El papel de las ideas en la calidad de las instituciones

Authors

  • Martin Krause Profesor de Economía de la Universidad de Buenos Aires. El autor quiere reco-nocer el apoyo recibido por la Universidad Empresarial Siglo XXI (Córdoba, Argentina) para la realización de la investigación que permitió desarrollar este trabajo.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52195/pm.v12i1.148

Abstract

The relevance of institutional quality to progress has been widely accepted in academia where we can find a growing number of studies focusing on the positive effects a better quality generates. Some of these effects include a higher per capita GDP, a larger volume of investments and innovation, better environmental quality and a higher standard of living.

Nevertheless, the present article, aims at considering a logically previous subject, which is not just the consequences of good institutions but its causes. Particularly, we try to respond to the following question: If institutional quality is so important for progress in society, what determines that some have achieved a better than others? The search for an answer will lead us to consider the role of ideas in the institutions that evolve in specific societies.

Key words: Institutions, Ideas, Institutional Change, Origin of Institutions, Theories on Institutional Change.

JEL Classification: P51, P52.

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Krause, M. . (2015). El papel de las ideas en la calidad de las instituciones. REVISTA PROCESOS DE MERCADO, 12(1), 13–55. https://doi.org/10.52195/pm.v12i1.148

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