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  • Contracting Institutions and Development 

    Trew, Alex (University of St Andrews, 2010)
    The quality of contracting institutions has been thought to be of second-order importance next to the impact that good property rights institutions can have on long-run growth. Using a large range of proxies for each ...
  • Finance and Balanced Growth 

    Trew, Alex (University of St Andrews, 2010)
    The Uzawa (1961) theorem applied to finance and growthsuggests that a long-run positive correlation between financial efficiency and depth is only present when variations in the extent of access to financial services are ...
  • Infrastructure Finance and Industrial Takeoff in England 

    Trew, Alex (University of St Andrews, 2010)
    That financial matters did not constrain industrial takeoff in the UK is generally accepted in the historical literature; in contrast, contemporary empirical analyses have found evidence that financial development can ...
  • Institutions and the Scale Effect 

    Trew, Alex (University of St Andrews, 2009)
    Growth models which imply a scale effect are commonly refuted on the basis of empirical evidence. A focus on the extent of the market as opposed to the scale of the country has led recent studies to reconsider the role ...
  • Spatial Takeoff in the First Industrial Revolution 

    Trew, Alex (University of St Andrews, 2014)
    Using the framework of Desmet and Rossi-Hansberg (forthcoming), we present a model of spatial takeoff that is calibrated using spatially-disaggregated occupational data for England in c.1710. The model predicts changes in ...
  • Spatial Takeoff in the First Industrial Revolution 

    Trew, Alex (University of St Andrews, 2013)
    Using the framework of Desmet and Rossi-Hansberg (forthcoming), we present a model of spatial takeoff that is calibrated using spatially-disaggregated occupational data for England in c.1710. The model predicts changes ...
  • Transaction Costs and Institutions 

    Nolan, Charles; Trew, Alex (University of St Andrews, 2011)
    This paper proposes a simple framework for understanding endogenous transaction costs - their composition, size and implications. In a model of diversification against risk, we distinguish between investments in institutions ...
  • Transaction Costs and Institutions: Investments in Exchange 

    Nolan, Charles; Trew, Alex (University of Glasgow, 2015-03-20)
    This paper proposes a simple model for understanding transaction costs for their composition, size and policy implications. We distinguish between investments in institutions that facilitate exchange and the cost of ...

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