institutions and political economy

Good stuff: Timur Kuran talks to Douglass North about efficient institutions and political economy.


Written by teppo

June 26, 2011 at 4:12 pm

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  1. Thanks for this!



    June 26, 2011 at 11:11 pm

  2. If North starts things at the 10th century, I hope he’s read Harold Berman’s “Law and Revolution”.

    Charles Kenny argued that communism doesn’t seem to have harmed economic growth.

    I haven’t read Timur Kuran’s book on preference falsification, but I was under the impression that jokes about the dysfunction were very common in the Soviet Union, so people wouldn’t know that they weren’t the only ones who thought that way and might loosely gauge the degree to which their opinions were shared.

    He mentions the over-abundance of information on the internet. What about search engines and the many means by which we discover stuff on the web rather than randomly wandering?



    June 27, 2011 at 4:19 am

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  5. I like the competing courts. My Objectivist friends do not.


    Michael E. Marotta

    June 28, 2011 at 1:40 am

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