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Aspects of Bureaucratic Corruption

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  • Gautam Bose

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    (School of Economics, The University of New South Wales)

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This review attempts to identify treatments of corruption that draw upon characteristics of underdevelopment either as causes or as consequences. It focuses on three aspects of corruption in developing economies: red tape, rent-seeking, and the abundance of intermediaries. Red tape is presented as arising from differences in ability-to-pay and willingness-to-pay, which is a consequence of incomplete or absent markets in LDCs. Rent-seeking is viewed as a reason for inefficient allocation of resources. We emphasise that there is very little analysis of intermediation, but analysis is necessary to understand the structure of corruption markets.

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Paper provided by School of Economics, The University of New South Wales in its series Discussion Papers with number 2010-14.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2010
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Handle: RePEc:swe:wpaper:2010-14

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Keywords: Bureaucratic Corruption; Red Tape; Middlemen; Rent Seeking;

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  1. Ariane Lambert-Mogiliansky & Mukul Majumdar & Roy Radner, 2009. "Strategic analysis of petty corruption with an intermediary," Review of Economic Design, Springer, vol. 13(1), pages 45-57, April.
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Cited by:
  1. Chaudhuri, Sarbajit & Mandal, Biswajit, 2012. "Bureaucratic reform, informal sector and welfare," MPRA Paper 36072, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Arvind K. Jain, 2011. "Corruption: Theory, Evidence and Policy," CESifo DICE Report, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 9(2), pages 3-9, 07.

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