Emergence and Persistence of Inefficient States

Inefficiencies in the bureaucratic organization of the state are often viewed as important factors in retarding economic development. Why certain societies choose or end up with such inefficient organizations has received very little attention, however. In this paper, we present a simple theory of t...

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Main Author: Vindigni, Andrea
Acemoglu, Daron
Ticchi, Davide
Format: Paper
Language: English
Place of publication: 01.12.2006
Related: National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc
Data of publication: 2006/12
Series: NBER Working Papers
Online Access: available in Bonn?
Database: RePEc IDEAS
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