of rapid growth in some countries, and at other times be associated with spectacular economic crises. This book argues that the rent-seeking framework has to be radically extended if it is to explain the anomalous role played by rent-seeking in Asian countries.

Contributors:
Mushtaq H. Khan, Jomo K. S., Richard E Doner, Ansil Ramsay, Paul D. Hutchcroft, Andrew Macintyre, E. T Gomez, Chin Kok Fay, Michael T Rock

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521783026
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/07/2000
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Mushtaq H. Khan and Jomo K. S.; 1. Rents, efficiency and growth Mushtaq H. Khan; 2. Rent-seeking as process Mushtaq H. Khan; 3. Rent-seeking and economic development in Thailand Richard F. Doner and Ansil Ramsay; 4. Thailand's old bureaucratic polity and its new semi-democracy Michael T. Rock; 5. Obstructive corruption: the politics of privilege in the Philippines Paul D. Hutchcroft; 6. Funny money: fiscal policy, rent-seeking and economic performance in Indonesia Andrew Macintyre; 7. The Malaysian development dilemma Jomo K. S. and E. T. Gomez; 8. Financial sector rents in Malaysia Chin Kok Fay with Jomo K. S.

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