Institutions: top down or bottom up?
AbstractA large research program in economics has established a persuasive link between institutions and economic development. But what does this imply for development policymaking? Can a political leader or aid agency seeking to promote development readily change institutions? This article starts off wildly general, and then moves to specifics.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 39137.
Date of creation: May 2008
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Publication status: Published in American Economic Review 98.2(2008): pp. 95-99
institutions; economic development;
Other versions of this item:
- William Easterly, 2008. "Institutions: Top Down or Bottom Up?," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, American Economic Association, vol. 98(2), pages 95-99, May.
- O1 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
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