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Introduction to the Douglass C. North Memorial Issue
This introduction considers the highly influential contribution of Douglass C. North to economic history and institutional economics, as it developed from the 1960s until his death in 2015. It sketches the evolution of his ...
1688 and All That: Property Rights, the Glorious Revolution and the Rise of British Captialism
In a seminal 1989 article, Douglass North and Barry Weingast argued that by making the monarch more answerable to Parliament, the Glorious Revolution of 1688 helped to secure property rights in England and stimulate the ...
The Future of Work in the Twenty-First Century
The institutional nature of work has changed dramatically in over the last 300 years and there is no reason to assume that change will cease in the twenty-first century. This article criticizes the theoretical basis for ...