A first-rate book that bridges theory, history, and empirical analysis. (Nathan Sussman, Hebrew University)
Why are some societies but not others able to encourage investments in places, people, and productivity? This book delivers a powerful message that the answer lies in large part in institutional differences across societies. It is the most successful interdisciplinary endeavor in the social sciences that I have ever had the pleasure to read. (Daniel Trefler, University of Toronto)
About the Author
Elhanan Helpman is Galen L. Stone Professor of International Trade at Harvard University and the author of many research articles and books.