Institutions in Development Research - Buzzword or Real Impact?

Страна: Германия

Город: Witten

Тезисы до: 15.08.2016

Даты: 01.12.16 — 02.12.16

Область наук: Экономические;

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Организаторы: Witten Institute for Institutional Change, Witten-Herdecke University


The Witten Institute for Institutional Change (WIWa) invites submissions of papers and organized sessions for the 3rd Witten Conference on Institutional Change which will be conducted in co-operation and with the generous support by the Aktionsgemeinschaft Soziale Marktwirtschaft and the Forschungskolleg Siegen.

The 2016 Conference will focus on “Institutions in Development Research: New Buzzword or Real Impact?” It will take place on 1 and 2 December at Witten/Herdecke University in Witten, Germany.

In recent years, development experts have (re-)discovered the impact of institutions on development. A vast and quickly growing empirical literature seems to prove that the quality of institutions is one of the most important determinants of prosperity or poverty. That “institutions matter” has become common wisdom by now not only in academia but also in development organizations and in politics. However, development research and practice have both seen a long chain of buzzwords and concepts. All of these promised to provide the key to explaining the global problems of development and/or to solving them. Finally, all these buzzwords shared the same fate: Sooner or later they were replaced with other "fashionable" concepts. So, is institutions just a new buzzword or does the inclusion of the institutional dimension of development provide real and relevant insights?

The 3rd Witten Conference on Institutional Change intends to foster the inter-disciplinary discourse on the institutional dimension of development. Papers and session proposals from economics, sociology, philosophy and political science are equally welcome.

Key questions (non-exclusive) are:

    What is the causal relationship between institutions and development? Do countries that improve their institutional framework experience higher incomes or do higher incomes facilitate institutional reform?
    What kind of institutions matters most? How should “growth supporting” institutions be designed?
    The role of institutions in development practice
    Multidisciplinary approaches to institutions and development

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