Economic Institutions and the State: Insights from Economic History


Hillmann, Henning


DOI: 10.1146/annurev-soc-071811-145436
URL: http://www.annualreviews.org/doi/10.1146/annurev-s...
Dokumenttyp: Zeitschriftenartikel
Erscheinungsjahr: 2013
Titel einer Zeitschrift oder einer Reihe: Annual Review of Sociology
Band/Volume: 39
Seitenbereich: 251-273
Ort der Veröffentlichung: Palo Alto, Calif.
Verlag: Annual Reviews Inc.
ISSN: 0360-0572
Sprache der Veröffentlichung: Englisch
Einrichtung: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > MZES - Arbeitsbereich A
Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften > Economic and Organizational Sociology (Hillmann 2009-)
Fachgebiet: 300 Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Anthropologie
Abstract: What mechanisms account for the long-run differences in economic development across historical settings? Current scholarship has renewed the argument that institutions are essential for promoting market transactions, industrialization, trade, and economic growth. In particular, recent work in economic history offers valuable empirical and theoretical insights into the development of market-supporting institutions, their long-term consequences, and their relationship to state-building. The purpose of this review is to bring contributions in economic history to the attention of sociologists interested in the evolution of economic institutions. Drawing on salient historical cases, the article contrasts formal market-supporting institutions that are provided by the state with settings where such public provision fails and private-order institutions based on reputation effects within informal social networks offer an alternative. Moving beyond mere existence proofs that institutions matter, the review then discusses recent advances in understanding the precise mechanisms responsible for the persistent effects of institutions on economic development.[ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

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