Institutions, Transaction Costs and Productivity in the Long Run
AbstractThe argument of this essay is that the immense productivity increases resulting from technological developments of the past century and a half could only be realized by fundamental changes in the institutional and organizational structure--a supply side argument; and that the consequent tensions induced by the resulting societal transformation have resulted (and are continuing to result) in politically-induced fundamental changes in the institutional structure to mitigate these tensions--a demand side argument. Both the supply side and demand side institutional changes have been and continue to be fundamental influences on productivity change.
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