Claudia Williamson has a very good post this morning over at Aid Watch, summarizing the Bloomington School framework applied to the problem of development assistance. This is actually a must read for anyone studying development economics, and thinking about the political, strategic and institutional implications.
The new issue of the Journal of Economic Perspectives, also has a great symposium on development economics, including a fantastic paper by Daron Acemoglu on the importance of economic theory in all these exercises. But all the papers in the symposium are worth a careful read.
And if we are going to talk about institutional analysis, it would be remiss of me to pass on the opportunity to point once again to my book with Paul Dragos Aligica on the Ostroms and their research program, Challenging Institutional Analysis and Development: The Bloomington School. I am actually off to the APSA meetings this morning to a set of activities to celebrate Lin's work and her contributions to political economy, social philosophy and policy analysis.