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Rent-seeking trade policy

Martin Rama

Rent-seeking trade policy

a time-series approach

by Martin Rama

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Published by Policy Research Dept., World Bank in Washington, DC (1818 H St., NW, Washington 20433) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Rent (Economic theory),
  • Free trade.,
  • Time-series analysis.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Martin Rama.
    SeriesPolicy research working papers ;, WPS 1142
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHG3881.5.W57 P63 no. 1142
    The Physical Object
    Pagination17 p. :
    Number of Pages17
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1160384M
    LC Control Number94138806

      There is incentive to join the rent-seeking pirate trade. By the time 10 pirates are competing for plunder, the profit of honest merchants has dropped to just 10%. rent seeking and the quantitative impor-tance of rents for two countries, India and Turkey. In the second section, a formal model of rent seeking under quantitative restrictions on trade is developed and the propositions indicated above are estab-lished. A final section outlines some other forms of rent seeking and suggests some.

      The quest for benefit from existing wealth or by seeking privileged benefit through influence over policy is known as rent seeking. Much rent seeking activity involves government and political decisions and is therefore in the domain of political economy, although it can also take place in personal relations and within firms and by: 4. This book identifies rent-seeking behaviour as one of the main causes of poor economic performance, observed, among other places, in many countries of more adequate and effective policy reforms. Following a comprehensive theoretical elaboration of the causes, properties trade liberalisation,File Size: 3MB.

    A popular example for rent-seeking is political lobbying by companies. These are primarily done by companies in order to make economic gains through government action. This might be done by a company to get subsidy from the government for the product which it produces or increasing tariff rates by the government for its services, etc. UK Trade Policy Project About the UK Trade Policy Project. The UK is now a trade policy laboratory. When it leaves the EU, it will be the first time in a generation that a major global economy develops and implements a trade policy almost from scratch.


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Rent-Seeking and Trade Policy: An Industry Approach Robert E. Baldwin. NBER Working Paper No. Issued in November NBER Program(s):International Trade and Investment, International Finance and Macroeconomics The model of rent-seeking presented in this paper is consistent with the observation that labor and management in an industry almost always adopt the same position.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Rama, Martín, Rent-seeking trade policy. Washington, DC ( H St., NW, Washington ): Policy Research Dept. Abstract. In recent years economists have modeled the process by which particular industries and income groups seek protection against import competition through lobbying and bloc voting earliest theoretical work on the subject is the classic paper by Stolper and Samuelson [] in which the authors demonstrate that in a standard two-good, two-factor Heckscher-Ohlin model, the factor Cited by: Get this from a library.

Rent-Seeking and Trade Policy: an Industry Approach. [Robert E Baldwin; National Bureau of Economic Research.;] -- The model of rent-seeking presented in this paper is consistent with the observation that labor and management in an industry almost always adopt the same position concerning the desirability of.

The source of each of these particular disputes provides a good example of the various policy instruments generating contestable rents and hence trade frictions: trade rents from import quotas (bananas); domestic rents altered by own and other countries’ domestic policy (wheat); and the non-trade concerns rents (beef) i.

“Non-trade concerns Cited by: 2. The quest for benefit from existing wealth or by seeking privileged benefit through influence over policy is known as rent seeking. Much rent seeking activity involves government Rent-seeking trade policy book political decisions and is therefore in the domain of political economy, although rent seeking can also take place in personal relations and within firms and bureaucracies.

Downloadable. Using a time-series approach, the author analyzes the relationship between the extent of rent-seeking trade policy and both political and economic variables. For rent-seeking trade policy, the indicator he uses is the number of foreign-trade regulations passed each year for the benefit of a single firm or industry.

The author uses data from Uruguay for The fifth volume in The Selected Works of Gordon Tullock consists of six parts, each part expounding on a separate component of the field. Part 1, “Rent Seeking: An Overview,” brings together two papers that focus on problems of defining rent-seeking behavior and outline the nature of the ongoing research program in a historical by: Downloadable (with restrictions).

The model of rent-seeking presented in this paper is consistent with the observation that labor and management in an industry almost always adopt the same position concerning the desirability of import protection versus trade liberalization.

The paper also discusses the size of the returns to rent-seeking relative to the costs of lobbying, factors influencing. A big aid was there was a book organized by Robert Tollison that came out in that really developed the idea of rent seeking, and from then it started to take off, and now you can do a Google scholar search for the term rent seeking, and you find somehits.

It is a must for both students of public finance and policy makers.' - Sanjeev Gupta, International Monetary Fund 'Indeed, this book is an indispensable companion to everyone working on rent seeking or the theory or politics of contests.

It combines excellent surveys and innovative work of the most eminent researchers in this by: Free Trade Reimagined: The World Division of Labor and the Method of Economics is a book by philosopher and politician Roberto Mangabeira the book, Unger criticizes the doctrine holding that maximization of free trade should be the commanding goal of the worldwide trading regime, contending that this doctrine is misguided.

Instead, Unger argues, the goal of an open worldwide Author: Roberto Mangabeira Unger. [Show full abstract] policy determination of trade policy rather than social-welfare objectives, and (2) politically assignable rents are preferred to budgetary revenue from trade restrictions and.

It is now twenty years since the concept of rent-seeking was first devised by Gordon Tullock, though he was not responsible for coining the phrase itself. His initial insight has burgeoned over two decades into a major research program which has had an impact not only on public choice, but also on the related disciplines of economics, political science, and law and economics.

The theory of rent-seeking bridges normative and positive analyses of state action. In its normative dimension, rent-seeking scholarship has expanded, enlivened, in some respects turned on its head, the traditional welfare analyses of such features of modern economics as monopoly, externalities, public goods, and trade protection devices.

As the reader of this book probably already knows, I have devoted a great deal of time to the topic which is, rather unfortunately, named rent seeking. Rent seeking, the use of resources in actually lowering total product although benefiting some minority, is, unfortunately, a major activity of most governments.

As a result of this, I have stumbled on a puzzle. And there are also additional rent-seeking costs that have to be accounted for when determining the full cost of protectionism: a) the rent-seeking activities by. The Importance of Trade. While these motives may seem somewhat “purer” than the rent-seeking lobbying of industries or firms, the end result of such government protectionist action is the.

At the same time, rent-seeking tends to prevail to the extent that citizens permit government to violate the rule of law. A politico-economic system that strictly observes the rule of law would perforce ban rent-seeking. The difference between profit-seeking and rent-seeking is akin to that between peaceful trade and armed robbery.

Conceptualizing Rent Seeking and Corruption in Financial Markets The image that typifies rent seeking in financial markets is a corrupt politician in some developing country who is engaged, behind closed doors, in an underhanded transaction with a compromised bank officer.

In this view, rents prevail because state actors in devel. Development of theory. The phenomenon of rent-seeking in connection with monopolies was first formally identified in by Gordon Tullock.

A study by the World Bank showed that the incentives for policy-makers to engage in rent-provision is conditional on the institutional incentives they face, with elected officials in stable high-income democracies the least likely to indulge in such.This book expands theories of rent, rent seeking, and rent management to analyze the dynamic process of economic growth and development using Vietnam as a case study.The second basic paper on rent seeking was by Krueger ().

She was unaware of Tullock's contribution. She lays out a model of rent seeking along with some empirical estimates of the cost of rent seeking in the trade sectors of India and Turkey. She also gave the field its name as the title of her paper was "The Political Economy of Rent.