Khemraj, Tarron and Hinova, Diana (2011): Elected Oligarchy and Economic Underdevelopment: The Case of Guyana.
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This study proposes the idea that Guyana’s present government can be categorized as an elected oligarchy. It highlights the existence of several binding constraints (or structural bottlenecks) and demonstrates how these constraints are exacerbated by the elected oligarchy to impair the economic development of the country. Using stylized data on economic trends, the paper illustrates the direct and indirect channels through which the elected oligarchy stifles the private sector and consequently economic progress. As such, the paper presents the elected oligarchy as an alternative channel through which private investments are crowded out by the political strategy of the state.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Elected Oligarchy and Economic Underdevelopment: The Case of Guyana|
|Keywords:||Private sector crowding out; Elected oligarchy|
|Subjects:||P - Economic Systems > P4 - Other Economic Systems > P40 - General
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O10 - General
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O5 - Economywide Country Studies > O54 - Latin America; Caribbean
B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B5 - Current Heterodox Approaches > B50 - General
P - Economic Systems > P4 - Other Economic Systems > P48 - Political Economy; Legal Institutions; Property Rights; Natural Resources; Energy; Environment; Regional Studies
|Depositing User:||Tarron Khemraj|
|Date Deposited:||05. Apr 2011 17:28|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 07:19|
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