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Information asymmetry and institutions: re-looking at autonomous councils in the hills district of Assam

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  • Choudhury, Saswati

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Abstract The transaction cost approach can be used as a tool for studying the political institutions which engage in sharing of power and responsibilities. This paper makes an attempt to present an analytical framework of governance structure in the Autonomous Councils in the two hills districts of Karbi Anglong and N.C. Hills in the State of Assam. The first section of the paper gives a brief introduction to the theoretical framework of the transaction cost and information asymmetry and moral hazard problem. In the next section, these concepts are examined in the context of the autonomous councils in the hills district.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 30848.

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Date of creation: Dec 2009
Date of revision: Mar 2010
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:30848

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