Evolution and Design of Institutions

By Christian Schubert, Georg Von Wangenheim

© 2006 – Routledge

226 pages

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About the Book

This book comprises nine papers approaching designed institutions and their interplay with spontaneous institutions from various angles.

While the evolution of spontaneous institutions is quite well understood in economic thinking, the development of consciously designed institutions has been examined much less. In new institutional economics, public choice, and law and economics the interaction between changing preferences and spontaneously evolving institutions on the one hand and the evolution of designed institutions (as, e.g., legal systems) on the other hand has largely been ignored.

A number of top class international contributors have been assembled to study this phenomenon including Viktor Vanberg, Bruno Frey, Elinor Ostrom and Francesco Parisi.

Table of Contents

1. Designed Institutions Influence Preferences and Behavior 2. Emergence and Change of Designed Institutions 3. Evaluating Designed Institutions

About the Authors

Christian Schubert is Research Associate at the Max-Planck-Institute of Economics, Jena, Germany.

Georg von Wangenheim is Professor of Law and Economics, University of Kassel, Germany.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Global Competition

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS069000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUS069030
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory