A now extensive literature in New Institutional Economics (NIE), which I guess developed over the last ten to fifteen years or so, explores how different systems of moral and cultural belief systems produce different forms of economic organization. People such as Ayner Greif and Partha Dasgupta trace differences in economic wealth and growth to differences in institutions, to differences in culture, to differences in historical development, to differences in geographical environments, etc.. This research is popularized by authors such as Jared Diamond. On the other hand, one finds a number of (American) economists who stress the influence of economic growth, and of the capitalist system in general, on moral and cultural beliefs and behaviors. I’m thinking of, for instance, Deirdre McCloskey’s The Bourgeois Virtues and Benjamin Friedman’s Moral Consequences of Growth. These are of course not new themes, but does someone know of any comparative, historical, taxonomic etc literature on these recent development in these two lines of research, in particular regarding the NIE people?