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Why are Some Places Rich While Others are Poor? The Institutional Necessity of Economic Freedom


Art Carden


Brock School of Business, Samford University

Joshua C. Hall


West Virginia University

July 29, 2009


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We survey perspectives on the economic differences between countries and argue that economic freedom is the key to prosperity. We close by outlining the policy implications. Specifically, removing obstacles to the exercise of economic freedom is an important step toward prosperity.

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Keywords: Planning, economic progress, economic development, entrepreneurship

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Date posted: July 29, 2009  

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Carden, Art and Hall, Joshua C., Why are Some Places Rich While Others are Poor? The Institutional Necessity of Economic Freedom (July 29, 2009). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1440786 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1440786

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Art Carden (Contact Author)
Brock School of Business, Samford University ( email )
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229
United States
HOME PAGE: http://www.artcarden.com
Joshua C. Hall
West Virginia University ( email )
Morgantown, WV 26506
United States
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