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La Liga Filipina: Rizal and institutional change

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  • Karl Robert L. Jandoc

    (University of Hawai’i at Manoa)

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A long-standing tradition in economics contends that “institutions matter “for long-run growth. Whether defined as “rules of the game” or a “system of social factors,” institutions ultimately affect the cost of exchange and production that, in turn, influences economic performance. This paper shows that Rizal, by establishing La Liga Filipina, endeavored to create the conditions toward institutional change. It shows that through the Liga’s aims—(a) to unite the whole archipelago;(b) mutual protection in case of trouble and need; (c) defense against every violence and injustice; (d) development of education, agriculture, and commerce; and (e) study and implementation of reforms—Rizal sought to subvert the most important antidevelopment institutions of his day.

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  • Karl Robert L. Jandoc, 2011. "La Liga Filipina: Rizal and institutional change," Philippine Review of Economics, University of the Philippines School of Economics and Philippine Economic Society, vol. 48(2), pages 151-182, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:phs:prejrn:v:48:y:2011:i:2:p:151-182
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    Keywords

    Institutions; institutional change; Rizal;

    JEL classification:

    • B52 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - Historical; Institutional; Evolutionary
    • N45 - Economic History - - Government, War, Law, International Relations, and Regulation - - - Asia including Middle East

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