Culture, Institutions and Policy

39 Pages Posted: 12 Sep 2020

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Torsten Persson

Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES); London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE); National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Guido Tabellini

Bocconi University - Department of Economics; Bocconi University - IGIER - Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research; Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo)

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Date Written: August 2020

Abstract

We review theoretical and empirical research on the dynamic interactions between cultures and institutions. We think about culture as a system of values and about institutions as formalized rules of the game. Our presentation is organized around a simple theoretical framework of political agency, which is gradually expanded so as to introduce new links and feedbacks between culture and institutions.

Keywords: Culture, Development, History, institutions, Persistence

JEL Classification: H0, N0, O1

Suggested Citation

Persson, Torsten and Tabellini, Guido, Culture, Institutions and Policy (August 2020). CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP15233, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3688187

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