Rent-seeking in the classroom and textbooks: Where are we after 50 years?
Josh Matti and
Amir Borges Ferreira Neto
Public Choice, 2019, vol. 181, issue 1, No 6, 82 pages
Abstract In this paper, we provide an overview of the influence of Tullock’s work on rent-seeking in the area of economics education. After summarizing the basic rent-seeking model in both a domestic and international context, we conduct an analysis of undergraduate and graduate textbooks in public economics. We find a majority of undergraduate texts cover rent-seeking in depth, but two texts provide zero coverage. No graduate textbook surveyed mentions rent-seeking. We conclude by summarizing the economic education literature on rent-seeking, which can be divided into either classroom experiments or popular culture examples.
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