Design and Reform of Institutions in LDCs and Transition Economies Insitutions: Top Down or Bottom Up?

Posted: 26 May 2012

See all articles by William Easterly

William Easterly

New York University - Department of Economics

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

A large research program in economics has established a persuasive link between institutions and economic development. But what does this imply for development policymaking? Can a political leader or aid agency seeking to promote development readily change institutions? This article starts off wildly general, and then moves to specifics.

Suggested Citation

Easterly, William, Design and Reform of Institutions in LDCs and Transition Economies Insitutions: Top Down or Bottom Up? (2008). American Economic Review, Vol. 98, No. 2, p. 95, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2066834

William Easterly (Contact Author)

New York University - Department of Economics ( email )

269 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10003
United States

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
291
Abstract Views
815
rank
104,299
PlumX Metrics