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Cutting the Gordian Knot of Economic Reform: When and How International Institutions Help

Leonardo Baccini and Johannes Urpelainen


During the past two decades, governments across the developing world have implemented many liberal economic reforms, including microeconomic policies that reduce direct state intervention in different industries. Capital account liberalization, stringent rules for the protection of intellectual property rights, and liberal investment rules have overhauled the economies of dozens of developing countries. Yet liberal reforms have also provoked intense political controversy. Their detractors mobilize against the implementation of reforms and campaign to depose national leaders who promote these r ... More

Keywords: international institutions, trade agreements, economic reform, intellectual property rights, liberalization, developing countries

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199388998
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199388998.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Leonardo Baccini, author
London School of Economics

Johannes Urpelainen, author
Columbia University