Economic History

  1. The Role of Institutions in the Revival of Trade: The Medieval Law Merchant (with Douglass North and Barry Weingast), Economics and Politics, 2, March 1990, 1-23.
    • Reprinted in Trade in the Pre-Modern Period: 1400-1700, edited by Douglas Irwin, London: Edward Elgar Publishing, 1996.
    • Reprinted in Reputation: Studies in the Voluntary Elicitation of Good Conduct, edited by Daniel B. Klein. Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press, 1997.
    • Reprinted in The Political Economy of Institutions, edited by Claude Ménard, London, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2004.
    • Reprinted in International Institutions in the New Global Economy, edited by Lisa L Martin, London, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2005.
    • Reprinted in Anarchy and the Law, edited by Edward Stringham, New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction Publishers, 2006.
    • Reprinted in Social Norms, Non-Legal Sanctions, and the Law, edited by Eric A Posner, London, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2007.
  2. Coordination, Commitment and Enforcement: The Case of the Merchant Guild (with Avner Greif and Barry Weingast), Journal of Political Economy, 102(3), August 1994, 745-776.
    • Reprinted in Explaining Social Institutions, edited by Jack Knight and Itai Sened, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1995.
    • Reprinted in Trust, edited by Elias Khalil, London: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2002.
    • Reprinted in The Foundations Library of the New Institutional Economics, edited by Claude Ménard, London, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2005.
    • Reprinted in Social Norms, Non-legal Sanctions, and the Law, edited by Eric Posner, London, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2007.
    • Reprinted in Customary Law, edited by Lisa Bernstein and Francesco Parisi, London, Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming.