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North, Douglass C. (Douglass Cecil)

Works: 228 works in 1,026 publications in 13 languages and 18,810 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Redactor, Author of introduction
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The economics of public issues by Douglass C North( Book )

153 editions published between 1971 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 3,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twelfth edition continues the tradition of illustrating traditional economic principles through contemporary issues by offering eight all-new chapters on compelling topics such as the economics of traffic jams, slave redemption in Sudan, and the Microsoft monopoly. The authors' clear presentation and straightforward applications make the study of economics entertaining and informative. The Economics of Public Issues is an essential source of engaging, relevant readings for a principles of economics course, and an excellent way to spark independent thinking in political economy, public policy, and social issues courses
Growth and welfare in the American past; a new economic history by Douglass C North( Book )

54 editions published between 1966 and 1999 in English and French and held by 1,764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economic growth of the United States, 1790-1860 by Douglass C North( Book )

31 editions published between 1961 and 1982 in English and held by 1,644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Numerous charts and tables substantiate the author's analysis of the origins and manifestations of economic development of America before the Civil War
Institutions, institutional change, and economic performance by Douglass C North( Book )

103 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this study the authors examines the nature of institutions and the consequences of institutions for economic (or societal) performance (part 1). He then outlines a theory of institutional change not only to provide a framework for economic (and other) history, but also to explain how the past influences the present and future, the way incremental institutional change affects the choice set at a moment of time, and the nature of path dependence (part 2). The primary objective of the study is to achieve an understanding of the differential performance of economies through time (part 3). 1: Institutions. 2: Institutional change. 3: Economic performance
The rise of the Western world; a new economic history by Douglass C North( Book )

61 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in English and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1973, this is a radical interpretation, offering a unified explanation for the growth of Western Europe between 900 A.D. and 1700, providing a general theoretical framework for institutional change geared to the general reader
Structure and change in economic history by Douglass C North( Book )

39 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 of scarce resources. In six theoretical chapters, Professor North examines the structure of economic systems, outlines an economic theory of the state and the ideologies that undergird various modes of economic organization, and then explores the dynamic forces such as new technologies that cause institutions to adapt in order to survive. With this analytical framework in place, major phases in Western history come under careful reappraisal, from the origins of agriculture and the neolithic revolution through the political economy of the ancient and medieval worlds to the industrial revolution and the economic transformations of the twentieth century
Understanding the process of economic change by Douglass C North( Book )

28 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this landmark work, a Nobel-prize-winning economist develops a new way of understanding the process by which economies change. Douglass North inspired a revolution in economic history a generation ago by demonstrating that economic performance is determined largely by the kind and quality of institutions that support markets. As he showed in two now classic books that inspired the New Institutional Economics (today a subfield of economics), property rights and transaction costs are fundamental determinants. Here, North explains how different societies arrive at the institutional infrastructure that greatly determines their economic trajectories." "Understanding the Process of Economic Change accounts not only for past institutional change but also for the diverse performance of present-day economies. This major work is therefore also an essential guide to improving the performance of developing countries."--Jacket
The growth of the American economy to 1860 by Douglass C North( Book )

15 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Institutional change and American economic growth by Lance E Davis( Book )

34 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a model for examining problems of institutional change and applies it to American economic development in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The authors develop their model of institutional change. They argue that if external economic factors make an increase in income possible but not attainable within the existing institutional structure, new organizations must be developed to achieve the potential in income. Their model is designed to explain the type and timing of these necessary changes in institutional organization. Individual, voluntary cooperative, and governmental arrangements are included in the discussion, although the latter differs considerably from the first two
Violence and social orders : a conceptual framework for interpreting recorded human history by Douglass C North( Book )

26 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All societies must deal with the possibility of violence, and they do so in different ways. This book integrates the problem of violence into a larger social science and historical framework, showing how economic and political behavior are closely linked. Most societies, which we call natural states, limit violence by political manipulation of the economy to create privileged interests. These privileges limit the use of violence by powerful individuals, but doing so hinders both economic and political development. In contrast, modern societies create
Empirical studies in institutional change by Lee J Alston( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empirical Studies in Institutional Change is a collection of nine empirical studies by fourteen scholars. Dealing with issues ranging from the evolution of secure markets in seventeenth-century England to the origins of property rights in airport slots in modern America, the contributors analyse institutions and institutional change in various parts of the world and at various periods of time. The volume is a contribution to the new economics of institutions, which emphasises the role of transaction costs and property rights in shaping incentives and results in the economic arena. To make the papers accessible to a wide audience, including students of economics and other social sciences, the editors have written an introduction to each study and added three theoretical essays to the volume, including Douglass North's Nobel Prize address, which reflect their collective views as to the present status of institutional analysis and where it is headed
Explorations in the new economic history : essays in honor of Douglass C. North( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political institutions and financial development( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains essays that employ the insights and techniques of political science, economics, and history to provide an answer to the question - why some countries develop better financial systems than others? This volume points to a country's political institutions - its governmental structures and the rules of the political game - as the key
In the shadow of violence : politics, economics, and the problem of development( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book applies the conceptual framework of Douglass C. North, John Joseph Wallis and Barry R. Weingast's Violence and Social Orders (Cambridge University Press, 2009) to nine developing countries. The cases show how political control of economic privileges is used to limit violence and coordinate coalitions of powerful organizations. Rather than castigating politicians and elites as simply corrupt, the case studies illustrate why development is so difficult to achieve in societies where the role of economic organizations is manipulated to provide political balance and stability. The volume develops the idea of limited-access social order as a dynamic social system in which violence is constantly a threat and political and economic outcomes result from the need to control violence rather than promoting economic growth or political rights"--
Abortion, baseball & weed; economic issues of our times by Roger LeRoy Miller( Book )

12 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding the process of economic change : twenty-eighth Wincott memorial lecture delivered at Bishop Patridge Hall, Church House, Westminster, on Monday, 12 October 1998 by Douglass C North( Book )

16 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Institutionen, institutioneller Wandel und Wirtschaftsleistung by Douglass C North( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in German and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theorie des institutionellen Wandels : eine neue Sicht der Wirtschaftsgeschichte by Douglass C North( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in German and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le processus du développement économique by Douglass C North( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violence et ordres sociaux un cadre conceptuel pour interpréter l'histoire de l'humanité by Douglass C North( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les cadres de la pensée occidentale ont été remis en cause par le rythme de croissance de certains pays quatre à cinq fois supérieur à celui des pays européens au XIXe siècle. Les trois auteurs estiment que dès lors, le problème majeur qui se pose à la société humaine, viendrait de la régulation de la violence, dont le fait politique serait la solution
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Institutions, institutional change, and economic performance
Alternative Names
Douglas North ekonomista amerykański, noblista

Douglass Cecil North

Douglass North American Economist

Douglass North Amerikaans econoom (1920-2015)

Douglass North amerikai közgazdász

Douglass North economista statunitense

Douglass North US-amerikanischer Historiker und Ökonom

Duqlas Nort

No-ssu, Tao-ko-la-ssu C.

No-ssu, Tao-ko-la-ssu C. 1920-2015

Nort Duglas Sesil

North, D. C.

North, Douglas C.

North, Douglas Cecil

North, Douglas Cecil 1920-2015

North, Douglass

North, Douglass 1920-2015

North, Douglass C.

North, Douglass C. 1920-

North, Douglass C. 1920-2015

North, Douglass C. (Douglass Cecil)

North, Douglass C. (Douglass Cecil), 1920-

North, Douglass Cecil

North, Douglass Cecil 1920-

Дуглас Норт

Дъглас Норт

Норт, Дуглас

Դուգլաս Նորտ

דאגלס נורת'

داگلاس نورت

دوغلاس سي. نورث، 1920-2015

دوغلاس نورث

ڈوگلاس نارتھ

ڈوگلس نارتھ

ډوګلس نورټ

ডগলাস নর্থ American Economist

노스, 더글러스 1920-2015

노스, 더글러스 C. 1920-2015


ノース, D. C.

ノース, ダグラス・C


The economic growth of the United States, 1790-1860Institutions, institutional change, and economic performanceThe rise of the Western world; a new economic historyStructure and change in economic historyUnderstanding the process of economic changeInstitutional change and American economic growthViolence and social orders : a conceptual framework for interpreting recorded human historyEmpirical studies in institutional changePolitical institutions and financial development