Endogenizing Institutions and their Changes
Journal of Institutional Economics, Forthcoming
This paper proposes an analytical-cum-conceptual framework for understanding the nature of institutions as well as their changes. First, it proposes a new definition of institution based on the notion of common knowledge regarding self-sustaining features of social interactions with hope to integrate various disciplinary approaches to institutions and their changes. Second, it specifies some generic mechanisms of institutional coherence and change - overlapping social embeddedness, Schumpeterian innovation in bundling games and dynamic institutional complementarities - useful for understanding the dynamic interactions of economic, political, social, organizational and cognitive factors.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 39
Keywords: institution, institutional change, common knowledge, institutional complementarities, embededdness
JEL Classification: 011, 053Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: July 26, 2006
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