Aspects of Bureaucratic Corruption

Gautam Bose
2010 Social Science Research Network  
This review attempts to identify treatments of corruption that draw upon characteristics of underdevelopment either as causes or as consequences. It focuses on three aspects of corruption in developing economies: red tape, rent-seeking, and the abundance of intermediaries. Red tape is presented as arising from differences in abilityto-pay and willingness-to-pay, which is a consequence of incomplete or absent markets in LDCs. Rent-seeking is viewed as a reason for inefficient allocation of
more » ... allocation of resources. We emphasise that there is very little analysis of intermediation, but analysis is necessary to understand the structure of corruption markets.
doi:10.2139/ssrn.1679918 fatcat:6kidxa4cuzaqnl7j7z525jx3nq