All pages with keywords: institutions

Institutions, climate change, and the foundations of long-term policymaking

Institutions, climate change, and the foundations of long-term policymaking

a working paper by Jared J. Finnegan 9 April, 2019

This paper focuses on the role of political institutions, particularly electoral rules, and state–business relationships, to ask why some countries take strong action to address long-term problems like climate change while others do very little. read more »


Coping with climate risk: the role of institutions, governance and finance in private adaptation decisions of the poor

a working paper by Tom McDermott, David Castells-Quintana, Maria del Pilar Lopez-Uribe 20 July, 2015

This paper looks at adaptation from the point of view of households. It asks how political and economic institutions may help or hinder adaptation decisions. read more »


Climate change and the geographical and institutional drivers of economic development

a working paper by Tom McDermott, David Castells-Quintana, Maria del Pilar Lopez-Uribe 8 July, 2015

This paper reviews the potential effects of climate change on the prospects for long-run economic development. Produced as part of the Pathways to Resilience in Semi-arid Economies project. read more »


Geography and institutions: on the origins of comparative development

Geography and institutions: on the origins of comparative development

a research article by Tom McDermott 20 July, 2012

In this paper, I replicate the analysis in Acemoglu et al. (2001). These authors famously show that institutions are the primary determinant of differences in income between rich and … read more »