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Title:Urban squatting with rent-seeking organizers PDF Logo
Authors:Brueckner, Jan K.
Issue Date:2012
Series/Report no.:CESifo Working Paper: Labour Markets 3920
Abstract:This paper extends a new line of research on urban squatting that focuses on the role of the squatter organizer. The model replaces the benevolent organizer from previous studies with a collection of competing, rent-seeking squatter organizers, a structure that may offer a realistic picture of many cities in less-developed countries. In addition to delineating the structure of such a competitive model, the analysis generates a host of comparative-static results and other insights. Among other things, the analysis shows that competition among squatter organizers has much in common with competition in a traditional industry setting.
Subjects:squatting
rent-seeking
urbanization
JEL:R20
R30
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:CESifo Working Papers, CESifo Group Munich

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