An immense body of research has shown that former formal and informal legal and political institutions - e.g., the extent of democracy and the strength of individual cultural values, respectively - shape contemporary institutions and development (Tabellini, 2010). Yet, only a few contributions (Acemoglu, Johnson and Robinson, 2001; Aghion, Alesina and Trebbi, 2004; Fleck and Hanssen, 2006; Guerriero, 2010) have tried to understand which primitive factors have determined the origins and evolution of these institutional settings. The scope of the "endogneous institutions" research program is to develop an organic framework for: 1. indentifying the basic efficiency-enhancing and rent-seeking forces that have shaped institutional evolution over time; 2. analyzing how formal and informal institutions interact with each other; 3. discerning the individual contribution of each type of institutional setting.
|Date||17 May 2011|
|Time||10:30 - 17:30|
The invited speakers for this workshop are: Serra Boranbay (Mannheim), Brian Burgoon (UvA), Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci (UvA), Carmine Guerriero (UvA), Andy Hanssen (Clemson University), Enrico Perotti (UvA) and Hans-Joachim Voth (Pompeu Fabra).'
The workshop will be held from 10.30 to 18.00 hrs. at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Amsterdam, Room E0.03, Roetersstraat 11, 1018 WB Amsterdam.
For this workshop it is required to register in advance (free of charge) before May 10, 2011. Send an email with your contact information and affiliation.