Alternative Institutional Structures: Evolution and impact

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-07-30
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This book is the outcome of a workshop at Michigan State University on the career of A. Allan Schmid offering a collection of original essays that explore several approaches to understanding the impact of alternative legal-economic institutions.

Table of Contents

List of contributorsp. ix
Forewordp. xvii
Power and the troublesome economist: complementarities among recent institutional theoristsp. 1
Some problems in assessing the evolution and impact of institutionsp. 30
Developing a method for analyzing institutional changep. 48
Does economic development require "certain" property rights?p. 77
Institutional economics as volitional pragmatismp. 91
Institutions and rationalityp. 113
Simplicity in institutional designp. 140
The essence of economics: law, participation and institutional choice (two ways)p. 165
Is law facilitating or inhibiting transactions?p. 187
On Institutional Individualism as a middle-way mode of explanation for approaching organizational issuesp. 203
The role of attitudes in action and institutional change: an evolutionary perspectivep. 244
Post-Keynesian institutionalism and the anxious societyp. 273
Toward a theory of induced institutional change: power, labor markets, and institutional changep. 300
The instituted nature of market information: the case of induced innovation and environmental regulationp. 330
The role of culture and social norms in theories of institutional change: the case of agricultural cooperativesp. 349
Payment for environmental services and other institutions for protecting drinking water in eastern Costa Ricap. 380
A dialogue on institutions: various approaches to assessing the evolution and impact of alternative institutional structuresp. 402
Indexp. 425
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