Institutions, Culture, and Long-Run Development
The issue of the fundamental determinants of long-run development has received a renewed interest in the economics literature during the last two decades. In recent years, a consensus seems to have emerged about the importance of institutions as a leading explanation for divergent development patterns across the world. This has raised the question about the determinants of good institutions. Mounting evidence documents that cultural and historical factors have persistent effects on institutions and development alike. At the same time, institutions appear to shape behavioral and cultural norms.
Teilnehmer sind u.a.: Toke Aidt (Cambridge), David de la Croix (Louvain-la-Neuve), Murat Iyigun (University of Colorado Boulder), Petra Moser (New York University), Enrico Spolaore (Tufts University), Hans-Joachim Voth (Universität Zürich).