Legal Origins: The Impact of Different Legal Systems on the Regulation of the Business Enterprise in the Asia-Pacific Region

  • Mitchell, Richard (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Cooney, Sean (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Gahan, Peter (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Ramsay, Ian Malcolm (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The legal origin hypothesis proposes that common law institutions deliver superior economic outcomes to other legal systems. The aim of the project is to investigate whether the origin of a country's legal system (1) gives rise to a distinctive approach to regulating the business enterprise; (2) is associated with distinctive patterns of legal development over time; and (3) is more, or less, conducive to business performance. The project will bring Australia and Asia to the forefront of research on legal origins through a systematic analysis of our region comparable to those produced for other parts of the world.
Effective start/end date4/01/1021/03/13


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$250,000.00