Endogenous Parliaments

July 26, 2021

In "Endogenous Parliaments: The Domestic and International Roots of Long-Term Economic Growth and Executive Constraints in Europe", Carles Boix studies economic and political development over the long span of European history from 1200 to 1900. Using data on parliamentary constraints for the entire European continent and data on city sizes, he argues that parliamentary constraints are not an underlying cause of development, but themselves outcomes determined by an endogenous process of growth.

Abramson, Scott F., and Carles Boix. "Endogenous Parliaments: The Domestic and International Roots of Long-Term Economic Growth and Executive Constraints in Europe." International Organization 73, no. 4 (2019): 793-837.