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Title:The long-run weight of communism or the weight of long-run history? PDF Logo
Authors:Roland, Gérard
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:Working paper // World Institute for Development Economics Research 2010,83
Abstract:This study provides evidence that culture understood as values and beliefs moves very slowly. Despite massive institutional change, values and beliefs in transition countries have not changed much over the last 20 years. Evidence suggests that culture is affected by the long run historical past, in particular the participation in empires for over 100 years. Current institutional evolutions in transition countries might be more affected by their long run past than by the communist experience of the twentieth century.
Subjects:culture
institutional change
transition
economic history
JEL:N10
O57
P20
P30
ISBN:978-92-9230-321-1
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WIDER Working Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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