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An agenda for the study of institutions

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This article was originally presented as the President's address at the meeting of the Society for the Study of Public Choice at the Hilton Hotel, Phoenix, pcs. Arizona, March 30, 1984. I thank the National Science Foundation for support (Grant ¹ SES 83-09829), and William Erickson-Blomqvist, Roy Gardner, Robert Herzberg, Larry Kiser, Vincent Ostrom, Roger Parks, Paul Sabatier, Reinhard Celty, Kenneth Shepsli and York for Wilburn comments on the article at the stage of its preparation.
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  • Elinor Ostrom, 1986. "An agenda for the study of institutions," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 48(1), pages 3-25, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:pubcho:v:48:y:1986:i:1:p:3-25
    DOI: 10.1007/BF00239556
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