Posts Tagged ‹institutions and development

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Tom Gallagher – “Romania and the European Union – How the Weak Vanquished the Strong” Manchester University Press, Manchester and New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009

“Spare no one!” – seems to yell between the lines one of Tom Gallagher's most recent books. Written in 2008 and published one year later, “Romania and the European Union – How the Weak Vanquished the Strong” is undesirably relevant for 2010's Romania. Skilful national politics managed to drive an...
Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

The Economic Effects of Political Institutions: Are Post-Communist Countries Different?

This paper analyzes the relation between constitutional rules, political systems and economic policies in 27 post-communist countries during the transition period. We find that post-communist countries form a category that has its own strong institutional identity. This institutional specificity has an impact on both the political system and the economic...

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