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Journal of Institutional Economics
  • ISSN: 1744-1374 (Print), 1744-1382 (Online)
  • Editors: Geoffrey M. Hodgson University of Hertfordshire, UK , Richard N. Langlois University of Connecticut, USA , Katharina Pistor Columbia Law School, USA , Jason Potts RMIT University, Australia and Esther-Mirjam Sent University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Editorial board
Institutions are the stuff of social and economic life. The importance of understanding the role of institutions in economic growth is now widely appreciated. The Journal of Institutional Economics is devoted to the study of the nature, role and evolution of institutions in the economy, including firms, states, markets, money, households and other vital institutions and organisations. It welcomes contributions by all schools of thought that can contribute to our understanding of the features, development and functions of real world economic institutions and organisations.

The Journal of Institutional Economics is an interdisciplinary journal that is of interest to all academics working in the social sciences, particularly in economics and business studies. Contributions from politics, geography, anthropology, sociology and philosophy are also welcomed. The Journal of Institutional Economics aims to provide all authors with an expert verdict on their articles within fifty days of submission.


  • The Fourth WINIR Conference
  • When: 14 Sep 2017 - 17 Sep 2017
  • The Fourth WINIR Conference to take place in Utrecht (Netherlands) from Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 September 2017. The conference theme is "Institutions and Open Societies".


  • WINIR call for papers
  • 23 Sep 2016,
  • To celebrate Lachmann’s life and work, WINIR is holding a Symposium at his former university in South Africa. Submissions on any of the above topics, or any other topic related to Lachmann’s research, are welcome. Papers can be supportive or critical of Lachmann’s views. The Symposium will use Lachmann’s work as a point of departure to generate a wide-ranging discussion of the relations between uncertainty, agency and institutions.

Economics blog

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  • 05 September 2016, Luigi Sereno
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