About this Journal

From the Journal’s website:

“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. It welcomes contributions by all schools of thought that can contribute to our understanding of the features, development and functions of real world economic institutions and organisations.

The Journal of Institutional Economics is an interdisciplinary journal that is of interest to all academics working in the social sciences, particularly in economics and business studies. Contributions from politics, geography, anthropology, sociology and philosophy are also welcomed. The Journal of Institutional Economics aims to provide all authors with an expert verdict on their articles within fifty days of submission.”


Editorial board


Geoffrey M. Hodgson, University of Hertfordshire, UK


Richard N. Langlois, University of Connecticut, USA

Jason Potts, RMIT University, Australia

Esther-Mirjam Sent, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands

International Advisory Board

Howard Aldrich, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Ash Amin, University of Cambridge, UK

Margaret Archer, University of Warwick, UK

W. Brian Arthur, Sante Fe Institute, USA

Paul Dale Bush, California State University at Fresno, USA

John Cantwell, Rutgers University, Newark, USA

Victoria Chick, University College London, UK

Antonio Damasio, University of Iowa, USA

Marcello de Cecco, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy

Paul DiMaggio, New York University, USA

Ronald Dore, London School of Economics, UK

Giovanni Dosi, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy

Sheila Dow, University of Stirling, UK

Massimo Egidi, University of Trento, Italy

Nicolai Foss, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

John Foster, University of Queensland, Australia

Herbert Gintis, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA

Mark Granovetter, Stanford University, USA

Avner Greif, Stanford University, USA

Bruce Kogut, INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France

Janos Kornai, Collegium Budapest, Hungary

Tony Lawson, University of Cambridge, UK

Brian Loasby, University of Stirling, UK

Luigi Marengo, LUISS University, Rome, Italy

J. Stanley Metcalfe, The University of Manchester & UMIST, UK

Philip Mirowski, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA

Uskali Mäki, Academy of Finland, Helsinki, Finland

Claude Ménard, Université de Paris (Panthéon-Sorbonne), France

Malcolm Rutherford, University of Victoria, Canada

Thomas Schelling, Michigan State University, USA

Ekkehart Schlicht, University of Munich, Germany

John R. Searle, University of California at Berkeley, USA

Luc Soete, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands

Robert Sugden, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

Marc Tool, State University of California at Sacramento, USA

Viktor Vanberg, State University of California at Sacramento, USA

Richard Whitley, University of Manchester, UK

H. Peyton Young, Johns Hopkins University, USA