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North, Douglass C. (Douglass Cecil)

Works: 207 works in 962 publications in 13 languages and 18,127 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Redactor, Compiler
Classifications: HC103, 330.973
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The economics of public issues by Douglass C North( Book )

152 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,074 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 )

49 editions published between 1966 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

31 editions published between 1961 and 1988 in English and held by 1,662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Institutions, institutional change, and economic performance by Douglass C North( Book )

94 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Continuing his groundbreaking analysis of economic structures, Douglass North develops an analytical framework for explaining the ways in which institutions and institutional change affect the performance of economies, both at a given time and over time. Institutions exist, he argues, due to the uncertainties involved in human interaction; they are the constraints devised to structure that interaction. Yet, institutions vary widely in their consequences for economic performance; some economies develop institutions that produce growth and development, while others develop institutions that produce stagnation. North first explores the nature of institutions and explains the role of transaction and production costs in their development. The second part of the book deals with institutional change. Institutions create the incentive structure in an economy, and organisations will be created to take advantage of the opportunities provided within a given institutional framework. North argues that the kinds of skills and knowledge fostered by the structure of an economy will shape the direction of change and gradually alter the institutional framework. He then explains how institutional development may lead to a path-dependent pattern of development. In the final part of the book, North explains the implications of this analysis for economic theory and economic history. He indicates how institutional analysis must be incorporated into neo-classical theory and explores the potential for the construction of a dynamic theory of long-term economic change"--Provided by publisher
The rise of the Western world; a new economic history by Douglass C North( Book )

60 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 1,267 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
Understanding the process of economic change by Douglass C North( Book )

48 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,192 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
Structure and change in economic history by Douglass C North( Book )

35 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,134 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
The growth of the American economy to 1860 by Douglass C North( Book )

15 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

32 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All societies must deal with the possibility of violence, and they do so in different ways. This study integrates the problem of violence into a larger social science and historical framework, showing how economic and political behavior are closely linked
Empirical studies in institutional change by Lee J Alston( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explorations in the new economic history : essays in honor of Douglass C. North( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political institutions and financial development( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 305 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 by Douglass C North( Book )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 230 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 154 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 122 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 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Essor du monde occidental by Douglass C North( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 95 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
Le processus du développement économique by Douglass C North( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Institutions, institutional change, and economic performance
Alternative Names
Douglas North ekonomista amerykański, noblista

Douglass Cecil North

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, Douglass

North, Douglass 1920-2015

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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 نورث

ڈوگلاس نارتھ

ڈوگلس نارتھ

ډوګلس نورټ

ডগলাস নর্থ American Economist

노스, 더글러스

노스, 더글러스 C


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 historyUnderstanding the process of economic changeStructure and change in economic historyInstitutional change and American economic growthViolence and social orders : a conceptual framework for interpreting recorded human historyEmpirical studies in institutional changePolitical institutions and financial development