New York, NY : United Nations University Press, 2007.
xxii, 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
pt. 1. Theoretical overview pt. 2. Evolution of particular institutions pt. 3. Country experiences.
The issue of institutional development has come to prominence during the last decade or so. During this period, even the IMF and the World Bank, which used to treat institutions as mere 'details', have come to emphasize their role in economic development. However, there are still some important knowledge gaps that need to be filled before we can say that we have a good grip on the issue of institutions and economic development, both theoretically and at the policy level. This book constitutes an attempt to fill these gaps.--Publisher's description.
"The chapters in the volume were all prepared for the UNU-WIDER project on 'Institutions and Economic Development : Theory, History, and Contemporary Experiences.' An initial project planning meeting was held in Oxford in March 2004. ... The project meeting was held in April 2005 at WIDER in Helsinki"--P. xxi-xxii.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.