Avner Greif

Stanford University - Department of Economics

Landau Economics Building

579 Serra Mall

Stanford, CA 94305-6072

United States

Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)

180 Dundas Street West, Suite 1400

Toronto, Ontario

Canada

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Scholarly Papers (22)

Risk, Institutions and Growth: Why England and Not China?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5598
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 04 Apr 2011
Avner Greif, Murat Iyigun and Diego Sasson
Stanford University - Department of Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Citation 2

Abstract:

institutions, risk, growth, development

Social Institutions and Economic Growth: Why England and Not China Became the First Modern Economy

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 17 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 23 Nov 2012
Avner Greif, Murat Iyigun and Diego L. Sasson
Stanford University - Department of Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 738 (26,055)
Citation 2

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institutions, risk, growth, development, innovations, poor relief, culture

Cultural and Institutional Bifurcation: China and Europe Compared

American Economic Review, May 2010
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 09 Jan 2010
Avner Greif and Guido Tabellini
Stanford University - Department of Economics and University of Bocconi - Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research (IGIER)
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Citation 6

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Institutions, Culture, Development, China, Europe

Cultural and Institutional Bifurcation: China and Europe Compared

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7648
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 08 Feb 2010
Avner Greif and Guido Tabellini
Stanford University - Department of Economics and Bocconi University - Department of Economics
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Citation 6

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China, city, cooperation, culture, value

Cultural and Institutional Bifurcation: China and Europe Compared

Posted: 14 Jan 2010
Guido Tabellini and Avner Greif
University of Bocconi - Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research (IGIER) and Stanford University - Department of Economics

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Value, Culture, China, City, Cooperation

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Economic History and Game Theory: A Survey

Working Paper No. 97-017
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 14 Jan 1998
Avner Greif
Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Citation 3

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Micro Theory and Recent Developments in the Study of Economic Institutions Through Economic History

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 01 Feb 1997
Avner Greif
Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Citation 14

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Micro Theory and Recent Developments in the Study of Economic Institutions Through Economic History

ADVANCES IN ECONOMIC THEORY, Vol. 1, 1996
Posted: 27 Nov 1996
Avner Greif
Stanford University - Department of Economics

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A Theory of Endogenous Institutional Change

American Political Science Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 01 Jul 2004
Avner Greif and David Laitin
Stanford University - Department of Economics and Stanford University - Department of Political Science
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Citation 38

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Institutional Change, Institutions, Dynamics

Contract Enforcement and Institutions Among the Maghribi Traders: Refuting Edwards and Ogilvie

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 02 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 25 May 2011
Avner Greif
Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Reputation, law, Maghribis, Agency, Greif

Contract Enforcement and Institutions Among the Maghribi Traders: Refuting Edwards and Ogilvie

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2350
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 14 Jul 2008
Avner Greif
Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Citation 1

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Coercion and Exchange: How Did Markets Evolve?

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 24 Nov 2008
Avner Greif
Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Citation 2

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Institutions and Impersonal Exchange: The European Experience

Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 284
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 24 May 2004
Avner Greif
Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Citation 2

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The Impact of Administrative Power on Political and Economic Developments: Toward Political Economy of Implementation

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 02 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 24 Dec 2007
Avner Greif
Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Citation 10

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Political Institutions, Economic Institutions, Development, Constitutionalism

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Self-enforcing Political System and Economic Growth: Late Medieval Genoa

97-037
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 28 Jan 1998
Avner Greif
Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Citation 17

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Family Structure, Institutions, and Growth: The Origins and Implications of Western Corporations

American Economic Review, May 2006
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 17 Jan 2006
Avner Greif
Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Citation 6

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Family, Corporations, Institutions, Growth, Europe

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Citation 8

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The Clan and the Corporation: Sustaining Cooperation in China and Europe

Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 45, No. 1, 2017
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 16 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 30 Apr 2017
Avner Greif and Guido Tabellini
Stanford University - Department of Economics and Bocconi University - Department of Economics
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Citation 3

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Institutions, Culture, Cooperation, China, Europe, Clans, Corporation, Social organization

The Clan and the Corporation: Sustaining Cooperation in China and Europe

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5233
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 12 Mar 2015
Avner Greif and Guido Tabellini
Stanford University - Department of Economics and Bocconi University - Department of Economics
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Citation 3

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The Administrative Foundations of Self-Enforcing Constitutions

American Economic Review, 2008
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 20 Jan 2008
Universidad de Alicante, Stanford University - Department of Economics and Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Citation 1

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self-enforcing constitutions, rule of law, administration, power

Spatial Competition, Innovation and Institutions: The Industrial Revolution and the Great Divergence

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 06 Mar 2017
Klaus Desmet, Avner Greif and Stephen L. Parente
Southern Methodist University (SMU), Stanford University - Department of Economics and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Economics
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Industrial Revolution, Great Divergence, craft guilds, spatial competition, inter-city competition, market size, endogenous institutions, innovation, adoption of technology

Spatial Competition, Innovation and Institutions: The Industrial Revolution and the Great Divergence

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11976
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 25 Apr 2017
Klaus Desmet, Avner Greif and Stephen L. Parente
Southern Methodist University (SMU), Stanford University - Department of Economics and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Economics
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adoption of technology, craft guilds, endogenous institutions, Great Divergence, industrial revolution, innovation, inter-city competition, market size, spatial competition

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A Theory of Moral Persistence: Crypto-Morality and Political Legitimacy

Journal of Comparative Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 12 Jul 2010
Avner Greif and Steven Tadelis
Stanford University - Department of Economics and University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business
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Citation 4

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Institutions, Moral beliefs, Crypto-morality, Political Legitimacy, Moral education, China, Islam

What Did the Old Poor Law Really Accomplish? A Redux

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 07 May 2013
Avner Greif and Murat Iyigun
Stanford University - Department of Economics and University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics
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Poor Law, Economic Growth, Social Disorder, Malthusian Economy, Population Growth, Policy

What Did the Old Poor Law Really Accomplish? A Redux

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7398
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 18 May 2013
Avner Greif and Murat Iyigun
Stanford University - Department of Economics and University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics
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social institutions, Malthus, social stability, economic development

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The Maghribi Traders: A Reappraisal?

A shorter version of this paper was published in the Economic History Review, May 2012
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 26 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 10 May 2012
Avner Greif
Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Maghribi Traders, Contract Enforcement, Medieval Trade, Institutions, Legal Systems, Edwards and Ogilvie

The Maghribi Traders: A Reappraisal?

The Economic History Review, Vol. 65, Issue 2, pp. 445-469, 2012
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 21 Apr 2012
Avner Greif
Stanford University - Department of Economics
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The Rents from Trade and Coercive Institutions: Removing the Sugar Coating

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2864727
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 06 Nov 2016
Christian Dippel, Avner Greif and Daniel Trefler
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management, Stanford University - Department of Economics and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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International Trade, Coercive Institutions, Economic Development

The Rents from Trade and Coercive Institutions: Removing the Sugar Coating

NBER Working Paper No. w20958
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 23 Feb 2015
Christian Dippel, Avner Greif and Daniel Trefler
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management, Stanford University - Department of Economics and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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Social Organizations, Violence & Modern Growth

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7377
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 11 May 2013
Avner Greif and Murat Iyigun
Stanford University - Department of Economics and University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics
Downloads 19 (389,052)

Abstract:

institutions, economic development

The Clan and the City: Sustaining Cooperation in China and Europe

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9072
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 28 Sep 2012
Avner Greif and Guido Tabellini
Stanford University - Department of Economics and Bocconi University - Department of Economics
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Citation 3

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China, Europe, Institutions, Public goods, Values

The Clan and the City: Sustaining Cooperation in China and Europe

Posted: 06 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2017
Avner Greif and Guido Tabellini
Stanford University - Department of Economics and University of Bocconi - Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research (IGIER)

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Cooperation, Moral Groups, China, Europe, Institutions, Development

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Commitment, Coercion and Markets: The Nature and Dynamics of Institutions Supporting Exchange

Greif, Avner. 2005. "Commitment, Coercion and Markets: The Nature and Dynamics of Institutions Supporting Exchange. " In the Handbook of New Institutional Economics, edited by C. Ménard and M. M. Shirley, (New York), pp. 727-88 ,
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 08 Mar 2017
Avner Greif
Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Citation 31

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Impersonal exchange, coercion, private and public enforcement institutions, market expansion, development