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Book cover: Institutional Change and Economic Development
 

Just when the institutionalist approach to economic development is at risk of seeming like a ‘black box’ for tautological non-explanations, this volume of richly historically informed and nuanced studies will restore confidence in the value, if not superiority of this approach to the political economy of development.

—Jomo K.S., Assistant Secretary General for Economic Development, United Nations

Institutional Change and Economic Development

Publisher:
Anthem Press
Title:
Institutional Change and Economic Development
Authors:
Edited by Ha-Joon Chang
Publication date:
October 2007
ISBN 13 Print:
9781843312819
Copyright holder:
© UNU-WIDER
Copyright year:
2007
Keywords:
institutional development, institutional innovations, economic devleopment
JEL:
F33, G20, N20
Project:
Institutions for Economic Development: Theory, History and Contemporary Experiences
Format:
paperback book
 
co-published by UNU Press
 
UK / Europe / South Asian edition
 
Much has been said about institutions in development, but this book takes us to a new level of analysis, with a very thorough understanding of the history and political economy of institution-building. Along the way it demolishes much of the conventional wisdom, and sets a new standard that all future research on institutions must match. —Tony Addison, Executive Director of the Brooks World Poverty Institute, University of Manchester.
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