Development Subsidies

International Legal Research

Information about Development Subsidies in free legal resources:

Treaties & Agreements

International Organizations

Jurisprudence $ Commentary

European Union

IP Law


Development Subsidies

Literature Review on Development Subsidies

In the Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy, [1] Hyungsun Ha offers the following summary about the topic of Development Subsidies: Development subsidies nowadays are defined in general terms and mean a form of financial assistance or in-kind support a government pays to an individual, a business, or an institution in order to achieve socioeconomic development, including government purchases of goods and services, special exemptions, as well as implicit payments through government regulatory actions. This study categorizes these subsidies into nine types: cash subsidies, market price support, loans, tax subsidies, in-kind subsidies, cross subsidies, equity subsidies, procurement subsidies, and regulatory subsidies. These development subsidies are usually justified to resolve market failures and achieve socioeconomic objectives. However, development subsidies in practice might not attain their intended objectives and not reach target groups, and are often ineffective and costly. Therefore, governments should carefully plan and implement these subsidies to successfully achieve their objectives.


Notes and References

  1. Entry about Development Subsidies in the Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy (2015, Routledge, Oxford, United Kingdom)

See Also

Further Reading

  • Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance (2018, Springer International Publishing, Germany)

Leave a Comment