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TILEC Lecture by Gani Aldashev

Date: Time: 14:00 Location: ONLINE Meeting

Legal Institutions and Economic Development

What role do legal institutions play in economic development? This lecture will review some of the recent literature and debates in development economics focusing on this broad topic. We will start with the broad distinction between legal systems and the correlations between various measures of legal institutions and development outcomes. We will then introduce a simple theoretical framework to interpret those empirical regularities, in the light of developing-country institutional imperfections. Next, we will focus on the interaction between formal law and informal legal institutions, which are key in many developing countries. We will conclude by a discussion of potential promising avenues for future research.

Gani Aldashev

Professor, Université Libre de Bruxelles and Ronald Coase Visiting Professor, Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC), Tilburg University


10 December 2020, 2-4 pm CET via Zoom

All Tilburg University graduate students and faculty are welcome to attend.



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