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Institutions, institutional change, and economic performance

Author: Douglass C North
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Series: Political economy of institutions and decisions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the nature of institutions and institutional change.

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North, Douglass Cecil.
Institutions, institutional change, and economic performance.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990
(OCoLC)755182652
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Douglass C North
ISBN: 0521394163 9780521394161 0521397340 9780521397346
OCLC Number: 21293340
Description: viii, 152 pages ; 24 cm.
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.
Series Title: Political economy of institutions and decisions.
Responsibility: Douglass C. North.
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