The Handbook of Economic Development and Institutions / Jean-Marie Baland, Thierry Verdier, Jean-Philippe Platteau, François Bourguignon.

Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2020]
1 online resource (768 p.)
Economic development -- Political aspects.
Economic policy.
Economics -- Sociological aspects.
In English.
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The definitive reference on the most current economics of development and institutions The essential role that institutions play in understanding economic development has long been recognized across the social sciences, including in economics. Academic and policy interest in this subject has never been higher. The Handbook of Economic Development and Institutions is the first to bring together in one single volume the most cutting-edge work in this area by the best-known international economists. The volume's editors, themselves leading scholars in the discipline, provide a comprehensive introduction, and the stellar contributors offer up-to-date analysis into institutional change and its interactions with the dynamics of economic development. This book focuses on three critical issues: the definitions of institutions in order to argue for a causal link to development, the complex interplay between formal and informal institutions, and the evolution and coevolution of institutions and their interactions with the political economy of development. Topics examined include the relationship between institutions and growth, educational systems, the role of the media, and the intersection between traditional systems of patronage and political institutions. Each chapter-covering the frontier research in its area and pointing to new areas of research-is the product of extensive workshopping on the part of the contributors. The definitive reference work on this topic, The Handbook of Economic Development and Institutions will be essential for academics, researchers, and professionals working in the field.
1. At the Intersection: A Review of Institutions in Economic Development
2. Clientelistic Politics and Economic Development: An Overview
3. Formal Institutions and Development in Low-Income Countries: Positive and Normative Theory
4. Group Inequality in Democracies: Lessons from Cross-National Experiences
5. Conflict and Development
6. Institutions, Development, and Growth: Where Does Evidence Stand?
7. Finance, Institutions, and Development: Literature Survey and Research Agenda
8. Trade-Related Institutions and Development
9. Foreign Aid and Governance: A Survey
10. Migration, Institutions, and Development
11. Formal and Informal Market Institutions: Embeddedness Revisited
12. Culture, Institutions, and Development
13. The Dynamics of Family Systems: Lessons from Past and Present Times
14. Gender Institutions and Economic Development
15. Firms, Workers, and Labor Markets
16. Institutions, Firm Financing, and Growth
17. Institutions for Infrastructure in Developing Countries: What we know . . . and the lot we still need to know
18. Education, Institutions, and Development
19. Media as a Tool for Institutional Change in Development
20. Institutions, the Environment, and Development
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Baland, Jean-Marie, editor., Editor,
Bourguignon, François, editor., Editor,
Platteau, J. P. (Jean-Philippe), 1947- editor., Editor,
Verdier, Thierry, editor., Editor,
De Gruyter.
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De Gruyter University Press Library.
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10.1515/9780691192017 doi
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