Elgar Companion to TCE

27 September 2010 at 9:51 pm 3 comments

| Peter Klein |

The Elgar Companion to Transaction Cost Economics, edited by Mike Sykuta and me, has just been published. Twenty-nine chapters cover the basic structure of TCE, its precursors and influences, fundamental concepts, applications and evidence, along with alternatives and critiques. Oliver Williamson was kind enough to contribute an introduction and overview. Co-blogger Foss is in there as well.

O&M readers can get it here 10 percent off the list price! (Actually, anybody can get the deal.) Mike beat me to the punch with an announcement and description, so I’ll just add that we’re really pleased with the final product and grateful to all the distinguished contributors and the production staff.

Here are previous O&M posts on transaction cost economics.

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  • 1. Scott Masten  |  28 September 2010 at 7:51 am

    I reviewed the book manuscript for Elgar, and it really is very good. Elgar included this from me on the cover:

    “‘Not too long ago it was possible to be familiar with all of the important works and latest developments in transaction cost economics. That that is no longer the case is a testament to the intellectual appeal and empirical success of the transaction cost approach. For newcomers, the entries in this volume, by some of TCE’s most knowledgeable and eloquent contributors, offer an excellent introduction to the issues, methods, discoveries, and debates in the field; for veterans, the volume provides a highly valuable resource for catching up on the newest research.”

  • 2. amv  |  28 September 2010 at 3:42 pm

    I’m curious to see what Hayek had to say on transaction costs.

  • 3. Lasse  |  28 September 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Congrats, Peter

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