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North, Douglass C. (Douglass Cecil)

Works: 271 works in 1,121 publications in 15 languages and 20,768 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Creator, Redactor, Author of introduction
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The economics of public issues by Douglass C North( Book )

156 editions published between 1971 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 3,010 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
Institutions, institutional change, and economic performance by Douglass C North( Book )

96 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 1,953 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
Violence and social orders : a conceptual framework for interpreting recorded human history by Douglass C North( )

39 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,800 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
Growth and welfare in the American past; a new economic history by Douglass C North( Book )

48 editions published between 1966 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

34 editions published between 1961 and 1982 in English and held by 1,631 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
Understanding the process of economic change by Douglass C North( Book )

38 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 1,552 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 rise of the Western world : a new economic history by Douglass C North( Book )

67 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in English and held by 1,275 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 )

34 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,204 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 )

17 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the shadow of violence : politics, economics, and the problem of development by Douglass C North( )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 871 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"--
Institutional change and American economic growth by Lance E Davis( Book )

34 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and held by 842 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
Empirical studies in institutional change by Lee J Alston( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 467 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 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political institutions and financial development( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economists have long maintained that a well-developed and functioning financial system is a vital prerequisite to economic growth. Countries with robust banking sectors and securities markets?that is, countries in which credit cards, loans, mortgages, and the ability to issue stocks and bonds are available to a broad swath of consumers and businesses?are more prosperous than countries that restrict such access to a favored elite. What is less clear is why some countries develop better financial systems than others. The essays in this volume employ the insights and techniques of political science, economics, and history to provide a fresh answer to this question. While scholarly tradition points to the colonial origin of a country?s legal system as the most important determinant of the health of its financial system, this volume points instead to a country?s political institutions?its governmental structures and the rules of the political game?as the key. Specifically, the openness and competitiveness of a country?s political system tends to reflect itself in the openness and competitiveness of its financial system
Abortion, baseball & weed; economic issues of our times by Roger LeRoy Miller( Book )

9 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authors' names in reverse order in 1971 ed. which was published under title: The economics of public issues
Limited access orders in the developing world : a new approach to the problems of development by Douglass C North( )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The upper-income, advanced industrial countries of the world today all have market economies with open competition, competitive multi-party democratic political systems, and a secure government monopoly over violence. Such open access orders, however, are not the only norm and equilibrium type of society. The middle and low-income developing countries today, like all countries before about 1800, can be understood as limited access orders that maintain their equilibrium in a fundamentally different way. In limited access orders, the state does not have a secure monopoly on violence, and society organizes itself to control violence among the elite factions. A common feature of limited access orders is that political elites divide up control of the economy, each getting some share of the rents. Since outbreaks of violence reduce the rents, the elite factions have incentives to be peaceable most of the time. Adequate stability of the rents and thus of the social order requires limiting access and competition-hence a social order with a fundamentally different logic than the open access order. This paper lays out such a framework and explores some of its implications for the problems of development today
Le processus du développement économique by Douglass C North( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 104 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 98 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
Institutionen, institutioneller Wandel und Wirtschaftsleistung by Douglass C North( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in German and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instituciones, cambio institucional y desempeño económico by Douglass C North( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Douglass C. North expone en esta obra el marco analítico Para explicar las formas en que las instituciones y los cambios institucionales afectan a la economía. Dice North que las instituciones existen debido a la incertidumbre que implica la interacción humana. Sin embargo, su desempeño económico varía según las condiciones institucionales; algunas organizaciones estimulan el crecimiento mientras que otras provocan el estancamiento económico
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Institutions, institutional change, and economic performance
Institutions, institutional change, and economic performanceViolence and social orders : a conceptual framework for interpreting recorded human historyThe economic growth of the United States, 1790-1860Understanding the process of economic changeThe rise of the Western world : a new economic historyStructure and change in economic historyInstitutional change and American economic growthEmpirical studies in institutional change
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 nositel Nobelovy ceny za ekonomii

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-

Northas Douglassas C.

Дуглас Норт

Дъглас Норт

Норт Дуглас

Норт Дуглас С.

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