Introduction to the REI Special Issue: "The Role of History, Biogeography, and Institutions for Comparative Development"

Stelios Michalopoulos, Andrea Filippo Presbitero


The importance of history, culture, and biogeography in shaping current institutions and the long-run process of economic development is the subject of an important and growing field of research, attracting prominent scholars from different backgrounds. This special issue brings together contributions that investigate both theoretically and empirically the potential mechanisms that mediate the link between institutional and economic development.


Comparative development, Institutions, Economic History

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