Handbook of New Institutional Economics

  • Claude Menard
  • Mary M. Shirley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Claude Menard, Mary M. Shirley
    Pages 1-18
  3. The Domain of New Institutional Economics

    1. Ronald H. Coase
      Pages 31-39
    2. Oliver E. Williamson
      Pages 41-65
  4. Political Institutions and the State

  5. Legal Institutions of a Market Economy

    1. Benito Arruñada, Veneta Andonova
      Pages 229-250
    2. Thorsten Beck, Ross Levine
      Pages 251-278
  6. Modes of Governance

    1. Claude Menard
      Pages 281-318
    2. Paul L. Joskow
      Pages 319-348
    3. Gary J. Miller
      Pages 349-370
    4. Mark J. Roe
      Pages 371-399
    5. Erin Anderson, Hubert Gatignon
      Pages 401-431
  7. Contractual Arrangements

    1. Douglas W. Allen, Dean Lueck
      Pages 465-490
    2. Victor P. Goldberg
      Pages 491-511
  8. Regulation

    1. Pablo T. Spiller, Mariano Tommasi
      Pages 515-543
    2. Lee J. Alston, Bernardo Mueller
      Pages 573-590
  9. Institutional Change

  10. Perspectives

  11. Back Matter
    Pages 849-884

About this book


New Institutional Economics (NIE) has skyrocketed in scope and influence over the last three decades. This first Handbook of NIE provides a unique and timely overview of recent developments and broad orientations. Contributions analyse the domain and perspectives of NIE; sections on legal institutions, political institutions, transaction cost economics, governance, contracting, institutional change, and more capture NIE's interdisciplinary nature. This Handbook will be of interest to economists, political scientists, legal scholars, management specialists, sociologists, and others wishing to learn more about this important subject and gain insight into progress made by institutionalists from other disciplines. This compendium of analyses by some of the foremost NIE specialists, including Ronald Coase, Douglass North, Elinor Ostrom, and Oliver Williamson, gives students and new researchers an introduction to the topic and offers established scholars a reference book for their research.


Governance Legal Institutions NIE Political Institutions Ronald Coase Transaction Cost Economics agents new institutional economics

Editors and affiliations

  • Claude Menard
    • 1
  • Mary M. Shirley
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Paris (Pantheon-Sorbonne)France
  2. 2.The Ronald Coase InstituteChevy ChaseUSA

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