Institutions and Small Settler Economies

A Comparative Study of New Zealand and Uruguay, 1870–2008

  • Authors
  • Andre Schlueter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Andre Schlueter
    Pages 1-18
  3. Andre Schlueter
    Pages 19-55
  4. Andre Schlueter
    Pages 57-108
  5. Andre Schlueter
    Pages 153-198
  6. Andre Schlueter
    Pages 199-214
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 215-290

About this book


Are institutions the main cause of sustained economic growth? Institutions and Small Settler Economies provides a comprehensive improvement in our understanding of institutional contributions to economic growth based on North, Wallis and Weingast's (NWW) institutional theory. In this exciting new volume, Schlueter offers a substantial range of novel insights into the socio-economic development trajectories of two deliberately selected New World economies: New Zealand and Uruguay. This study sets itself apart from other publications through its impartial analysis of the strengths and limitations of leading institutional scholarship, as well as its rigorous comparative methodology involving a substantial set of quantitative and qualitative data.


Institutions settler economies economic development New Zealand Uruguay Douglass North social orders economic growth growth institutions Douglass C. North John Joseph Wallis Barry R. Weingast socioeconomic socioeconomic development

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