The statement “institutions matter” has become almost a mantra in today’s academic and policy debate. In recent years, many studies have attempted to substantiate this claim empirically. But despite a substantial scholarly literature in economics, law, political science and sociology devoted to this topic, the question of how we can or should measure different kinds of institutions across space and time remains elusive.
The WINIR Panel on Measuring Institutions, featuring Stefan Voigt (University of Hamburg, Germany), Adam Chilton (University of Chicago, USA) and Niels Petersen (University of Münster, Germany), moderated by Tobias Axelsson (Lund University, Sweden), focused on this vital question for interdisciplinary institutional research.
The video of this debate is available on the WINIR YouTube channel.