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Instituições: uma caracterização crítica
[Institutions: a critical characterization]

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  • Strachman, Eduardo

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The paper aims to investigate the main characteristics of institutions, as well as some of their more conspicuous peculiarities, as, for instance, their resistance to change, chiefly when compared to the capacity and speed of transformation of what is called the other social factors (or components). The article tries to describe the relationships among institutions and other social factors, in addition to contrasts and similarities among institutions in different levels, and in distinct countries and regions. It also intends to show the factors that conduct to a growing or decreasing institutional homogeneity in these different loci, and to an augmentation or lessening of the institutional instrumentality. Besides, the paper tries to give a better definition of institutions, which is important nowadays, given the increasing interest of economics for institutions.

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  • Strachman, Eduardo, 2002. "Instituições: uma caracterização crítica
    [Institutions: a critical characterization]
    ," MPRA Paper 15149, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2002.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:15149
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    • Eduardo Strachman, 2002. "Instituições: uma caracterização crítica," Economia, ANPEC - Associação Nacional dos Centros de Pós-Graduação em Economia [Brazilian Association of Graduate Programs in Economics], vol. 3(1), pages 113-157, January-J.

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    Keywords

    Instituições; Economia Institucional; Teoria Econômica;

    JEL classification:

    • L51 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Economics of Regulation
    • B52 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - Historical; Institutional; Evolutionary
    • K00 - Law and Economics - - General - - - General (including Data Sources and Description)
    • L24 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Contracting Out; Joint Ventures
    • B15 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought through 1925 - - - Historical; Institutional; Evolutionary
    • B25 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925 - - - Historical; Institutional; Evolutionary; Austrian; Stockholm School

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