Favoritism in the Public Provision of Goods in Developing Countries
AbstractGoods are often allocated publically by means of queuing processes in developing countries.In such situations, which group of citizens should a corrupt government official favor? In addition,what should be the basis for this favoritism? To the best of our knowledge, these salient questionshave received scant attention in the literature. Consequently, we use queuing theory to firstdemonstrate that when allocating goods publically, a case can be made for favoring a particular groupof citizens. Next, we show that the nature of this favoritism depends not only on the bribes receivedby the corrupt government official but also on the efficiency with which this official discharges hisduties.
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Bribery; Corruption; Favoritism; Queuing Theory; Wait Time;
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- Amitrajeet Batabyal & Peter Nijkamp, 2004. "Favoritism in the Public Provision of Goods in Developing Countries," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 15(1), pages 1-10.
- D80 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - General
- H40 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - General
- O12 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
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- NEP-ALL-2004-08-23 (All new papers)
- NEP-CDM-2004-04-25 (Collective Decision-Making)
- NEP-DEV-2004-08-23 (Development)
- NEP-PBE-2004-08-23 (Public Economics)
- NEP-REG-2004-04-25 (Regulation)
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