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

Cyril Hédoin, Professor of economics at the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (France). My academic research belongs to the philosophy of economics but also institutional economics, game theory and choice theory and the history of economic thought. I have published papers in several major journals in economic philosophy and institutional economics, notably: Economics and Philosophy, Journal of Economic Methodology, Journal of Institutional Economics, Constitutional Political Economy

I am also Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Methodology and editor of the book review section of OEconomia. Finally, I am also editor and contributor of the blog “Bargaining Game“, essentially devoted to the philosophy of economics.

See my academic webpage for downloading my CV as well as several of my published articles and working papers.

You can contact me at my professional address: cyril.hedoin at univ-reims.fr