Jennings, Colin (2013) Institutions and prosperity. [Review]Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
A review of Timothy Besley and Torsten Persson, Pillars of Prosperity: The Political Economics of Development Clusters, Princeton University Press, Princeton, 2011, pp. 375 and Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson, Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty, Profile Books, London 2012, pp. 529. This article reviews ‘Pillars of Prosperity’ by Timothy Besley and Torsten Persson and ‘Why Nations Fail’ by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson. Both books are focussed on the role of institutions in determining the wealth of nations and the review compares and contrasts the different approaches contained in the two texts. The review also attempts to locate the texts within the broader literature in development and political economics and to link them to other recent work in these areas.
|Keywords:||prosperity, institutions, book review, pillars of prosperity, why nations fail, Political theory, Economics and Econometrics, Political Science and International Relations|
|Subjects:||Political Science > Political theory|
|Department:||Strathclyde Business School > Economics|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||13 Nov 2012 10:43|
|Last modified:||22 Mar 2017 12:26|