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FRDB Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti

Inequality, Efficiency and the Rule of Law

III Rodolfo DeBenedetti Lecture, Milan

28 May 2004


Luigi Zingales (University of Chicago)

A growing body of research has established the importance of rule of law as a determinant of growth, productivity, and financial development. But what determines rule of law? The Lecture argued that a critical element in ensuring rule of law is the commitment of a country´s government to respect the property rights of its own citizens. A variety of empirical findings and analytical models was used to support this claim. 

The conference has been reviewed by the Italian press. Click here in order to consult the Italian press release.