By Jens Prüfer
Stefan Voigt (University of Hamburg) just published "Institutional Economics." It addresses "undergraduate and postgraduate students taking their first course on institutional economics, or anyone interested in the subject and its specific subfields."
Here you will find a list of contents and a coupon worth a 20% discount with Cambridge University Press.
There is a row of very nice blurbs:
“Stefan Voigt’s Institutional Economics sets a new standard as the best introduction to the study of institutions in economics and political economy. Applications include problems of cooperation and collective action, the interaction of politics and economics, and the legal underpinnings of markets. Integrating a wide range of theoretical and empirical findings, the chapter on the political economy of economic growth is especially welcome.”
Barry Weingast, Ward C. Krebs Family Professor at Stanford University
"This book is a necessary addition to the teaching of undergraduate microeconomics and belongs in the library of all those interested in New Institutional Economics. Elegantly and with crystal clarity, Stefan Voigt takes the reader to at all of the important stops on the NIE itinerary. At each stop he describes fundamental challenges of human society -- exchange, organization and collective action, and economic growth -- and how the revolutionary insights of NIE address them."
Phil Keefer, Principal Economic Advisor, Institutions for Development, Inter-American Development Bank
“The literature on institutional economics is vast. This book isn’t just the place to start, it will take you all the way to the research frontier. An authoritative survey.”
James A. Robinson, University Professor, University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy
“This is a superb introduction to the field of institutional economics by one of the leading scholars in the field. Crystal clear and comprehensive, it is sure to become standard textbook for students around the world.”
Tom Ginsburg, Leo Spitz Professor of International Law and Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago
"This book covers both contemporary and historical thinking on topics which are at the core of our understanding of how markets and governments work. Although grounded in economics research and thinking, it is written in a way that makes it accessible to a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds."
Timothy Besley, W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics, London School of Economics