Institutional Competition among Jurisdictions: An Evolutionary Approach
Posted: 10 Jan 2008 Last revised: 12 May 2008
The purpose of this paper is to outline an evolutionary approach to the process of competition among institutions. We shall focus, in particular, on two issues: first, the role of the competitive process as a knowledge-creating process; and, second, the issue of what inferences, if any, can be drawn from the nature of this process regarding the desirability of its outcomes. In discussing both issues we will draw a parallel between ordinary market competition and competition in the realm of institutions. Some clarifying comments in order to narrow down what we mean by evolutionary approach and institutional competition precede the analysis.
JEL Classification: H10, H70, K00
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