A prof I once had told me several times that I’d enjoy a book by a certain economist. I knew that I’d never forget the name, and now I have indeed forgotten it. It starts with an “O” and is not a very common name. He wrote a book about entrenched interests and their effect on economic activity, and, IIRC, published papers on that as well.
I had the class in about '96, so it would have to be earlier than that.
Anybody got any clues.