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Can Economic Growth Be Sustained?The Collected Papers of Vernon W. Ruttan and Yujiro Hayami$
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Keijiro Otsuka and C. Ford Runge

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199754359

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199754359.001.0001

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Toward a Theory of Induced Institutional Innovation

Toward a Theory of Induced Institutional Innovation

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(p.224) Chapter 12 Toward a Theory of Induced Institutional Innovation
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Can Economic Growth Be Sustained?
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Vernon W. Ruttan

Yujiro Hayami

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199754359.003.0012

This chapter explains a theory of institutional innovation, in which shifts in the demand for institutional innovation are induced by changes in relative resource endowments and technical change. It considers the impact of advances in social science knowledge and of cultural endowments on the supply of institutional change and examines the forces that act to shift the demand and supply of institutional innovation. The chapter concludes with a description of the elements of a general model of institutional change.

Keywords:   institutional innovation, resource endowments, technical change, cultural endowments, institutional change

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