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  • Alberto Alesina

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Culture and Institutions. Alberto Alesina, September 1, 2014, Paper. "A growing body of empirical work measuring different types of cultural traits has shown that culture matters for a variety of economic outcomes. This paper focuses on one specific aspect of the relevance of culture: its relationship to institutions. We review work with a theoretical, empirical, and historical bent to assess the presence of a two-way causal effect between culture and institutions..." Link