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Effects of Political Monopoly on Economic Development

Liu, Wai-Man (Raymond); Yang, Xiaokai


This paper has two objectives. First, it presents a survey of the literature surrounding the relation between political monopoly and economic development. Second, it offers an analysis of how commoners'high degree of tolerance towards unfair inequality of income distribution between theirs and the monopolizing ruling elites leads to poor economic development. We assert that free migration between states causes monopoly rent to shrink because it poses a threat to the ruling elites due to fiscal...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Pacific Economic Review
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0106.2007.00341.x


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