Design and Evolution in Institutional Development: The Insignificance of the English Bill of Rights

@article{Murrell2016DesignAE,
  title={Design and Evolution in Institutional Development: The Insignificance of the English Bill of Rights},
  author={P. Murrell},
  journal={Institutions & Transition Economics: Theoretical & Methodological Issues eJournal},
  year={2016}
}
  • P. Murrell
  • Published 2016
  • Economics
  • Institutions & Transition Economics: Theoretical & Methodological Issues eJournal
A fundamental question in economic development is how societies first acquire a successful set of institutions. To examine this question, the paper focuses on a paradigmatic example, England in the years surrounding the Glorious Revolution of 1688. North and Weingast (1989) view the constitutional changes following 1688 as an explicit attempt to design a new polity, having the effect of radically altering the functioning of the English political and economic system. The rise of England as a… Expand
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