40 Years of Research on Rent Seeking 1 : Theory of Rent Seeking, Hardback Book

40 Years of Research on Rent Seeking 1 : Theory of Rent Seeking Hardback

Edited by Roger D. Congleton, Arye L. Hillman, Kai A. Konrad


The last survey of the rent-seeking literature took place more than a decade ago.

Since that time a great deal of new research has been published in a wide variety of journals, covering a wide variety of topics.

The scope of that research is such that very few researchers will be familiar with more than a small part of contemporary research, and very few libraries will be able to provide access to the full breadth of that research.

This two-volume collection provides an extensive overview of 40 years of rent-seeking research.

The volumes include the foundational papers, many of which have not been in print for two decades.

They include recent game-theoretic analyses of rent-seeking contests and also appHcations of the rent-seeking concepts and methodology to economic regulation, international trade policy, economic history, poUtical com- petition, and other social phenomena.

The new collection is more than twice as large as any previous collection and both updates and extends the earlier surveys.

Volume I contains previously published research on the theory of rent-seeking contests, which is an important strand of contemporary game theory.

Volume II contains previously pubHshed research that uses the theory of rent-seeking to an- alyze a broad range of public policy and social science topics.

The editors spent more than a year assembling possible papers and, although the selections fill two large volumes, many more papers could have been included.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 695 pages, XIV, 695 p.
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Economic theory & philosophy
  • ISBN: 9783540791812



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