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Institutions for Economic Development: Theory, History and Contemporary Experiences

Project name/title
Institutions for Economic Development: Theory, History and Contemporary Experiences
Year:
2004
Theme:
Development and Finance
Abstract:
Creating better institutions for development has come to the fore in recent years, reflecting the often poor results of economic reform programmes that failed to take account of the need to develop appropriate supporting institutions. This project looks at the role of institutional reform in accelerating development through an in-depth investigation of the historical experiences of the now-developed countries, as well the success stories among the developing countries (thereby drawing practical lessons for institutional change elsewhere in the developing world).
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Participants:
Peter Evans, Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Erik Reinert, The Other Canon Foundation, Norway, and Tallinn University of Technology
John Toye, University of Oxford, UK
Gerald Epstein, Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
William Lazonick, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA, and INSEAD, France
Jonathan di John, School of Oriental and African Studies, UK
Meredith Woo-Cumings, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan, USA
Patrick O’Brien, Department of Economic History, London School of Economics, UK
Eric Rauchway, Department of History, University of California, Davis, USA)
Thomas David, Institute of Economic and Social History, U. of Lausanne, Switzerland
André Mach, Institute of Political and International Studies, U. of Lausanne, Switzerland
Leonardo Burlamaqui, Law Graduate Program, Candido Mendes University, and Department of Economic Evolution, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Jose Antonio Pereira de Souza, National Bank for Economic and Social Development, Brazil
Nelson Barbosa-Filho, Institute of Economics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tianbiao Zhu, School of Government School, Peking University, China
Julius Kiiza, Department of Political Science, Makerere University, Uganda

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