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Lost in Transaction? Oliver Williamson's Nobel Prize and the problem of governance


  • Antonio Nicita
  • Giulio Napolitano


Dopo diverse candidature senza successo, è arrivato nel 2009 «mezzo» premio Nobel per l'economia a Oliver Williamson. Si tratta di un ulteriore riconoscimento, dopo il premio a Simon, Coase, Becker, North, della rilevanza dell'analisi economica delle istituzioni, nel confronto interdisciplinare tra economia, diritto e organizzazione. In questo articolo si ripercorrono i principali contributi di Williamson, concentrandosi in particolare sulle relazioni tra efficienza e potere e su taluni nodi irrisolti.

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  • Antonio Nicita & Giulio Napolitano, 2010. "Lost in Transaction? Oliver Williamson's Nobel Prize and the problem of governance," Mercato Concorrenza Regole, Società editrice il Mulino, issue 1, pages 77-114.
  • Handle: RePEc:mul:jhpfyn:doi:10.1434/31979:y:2010:i:1:p:77-114

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