Edgeworth and the Travelling Salesman: The Complexity of Coalition Structures
AbstractAn economic organization represents order and information. I define an economic organization to be a coalition of consistent multilateral contracts and develop measures of its complexity. I show that when a new organization is formed, information is created. I find there are information economies of scale to organizations and that the institutions of property rights and contracts underlie these economies. I also show that organizations that are optimal must contain unbounded information. This suggests that optimal organizations must be boundedly rational or formed by processes that are.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of California at Los Angeles, Center for Computable Economics in its series Working Papers with number _017.
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