Comments on McCloskey and Weingast

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Comments on McCloskey and Weingast. / Ringmar, Erik.

I: Scandinavian Economic History Review, Vol. 65, Nr. 2, 2017, s. 124-126.

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Ringmar, Erik. / Comments on McCloskey and Weingast. I: Scandinavian Economic History Review. 2017 ; Vol. 65, Nr. 2. s. 124-126.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Comments on McCloskey and Weingast

AU - Ringmar, Erik

PY - 2017

Y1 - 2017

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

KW - economic history

KW - East-West comparisons

KW - economic growth theory

KW - economic development

KW - institutions

KW - Barry Weingast

KW - Deirdre McCloskey

KW - Douglass North

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85020068241&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/03585522.2017.1324520

DO - 10.1080/03585522.2017.1324520

M3 - Article

VL - 65

SP - 124

EP - 126

JO - Scandinavian Economic History Review

JF - Scandinavian Economic History Review

SN - 1750-2837

IS - 2

ER -