One of the most important questions in modern economics is “Why some countries are poorer than others?” Many theories have tried to answer this question, but a few succeeded to explain a small part of these differences between countries. In my research, I will try to explore in depth the subject of economic growth and evaluate the importance of institutions, both economic and political, in the shaping of the performance of economies.
Start date:October 2011
Research Topic:Essays on the Quality of Institutions and Economic Preference
Research Supervisor:Prof P Minford and Prof A Valentinyi
Supervising school:Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University
Primary funding source:ESRC Studentship