Quotation Seidler, Valentin. 2014. When do institutional transfers work? The relation between institutions, culture and the transplant effect: the case of Borno in north-eastern Nigeria. Journal of Institutional Economics . 10 (3), 371-397.


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Little is known of why institutional transfers have been largely disappointing. Berkowitz et al. (2001) have argued that because of what they call the transplant effect, imported law lacks effectiveness unless there is an initial level of familiarity or the imported law is successfully adapted to local legal norms. Yet, history shows that institutional transfers are possible: Why have some countries been more successful than others in importing foreign institutions? The paper introduces a framework for the analysis of the transplant effect, which is based on institutional economics. In the second part, we investigate the case of Borno State in northeastern Nigerian where institutions transferred during colonial rule and upon independence have been largely ineffective. In the case of Borno, the lack of a European educated bureaucratic class, low commitment of the political leadership, generally low levels of education and urbanization contributed to the low effectiveness of imported institutions.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Journal of Institutional Economics
Citation Index SSCI
WU-Journal-Rating new WH-B
Language English
Title When do institutional transfers work? The relation between institutions, culture and the transplant effect: the case of Borno in north-eastern Nigeria
Volume 10
Number 3
Year 2014
Page from 371
Page to 397
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-institutional-economics/article/when-do-institutional-transfers-work-the-relation-between-institutions-culture-and-the-transplant-effect-the-case-of-borno-in-northeastern-nigeria/241888A7A1B4B426451412E5DCB89025
DOI https://doi.org/10.1017/S1744137414000046
Open Access N

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Seidler, Valentin (Details)
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Institute for Macroeconomics IN (Details)
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5340 Economic history (Details)
5371 Macroeconomics (Details)
5962 Development cooperation (Details)
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