Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-22668
Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Identity and the evolution of institutions : evidence from partition and interwar Poland
Authors: Hartwell, Christopher A.
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1080/07360932.2017.1394900
10.21256/zhaw-22668
Published in: Forum for Social Economics
Volume(Issue): 50
Issue: 1
Page(s): 61
Pages to: 82
Issue Date: 29-Oct-2017
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Routledge
ISSN: 0736-0932
1874-6381
Language: English
Subjects: Identity economic; Institution; Institutional change; Poland
Subject (DDC): 330: Economics
Abstract: This paper advances a logical, if possibly controversial, thesis: institutional design is inherently a product of identity, at both the individual and group level. Building on recent advances in identity economics and new institutional economics, this research shows how identity can be used to explain institutional genesis and the persistence of “inefficient” institutions. Applying this model to Poland in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, it is evident that the identity-based institutional building which had served individuals so well under occupation in Poland resulted in “inefficient” institutions, unsuited for the changing external environment. Only taking an identity lens to the Polish experience can we see a satisfactory explanation for the failure of institutions in interwar Poland.
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/22668
Fulltext version: Accepted version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: International Management Institute (IMI)
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