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Thinking carefully about inclusiveness: evidence from European guilds

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Policy lessons are often drawn from the emergence in Europe of ‘inclusive’ institutions, which are held to have displaced ‘extractive’ institutions and fostered economic growth. This article analyzes the concept of inclusiveness using evidence on a historical institution that has been widely viewed as inclusive – the guild. It finds that we must differentiate between three types of inclusiveness: community, corporative, and societal. Community inclusiveness refers to the share of individuals ...

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Peer review status:
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
All Souls College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
Journal of Institutional Economics More from this journal
Volume:
17
Issue:
2
Pages:
185-200
Publication date:
2020-11-12
Acceptance date:
2020-10-12
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EISSN:
1744-1382
ISSN:
1744-1374
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1137426
Local pid:
pubs:1137426
Deposit date:
2020-10-13

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