The Stickiness of “Bad” Institutions

  title={The Stickiness of “Bad” Institutions},
  author={Michael Albertus and Victor Alexander Menaldo},
  journal={The Politics of Institutional Weakness in Latin America},
  • M. Albertus, V. Menaldo
  • Published 31 May 2020
  • Economics
  • The Politics of Institutional Weakness in Latin America



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