Liberty in the Political Economy of Douglass North


Conferees explored Nobel Prize recipient Douglass North's conceptions of economic history, economic and political development, liberty, and the state.


Conference Readings

North, Douglass C. Structure and Change in Economic History. New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 1981.

North, Douglass C., John Joseph Wallis, and Barry R. Weingast. Violence and Social Orders: A Conceptual Framework for Interpreting Recorded Human History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Ober, Josiah. The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece. Woodstock: Princeton University, 2015.

Olson, Mancur. “Dictatorship, Democracy, and Development.” American Political Science Review 87, no. 3 (September 1993): 567-576.

Tilly, Charles, “War Making and State Making as Organized Crime” In Bringing the State Back In, edited by Peter B. Evans, Dietrich Rueschemeyer, and Theda Skocpol, 169-191. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1985.