The evolution of economic institutions: a critical reader

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It is now widely acknowledged that institutions are a crucial factor in economic performance. Major developments have been made in our understanding of the nature and evolution of economic institutions in the last few years. This book brings together some key contributions in this area by leading internationally renowned scholars including Paul A. David, Christopher Freeman, Alan P. Kirman, Jan Kregel, Brian J. Loasby, J. Stanley Metcalfe, Bart Nooteboom and Ugo Pagano. This essential reader covers topics such as the relationship between institutions and individuals, institutions and economic development, the nature and role of markets, and the theory of institutional evolution. The book not only outlines cutting-edge developments in the field but also indicates key directions of future research for institutional and evolutionary economics.Vital reading on one of the most dynamic and rapidly growing areas of research today, The Evolution of Economic Institutions will be of great interest to researchers, students and lecturers in economics and business studies.
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table_of_contents Individuals, interactions and institutions -- Bounded rationality and institutionalism / Ugo Pagano -- Individual and aggregate behaviour : of ants and men / Alan P. Kirman -- Governance of transactions : a strategic process model / Bart Nooteboom -- Economic development and path dependence -- The political economy of the long wave / Christopher Freeman -- Instituted economic processes, increasing returns and endogenous growth / J. Stanley Metcalfe -- Path dependence, its critics and the quest for 'historical economics' / Paul A. David -- The market in economic thought -- Financial markets and economic development : myth and institutional reality / Jan Kregel -- The meaning of the market : comparing Austrian and institutional economics / Philippe Dulbecco and Veronique Dutraive -- Comparative evolutionary perspectives -- Uncertainty, intelligence and imagination : George Shackle's guide to human progress / Brian J. Loasby -- Evolutionary themes in the Austrian tradition : Menger, von Wieser and Schumpeter on institutions and rationality / Richard Arena and Sandye Gloria-Palermo -- The relevance today of Edith Penrose's Theory of the growth of the firm / Margherita Turvani -- The naturalist view of universal Darwinism : an application to the evolutionary theory of the firm / J. W. Stoelhorst.
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