Institutions, Institutional Change and Economic Performance

Institutions, Institutional Change and Economic Performance

by Douglass C. North
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521394163

ISBN-13: 9780521394161

Pub. Date: 10/28/1990

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

An analytical framework for explaining the ways in which institutions and institutional change affect the performance of economies is developed in this analysis of economic structures.

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An analytical framework for explaining the ways in which institutions and institutional change affect the performance of economies is developed in this analysis of economic structures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521394161
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1990
Series:
Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions Series
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Institutions: 1. An introduction to institutions and institutional change; 2. Cooperation: the theoretical problem; 3. The behavioural assumptions in a theory of institutions; 4. A transaction cost theory of exchange; 5. Informal constraints; 6. Formal constraints; 7. Enforcement; 8. Institutions and transaction and transformation costs; Part II. Institutional Change: 9. Organizations, learning, and institutional change; 10. Stability and institutional change; 11. The path of institutional change; Part III. Economic Performance: 12. Institutions, economic theory, and economic performance; 13. Stablity and change in economic history; 14. Incorporating institutional analysis into economic history: prospects and puzzles.

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