Beginning in the 1980s, development economists began to recognize the importance of institutions, through the work of economists like Douglass North. Early understandings of institutions, however, were very narrow, focusing on property rights and contract enforcement. By the early 2000s, the institutional agenda broadened to include “good governance and anti-corruption,” but policy responses to achieve the latter have yielded disappointing results. This lecture will review this history and discuss why institutional reform is so difficult, with illustrations from the current COVID-19 pandemic.
The lecture marks the International Anti-Corruption Day (9th December).
When: 8th December 2020 at 17:00 CET / 16:00 GMT (check time around the world).
Where: online on Zoom. Register here.
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