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Existe um Institucionalismo? Caminhos para uma teoria económica satisfatória

Pinto, Hugo (2008): Existe um Institucionalismo? Caminhos para uma teoria económica satisfatória. Published in: e-Cadernos do CES No. 2 (December 2008)


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The essay will try to debate about the institutional theory, confronting the emergence of institutionalism with the limits of neoclassical theory. The initial old institutionalism and the new institutionalism ideas will be discussed trying to underline what distinguishes the ideas of Coase and Williamson from other approaches that tried to export the economic theory and its methodological individualism, a movement that became known as the imperialism of economics, a transposition of methods and microeconomic analysis, to subjects not commonly analyzed by economics, as the ones served as the basis for the work of Becker. In the end it will try to touch on whether the old theory and new institutionalism are converging or diverging towards a new institutionalism.

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