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Institutional Competition

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  • Douglass C. North

    (Washington University)

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My assignment for this conference is to explore the relevance of "institutional competition" as a deliberate strategy in improving the competitiveness of economies. The historical record gives us a very mixed response with respect to the success of economies in deliberately altering the institutional framework and thereby improving performance. In what follows I shall first describe the nature of institutional change (I); briefly explore the historical record (II); then derive some lessons from that history that may have present day relevance (III).

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  • Douglass C. North, 1994. "Institutional Competition," Economic History 9411001, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpeh:9411001
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    1. Javier Revilla Diez & Matthias Kiese, 2006. "Scaling Innovation in South East Asia: Empirical Evidence from Singapore, Penang (Malaysia) and Bangkok," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 40(9), pages 1005-1023.
    2. Krieger-Boden, Christiane, 1995. "Neue Argumente für Regionalpolitik? Zur Fundierung der Regionalpolitik in älteren und neueren regionalökonomischen Theorien," Open Access Publications from Kiel Institute for the World Economy 1643, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
    3. Lorenz Blume, 2006. "Local economic policies as determinants of the local business climate: Empirical results from a cross-section analysis among East German municipalities," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 40(4), pages 321-333.
    4. David E. Wildasin, 2000. "Labor-Market Integration, Investment in Risky Human Capital, and Fiscal Competition," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 90(1), pages 73-95, March.

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