An Introduction to Varieties of Capitalism

  title={An Introduction to Varieties of Capitalism},
  author={Peter A. Hall and David Soskice},
Political economists have always been interested in the differences in economic and political institutions that occur across countries. Some regard these differences as deviations from 'best practice' that will dissolve as nations catch up to a technological or organizational leader. Others see them as the distillation of more durable historical choices for a specific kind of society, since economic institutions condition levels of social protection, the distribution of income, and the… 

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