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The New Comparative Political Economy


Peter J. Boettke


George Mason University - Department of Economics

Christopher J. Coyne


George Mason University - Department of Economics

Peter T. Leeson


George Mason University - Department of Economics

Frederic Sautet


The Catholic University of America (CUA) - Busch School of Business and Economics

October 22, 2010

Review of Austrian Economics, Vol. 18, 2005

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With the collapse of communism in the late 1980s the field of comparative political economy has undergone major revision. Socialism is no longer considered the viable alternative to capitalism it once was. We now recognize that the choice is between alternative institutional arrangements of capitalism. Progress in the field of comparative political economy is achieved by examining how different legal, political and social institutions shape economic behavior and impact economic performance. In this paper we survey the new learning in comparative political economy and suggest how this learning should redirect our attention in economic development.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 25

Keywords: Comparative economics, culture, economic development, institutions

JEL Classification: O10, P16


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Date posted: December 12, 2005 ; Last revised: October 25, 2010

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Boettke, Peter J. and Coyne, Christopher J. and Leeson, Peter T. and Sautet, Frederic, The New Comparative Political Economy (October 22, 2010). Review of Austrian Economics, Vol. 18, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=869115

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Christopher J. Coyne
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Peter T. Leeson
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Frederic E. Sautet
The Catholic University of America (CUA) - Busch School of Business and Economics ( email )
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Washington, DC 20064
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