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Las instituciones como factor que regula el desempeño económico

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  • Richard R. Nelson

    () (Columbia University)

  • Bhaven N. Sampat

    () (Columbya University)

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There has recently been a resurgence of interest in how institutions affect economic performance. A review of this literature reveals that the concept of an ‘institution’ means different things to different scholars, both within economics and across the social sciences. This paper discusses what factors unify the different definitions of institutions, and develops a concept of institutions useful for the analysis of economic performance, and economic growth in particular. Specifically, it develops the notion of institutions as standard ‘social technologies’. Economic growth results from the co-evolution of physical and social technologies.

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  • Richard R. Nelson & Bhaven N. Sampat, 2001. "Las instituciones como factor que regula el desempeño económico," Revista de Economía Institucional, Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía, vol. 3(5), pages 17-51, July-Dece.
  • Handle: RePEc:rei:ecoins:v:3:y:2001:i:5:p:17-51
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    1. Mario Andrés Pinzón, 2016. "Prácticas para mejorar la regulación en Colombia," Revista de Economía Institucional, Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía, vol. 18(35), pages 207-228, July-Dece.
    2. Leandro Valiati & Pedro Cezar Fonseca, 2014. "Institutions and Culture: Thorstein Veblen’s and Pierre Bourdieu’s economic thought in dialogue," Iberian Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Dpto. Historia e Instituciones Económicas I., vol. 1(1), pages 01-17, June.

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    Keywords

    institutions; economic growth; rutines; social technologies; physical technologies;

    JEL classification:

    • B30 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought: Individuals - - - General
    • B41 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - Economic Methodology
    • K00 - Law and Economics - - General - - - General (including Data Sources and Description)
    • L10 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - General
    • O10 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General

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