Timber Booms and Institutional Breakdown in Southeast Asia Michael L. Ross

ISBN: 9780521791670

Published: January 8th 2001

Hardcover

254 pages


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Timber Booms and Institutional Breakdown in Southeast Asia  by  Michael L. Ross

Timber Booms and Institutional Breakdown in Southeast Asia by Michael L. Ross
January 8th 2001 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 254 pages | ISBN: 9780521791670 | 4.35 Mb

In this book, Michael L. Ross explores the breakdown of the institutions that govern natural resource exports in developing states. Using case studies of timber booms in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, he shows that these institutions oftenMoreIn this book, Michael L. Ross explores the breakdown of the institutions that govern natural resource exports in developing states.

Using case studies of timber booms in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, he shows that these institutions often break down when states receive positive trade shocks--unanticipated windfalls. Drawing on the theory of rent-seeking, he suggests that these institutions succumb to a problem he calls rent-seizing--the predatory behavior of politicians who seek to supply rent to others, and who purposefully dismantle institutions that restrain them.



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