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The Rule of Law and Economic Development Research Group (ROLED) brings together international and Canadian researchers and thinkers interested in the links between rule of law and economic development.

ROLED is one of the latest developments in McGill University's Faculty of Law’s longstanding relationship with Russian legal experts.


A comprehensive report on the transition economies

The central work of the group has been an inquiry into rule of law and economic development in the transition economies.

The result is a comprehensive 276-page report: “Rule of Law and Economic Development: A Comparative Approach Towards Sustainable Economic Growth Across the BRICs.” [.pdf]. We invite you to download and read this report.

Six lines of inquiry

Our research aims to provide an in-depth analysis of the complex and nuanced relationship between rule of law and sustainable economic growth in Brazil, Russia, India, and China.

Report cover imageThe report highlights six lines of inquiry:

  1. an introduction to rule of law and economic development;
  2. key aspects of governance;
  3. the quality of institutions;
  4. the judiciary;
  5. the prevalence and effects of corruption; and
  6. media and civil society organizations.

We welcome your comments

We invite you to read this report and provide feedback on its main conclusions. Email: roled [dot] law [at] mcgill [dot] ca.