Culture, institutions and economic performance

Fujiwara, Hikojiro (2017) Culture, institutions and economic performance. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

The role of cultural diversity in various aspects of society has been theoretically and empirically investigated. Prevailing measures of cultural diversity mainly focus on diversity of ethnicity, religion and language. However, there has been little discussion about diversity in human values. We construct cultural diversity measures based on human values and seek to examine its role in economic development. This thesis demonstrates the significance our measure plays in estimating the impact of formal institutions (rule of law) and informal institutions (respect for others) on economic performance.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: cultural diversity, human values.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Colleges/Schools: College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Economics
Funder's Name: UNSPECIFIED
Supervisor's Name: Kovalenkov, Dr. Alexander and Subramanian, Dr. Arjunan
Date of Award: 2017
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email h.fujiwara.1@research.gla.ac.uk
Unique ID: glathesis:2017-8282
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2017 08:09
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2017 09:53
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/8282

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