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North, Douglass C. (Douglass Cecil)

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Works: 198 works in 754 publications in 5 languages and 16,650 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Compiler, Editor, Honoree, Other, Redactor, Author of introduction
Classifications: HC103, 330.973
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The economics of public issues by Douglass C North ( Book )
104 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Growth and welfare in the American past; a new economic history by Douglass C North ( Book )
32 editions published between 1966 and 1983 in English and French and held by 1,864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The economic growth of the United States, 1790-1860 by Douglass C North ( Book )
23 editions published between 1961 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rise of the Western world; a new economic history by Douglass C North ( Book )
47 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in English and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Institutions, institutional change, and economic performance by Douglass C North ( Book )
59 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Continuing his groundbreaking analysis of economic structures, Douglass North develops an analytical framework for explaining the ways in which institutions and institutional change affect the performance of economies, both at a given time and over time. Institutions exist, he argues, due to the uncertainties involved in human interaction; they are the constraints devised to structure that interaction. Yet, institutions vary widely in their consequences for economic performance; some economies develop institutions that produce growth and development, while others develop institutions that produce stagnation. North first explores the nature of institutions and explains the role of transaction and production costs in their development. The second part of the book deals with institutional change. Institutions create the incentive structure in an economy, and organisations will be created to take advantage of the opportunities provided within a given institutional framework. North argues that the kinds of skills and knowledge fostered by the structure of an economy will shape the direction of change and gradually alter the institutional framework. He then explains how institutional development may lead to a path-dependent pattern of development. In the final part of the book, North explains the implications of this analysis for economic theory and economic history. He indicates how institutional analysis must be incorporated into neo-classical theory and explores the potential for the construction of a dynamic theory of long-term economic change"--Provided by publisher
Understanding the process of economic change by Douglass C North ( Book )
26 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this landmark work, a Nobel-prize-winning economist develops a new way of understanding the process by which economies change. Douglass North inspired a revolution in economic history a generation ago by demonstrating that economic performance is determined largely by the kind and quality of institutions that support markets. As he showed in two now classic books that inspired the New Institutional Economics (today a subfield of economics), property rights and transaction costs are fundamental determinants. Here, North explains how different societies arrive at the institutional infrastructure that greatly determines their economic trajectories." "Understanding the Process of Economic Change accounts not only for past institutional change but also for the diverse performance of present-day economies. This major work is therefore also an essential guide to improving the performance of developing countries."--BOOK JACKET
Structure and change in economic history by Douglass C North ( Book )
12 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The growth of the American economy to 1860 by Douglass C North ( Book )
11 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Institutional change and American economic growth by Lance Edwin Davis ( Book )
23 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Violence and social orders : a conceptual framework for interpreting recorded human history by Douglass C North ( Book )
23 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
All societies must deal with the possibility of violence, and they do so in different ways. This book integrates the problem of violence into a larger social science and historical framework, showing how economic and political behavior are closely linked. Most societies, which we call natural states, limit violence by political manipulation of the economy to create privileged interests. These privileges limit the use of violence by powerful individuals, but doing so hinders both economic and political development. In contrast, modern societies create
Explorations in the new economic history : essays in honor of Douglass C. North ( Book )
9 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Empirical studies in institutional change by Lee J Alston ( Book )
13 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Political institutions and financial development ( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the shadow of violence : politics, economics, and the problem of development by Douglass C North ( Book )
18 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book applies the conceptual framework of Douglass C. North, John Joseph Wallis and Barry R. Weingast's Violence and Social Orders (Cambridge University Press, 2009) to nine developing countries. The cases show how political control of economic privileges is used to limit violence and coordinate coalitions of powerful organizations. Rather than castigating politicians and elites as simply corrupt, the case studies illustrate why development is so difficult to achieve in societies where the role of economic organizations is manipulated to provide political balance and stability. The volume develops the idea of limited-access social order as a dynamic social system in which violence is constantly a threat and political and economic outcomes result from the need to control violence rather than promoting economic growth or political rights"--
Abortion, baseball & weed; economic issues of our times by Roger LeRoy Miller ( Book )
11 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Understanding the process of economic change : twenty-eighth Wincott memorial lecture delivered at Bishop Patridge Hall, Church House, Westminster, on Monday, 12 October 1998 by Douglass C North ( Book )
10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Institutionen, institutioneller Wandel und Wirtschaftsleistung by Douglass C North ( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in German and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Violence et ordres sociaux un cadre conceptuel pour interpréter l'histoire de l'humanité by Douglass C North ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les cadres de la pensée occidentale ont été remis en cause par le rythme de croissance de certains pays quatre à cinq fois supérieur à celui des pays européens au XIXe siècle. Les trois auteurs estiment que dès lors, le problème majeur qui se pose à la société humaine, viendrait de la régulation de la violence, dont le fait politique serait la solution
Decisions that faced the new nation, 1783-1820 by Douglass C North ( Book )
3 editions published in 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theorie des institutionellen Wandels : eine neue Sicht der Wirtschaftsgeschichte by Douglass C North ( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in German and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
No-ssu, Tao-ko-la-ssu C.
No-ssu, Tao-ko-la-ssu C. 1920-
North, D. C.
North, Douglas C.
North, Douglas Cecil
North, Douglass
North, Douglass C.
North, Douglass C. 1920-
North, Douglass C. (Douglass Cecil)
North, Douglass C. (Douglass Cecil), 1920-
North, Douglass Cecil
ノース, D. C.
ノース, ダグラス・C
Languages
English (424)
German (14)
French (4)
Italian (4)
Chinese (3)
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