Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/64859
Authors: 
Brueckner, Jan K.
Year of Publication: 
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

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