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Replication data for: Rent Preservation and the Persistence of Underdevelopment

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Rajan, Raghuram G.
Publication Date
2009-01-01
Description
  • Abstract

    When citizens in a poor constrained society are unequally endowed, they are likely to find it hard to agree on reforms, even though the status quo hurts them collectively. Each citizen group or constituency prefers reforms that expand its opportunities, but in an unequal society, this will typically hurt another constituency's rents. Competitive rent preservation ensures no comprehensive reform path may command broad support. The roots of underdevelopment may therefore lie in the natural tendency toward rent preservation in a divided society. (JEL D72, O10, O17)
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  • Is supplemented by
    DOI: 10.1257/mac.1.1.178 (Text)
Publications
  • Rajan, Raghuram G. “Rent Preservation and the Persistence of Underdevelopment.” American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics 1, no. 1 (January 2009): 178–218. https://doi.org/10.1257/mac.1.1.178.
    • ID: 10.1257/mac.1.1.178 (DOI)

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Rajan, Raghuram G. (2009): Replication data for: Rent Preservation and the Persistence of Underdevelopment. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E114035V1