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Institutions and the Path to the Modern Economy
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  • 7 tables
  • Page extent: 526 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.77 kg
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 (ISBN-13: 9780521671347 | ISBN-10: 0521671345)

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Contents

Abbreviations page xi
Preface xiii
I   Preliminaries 1
1   Introduction 3
2   Institutions and Transactions 29
II   Institutions as Systems in Equilibria 55
3   Private-Order Contract Enforcement Institutions: The Maghribi Traders’ Coalition 58
4   Securing Property Rights from the Grabbing Hand of the State: The Merchant Guild 91
5   Endogenous Institutions and Game-Theoretic Analysis 124
III   Institutional Dynamics as a Historical Process 153
6   A Theory of Endogenous Institutional Change 158
7   Institutional Trajectories: How Past Institutions Affect Current Ones 187
8   Building a State: Genoa’s Rise and Fall 217
9   On the Origin of Distinct Institutional Trajectories: Cultural Beliefs and the Organization of Society 269
IV   The Empirical Method of Comparative and Historical Institutional Analysis 305
10   The Institutional Foundations of Impersonal Exchange 309
11   Interactive, Context-Specific Analysis 350
V   Concluding Comments 377
12   Institutions, History, and Development 379
Appendixes  
A   A Primer in Game Theory 407
B   Is Homo Sociologicus Strategic? 421
C   The Role of Theory: Reputation-Based Private-Order Institutions 428
References 453
Index 489

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