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Institutions, Institutional Change and Economic Performance
  • D. North
  • Business, Economics
  • 1 November 1991
Examines the role that institutions, defined as the humanly devised constraints that shape human interaction, play in economic performance and how those institutions change and how a model of dynamicExpand
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Competing Technologies , Increasing Returns , and Lock-In by Historical Events
Terms and Conditions of Use provides, in part, that unless you have obtained prior permission, you may not download an entire issue of a journal or multiple copies of articles, and you may useExpand
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Economic performance through time
  • D. North
  • Economics, Sociology
  • 16 August 2012
Economic history is about the performance of economies through time. The objective of research in the field is not only to shed new light on the economic past but also to contribute to economicExpand
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Structure and Change in Economic History
  • D. North
  • Political Science, Economics
  • 1 December 1983
At the core of Professor North's investigation is the question of property rights, the arrangements individuals and groups have made through history to deal with the fundamental economic problem ofExpand
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Understanding the Process of Economic Change
Preface vii CHAPTER ONE: An Outline of the Process of Economic Change 1 PART I: THE ISSUES INVOLVED IN UNDERSTANDING ECONOMIC CHANGE 9 INTRODUCTION 11 CHAPTER TWO: Uncertainty in a Non-ergodic WorldExpand
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Constitutions and Commitment: The Evolution of Institutions Governing Public Choice in Seventeenth-Century England
The article studies the evolution of the constitutional arrangements in seventeenth-century England following the Glorious Revolution of 1688. It focuses on the relationship between institutions andExpand
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Structure and Change in Economic History
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Shared Mental Models: Ideologies and Institutions
The rational choice framework assumes that individuals know what is in their self interest and make choices accordingly. However, sometimes, especially in situations of uncertainty rather than risk,Expand
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A Conceptual Framework for Interpreting Recorded Human History
Preface 1. The conceptual framework 2. The natural state 3. The natural state applied: English land law 4. Open access orders 5. Explaining the transition from limited to open access orders: theExpand
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