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Title:Essays in Comparative Institutional Economics
Authors:Grajžl, Peter (Author)
Murrell, Peter (Mentor) More about this mentor... This link opens in a new window
Files:URL http://hdl.handle.net/1903/2597
 
Language:English
Work type:Dissertation
Tipology:2.08 - Doctoral Dissertation
Organization:FHŠ - Faculty of Humanities
Abstract:This dissertation examines how decentralized institutional structures and organizational forms evolve and affect economic development under different politico-economic and legal arrangements. Organized legal professions are typically viewed by economists as rent-seeking interest groups - even though they have been central in institutional development in countries with the highest quality institutions. Chapter 1 develops a model that identifies the link between the role of organized legal professions and the quality of reform. Delaying institutional reform through deliberation, the profession's participation discounts the expected benefit from welfare-inferior reform proposal for rent-seeking interest groups. Professional review serves as a screening mechanism ameliorating the self-interested government's adverse selection problem. The model's predictions cast new light on the Glorious and the French revolutions, post-communist transition, why and when civil law and common law systems ...
Keywords:ekonomija, ekonomska teorija, civilna družba, pravni sistem, zgodovina
Year of publishing:2005
Publisher:University of Maryland
Number of pages:IX, 140 str.
Place:College Park
UDC:330:94
COBISS_ID:3084247 Link is opened in a new window
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