The European Journal of Comparative Economics

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 2, 2014

A Great Fresco on Political Economy and the World Economy: Book Review of Thomas Piketty, Capital in the Twenty-First Century1
A great fresco on political economy and the world economy: Book review of Thomas Piketty, Capital in the Twenty-First Century1Piketty's book is an important book, not only for its huge success and the lively and engaging style of its author, but for...
An Optimum Currency Crisis
1. IntroductionThe decision to establish a common currency in Europe had long been debated (Meade, 1957; Scitovsky, 1957; Mundell, 1961; McKinnon, 1963), before it was actually taken and implemented. At the summit of The Hague in December 1969 it was...
Heterogeneity in Institutional Effects on Economic Growth: Theory and Empirical Evidence
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. IntroductionThe collapse of socialism led to multifaceted and profound changes in the political, economic, and social systems of post-socialist countries. Formal institutions were expected to mold these changes...
The Democracy and Economic Growth Nexus: Empirical Evidence from Côte d'Ivoire
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. IntroductionThe determinants of economic growth continue to be central to the debate among economists. According to the neoclassical view about the theory of growth, key factors for economic growth are labor,...
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