Institutions and initial conditions in transition: reconciling neo-institutional and neo-classical conceptions
AbstractMuch empirical research has highlighted the importance of institutions and initial conditions in the transition to a market economy. However, relatively little is still know about how these factors directly affect growth paths. This paper explores how institutional factors and initial conditions explicitly impact consumer and firm decisions. Simulations are run on a simple growth model modified to reflect institutional conditions during transition. The model generates a series of growth paths that lend insight into how different institutional structures affect growth dynamics. Policies that work under certain institutional circumstances, such as the “big bang,” may not work under others.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 24563.
Date of creation: 2009
Date of revision: 2010
Economic Transition; Economic Growth; Institutions; Simulation;
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- E27 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications
- P27 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Performance and Prospects
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