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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Economics and Finance D-index 61 Citations 122,591 144 World Ranking 383 National Ranking 266


What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Law
  • Capitalism
  • Social science

Douglass C. North mostly deals with Political economy, Economic system, Institutional theory, Politics and New institutional economics. His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Incentive, Western world, Property rights and Cliometrics. The various areas that Douglass C. North examines in his Economic system study include Economic sector, Monopoly on violence, Institutional analysis and Private sector development.

Douglass C. North interconnects Comparative politics, Institutional complementarity, Rational choice institutionalism and New institutionalism in the investigation of issues within Institutional analysis. His Institutional theory study combines topics in areas such as Transition economy and Polity. His Politics study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Enforcement, Transaction cost and Economic competition.

His most cited work include:

  • Institutions, Institutional Change, and Economic Performance (25101 citations)
  • Structure and Change in Economic History (4280 citations)
  • Institutions, Institutional Change and Economic Performance (4065 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

His primary areas of investigation include Politics, Economic system, Political economy, Transaction cost and Economic history. His Politics research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Order, Economic rent and State. His research integrates issues of Incentive and Institutional economics in his study of Economic system.

His studies deal with areas such as Path dependence, Neoclassical economics, Institutional theory and Property rights as well as Transaction cost. Douglass C. North undertakes interdisciplinary study in the fields of Path dependence and Collaborative learning through his research. His research on Institutional theory frequently links to adjacent areas such as Comparative politics.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Politics (20.88%)
  • Economic system (16.47%)
  • Political economy (14.06%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2008-2021)?

  • Politics (20.88%)
  • Political economy (14.06%)
  • Democracy (5.62%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

Douglass C. North spends much of his time researching Politics, Political economy, Democracy, Shadow and Economic rent. He combines subjects such as Developing country, Development economics and Economic system with his study of Politics. The concepts of his Economic system study are interwoven with issues in Modernization theory, Property rights, Ranking and Macroeconomics.

His research in Political economy intersects with topics in Limited government, Economic competition, Elite and Public administration. His research in Democracy focuses on subjects like Law and economics, which are connected to New institutional economics, Philosophy and economics, Mainstream economics, Schools of economic thought and Public economics. He usually deals with Economic rent and limits it to topics linked to Specialization and Polity, Economic cost, Information asymmetry and Economic power.

Between 2008 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Violence and Social Orders: A Conceptual Framework for Interpreting Recorded Human History (1539 citations)
  • Violence and Social Orders (235 citations)
  • The New Institutional Economics (217 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Law
  • Capitalism
  • Social science

Douglass C. North mainly investigates Politics, The Conceptual Framework, Economic system, Political economy and Economic history. His Politics study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Developing country, Development economics and Economic rent. Douglass C. North has included themes like Property rights, Modernization theory, Corporate law and Per capita in his Developing country study.

His Economic system research integrates issues from Competition, Ranking, Political violence, Macroeconomics and Incentive. Douglass C. North performs multidisciplinary study in Political economy and Natural in his work. His work carried out in the field of Economic history brings together such families of science as Order, Decision theory and Set.

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Best Publications

Institutions, Institutional Change, and Economic Performance

Douglass C. North;John Alt.
Social Science Research Network (1990)

42173 Citations

Structure and Change in Economic History

Douglass Cecil. North.

12431 Citations

Institutions, Institutional Change and Economic Performance

Douglass Cecil North.

7525 Citations

The Rise of the Western World: A New Economic History

Douglass Cecil North;Robert Paul Thomas.

7505 Citations

Constitutions and Commitment: The Evolution of Institutions Governing Public Choice in Seventeenth-Century England

Douglass C. North;Barry R. Weingast.
The Journal of Economic History (1989)

6480 Citations

Economic Performance Through Time

Douglass C. North.
The American Economic Review (1994)

6320 Citations

Violence and Social Orders: A Conceptual Framework for Interpreting Recorded Human History

Douglass Cecil North;John Joseph Wallis;Barry R. Weingast.

4884 Citations

Understanding the Process of Economic Change

Douglass Cecil North.

4576 Citations


Paul R. Milgrom;Douglass C. North;Barry R. Weingast.
Economics and Politics (1990)

2302 Citations

Shared Mental Models: Ideologies and Institutions

Arthur T. Denzau;Douglass C. North.
Kyklos (1994)

2220 Citations

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