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Institutions, Property Rights, and Economic Growth
The Legacy of Douglass North

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Itai Sened, Sebastian Galiani, Claude Ménard, Mary M. Shirley, John Joseph Wallis, Robert Bates, Kenneth A. Shepsle, Elinor Ostrom, Ernesto Schargrodsky, Gillian K. Hadfield, Barry R. Weingast, Joel Mokyr, Steven C. A. Pincus, James A. Robinson, Scott Gehlbach, Edmund J. Malesky, Pamela Jakiela, Pedro Dal Bó
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  • Date Published: April 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107041554

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  • This volume showcases the impact of the work of Douglass C. North, winner of the Nobel Prize and father of the field of new institutional economics. Leading scholars contribute to a substantive discussion that best illustrates the broad reach and depth of Professor North's work. The volume speaks concisely about his legacy across multiple social sciences disciplines, specifically on scholarship pertaining to the understanding of property rights, the institutions that support the system of property rights, and economic growth.

    • Showcases the legacy of the work of Douglass North, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics
    • Presents research at the frontiers of new institutional economics
    • Introduces novel works in the areas of formal and informal institutions, property rights, and economic reforms by the leading scholars working in institutional economics and political economics
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    • Date Published: April 2014
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107041554
    • length: 338 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.66kg
    • contains: 19 b/w illus. 13 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Itai Sened and Sebastian Galiani
    2. The contribution of Douglass North to new institutional economics Claude Ménard and Mary M. Shirley
    3. Persistence and change in institutions: the evolution of Douglass North John Joseph Wallis
    4. The new institutionalism Robert Bates
    5. 'The rules of the game': what rules? Which game? Kenneth A. Shepsle
    6. Institutions and sustainability of ecological systems Elinor Ostrom
    7. Land property rights Sebastian Galiani and Ernesto Schargrodsky
    8. Endogenous institutions: law as a coordinating device Gillian K. Hadfield and Barry R. Weingast
    9. Culture, institutions, and modern growth Joel Mokyr
    10. What really happened during the Glorious Revolution? Steven C. A. Pincus and James A. Robinson
    11. The grand experiment that wasn't? New institutional economics and the postcommunist experience Scott Gehlbach and Edmund J. Malesky
    12. Using economic experiments to measure informal institutions Pamela Jakiela
    13. Experimental evidence on the workings of democratic institutions Pedro Dal Bó.

  • Editors

    Sebastian Galiani, University of Maryland, College Park
    Sebastian Galiani is Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a Fellow of the National Bureau for Economic Research and the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development and a member of the executive committee of J-PAL at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also Associate Editor of the Journal of Development Economics. He has published numerous papers in leading academic journals, including the Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, American Economic Journal, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Economic Inquiry, and Labour Economics. Professor Galiani received his Ph.D. from Oxford University.

    Itai Sened, Washington University, St Louis
    Itai Sened is Professor of Political Science at Washington University, St Louis. He has authored or co-authored several books, including The Political Institution of Private Property (Cambridge, 1997), Political Bargaining: Theory, Practice and Process (with Gideon Doron, 2001), and Multiparty Democracy (with Norman Schofield, Cambridge, 2006). He has also published numerous articles in leading journals, including The American Political Science Review, The American Journal of Political Science, The Journal of Politics, The British Journal of Political Science, the European Journal for Political Research, and the Journal of Theoretical Politics. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester.


    Itai Sened, Sebastian Galiani, Claude Ménard, Mary M. Shirley, John Joseph Wallis, Robert Bates, Kenneth A. Shepsle, Elinor Ostrom, Ernesto Schargrodsky, Gillian K. Hadfield, Barry R. Weingast, Joel Mokyr, Steven C. A. Pincus, James A. Robinson, Scott Gehlbach, Edmund J. Malesky, Pamela Jakiela, Pedro Dal Bó

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