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The Austrian roots of the economics of institutions

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  • Pierre Garrouste

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    (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

This paper presents an analysis of the way the Austrian theory of institutions evolved from Menger's main works. It also tries to advance the idea that the economics of institutions, when it deals with the emergence and evolution of rules and norms from interacting individuals, is inspired by Menger's work and more generally by the Austrian analysis of the emergence and evolution of institutions. Recent works in the economics of institutions build on this earlier Austrian work to make it more formalized and testable.

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Date of creation: Dec 2008
Publication status: Published in The Review of Austrian Economics, 2008, 21 (4), pp.251-269. <10.1007/s11138-008-0047-3>
Handle: RePEc:hal:cesptp:halshs-00274166
DOI: 10.1007/s11138-008-0047-3
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