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Institutional Economics and the State in Economic Development

Pranab Bardhan and Christopher Udry

in Development Microeconomics

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198773719
eISBN:
9780191595929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198773714.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter looks at the institutions that are pertinent to economic development and at the institutional impediments to growth, drawing on several strands of the literature on organizational ... More


Greek Epigraphy and Ancient Economics

Alain Bresson

in Epigraphy and the Historical Sciences

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265062
eISBN:
9780191754173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265062.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

After initial comments on the role of Greek inscriptions as ‘archives’, this chapter reviews the drastic changes that have occurred since Finley's book of 1973 in the picture of the ancient economy, ... More


The Rational Believer: Choices and Decisions in the Madrasas of Pakistan

Masooda Bano

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450440
eISBN:
9780801463860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450440.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Islamic schools, or madrasas, have been accused of radicalizing Muslims and participating, either actively or passively, in terrorist networks since the events of 9/11. In Pakistan, the 2007 siege by ... More


Informal Institutions and Development

Masooda Bano

in The Rational Believer: Choices and Decisions in the Madrasas of Pakistan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450440
eISBN:
9780801463860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450440.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter summarizes the core arguments around the working of madrasas and Islam in Pakistan, and notes the relevance of these findings for deepening our understanding of informal institutions in ... More


Refugee economies

Alexander Betts, Louise Bloom, Josiah Kaplan, and Josiah Naohiko

in Refugee Economies: Forced Displacement and Development

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198795681
eISBN:
9780191836985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795681.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter sets out the conceptual framework for the book. A review of existing literature on the economic lives of refugees reveals that few economists have worked on refugees and forced ... More


Staying Afloat: Risk and Uncertainty in Spanish Atlantic World Trade, 1760-1820

Jeremy Baskes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804785426
eISBN:
9780804786355
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785426.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Early modern, long-distance trade was fraught with risk and uncertainty, driving merchants to seek means to reduce them. In the traditional historiography on Spanish colonial trade, the role of risk ... More


Introduction

Mark Kanazawa

in Golden Rules: The Origins of California Water Law in the Gold Rush

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226258676
eISBN:
9780226258706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226258706.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Chapter 1 provides the basic motivation for the book, which is to understand the origins of California water law and the development and use of water as a central part of how gold mining is done. It ... More


Societies and economies

Zosia Halina Archibald

in Ancient Economies of the Northern Aegean: Fifth to First Centuries BC

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682119
eISBN:
9780191762727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682119.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter explores the methodological and theoretical underpinnings of the discourse on ancient economies, and seeks to apply recent models and concepts to the north Aegean area. Twentieth-century ... More


Introduction: Land and Natural Resources in the Roman World in Historiographical and Theoretical Perspective

Arjan Zuiderhoek

in Ownership and Exploitation of Land and Natural Resources in the Roman World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198728924
eISBN:
9780191795831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728924.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

This introductory chapter outlines the book’s theme and the main questions that will be addressed. It discusses the merits and drawbacks of the various theoretical approaches that have been applied ... More


Introduction

Christine Léon de Mariz, Claude Ménard, and Bernard Abeillé

in Public Procurement Reforms in Africa: Challenges in Institutions and Governance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198714910
eISBN:
9780191783098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714910.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Institutional reforms and their contribution to development and growth have been the subject of numerous studies and the source of many challenges in the scientific literature and among policymakers. ... More


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