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  1. Globalization and Institutions

    Globalization and Institutions

    Edited by Marie-Laure Djelic, Sigrid Quack
    This volume investigates the relationship between economic globalization and institutions, or global governance, challenging the common assumption that globalization and institutionalization are essentially processes which exclude each other. Instead, the contributors to this book show that globalization is better perceived as a dual process of institutional change at the national level, and institution building at the transnational level. Rich, supporting empirical evidence is provided along with a theoretical conceptualization of the main actors, mechanisms and conditions involved in trickle-up and trickle-down trajectories through which national institutional systems are being transformed and transnational rules emerge. Learn More
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  2. Incentives to Improve Education

    Incentives to Improve Education

    Robert McMeekin
    Incentives to Improve Education identifies three categories of incentives: rewards, (financial rewards for teachers), competition (educational choice, often in the form of payment for education by voucher) and threats (introduction of external standards and accountability for performance). Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  3. National Competitiveness and Economic Growth

    National Competitiveness and Economic Growth

    Timo J. Hämäläinen
    The current paradigm shift in the world economy is challenging the traditional competitiveness and growth theories with their few explanatory variables. This book offers a more holistic framework to synthesise the key findings of the various branches of competitiveness and growth research. The author illustrates this framework with a new long wave theory of socio-economic development. This theory emphasises the competitiveness and growth benefits of rapid structural adjustment in the rapidly changing techno-economic environment. Based on thorough analysis the author argues that both markets and governments have become less efficient due to the current transformation of the world economy. His empirical data from 22 OECD countries in the 1980s and 1990s illustrates that efficiency and growth-oriented governments have significantly contributed to their countries’ economic success. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 186.00   Web: $ 167.40
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  4. Exploring the Tomato

    Exploring the Tomato

    Mark Harvey, Stephen Quilley, Huw Beynon
    Exploring the Tomato engages with an apparently simple fruit in order to reveal major changes to society and economy. It treats the tomato as an object of fascination and as a probe into major historical changes in twentieth century capitalism. Learn More
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  5. Conventions and Structures in Economic Organization

    Conventions and Structures in Economic Organization

    Edited by Olivier Favereau, Emmanuel Lazega
    This book contributes to the current rapprochement between economics and sociology. It examines the fact that individuals use rules and interdependencies to forward their own interests, while living in social environments where everyone does the same. The authors argue that to construct durable organizations and viable markets, they need to be able to handle both. However, thus far, economists and sociologists have not been able to reconcile the relationship between these two types of constraints on economic activity. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  6. Governance and Economic Development

    Governance and Economic Development

    Joachim Ahrens
    The main theme of this study is the political economy of policy reform in less developed countries and post-socialist countries. Given the complexity of economic development and transition, Joachim Ahrens views failures in policy reform, poor public sector management, rent-seeking, corruption, and over-centralization as systematic, though not exclusive, instances of institutional failure. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 183.00   Web: $ 164.70
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  7. Competing Capitalisms: Institutions and Economies

    Competing Capitalisms: Institutions and Economies

    Edited by Richard Whitley
    This authoritative collection brings together the leading contributions to the comparative study of forms of capitalism. An introductory essay presents the context in which these contributions developed, discusses the major issues raised by such comparative work, and suggests likely future developments. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 574.00   Web: $ 516.60
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  8. A Modern Reader in Institutional and Evolutionary Economics

    A Modern Reader in Institutional and Evolutionary Economics

    Edited by Geoffrey M. Hodgson
    In the 1990s, institutional and evolutionary economics emerged as one of the most creative and successful approaches in the modern social sciences. This timely reader gathers together seminal contributions from leading international authors in the field of institutional and evolutionary economics including Eileen Appelbaum, Benjamin Coriat, Giovanni Dosi, Sheila C. Dow, Bengt-åke Lundvall, Uskali Mäki, Bart Nooteboom and Marc R. Tool. The emphasis is on key concepts such as learning, trust, power, pricing and markets, with some essays devoted to methodology and others to the comparison of different forms of capitalism. An extensive introduction places the contributions in the context of the historical and theoretical background of Learn More
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  9. Institutions and Trade Policy

    Institutions and Trade Policy

    J. M. Finger
    This book reprints 18 essays selected from almost 30 years of work by the author as a high level official at the UN Conference on Trade and Development, the US Treasury Department and the World Bank. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  10. Economics, Governance and Law

    Economics, Governance and Law

    Warren J. Samuels
    This coherent collection of previously published and unpublished papers also includes a specially written introduction by Warren Samuels. The book examines some of the fundamental issues in political economy in a non-judgemental and non-ideological way. The political economy is a process of decision making and these papers attempt to identify the deepest levels of conduct of collective choice. These include official and private government, the ‘rule of law’, the nature of property, rules and markets, deliberative and non-deliberative choice, and the operation of selective perception and of intellectual fraud in politics. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  11. The Institutional Economy

    The Institutional Economy

    David Reisman
    This thorough and comprehensive book examines the role that institutions play in economic life. The discussion begins with common values, shared traditions and individual habits which have their roots in the past. It goes on to consider consumer preferences, needs and wants, altruism, malevolence, intrinsic motivation, organisational memory and the social capital that is embedded in networks and communities. Its conclusion is that there is a case for a broadly-based economics which is a science of norms and standards as well as a theory of prices and costs. Culture is continuity and pattern. Precisely the same is true of supply and demand. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  12. The Record of Global Economic Development

    The Record of Global Economic Development

    Eric Jones
    The Record of Global Economic Development analyses the long-term and current economic forces which promote or impede globalisation, drawing on the experience of economic history to help interpret major trends in modern economies. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 134.00   Web: $ 120.60
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  13. Consumption and Growth

    Consumption and Growth

    Davide Gualerzi
    The theme of this extensive book is the relationship between consumption and growth in the context of the long run theory of effective demand. Taking Schumpeter’s views on economic development as a starting point, the author proposes an original framework for the analysis of consumption patterns as an element of growth in advanced market economies. The book examines the role of demand with respect to the theory of structural change and the theory of consumption at both the micro and macro level. The theoretical framework is employed to analyze the consumption-growth relationship and its implications for the process of structural evolution. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  14. Capitalism in Evolution

    Capitalism in Evolution

    Edited by Geoffrey M. Hodgson, Makoto Itoh, Nobuharu Yokokawa
    Contributors to this volume argue that to understand capitalism in evolution, this diversity of systems and approaches must be taken into account and their individual evolutions analysed. This book represents a major understanding of the evolution of capitalism in the twenty first century and brings together a distinguished group of experts with perspectives from America, Europe and Japan. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  15. Evolution and Path Dependence in Economic Ideas

    Evolution and Path Dependence in Economic Ideas

    Edited by Pierre Garrouste, Stavros Ioannides
    Since the 1980s there has been a renewed interest in attempts to introduce a sense of history into economic literature. In this book, the authors argue that it is not possible to explain a state of the world without first analysing the processes that lead to that state. The contributions collected in this volume share a critical stance towards the timelessness and a historical theorizing of mainstream economics. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  16. Institutions and the Role of the State

    Institutions and the Role of the State

    Edited by Leonardo Burlamaqui, Ana C. Castro, Ha-Joon Chang
    The rise of the institutionalist and evolutionary approaches in economics has posed a serious intellectual challenge to the dominant neo-classical paradigm. This book draws together leading scholars in the fields of institutional and evolutionary economics who apply cutting-edge research to one of the most controversial issues of our day, namely, the role of the state. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  17. Institutions, Contracts and Organizations

    Institutions, Contracts and Organizations

    Edited by Claude Ménard
    This outstanding book presents new original contributions from some of the world’s leading economists including Ronald Coase, Douglass C. North, Masahiko Aoki, Oliver E. Williamson and Harold Demsetz. It demonstrates the extent and depth of the New Institutional Economics research programme which is having a worldwide impact on the economics profession. Learn More
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  18. Institutions, Transaction Costs and Environmental Policy

    Institutions, Transaction Costs and Environmental Policy

    Ray Challen
    Ray Challen introduces and develops a model for the analysis of the problems involved in institutional choice that takes into account constraints in institutional change imposed by history and the value of maintaining options in an uncertain future. The emphasis of institutional analysis shifts from assessing the benefits of particular property rights regimes in isolation to considering the distribution of property rights between levels of governments, communities and individuals in an institutional hierarchy. Conceptual developments in institutional theory are illustrated by using a case study of institutional change in the regulation of water use in irrigated agriculture. Learn More
    2000   Hardback Price: $ 141.00   Web: $ 126.90
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  19. The Economic Theory of Auctions

    The Economic Theory of Auctions

    Edited by Paul Klemperer
    This major two volume collection presents some of the most influential theoretical and empirical papers on the economic theory of auctions. Learn More
    2000   Hardback Price: $ 742.00   Web: $ 667.80
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  20. Explaining Constitutional Change

    Explaining Constitutional Change

    Stefan Voigt
    This book aims to extend the current research and debate in constitutional economics by using a positive economics approach. Born out of discontent with the current state in constitutional economics, this book presents an inquiry in the possibilities of a positive constitutional economics, and how societies choose their constitutional rules. Learn More
    1999   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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