Comments on McCloskey and Weingast

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Abstract

Economic growth is an aspect of social change which cannot be explained by economic theory alone. McCloskey invokes ‘ideas’ but ideas only matter as embodied in institutions. Weingast makes this points but his institutions are too economistic. Only institutionalised self-emergence can explain massive, relentless and automatic change.

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  • Erik Ringmar
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  • Political Science

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-126
Number of pages3
JournalScandinavian Economic History Review
Volume65
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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