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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Institutional Economics

An Introduction

ISBN 9780230550735
Publication Date February 2010
Formats Hardcover Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

Institutional economics is an increasingly important area, verging into political science and sociology. This concise and lucid textbook, which assumes a basic understanding of neoclassical economics, introduces the key ideas, emphasizing the 'new' institutional economics but grounding readers in the traditional perspectives.

JOHN GROENEWEGEN is Professor of Economics of Infrastructures at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, and research fellow of the Tinbergen Institute (TI) of the Rotterdam School of Economics. His research interests are in economic organization and the relation between institutions and technology.

ANTOON SPITHOVEN is Assistant Professor at the Utrecht University School of Economics, The Netherlands, where he is a member of the chair Institutional economics. His current research interests center on issues of aging of population and health care.

ANNETTE VAN DEN BERG is Assistant Professor at the Utrecht University School of Economics, The Netherlands where she is a member of the chair Institutional economics. Her main research interests concern corporate governance issues, notably the role of worker participation

PART I: INTRODUCTION
What is Institutional Economics about?
PART II: THEORY
Theoretical Framework
Static Approaches to Institutions
The Dynamics of Institutions
PART III: PRIVATE GOVERNANCE STRUCTURES
Markets
Firms
Cooperation Between Firms
PART IV: PUBLIC GOVERNANCE STRUCTURES
State Intervention to Protect the Public Interest
Government Failures
 


 

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