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Formal and Informal Institutions and Development

  • Casson, Mark C.
  • Della Giusta, Marina
  • Kambhampati, Uma S.

Summary Our paper presents a critical review of the literature on institutional change and the role of institutions in economic development. We discuss the roles and interrelationships of formal and informal institutions and introduce a collection of papers addressing this topic in a variety of development settings.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal World Development.

Volume (Year): 38 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 (February)
Pages: 137-141

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