Suresh Naidu
Harvard University, USA

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(Thursday, 3rd June 2010)

Title : Persistence and Change in Institutions

I will be discussing different models of the political economy of institutional persistence and change, with empirical examples drawn from the U.S. South after slavery.

Bibliographical references :

Persistence of Power, Elites and Institutions
Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson, American Economic Review, 98(1), pp. 267-93.
http://econ-www.mit.edu/files/4481

Suffrage, Schooling, and Sorting in the Post-Bellum U.S. South (Suresh Naidu)
http://tuvalu.santafe.edu/~snaidu/papers/suffrage.pdf

If there is time, we will also consider evolutionary models of institutional change:
Institutional Persistence (Sam Bowles, Suresh Naidu, and Sung-Ha Hwang) Preliminary!
http://tuvalu.santafe.edu/~snaidu/papers/class_dyn_oct9_2008.pdf

CNRS Chaire GovReg Europe