Table of contents for Institutions, institutional change, and economic performance / Douglass C. North.


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Part I. Institutions: 1. An introduction to institutions and institutional change
2. Cooperation: the theoretical problem
3. The behavioural assumptions in a theory of institutions
4. A transaction cost theory of exchange
5. Informal constraints
6. Formal constraints
7. Enforcement
8. Institutions and transaction and transformation costs
Part II. Institutional Change: 9. Organizations, learning, and institutional change
10. Stability and institutional change
11. The path of institutional change
Part III. Economic Performance: 12. Institutions, economic theory, and economic performance
13. Stablity and change in economic history
14. Incorporating institutional analysis into economic history: prospects and puzzles.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Institutional economics, Organizational change, Economic development