Tag Archives: institutions

Institutional Culture, Social Interaction and Learning

This paper is concerned with the development of a theoretical and methodological approach to the study of the cultures of institutions and the patterns of social interaction within them as they exert a formative effect on the ‘what’ and ‘how’ … Continue reading

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Engaging with the World: Agency, Institutions, Historical Formations

This title reflects the general theme of the 2010 IACR annual conference that was held in Padova, Italy, the aim of which was to provide a fresh view on some cultural and structural changes involving Western societies after the world … Continue reading

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Beyond Markets and States – Polycentric Governance of Complex Economic Systems

The most important lesson for public policy analysis derived from the intellectual journey I have outlined here is that humans have a more complex motivational structure and more capability to solve social dilemmas than posited in earlier rational-choice theory. Designing … Continue reading

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Linking Economic Complexity, Institutions and Income Inequality

The mix of products that a country exports predicts that country’s subsequent pattern of diversification and economic growth. But does this product mix also predict income inequality? Here we combine methods from econometrics, network science, and economic complexity to show … Continue reading

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Linking Economic Complexity, Institutions and Income Inequality

The mix of products that a country exports predicts that country’s subsequent pattern of diversification and economic growth. But does this product mix also predict income inequality? Here we combine methods from econometrics, network science, and economic complexity to show … Continue reading

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The Search for “Sustainable Development” – Pathways As a New Degree of Institutional Reflexivity

The realization of “sustainable development” tends to increasingly be thought of in terms of a necessary transition to achieve. The objective of this article is to understand how this perspective, while penetrating the institutional spheres, has become a catalyst for … Continue reading

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