Cronyism: History, Costs, Case Studies and Solutions

by on November 18, 2012 · 1 comment

Here’s a presentation I’ve been using lately for various audiences about “Cronyism: History, Costs, Case Studies and Solutions.” In the talk, I offer a definition of cronyism, explain its origins, discuss how various academics have traditionally thought about it, outline a variety of case studies, and then propose a range of solutions. Readers of this blog might be interested because I briefly mention the rise of cronyism in the high-tech sector. Brent Skorup and I have a huge paper in the works on that topic, which should be out early next year.

Also, here’s a brief video of me discussing why corporate welfare doesn’t work, which was shot after I recently made this presentation at an event down in Florida.


  • Desiree

    Thank you for sharing! Tech solutions are really hard to fully understand (at least for me) and I appreciate that you’ve gone into detail here. I will definitely benefit from this video, thank you!

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