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Deep Dive: Greenhouse Implications Of Energy Policies Of International Financial Institutions, David A. Wirth Feb 2014

Deep Dive: Greenhouse Implications Of Energy Policies Of International Financial Institutions, David A. Wirth

Boston College Law School Lectures and Presentations

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Perpetual Discord: Why Missouri River Conflict - Resolution Efforts Have Failed, John E. Thorson Mar 2005

Perpetual Discord: Why Missouri River Conflict - Resolution Efforts Have Failed, John E. Thorson

Publications

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Power, Privilege, And Special Interests: Rent Seeking And Subsidies In Agriculture, Matt Bogard Jan 2003

Power, Privilege, And Special Interests: Rent Seeking And Subsidies In Agriculture, Matt Bogard

Agriculture Department Seminar Series

This presentation covers what Public Choice economists refer to as ‘rent seeking,’ generally seeking favor or special privilege from government through subsidies or regulatory advantages. Particularly, the biotech industry is the area of focus for this presentation. Problems with rent seeking in the biotech industry involve less innovation and industry consolidation. Policies related to biotech regulation, school lunch programs, the Clean Air Act, and ethanol subsidies are discussed. A game theoretic approach is used and it is concluded that issues related to rent seeking and special interests are not adequately addressed by recent campaign finance reform efforts. Alternatives such as ...