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

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Avner Greif

Stanford University - Department of Economics; Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)

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Abstract

This paper discusses the three approaches within economic history that utilizes micro-economic theory to examine institutions, their nature, change, and efficiency: the Neo-classical Economics approach, the New Institutional Economic History approach, and Historical Institutional Analysis approach. The focus is on methodology and general results rather than on any specific conclusions regarding institutions in particular historical episodes. Most of the survey is devoted to elaborate on the recent development of Historical Institutional Analysis. This abstract was prepared for a symposia on Economic History in the Econometric Society, Seventh World Congress, Tokyo 1995.

JEL Classification: N20

Suggested Citation

Greif, Avner, Micro Theory and Recent Developments in the Study of Economic Institutions Through Economic History. ADVANCES IN ECONOMIC THEORY, Vol. 1, 1996, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3545

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