Liberty, Political Innovation, and the Free Market: Rent-Seeking in China
Studies of rent-seeking have significantly improved our understanding of the political economy in the US; however, new research and better explanations of rents and rent-seeking are particularly needed in analyzing China’s economic development under the political and economic reforms in the last thirty years. This symposium discussed some of the general theoretical studies that have been made by China studies experts in the field of rent-seeking.
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