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The 'informal sector' and the political economy of development

Tanaka, Victor LU (2010) In Public Choice 145(1-2). p.295-317
Abstract
This paper takes an initial step in integrating insights from two sets of literature which have focused on central aspects of development with unfortunate independence. It highlights politically valuable resources, which are identified in the political economy literature, and shows that the informal sector literature provides ample evidence that these resources in general are (i) scarcely available to informal entities, (ii) poorly valued in their possession, and (iii) more often collectively unexploited by them. Overall, there seems to be an important though neglected bias in how the political system in less developed countries formulates, crafts, and implements policy.
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Political economy, Institutions, Development, Formal and informal sector
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Public Choice
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145
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1-2
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295 - 317
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Springer
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0048-5829
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10.1007/s11127-009-9567-z
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English
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  author       = {Tanaka, Victor},
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  keyword      = {Political economy,Institutions,Development,Formal and informal sector},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1-2},
  pages        = {295--317},
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  series       = {Public Choice},
  title        = {The 'informal sector' and the political economy of development},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11127-009-9567-z},
  volume       = {145},
  year         = {2010},
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