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Palgrave Studies in the History of Economic Thought

The New Institutionalist Economic History of Douglass C. North

A Critical Interpretation

Authors: Krul, Matthijs

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    • Uses North’s work as a case study for problems that affect the New Institutional Economics school more generally
    • Addresses problems for the applicability of economic theory, specifically New Institutionalist theory, to the historical and social sciences
    • Compares the approaches of North and Polanyi to New Institutionalism

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This book offers a comprehensive assessment of Douglass North’s contribution to economics and the social sciences by examining the origins and structure of his New Institutionalist Economic History (NIEH). Informed by contemporary debates in the philosophy of economics, Krul describes the evolution of North’s theory from mainstream economics to an increasingly heterodox form of New Institutionalism. He also examines what North's original aims were in developing the NIEH research programme and how well it has achieved these aims. By exploring major themes in North's NIEH, with an emphasis on the final stage of his theory, Krul sheds new light on the strengths and weaknesses of North's work. He also discusses the implications of this critical interpretation for the New Institutionalism in economics and other fields of social science.

About the authors

Matthijs Krul was until recently Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle (Saale), Germany. He has been a visiting lecturer at Brunel University and the University of Westminster, UK. His work focuses on the intersection between the historiography and the philosophy of economics.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-94083-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The New Institutionalist Economic History of Douglass C. North
Book Subtitle
A Critical Interpretation
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Economic Thought
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-94084-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-94084-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-94083-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 260
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