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La recherche de rente en Europe : facteurs institutionnels et politiques de la vitesse de réduction des protections nationales des marchés


  • Abel François
  • Nicolas Sauger


This text seeks to show how rent-seeking is altered by the institutional and political context. After a brief survey of the related literature, we focus on the impact of the features of the political system on rent-seeking activities. Since the European nations experience a common trend of reductions in the national markets protections and face various situations of protections, they provide a suitable empirical material for a cross-country study. Using the OECD measure about the change of national market?s protections within the European Economic Area, we show results of rent-seeking activities are changed by the political and institutional national context. And these changes are different in accordance with the internal or external dimension of the protections.

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  • Abel François & Nicolas Sauger, 2015. "La recherche de rente en Europe : facteurs institutionnels et politiques de la vitesse de réduction des protections nationales des marchés," Revue d'économie politique, Dalloz, vol. 125(1), pages 119-144.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:repdal:redp_251_0119

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