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Institutional Economics in France and Germany

German Ordoliberalism versus the French Regulation School

  • Agnès Labrousse
  • Jean-Daniel Weisz
Conference proceedings

Part of the Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy book series (SEEP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Introduction

    1. Robert Delorme
      Pages 1-9
  3. The German Ordoliberalism and the French Regulation School in their National Contexts

  4. Evolution and Present Relevance of Ordoliberalism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Frank Bönker, Agnès Labrousse, Jean-Daniel Weisz
      Pages 159-182
    3. Frank Bönker, Hans-Jürgen Wagener
      Pages 183-199
  5. The Methodological Foundations Compared: The Issue of Complexity

  6. Approaches to Transformation

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 371-386

About these proceedings


German Ordoliberalism and French Regulation theory, two institutionalist theories born in different national contexts, show striking convergences and complementarities. Based on an original comparison, Institutional Economics in France and Germany analyses the basic concepts, the development and the present relevance of both schools, the way they deal with the crucial methodological issue of complexity and with transformation in post-socialist Europe. It underlines the specificity and fruitfulness of these European approaches to institutional economics, often unfortunately ignored in the English-language literature. Written by leading scholars, this book is a clear presentation of both theories, with numerous illustrations and in-depth analysis of recent research developments. This theoretical, methodological and thematic comparison raises central issues in the growing field of socioeconomic and institutionalist theory.


Complexity French Regulation Theory Institutions Ordoliberalism Transformation politics Ökonomik

Editors and affiliations

  • Agnès Labrousse
    • 1
  • Jean-Daniel Weisz
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre Marc BlochBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Institutional Economics in France and Germany
  • Book Subtitle German Ordoliberalism versus the French Regulation School
  • Editors Agnes Labrousse
    Jean-Daniel Weisz
  • Series Title Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-67855-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-08744-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-04472-8
  • Series ISSN 2211-2707
  • Series E-ISSN 2211-2723
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 386
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Automotive Engineering
    Energy Systems
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