The Economic Consequences of Legal Origins

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Title: The Economic Consequences of Legal Origins
Author: Lopez-de-Silanes, Florencio; La Porta, Rafael; Shleifer, Andrei

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Citation: La Porta, Rafael, Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes, and Andrei Shleifer. 2008. The economic consequences of legal origins. Journal of Economic Literature 46(2): 285-322.
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Abstract: In the last decade, economists have produced a considerable body of research suggesting that the historical origin of a country’s laws is highly correlated with a broad range of its legal rules and regulations, as well as with economic outcomes. We summarize this evidence and attempt a unified interpretation. We also address several objections to the empirical claim that legal origins matter. Finally, we assess the implications of this research for economic reform.
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1257/jel.46.2.285
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