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Legal Initial Conditions

Daniel Berkowitz and Karen B. Clay

in The Evolution of a Nation: How Geography and Law Shaped the American States

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136042
eISBN:
9781400840540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136042.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

THIS CHAPTER EXAMINES colonial legal systems and their effects on the balance of power between the state legislature and the state high court. It argues that the balance of power is important because ... More


Legislatures and Courts

Daniel Berkowitz and Karen B. Clay

in The Evolution of a Nation: How Geography and Law Shaped the American States

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136042
eISBN:
9781400840540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136042.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter furthers the previous chapter's discussion by examining how colonial legal origin and political competition have shaped the funding of state courts. State judicial budgets are set by the ... More


Institutions and Outcomes

Daniel Berkowitz and Karen B. Clay

in The Evolution of a Nation: How Geography and Law Shaped the American States

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136042
eISBN:
9781400840540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136042.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter summarizes this volume's main findings with respect to persistence and mechanisms, examines the effect of state political and legal institutions on per capita income, and discusses ... More


Introduction

Daniel Berkowitz and Karen B. Clay

in The Evolution of a Nation: How Geography and Law Shaped the American States

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136042
eISBN:
9781400840540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136042.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter considers what drives differences in political and legal institutions across countries, narrowing the focus to the evolution of legislatures and courts in the American states. The ... More


Predictocracy: Market Mechanisms for Public and Private Decision Making

Michael Abramowicz

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115994
eISBN:
9780300144956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115994.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Predicting the future is serious business for virtually all public and private institutions because they must often make important decisions based on such predictions. This book explores how ... More


Regulatory Bodies

Michael Abramowicz

in Predictocracy: Market Mechanisms for Public and Private Decision Making

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115994
eISBN:
9780300144956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115994.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter focuses on the possibility that prediction markets might make forecasts that could provide almost all of the information needed for some set of decisions. In some cases, prediction ... More


Legislative Bodies

Michael Abramowicz

in Predictocracy: Market Mechanisms for Public and Private Decision Making

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115994
eISBN:
9780300144956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115994.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter considers the possibility of market-based legislatures and attempts to develop the idea of text-authoring prediction markets that might be used to produce consensus “texts” of various ... More


The Emergence of China’s Post-Mao Lawmaking System

MURRAY SCOT TANNER

in The Politics of Lawmaking in Post-Mao China: Institutions, Processes, and Democratic Prospects

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198293392
eISBN:
9780191684999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293392.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter traces the emergence of the post-Mao Zedong lawmaking system in China. It suggests that prior to Deng Xiaoping's call for the legislature to draft a package of reform-oriented ... More


The Rise of the National People’s Congress System

MURRAY SCOT TANNER

in The Politics of Lawmaking in Post-Mao China: Institutions, Processes, and Democratic Prospects

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198293392
eISBN:
9780191684999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293392.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter traces the emergence of the power base of the National People's Congress in China. The legislature gained more powers, starting with the Third Plenum's call for the NPC to place ... More


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