In many countries, public sector institutions impose heavy burdens on economic life: heavy and arbitrary taxes retard investment; regulations enrich corrupt bureaucrats; state firms consume national wealth; and the most talented people turn to rent-seeking rather than productive activities. As a consequence of such predatory policies, entrepreneurship lingers and economies stagnate. Andrei Shleifer and Robert Vishny describe the many pathologies of grabbing hand government, and examine their consequences for growth. The essays share a common viewpoint - that political control of economic life is central to the many government failures that have been observed. Fortunately, a correct diagnosis suggests the cures, including the best strategies of fighting corruption, privatization of state firms, and institutional building in the former socialist economies. Depoliticization of economic life emerges as the crucial theme of the appropriate reforms. The text describes the experiences with the grabbing hand government and its reform in medieval Europe, developing countries, and transition economies, as well as 1990s USA.
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Descrizione libro Harvard University Press, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0674358872
Descrizione libro Harvard University Press, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0674358872
Descrizione libro Harvard University Press, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110674358872