Doug Allen
Simon Fraser University



(Friday, 22nd May 2015)

Title : Recognizing and Solving Institutional Puzzles

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  • a. Efficiency as a constraint on the economist.
  • b. Putting preferences in the back seat ... where they belong.
  • c. The Necessity of Institutional detail.
  • d. Coase, and the source of institutional explanations
  • e. Identification using institutional detail. 

 "Chapter 1" from Allen, D.W. The Institutional Revolution: Measurement and the Economic Emergence of the Modern World. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012).

Allen, D.W. Economic Principles: Seven Ideas for Thinking ...About Almost Anything. (Vancouver: Pearson Custom Publishing, 2014).