Institutions and Economic Development

The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics series

Edited by Jakob de Haan, Head of Research, De Nederlandsche Bank and Professor of Political Economy, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

This collection carefully selects some of the most influential papers focusing on the relationship between economic and political institutions and economic development. Economic institutions shape economic incentives, such the incentives to become educated, to save and invest, to innovate and to adopt new technologies. Although economic institutions are critical for determining whether a country is poor or prosperous, it is politics and political institutions that determine which economic institutions are present in a country. This collection explores these critical relationships and the causes of economic growth, whilst bringing forth the legal, colonial and financial factors, which contribute, to economic discrepancies across countries. Prefaced by an authoritative introduction by the editor, this collection promises to be a valuable tool for economic researchers and scholars interested in this important subject.

2020 1,576 pp Hardback 978 1 78811 884 2 £850.50 £590.00 $850.50 $945.00

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