Jean-Philippe Platteau

Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of Namur

Jean-Philippe Platteau is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Namur, in Belgium. He has devoted his research career to studying the role of institutions in economic development and the processes of institutional change. He is the author of numerous journal articles and several books, including (with R. Peccoud) Culture, Institutions, and Development: New Insights into an Old Debate (2011), Institutions, Social Norms, and Economic Development (2000), and (with J.M. Baland) Halting Degradation of Natural Resources: Is There a Role for Rural Communities? (1996). 

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