Law and Economic Institutionalism: notes on a promising research agenda

Diogo R. Coutinho About the author

ABSTRACT

The article explores the legal dimension that underlies the works of different institutionalist schools. It argues that analysis centered on institutions - in particular, the socalled institutionalist political economy - unveils an opportunity for the legal field, and legal scholars to take part in the rich dialogue about economic development and its puzzles. This results from the fact that institutionalism is an eminently transversal and interdisciplinary field, in which social sciences agendas can achieve shared gains and cross-fertilization.

KEYWORDS:
Economic Law; Institutions; “old” Institutionalism; New Institutional Economics; Institutional Political Economy

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