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The Resource The political economy of property rights : institutions, interests, and economic prosperity, by Matthew David Fails, (electronic resource)

The political economy of property rights : institutions, interests, and economic prosperity, by Matthew David Fails, (electronic resource)

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The political economy of property rights : institutions, interests, and economic prosperity
Title
The political economy of property rights
Title remainder
institutions, interests, and economic prosperity
Statement of responsibility
by Matthew David Fails
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An influential literature argues that strong property rights are at the core of modern economic prosperity. Theoretically, property rights reduce the transaction costs of economic exchange and create incentives for innovation and investment. Empirically, there is considerable evidence that strong property rights lead to higher per capita incomes and faster rates of economic growth. But what determines property rights in the first place? Surprisingly, there is little research exploring this important question. My study fills this gap by using political factors to explain why property rights vary cross-nationally. Core chapters demonstrate how political institutions, including the constraints of democracy and checks and balances, enhance the security of property rights. Political interests, such as the poor majority's desire for redistribution and the calculus political elites use to prolong their power, also shape property rights. Considered in total, the project creates an important framework for understanding the relationship between politics and economic performance
Cataloging source
MUU
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1982-
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Fails, Matthew David
Degree
Ph.D.
Dissertation year
2009.
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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1967-
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Krieckhaus, Jonathan Tabor
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  • Institutional economics
  • Right of property
  • Economic development
Target audience
specialized
Label
The political economy of property rights : institutions, interests, and economic prosperity, by Matthew David Fails, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Feb 26, 2010)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Dissertation advisor: Dr. Jonathan Krieckhaus
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
608070834
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 167 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
MU: Access is limited to the campuses of the University of Missouri.
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)608070834
Label
The political economy of property rights : institutions, interests, and economic prosperity, by Matthew David Fails, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Feb 26, 2010)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Dissertation advisor: Dr. Jonathan Krieckhaus
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
608070834
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 167 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
MU: Access is limited to the campuses of the University of Missouri.
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)608070834

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