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Private Order And Public Institutions, Ellen D. Katz Jan 2000

Private Order And Public Institutions, Ellen D. Katz

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In Private Order Under Dysfunctional Public Order, John McMilan and Christopher Woodruff describe the private institutions that order commercial transactions in developing economies where commercial actors view the formal legal regime as unreliable. Presenting evidence from surveys of market participants in several Eastern European countries and in Vietnam, McMillan and Woodruff depict a system of private order that requires formal organization and the creation of institutions to share information and coordinate multiparty responses. These institutions do not simply offer a viable alternative to public procedures, but also enable commercial transactions to occur where the vacuum in public order would otherwise …