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Crescimento econômico e liberdades: a economia política de Douglass North


  • Fiani, Ronaldo


Nobel Prize Douglass North´s ideas have developed for a long time, since the beginning of the seventies to the end of the nineties. As his historical analysis developed, North became convinced of the positive relationship between economic growth and liberties. This paper tries to demonstrate that, notwithstanding the incompleteness of North´s analysis of modern democracies, North has established a research program to new analytical and historical developments, as he successfully characterized the bargain between state and society in the specification of property rights.

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  • Fiani, Ronaldo, 2002. "Crescimento econômico e liberdades: a economia política de Douglass North," Revista Economia e Sociedade, Instituto de Economia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), vol. 18, pages 1-18, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:euc:ancoec:v:18:y:2002:p:45-62

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    North; Douglass C.; Property rights; Transaction costs; State; Economic growth.;

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    • B52 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - Historical; Institutional; Evolutionary
    • D23 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights
    • O12 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development


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