Literature on institutions

On Institutions

Williamson, O. (2000), The New Institutional Economics: Taking Stock, Looking Ahead, Journal of Economic Literature, 38(3): 596-613.

Aoki, M., (2001), Toward a Comparative Institutional Analysis, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Furubotn, E.G. & Richter, R. (2005), Institutions and Economic Theory: The Contribution of the New Institutional Economics, Michigan, MI: University of Michigan Press.

Hodgson, G.M. (2006), What are Institutions? Journal of Economic Issues, 40(1): 1–25.

Groenewegen, J., Spithoven, A. & Van den Berg, A. (2010), Institutional Economics: An Introduction, New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Ménard, C. and M. Shirley (2014), ‚The future of new institutional economics: from early intuitions to a new paradigm?‘, Journal of Institutional Economics, forthcoming.


Institutions and Development

North, D.C. (1994), Economic Performance Through Time, The American Economic Review, 84(3): 359–368.

Engerman, S. and K. Sokoloff (1997), Factor Endowments, Institutions, and Differential Paths of Growth among New World Economies, in: Haber, S. (ed.) How Latin America Fell Behind, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press

Platteau, J.-P. (2000), Institutions, Social Norms, and Economic Development, New York, NY: Routledge.

Platteau, J.-P. and R. Peccoud (2011), Culture, Institutions, and Development, New York, NY: Routledge.

Acemoglu, D., S. Johnson, and J. Robinson (2002), Reversal of Fortune: Geography and Institutions in the Making of the Modern World Income Distribution, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 117(4): 1231–1294.

Jütting, J., 2003. Institutions and Development: A Critical Review, OECD Working Paper.

Rodrik, D., Subramanian, A. & Trebbi, F. (2004), Institutions Rule: The Primacy of Institutions over Geography and Integration in Economic Development, Journal of Economic Growth, 9(2): 131–165.

Shirley, M.M. and C. Ménard (2005), Handbook of New Institutional Economics, New York, NY: Springer.

Boettke, P., C. Coyne, and P. Leeson (2008), Institutional Stickiness and the New Development Economics, American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 67(2): 331-358.

Rodrik, D. (2008), Second-Best Institutions, American Economic Review, 98(2): 100-104.



Tai Landa, J. (1994): The Enigma of the Kula Ring, Chapt 7 in: Trust, Ethnicity, and Identity, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Alston, L. J., Eggertsson, Thrainn, and D.C. North, eds (1996). Empirical Studies in Institutional Change, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Greif, A. (1989), Reputation and Coalitions in Medieval Trade: Evidence on the Maghribi Traders, Journal of Economic History, 49 (4): 857-882.

Galiani, S., and E. Schargrodsky (2010), Property rights for the poor: Effects of land titling, Journal of Public Economics, 94(9-10): 700-729.



Dunning, T. (2012): Natural Experiments in the Social Sciences: A Design-Based Approach, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.