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Understanding the process of economic change /Douglass C. North.

Author: Douglass Cecil North
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton Univ. Pr., 2010.
Series: The Princeton economic history of the western world
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprView all editions and formats
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Develops a way of understanding the process by which economies change. This title explains how different societies arrive at the institutional infrastructure that determines their economic  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglass Cecil North
ISBN: 0691118051 9780691118055 9780691145952 0691145954
OCLC Number: 650530844
Description: XI, 187 Seiten : Diagramme.
Contents: Preface vii CHAPTER ONE: An Outline of the Process of Economic Change 1 PART I: THE ISSUES INVOLVED IN UNDERSTANDING ECONOMIC CHANGE 9 INTRODUCTION 11 CHAPTER TWO: Uncertainty in a Non-ergodic World 13 CHAPTER THREE: Belief Systems, Culture, and Cognitive Science 23 CHAPTER FOUR: Consciousness and Human Intentionality 38 CHAPTER FIVE: The Scaffolds Humans Erect 48 CHAPTER SIX: Taking Stock 65 PART II: THE ROAD AHEAD 81 INTRODUCTION 83 CHAPTER SEVEN: The Evolving Human Environment 87 CHAPTER EIGHT: The Sources of Order and Disorder 103 CHAPTER NINE: Getting It Right and Getting It Wrong 116 CHAPTER TEN: The Rise of the Western World 127 CHAPTER ELEVEN: The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union 146 CHAPTER TWELVE: Improving Economic Performance 155 CHAPTER THIRTEEN: Where Are We Going? 166 Bibliography 171 Index 183
Series Title: The Princeton economic history of the western world

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"Anyone with an interest in world poverty can benefit from this carefully crafted and closely argued book. It is a pleasure and a delight to read."--Paul Ormerod, Times Higher Education "[North] sets Read more...

 
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