Ronald Coase Institute



Working Papers, Reports, and Other Research

The Ronald Coase Institute initiates and encourages research in the field of new institutional economics,
including the study of transaction costs.  One of the Institute's research interests is the measurement
of transaction costs: concepts, operational measures, and results from surveys and case studies.

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WORKING PAPER SERIES
Intended to disseminate work in progress, in order to encourage
the rapid exchange of ideas.  Discussion and suggestions are
sought. The views and conclusions expressed are the authors’
own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Institute.

Ronald Coase Institute Working Papers

    ♦ 1   The Costs of Exchange
           Alexandra Benham and Lee Benham
           July 2001  (PDF file, 112K)


    ♦ 2   Measuring Transaction Costs: An Incomplete Survey
           Ning Wang
           February 2003  (PDF file, 115K)


   ♦ 3   Questionnaire on Costs of Exchange:
            Registering a New Firm Officially

           Alexandra Benham and Lee Benham, with Brian Gunia,
           Miguel Jaramillo, Mary Shirley, Decio Zylbersztajn
           June 2004  (PDF file, 193K)
           
Earlier version : September 2003 (PDF file, 142K)

   ♦ 4   Why Is Sector Reform So Unpopular in Latin America?
           Mary Shirley
           January 2004  (PDF file, 113K)


    ♦ 5   Property Rights and Beliefs: Evidence from the
            Allocation  of Land Titles to Squatters

           Rafael Di Tella, Sebastian Galiani, Ernesto Schargrodsky
           September 2004  (PDF file, 492K)


    ♦ 6   Can Aid Reform Institutions?
           Mary Shirley
           April 2005  (PDF file, 195K)


    ♦ 7   Property Rights for the Poor: Effects of Land Titling
           Sebastian Galiani and Ernesto Schargrodsky
           January 2009  (PDF file, 3160K)
          
Earlier version : August 2005 (PDF file, 260K)

    ♦ 8   New Institutional Economics: From Early Intuitions
            to a New Paradigm?

           Claude Ménard and Mary M. Shirley
           September 2012  (PDF file, 1.7M)



RESEARCH REPORT SERIES
Includes comprehensive background studies and detailed
reports of ongoing research projects, often in preliminary
versions.  These reports are of particular interest to those
desiring comprehensive and timely accounts of current
research.  Discussion and suggestions are sought. The views
and conclusions expressed are the authors’ own and do not
necessarily reflect the views of the Institute.

Ronald Coase Institute Research Reports

   ♦ 1   Starting a Garment Manufacturing Firm in Peru:
             Background and Case Study
           Miguel Jaramillo with Namasté Reátegui and Carlos
          Calderón
          June 2004  (PDF file, 286K)


ALUMNI PUBLICATIONS
Alumni publications developed from workshop projects

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PRESENTATIONS AT WORKSHOPS
PowerPoint presentations from workshops
       Institutions and Development
      Mary Shirley 2009  (PDF file, 618K)


WORKSHOPS
Programs and abstracts from past workshops


CONFERENCES
2003 Transaction Costs Conference
Chicago, USA. February 21-23, 2003. Organized by the
Institute.
     Program

2003 Conference on Institutional Reforms in Latin America
São Paulo, Brazil. December 12-13, 2003.  Organized by the
Institute and by the Center for International Private
Enterprise.  Initial reports on surveys of costs of exchange,
Brazil and Peru:

   
 Using costs of exchange as a tool to investigate
       economic performance
     Alexandra Benham and Lee Benham (PDF file, 171K)

   
 Transaction costs in Peru: What does it cost to start a
       new garment firm in Lima?
     Miguel Jaramillo (PDF file, 94K)

   
 Measuring the cost of formalization in Brazil
     Decio Zylbersztajn, Frederico Faccioli, Maristela F. P.
     Leme, and Rodrigo Silveira (PDF file, 153K)


2004 Transaction Costs Conference
Chicago, USA. December 3-5, 2004. Organized by the Institute
and the George Stigler Center, University of Chicago.

          Program

2006 Conference on Institutional Research

Chicago, USA. December 1-3, 2006. Organized by the Institute
and the George Stigler Center, University of Chicago.

         Program

2008 Conference on Property Rights and Economic Reform
Hong Kong, China. December 10, 2008. Organized by the
Institute and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

         Program


LECTURES
2009 Bratislava Open Lecture Series
     Bratislava, Slovakia, May 18, 2009.

      Institutional Economics: A Crucial Tool
      for Understanding Economic Development

     Alexandra Benham, Lee Benham, Urban Kováč, John Nye,
     Maroš Servátka, Mary Shirley (PDF file, 172 KB)


JOB OPENINGS & RESEARCH REQUESTS
Requests for contacts concerning research projects, literature,
and data




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