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When politicians collude with firms: the impact of elite networks on inequality

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This thesis examines the effect of elite networks on inequality. Elite networks are informal social networks between politicians in power and top executives of politically connected firms where personal ties and long-term interactions build trust and loyalty between involved actors. Both groups draw benefits from these interactions. Politicians stay in power and may extract bribes and other favours, while firms are rewarded with exclusive government contracts, favourable regulation, and di...

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SSD
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Politics & Int Relations
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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2019-10-04

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