What a historicized economic theory means. A look back at the methods of three generations of institutionalism

Agnès Labrousse, Julien Vercueil, Jean-Pierre Chanteau, Pascal Grouiez, Thomas Lamarche, Sandrine Michel and Martino Nieddu

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This article brings together three approaches of historical institutionalism: the German Historical School; original American institutionalism; and the French regulation school. It enlightens the methodological principles shared by these approaches and analyzes their application to the process of theoretical elaboration.


  • historical institutionalism
  • methodology
  • German Historical School
  • original American institutionalism
  • French regulation school

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