According to standard neoclassical economic theory, institutions do not matter for understanding the process of economic change or why economies operate inefficiently. In contrast, a behavioral approach lets institutional parameters have a substantive impact on the economy. This paper argues that to understand economic efficiency one must understand the bargaining power of different players in the economic game and that this is critically affected by institutional parameters. Economic efficiency is not the natural product of competitive markets; rather, it is affected by the institutions within which markets operate, including the institutions that establish property and labor rights.
|Title of host publication||Alternative Theories of the State|
|Number of pages||27|
|Publication status||Published - 10 Oct 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
- Business, Management and Accounting(all)
- Social Sciences(all)