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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Economic development,
  • Regional economic disparities,
  • Public administration,
  • Social institutions,
  • Political culture,
  • Social structure

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Elhanan Helpman.
ContributionsHelpman, Elhanan.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHD82 .I347 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16444799M
ISBN 109780674030770
LC Control Number2008003052

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Institutions and Economic Performance explores the question of why income per capita varies so greatly across countries. Even taking into account disparities in resources, including physical and human capital, large economic discrepancies remain across countries. Elhanan HELPMAN. Harvard University Press, Business & Economics- pages. 0Reviews. Institutions and Economic Performance explores the question of why income per capita varies . Download Institutions And Economic Performance books, "Institutions and Economic Performance" explores the question of why income per capita varies so greatly across countries. Even taking into account disparities in resources, including physical and human capital, large economic discrepancies remain across countries. This book collects original studies on institutions and economic performance, written by economists, political scientists, and economic historians, who are members of the program on Institutions, Organizations andGrowth (lOG) of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR).

The book brings together contributions by scholars from several countries and different “sister” disciplines (Economic Geography, Urban and Regional Economics, Innovation Studies) with different approaches to the same crucial issue: how geography, culture and institutions influence regional economic performance. Economic performance is strongly dependent on the economic policies selected and on the manner in which these policies are implemented by government agencies. Performance is also affected by property rights and contract enforcement mechanisms in the business community and by patterns of participation in community organizations. These and other institutional arrangements are . Fiscal Institutions and Fiscal Performance shifts emphasis away from narrow economic factors to more broadly defined political and institutional factors that affect government policy and national debt. This collection brings together new theoretical models, empirical evidence, and a series of in-depth case studies to analyze the effect of political institutions, fiscal regulations, and policy decisions on . Institutions, Institutional Change and Economic Performance (Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions) Paperback – 14 Feb. by Douglass C. North (Author) out of 5 stars 47 ratings See all formats and editionsReviews:

Institutions, Institutional Change and Economic Performance. Douglass C. North. Continuing his groundbreaking analysis of economic structures, Douglass North develops an analytical framework for explaining the ways in which institutions and institutional change affect the performance of economies, both at a given time and over time. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xx, pages: illustrations ; 25 cm. Contents: Introduction / Kevin E. Davis --Institutional economics / John R. Commons --Economic performance through time / Douglass C. North --The colonial origins of comparative development: an empirical investigation / Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson and James . Using institutional economics as a theoretical framework, this book analyzes institutional environment conducive to entrepreneurial activity in order to enhance economic performance across countries. In particular, the main contributions of this book to the entrepreneurship literature are the following. Yet, institutions vary widely in their consequences for economic performance; some economies develop institutions that produce growth and development, while others develop institutions that produce stagnation. North first explores the nature of institutions and explains the role of transaction and production costs in their by: