Peter Murrell

University of Maryland - Department of Economics

College Park, MD 20742

United States

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1.

The Role of Law in China's Economic Development

In Thomas Rawski and Loren Brandt (ed.), China’s Great Economic Transformation (Cambridge University Press, 2008): 375-428.
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 30 Jan 2006 Last Revised: 26 Jul 2014
Donald C. Clarke, Peter Murrell and Susan H. Whiting
George Washington University Law School, University of Maryland - Department of Economics and University of Washington - Department of Political Science
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China, institutions, law, property rights, contracts, corporate governance

Enterprise Restructuring in Transition: A Quantitative Survey

Number of pages: 104 Posted: 10 Nov 2000
Simeon Djankov and Peter Murrell
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
Downloads 2,741 (4,119)
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restructuring, transition, privatization, competition, soft budgets, managers, institutions

Enterprise Restructuring in Transition: A Quantitative Survey

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3319
Number of pages: 107 Posted: 14 May 2002
Simeon Djankov and Peter Murrell
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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Restructuring, transition, privatization, competition, soft-budgets, managers, institutions

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Allocating Law-Making Powers: Self-Regulation vs. Government Regulation

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 18 Dec 2005
Peter Grajzl and Peter Murrell
Washington and Lee University - Department of Economics and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
Downloads 828 (28,201)
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Self-regulation, government regulation, incomplete contracts, progressive era, New Deal, fascist economic systems, common law, civil law

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The Relative Levels and the Character of Institutional Development in Transition Economies

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 07 Nov 2002
Peter Murrell
University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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Institutions, transition, law, legal systems, administration, social capital

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Design and Evolution in Institutional Development: The Insignificance of the English Bill of Rights

Number of pages: 71 Posted: 16 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 07 Apr 2016
Peter Murrell
University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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Institutions, institutional development, constitutions, Glorious Revolution, design, evolution, critical junctures, Hayek, Bill of Rights

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Do Competition and Ownership Affect Enterprise Efficiency in the Absence of Market Institutions? Evidence after Privatization in Mongolia

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 19 Sep 1999
James H. Anderson, Young Lee and Peter Murrell
World Bank - Governance Global Practice, University of Maryland - Center on Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector (IRIS) and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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The Relationship between Economic Growth and the Speed of Liberalization During Transition

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 01 Jun 1998
Berta Heybey and Peter Murrell
Government of the United States of America - Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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Spatial Spillovers in the Development of Institutions

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 23 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 04 Nov 2008
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Aston University - Aston Business School
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institutions, spatial econometrics, governance, neighborhood effects, spatial spillovers

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Institutions and Firms in Transition Economies

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 24 Oct 2002
Peter Murrell
University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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Law Works in Russia: The Role of Legal Institutions in the Transactions of Russian Enterprises

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 13 Mar 1999
Kathryn Hendley, Peter Murrell and Randi Ryterman
University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School, University of Maryland - Department of Economics and World Bank
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Lawyers and Politicians: The Impact of Organized Legal Professions on Institutional Reforms

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 26 Jan 2004
Peter Grajzl and Peter Murrell
Washington and Lee University - Department of Economics and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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Organized professions, legal profession, institutional reform, interest groups, civil society, civil law and common law, colonies, Soviet Union, Louis XIV, glorious revolution

Lawyers and Politicians: The Impact of Organized Legal Professions on Institutional Reforms

Constitutional Political Economy, Vol. 17, No. 4, December 2006
Posted: 24 Jan 2007
Peter Grajzl and Peter Murrell
Washington and Lee University - Department of Economics and University of Maryland - Department of Economics

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organized legal profession, institutional reform, interest groups, civil and common law, Soviet Union, Glorious Revolution

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Law, Relationships, and Private Enforcement: Transactional Strategies of Russian Enterprises

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 26 Jan 1999
Kathryn Hendley, Peter Murrell and Randi Ryterman
University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School, University of Maryland - Department of Economics and World Bank
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Demand and Supply in Romanian Commercial Courts: Generating Information for Institutional Reform

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 18 Aug 2001
Peter Murrell
University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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institutional reform, transition, Romania, courts, resources, caseload, delay

Fostering Civil Society to Build Institutions: Why and When

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 30 Nov 2006 Last Revised: 27 Jul 2008
Peter Grajzl and Peter Murrell
Washington and Lee University - Department of Economics and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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civil society, institutional reform, civil society aid, interest groups, post-communist countries, developing countries

Fostering Civil Society to Build Institutions: Why and When

Economics of Transition, Vol. 17, Issue 1, pp. 1-41, January 2009
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 10 Dec 2008
Peter Grajzl and Peter Murrell
Washington and Lee University - Department of Economics and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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Identifying Reticent Respondents: Assessing the Quality of Survey Data on Corruption and Values

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 18 Dec 2005
Peter Murrell and Omar Azfar
University of Maryland - Department of Economics and University of Maryland - Center on Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector (IRIS)
Downloads 322 (92,743)
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corruption, survey methods, randomized response, regulation, Romania

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Measuring Transaction Costs Using Survey Data on Sales Agreements

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 01 Feb 2010
Peter Murrell and Radu A. Paun
University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Competition Council of Romania
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transaction costs, measurement, new institutional economics, Romania

Which Mechanisms Support the Fulfillment of Sales Agreements? Asking Decision-Makers in Firms

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 23 Jan 2003
Kathryn Hendley and Peter Murrell
University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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transactions, private ordering, law, networks, transition, Romania

Which Mechanisms Support the Fulfillment of Sales Agreements? Asking Decision-Makers in Firms

Economics Letters, 2003
Posted: 23 Jan 2003
Kathryn Hendley and Peter Murrell
University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School and University of Maryland - Department of Economics

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transactions, private ordering, law, networks, transition, Romania

Ownership, Exit and Voice after Mass Privatization: Evidence from Mongolia

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 27 Mar 1998
James H. Anderson, Georges Korsun and Peter Murrell
World Bank - Governance Global Practice, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu - Financial Advisory Services and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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Ownership, Exit and Voice after Mass Privatization: Evidence from Mongolia

Economics of Transition, Vol. 7, No. 1, March 1999
Posted: 31 Mar 1999
James H. Anderson, Georges Korsun and Peter Murrell
World Bank - Governance Global Practice, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu - Financial Advisory Services and University of Maryland - Department of Economics

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Misunderestimating Corruption

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6488
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Aart Kraay and Peter Murrell
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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Information Security & Privacy, Statistical & Mathematical Sciences, Psychology, Scientific Research & Science Parks, Science Education

Toward Understanding 17th Century English Culture: A Structural Topic Model of Francis Bacon's Ideas

Number of pages: 92 Posted: 03 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2018
Peter Grajzl and Peter Murrell
Washington and Lee University - Department of Economics and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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Francis Bacon, culture, England, law, knowledge, scientific method

A Structural Topic Model of the Features and the Cultural Origins of the Baconian Program

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6443
Number of pages: 94 Posted: 29 May 2017
Peter Grajzl and Peter Murrell
Washington and Lee University - Department of Economics and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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Baconian program, culture, law, knowledge, natural philosophy, politics, religion

Firms Facing New Institutions: Transactional Governance in Romania

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 11 Mar 2003
Peter Murrell
University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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Institutions, transition, restructuring, legal systems, transactional governance, Romania

Firms Facing New Institutions: Transactional Governance in Romania

Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 31, No. 4, December 2003
Posted: 09 Jun 2004
Peter Murrell
University of Maryland - Department of Economics

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法律在中国经济发展中的作用 (The Role of Law in China's Economic Development)

法律在中国经济发展中的作用, 载于 劳伦•勃兰特、托马斯•罗斯基 编,《伟大的中国经济转型》(上海:格致出版社、上海人民出版社 2009), This article is a translation into Chinese of Donald Clarke, Peter Murrell, and Susan Whiting, “The Role of Law in China’s Economic Development,” in Thomas Rawski and Loren Brandt (ed.), China’s Great Economic Transformation (Cambridge University Press, 2008): 375-428.
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 25 Jul 2014
Donald C. Clarke, Peter Murrell and Susan H. Whiting
George Washington University Law School, University of Maryland - Department of Economics and University of Washington - Department of Political Science
Downloads 190 (159,062)

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Chinese economic development, role of law, China, economic growth, economic agents, Chinese legal system, China’s legal system, property rights, corporate governance, economic reform, institutional economics

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The Coevolution of Culture and Institutions in Seventeenth Century England

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 08 Jul 2011
Peter Murrell and Martin Schmidt
University of Maryland - Department of Economics and University of Maryland, College Park
Downloads 186 (161,341)
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culture, institutions, coevolution, Stuart England, Glorious Revolution

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A Darwinian Theory of Institutional Development Two Centuries Before Darwin

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 30 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 06 Nov 2015
Peter Grajzl and Peter Murrell
Washington and Lee University - Department of Economics and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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institutions, evolutionary theory, Darwinism, common law, 17th century England

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Caveat Venditor: The Conditional Effect of Relationship-Specific Investment on Contractual Behavior

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 08 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2010
Peter Murrell and Radu A. Paun
University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Competition Council of Romania
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transaction cost economics, TCE, contract, contract complexity, property-rights theory, relationship-specific investment, legal system, transition, Romania

Glamour and Value in the Land of Chingis Khan

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 09 Mar 1999
James H. Anderson, Georges Korsun and Peter Murrell
World Bank - Governance Global Practice, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu - Financial Advisory Services and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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Glamour and Value in the Land of Chingis Khan

Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 31, March 2003
Posted: 05 Jun 2003
James H. Anderson, Georges Korsun and Peter Murrell
World Bank - Governance Global Practice, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu - Financial Advisory Services and University of Maryland - Department of Economics

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Which Enterprises (Believe They) Have Soft Budgets after Mass Privatization? Evidence from Mongolia

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 14 Aug 1997
James H. Anderson, Georges Korsun and Peter Murrell
World Bank - Governance Global Practice, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu - Financial Advisory Services and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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Does Respondent Reticence Affect the Results of Corruption Surveys? Evidence from the World Bank Enterprise Survey for Nigeria

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5415
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Bianca Clausen, Aart Kraay and Peter Murrell
World Bank, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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Public Sector Corruption & Anticorruption Measures, E-Business, Social Analysis, Social Accountability, Bankruptcy and Resolution of Financial Distress

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Memories of Colonial Law: The Inheritance of Human Capital and the Location of Joint Ventures in Early-Reform China

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 02 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 23 Dec 2017
Cheryl Xiaoning Long, Peter Murrell and Li Yang
Xiamen University, University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Paris School of Economics
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historical persistence, colonial influence, FDI location, China, human capital

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Estimating a Culture: Bacon, Coke, and Seventeenth-Century England

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 30 Jan 2019
Peter Grajzl and Peter Murrell
Washington and Lee University - Department of Economics and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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intellectual culture, England, 17th century, Bacon, Coke, machine learning

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The Independence of Judges Reduced Legal Development in England, 1600-1800

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 23 Oct 2018
Peter Murrell
University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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judicial independence, judicial quality, Act of Settlement, citations, tenure, institutional development

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Revisiting the Emergence of the Rule of Law in Russia

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 06 Dec 2013
Kathryn Hendley and Peter Murrell
University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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arbitrazh courts, Russia, rule of law, corruption, legal institutions

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The Way We Were: Reflections on the Comparative History of Comparative Economics

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 10 Nov 2011
Peter Murrell
University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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comparative economics, intellectual history, culturomics, socialism, institutions, transition

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Do Random Response Questions Really Elicit Truthful Answers to Sensitive Questions? The Case of the Mississippi Personhood Initiative

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 30 Nov 2016
Aart Kraay and Peter Murrell
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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reticence, random response questions, voting behavior, surveys

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Doing the Survey Two-Step: The Effects of Reticence on Estimates of Corruption in Two-Stage Survey Questions

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7276
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Nona Karalashvili, Aart Kraay and Peter Murrell
World Bank, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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Public Sector Management and Reform, Economics and Institutions, Non Governmental Organizations

Mapping the Landscape of Transactions: The Governance of Business Relations in Latin America

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8564
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 28 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 01 May 2019
David Francis, Nona Karalashvili and Peter Murrell
World Bank, Development Economics, World Bank and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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Public Sector Management and Reform, Employment and Unemployment, Primary Metals, Settlement of Investment Disputes, Private Sector Development Law, Private Sector Economics, Marketing

Mapping the Landscape of Transactions: The Governance of Business Relations in Latin America

Number of pages: 70 Posted: 26 Apr 2019
David Francis, Nona Karalashvili and Peter Murrell
World Bank, Development Economics, World Bank and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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Governance, Transactions, Law, Bilateralism, Latin America

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Allocating Lawmaking Powers: Self-Regulation vs. Government Regulation

Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 35, No. 3, September 2007
Posted: 04 Sep 2007
Peter Grajzl and Peter Murrell
Washington and Lee University - Department of Economics and University of Maryland - Department of Economics

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self-regulation, government regulation, property rights theory, legal origins, Progressive Era, New Deal

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Institutions and Transition

Posted: 03 Jan 2006
Peter Murrell
University of Maryland - Department of Economics

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Institutions, transition, evolutionary-institutional, shock therapy, gradualism, China, law

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The Relationship between Economic Growth and the Speed of Liberalization During Transition

Journal of Policy Reform, Vol. 3, Issue 2, 1999
Posted: 27 Apr 1999
Berta Heybey and Peter Murrell
Government of the United States of America - Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and University of Maryland - Department of Economics

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Enterprise-State Relations after Mass Privatization: Their Character in Mongolia

MOCST-MOST ECONOMIC POLICY IN TRANSITIONAL ECONOMIES
Posted: 16 May 1998
James H. Anderson, Georges Korsun and Peter Murrell
World Bank - Governance Global Practice, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu - Financial Advisory Services and University of Maryland - Department of Economics

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