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The Political Economy of Underinvestment in Agriculture

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  • Baland, J.M.
  • Kotwal, A.

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A simple model of political economy is constructed to capture the following view: Owners of sector-specific factors form political lobbies in order to influence government policy within the perimeter defined by the existing paradigm.

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Paper provided by Notre-Dame de la Paix, Sciences Economiques et Sociales in its series Papers with number 167.

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Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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Handle: RePEc:fth:nodapa:167

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Keywords: POLITICAL ECONOMY; AGRICULTURE; FARMING; INVESTMENTS;

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  1. Van Long, Ngo & Vousden, Neil, 1991. "Protectionist responses and declining industries," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 30(1-2), pages 87-103, February.
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  4. Spiller, Pablo T, 1990. "Politicians, Interest Groups, and Regulators: A Multiple-Principals Agency Theory of Regulation, or "Let Them Be Bribed."," Journal of Law and Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 33(1), pages 65-101, April.
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