Tzivanakis, Nikolaos

Start date:
October 2011
Research Topic:
Essays on the Quality of Institutions and Economic Preference
Research pathway:
Research Supervisor:
Prof P Minford and Prof A Valentinyi
Supervising school:
Cardiff Business School,
Primary funding source:
ESRC Studentship

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.