Chaudhuri, Sarbajit and Mandal, Biswajit (2012): Bureaucratic reform, informal sector and welfare.
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In this paper we formulate a three-sector general equilibrium model where one sector produces a service or good used as an intermediate input in two other sectors. Intermediate input here resembles bureaucratic (in)efficiency/control, red-tapism etc. in light of these concerns we introduce informal sector where wage is determined through competitive mechanism. We show that informal wage must go up if bureaucratic efficiency increases in general or if informal sector becomes less prone to bureaucracy related menace. However, in the welfare front the eventual impact depends on whether labor reallocation effect can outweigh the tariff revenue effect.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Bureaucratic reform, informal sector and welfare|
|English Title:||Bureaucratic Reform, Informal Sector and Welfare|
|Keywords:||: General equilibrium; Intermediation; Informal sector; Welfare|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D5 - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium > D50 - General
D - Microeconomics > D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making > D73 - Bureaucracy; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations; Corruption
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O17 - Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements
D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics > D60 - General
|Depositing User:||Sarbajit Chaudhuri|
|Date Deposited:||20. Jan 2012 03:26|
|Last Modified:||11. Feb 2013 20:40|
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