About the JOIE-Blog

Institutions are the stuff of social and economic life. The importance of understanding the role of institutions in economic growth is now widely appreciated. The Journal of Institutional Economics is devoted to the study of the nature, role and evolution of institutions in the economy, including firms, states, markets, money, households and other vital institutions and organisations. Since its creation in 2005, the Journal of Institutional Economics has become one of the leading publications in economics and the social sciences regarding the many topics related to institutions. Its content reflects the diversity of methods, theories and perspectives that feed the scholarly contributions of economists but also of other social scientists.

The JOIE blog aims at advertising the researches published in the journal and more generally to highlight scholarly contributions on any topic related to institutions. The blog is planned to feature several kinds of contributions, all of relevance for economists and social scientists with an interest in issues related to institutions, but also for non-academic readers eager to better understand the world they are living in. In particular, you will find here

  • News and updates related to the journal and its institutional environment: publication of the last issue, announcement of future special issues, call for papers and communications to workshop and conferences… An updated list will be accessible from the “Editor-in-Chief page” (see the top of the page).
  • Summaries of recent and “FirstView” (online) articles that have been accepted in JOIE by their author(s). A list of all the published summaries will be accessible from the “”Recent articles” page.
  • Original content dealing with issues related to institutional economics and more generally to institutions. This will include regular posts by the editor of this blog but also occasional symposia with invited contributions on a specific topic.     

As one of the purposes of this blog is also to initiate discussions and exchanges, most of the content will be open to (moderated) comments. So, do not hesitate to share your thoughts!

About the JOIE-Blog editor

Nikhilesh Sinha is a research fellow and member of faculty at the Hult International Business School, London. He holds an LLM in Law and Economics and is in the final stages of a PhD at University College London. Nikhilesh’s research spans the fields of urban economics, devel- opment studies, law and institutional economics.