Pierre Garrouste
Nice U.



(Tuesday, 1st January 2002)

Title : The evolution of the institutional environment

The idea that the institutional environment is influencing the very nature and efficiency of governance structures is an important point of the NIE. Recent contributions in this field deal with the theoretical as well as the empirical explanations of 1) the evolution of the institutional environment and 2) the impact of this evolution on the choice of the governance structures. This workshop is devoted to the presentation of those works :

Bibliographical references :

Eggerston, T. (1990), "Economic Behavior and Institutions", Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Ménard, C. and Shirley, M. (2001), "Reforming Public Utilities: Lessons from Urban Water System in six Developing Countries", WP The World Bank.

North, D. (1990), "Institutions, Institutional Change, and Economic Performance", Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.