[E]ffective institutional outcomes do not map into unique institutional designs. And since there is no unique mapping from function to form, it is futile to look for uncontingent empirical regularities that link specific legal rules to economic outcomes. What works will depend on local constraints and opportunities.
Dani Rodrik, ‘Getting Institutions Right’, DICE Report, vol. 2, no. 2 (Summer, 2002), p. 13