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The New Comparative Economics


Simeon Djankov


New Economic School (NES)

Edward L. Glaeser


Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School of Government, Department of Economics; Brookings Institution; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Florencio Lopez de Silanes


EDHEC Business School; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Tinbergen Institute

Rafael La Porta


Dartmouth College - Tuck School of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Andrei Shleifer


Harvard University - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

May 2003

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3882

Abstract:     
In recent years, comparative economics experienced a revival, with a new focus on comparing capitalist economies. The theme of the new research is that institutions exert a profound influence on economic development. We argue that, to understand capitalist institutions, one needs to understand the basic trade-off between the costs of disorder and those of dictatorship. We then apply this logic to study the structure of efficient institutions, the consequences of colonial transplantation, and the politics of institutional choice.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 52

Keywords: Comparative economics, institutions, colonial transplantations, transition

JEL Classification: P00, P10, P20, P50

working papers series


Date posted: June 17, 2003  

Suggested Citation

Djankov, Simeon and Glaeser, Edward L. and Lopez de Silanes, Florencio and La Porta, Rafael and Shleifer, Andrei, The New Comparative Economics (May 2003). CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3882. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=416181

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Simeon Djankov
New Economic School (NES) ( email )
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Russia
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Edward L. Glaeser (Contact Author)
Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School of Government, Department of Economics ( email )
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Brookings Institution
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National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Florencio Lopez de Silanes
EDHEC Business School ( email )
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France
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National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Tinbergen Institute ( email )
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Rafael La Porta
Dartmouth College - Tuck School of Business ( email )
Hanover, NH 03755
United States
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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United States
Andrei Shleifer
Harvard University - Department of Economics ( email )
Littauer Center
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
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