VOL. 7, NO. 2, PGS. 1–10


What Makes One Economy More Efficient Than Another?
A conversation with Luigi Guiso

This interview was conducted by Javier Toro.

Luigi Guiso is Axa Professor of Household Finance at the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance.

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How important is culture as an explanatory factor for economic performance? Is it a complementary or generalised factor among those traditionally used to explain economic performance?

Let me put the question a bit in perspective. Basically, what you are interested in is to contrast the standard economic factors of economic performance and the role of culture in this context, whether it should matter at all once standard economic factors are taken into account. In standard economics, [...]

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