Patterns of rent-extraction and deployment in developing countries : Implications for governance , economic policy and performance

@inproceedings{Auty2004PatternsOR,
  title={Patterns of rent-extraction and deployment in developing countries : Implications for governance , economic policy and performance},
  author={Richard M. Auty},
  year={2004}
}
Rents tend to be relatively high in developing countries and also very fungible, so that differences in the scale of the rent and in its distribution among economic agents profoundly affect the nature of the political state and the development trajectory. This paper identifies two basic trajectories to a high-income democracy linked to the scale and deployment of rents. Low-rent countries tend to engender developmental political states that competitively diversify the economy and sustain rapid… CONTINUE READING
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