1. Advances in New Institutional Analysis series

    Series editor: Claude Ménard, Professor (Emeritus) of Economics, University of Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne, France

    Understanding the nature and role of institutions in the dynamics and failures of modern economies is an increasing concern among scholars and policy makers. Substantial progress has been made in economics as well as in other social sciences, particularly political science, history, sociology and the managerial sciences. New institutional scholars have been, and remain, at the forefront of this movement. Alternative views have also been proposed that deserve consideration. This series intends to promote the development and diffusion of these analyses with books from leading contributors as well as younger up-and-coming scholars. The series will include topics such as: * Institutions and growth * Transaction cost economics * The role of formal rules and legal institutions * Regulation and deregulation * Political institutions and the state * Institutions and modes of governance * Contracting issues * Customs, beliefs and institutional changes. The series will be essential reading for researchers in economics, the social and managerial sciences, as well as policymakers.

Books in this series

  1. The Institutional Evolution of China

    The Institutional Evolution of China

    Fan Zhang
    China’s experience over the past decades is not just a story of economic growth, it is also one of institutional change. The current political-economic system is a bureaucratic market system, in which the government and the market both coexist and conflict with each other. This book gives a detailed description of the institutional evolution in China, using large amounts of documents and cases. The book provides a theory explaining the origin of China’s reform, the political and economic forces driving the reform, and the reasoning behind the stagnation and turn-over of reform. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 190.00   Web: $ 171.00
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  2. Law and Development

    Law and Development

    Frank H. Stephen
    This book draws on the analytical framework of New Institutional Economics (NIE) to critically examine the role which law and the legal system play in economic development. Analytical concepts from NIE are used to assess policies which have been supported by multilateral development organisations including securing private property rights, reform of the legal system and financial development. The importance of culture in shaping the legal environment, which in turn influences financial sector development, is also assessed using Oliver Williamson’s ‘levels of social analysis’ framework. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 115.00   Web: $ 103.50
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  3. Managing Transaction Costs in the Era of Globalization

    Managing Transaction Costs in the Era of Globalization

    Frank A.G. den Butter
    Frank A.G. den Butter explains the importance and means of keeping transaction costs as low as possible. He illustrates how this transaction management can contribute to making firms and nations more competitive by exploiting gains from the division of labour and international fragmentation of production, and uses relevant case studies to illustrate how value is created by reducing transaction costs. Policy recommendations for strengthening the competitive position of trading nations and reducing implementation costs of government policy are presented, and management methods for creating value in organizing production on a global scale are prescribed. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  4. Regulation, Deregulation, Reregulation

    Regulation, Deregulation, Reregulation

    Edited by Claude Ménard, Michel Ghertman
    Building on Oliver Williamson’s original analysis, the contributors introduce new ideas, different perspectives and provide tools for better understanding changes in the approach to regulation, the reform of public utilities, and the complex problems of governance. They draw largely upon a transaction cost approach, highlighting the challenges faced by major economic sectors and identifying critical flaws in prevailing views on regulation. Deeply rooted in sector analysis, the book conveys a central message of new institutional economics: that theory should be continuously confronted by facts, and reformed or revolutionized accordingly. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 184.00   Web: $ 165.60
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    2010   Paperback Price: $ 68.00   Web: $ 54.40
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  5. Institutions and Development

    Institutions and Development

    Mary M. Shirley
    A landmark contribution to our understanding of economic development. This significant book argues that fundamental changes in deeply rooted institutions do not happen because of outsiders’ money, advice, pressures, or even physical force; which explains why foreign aid has not, and can not, improve institutions. The impetus for changing institutions must come from within a society, and the author shows how groups of local scholars contribute to institutional change and development when the political opportunity presents itself. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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    2010   Paperback Price: $ 42.00   Web: $ 33.60
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