Martin Mendelski
Universität Trier



(Friday, 22nd May 2015)

Title : Institutional Transplantation and Complementarities: How to measure them

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This workshop deals with institutional performance (effectiveness and efficiency). In particular, it addresses the conceptualization and measurement of institutional/legal transplants and institutional complementarities (e.g. through factor analysis). These two concepts have been widely utilized in comparative institutional analysis to discover the differences in institutional and economic performance among countries. They are for instance helpful to explain the divergent institutional trajectories of post-communist countries with regard to the rule of law, democracy and capitalism.

Bibliographical references :

Must read reference : Berkowitz, D., Pistor, K. and Richard, J.-F. (2003) ‘Economic development, legality, and the transplant effect’, European Economic Review,47(1): 165–195.

Must read reference : Hall, P. A. and Gingerich, D. W. (2009) ‘Varieties of Capitalism and Institutional Complementarities in the Political Economy: An Empirical Analysis’, British Journal of Political Science,39(03): 449.

Markus, S./Mendelski, M. (2013) “Institutional Complementarity, Economic Performance, and Governance in the Post-Communist World and Beyond”, Comparative European Politics, (14 October 2013) | doi:10.1057/cep.2013.26