Institutions and Their Effects on Developmental Outcomes
Many studies have examined the effects of historical institutions on developmental outcomes. However, the analysis of these effects needs to explain more precisely how institutions and developmental outcomes are causally linked. This research suggests and tests theoretical models that explore this causal connection. Building upon existing insights from historical institutionalist theory, these theoretical models study how similarly aggrieved actors "react" to institutions with different behaviors, which conditions facilitate different reactions, and how such "reactions" contribute to differences in development. Empirically, the project draws on the results of doctoral research on the effects of institutions on local development in Colombia. Project duration: October 2016 to September 2017.