Carney, Richard (2007): Partisanship at the Origins of Modern Capitalist Institutions.
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Analyses that gauge the relationship of partisanship to economic outcomes nearly always focus on the level of partisanship, and changes to it, at a time concurrent to the outcomes. However, partisanship at the time an institution was established may correspond more strongly to modern economic outcomes than contemporary partisanship measures. To test this argument, I develop a measure of partisanship at the time that modern capitalist institutions were created. Tests reveal that this measure correlates more strongly to many modern economic outcomes than more contemporary measures of partisanship, suggesting that other economic outcomes may be usefully reexamined in light of the partisanship that existed when the initial institutional bargains were struck.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Partisanship at the Origins of Modern Capitalist Institutions|
|Keywords:||political economy; financial institutions; economic history; capitalism|
|Subjects:||N - Economic History > N2 - Financial Markets and Institutions > N20 - General, International, or Comparative
P - Economic Systems > P1 - Capitalist Systems > P16 - Political Economy
|Depositing User:||Richard Carney|
|Date Deposited:||04. Oct 2007|
|Last Modified:||18. Feb 2013 10:09|
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