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Блокчейн и институциональная сложность: постинституционализм vs. неоинституционализм


  • Frolov, Daniil


From the point of view of modern neo-institutional economics, blockchain is an institutional technology that minimizes transaction costs and leads to the elimination of intermediation. Using the example of the blockchain, I demonstrate the possibilities of post-institutionalism – a new generation of methodologies and theories of institutional analysis, alternative to neo-institutional economics. Based on the theory of transaction value, I argue that the blockchain technologies will not radically reduce transaction costs, but will reorient intermediaries to improving the quality of transactions and expanding the offer of additional transaction services. Using the theory of institutional assemblages, I argue that it is impossible to form a homogeneous system of blockchain-based institutions associated exclusively with the principles of decentralization, transparency and openness. Blockchain-based institutions will be of a hybrid nature, combining elements of opposing institutional logics – regulatory and algorithmic law, Ricardian and smart contracts, private and public systems, uncontrollability and arbitration

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  • Frolov, Daniil, 2019. "Блокчейн и институциональная сложность: постинституционализм vs. неоинституционализм," MPRA Paper 95963, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:95963

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    institutions; institutional complexity; transactions; transaction costs; transaction value; post-institutionalism;

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    • B4 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology
    • B52 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - Historical; Institutional; Evolutionary; Modern Monetary Theory;
    • O3 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights

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