Institutions are an important determinant of a society's economic performance. To understand why institutions affect economic activity we have to understand how they affect people's incentives in the economy. The patterns of social interaction and beliefs in a society determine the choice of institution. This dissertation focuses on societies where interactions in groups and networks are important. For these societies consider two particular aspects of an economy: contract enforcement and marriage markets.across brides and grooms7. But since the focus is on the characteristics of the parents and children are identical it is hard to argue that the distribution of characteristics diAcers by side. Any diAcerences in eAcect of characteristics by side will beanbsp;...
|Title||:||Essays on the Institutions of Caste and Dowry|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|