Institutions and Economic Performance
Edited by Elhanan Helpman
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Institutions and Economic Performance by Elhanan Helpman
Book Description"Institutions and Economic Performance" explores the question of why income per capita varies so greatly across countries. Even taking into account disparities in resources, including physical and human capital, large economic discrepancies remain across countries. Why are some societies but not others able to encourage investments in places, people, and productivity?The answer, the book argues, lies to a large extent in institutional differences across societies. Such institutions are wide-ranging and include formal constitutional arrangements, the role of economic and political elites, informal institutions that promote investment and knowledge transfer, and others. Two core themes run through the contributors' essays. First, what constraints do institutions place on the power of the executive to prevent it from extorting the investments and effort of other people and institutions? Second, when are productive institutions self-enforcing?"Institutions and Economic Performance" is unique in its melding of economics, political science, history, and sociology to address its central question.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674030770
(235mm x 155mm x 48mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 10-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Elhanan Helpman
Handbook of International Economics, Hardback (February 2014)
What conclusions can be drawn from recent advances in international trade and international macroeconomics? By addressing issues while enabling deeper and sharper analyses of old issues, this book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the global economy. It focuses on developing questions and opportunities for future research.
Understanding Global Trade, Hardback (April 2011)
Helpman explains what shapes international production and distribution of goods and the resulting trade flows, and provides a clear, original account of the trade-theory revolutions of the 1980s and the post-recession. Though it contains no equations, Understanding Global Trade is mathematical in its elegance, precision, and power of expression.
Economic Policy in the International Economy, Paperback (March 2011)
This book contains fifteen major essays on international economics.
Mystery of Economic Growth, Paperback (May 2010)» View all books by Elhanan Helpman
Far more than an intellectual puzzle for pundits, economists, and policymakers, economic growth - its makings and workings - is a subject that affects the well-being of billions of people around the globe. This book the research that has revolutionized understanding of this subject and summarizes and explains its critical messages.
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Author Biography - Elhanan Helpman
Elhanan Helpman is Galen L. Stone Professor of International Trade at Harvard University, and a Fellow at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. He is the author of many research articles and books, including The Mystery of Economic Growth (Harvard).
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