This week in my PhD course, “Economics of Institutions and Organizations,” we discussed Bob Gibbons’s paper ”Four Formal(izable) Theories. By Robert Gibbons; Four forma(lizable) theories of the firm?. Four Formal(izable) Theories of the Firm by. Robert Gibbons. After halting beginnings, the theory of the firm is now a big business. Coase ().

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Shockingly, Gibbons does not cite us in his survey — what are they reading dirm at MIT these days? In this essay, I define and compare elemental versions of four theories of the firm. Your list has reached the maximum number of items. English View all editions and formats. The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. Old Wine in Old Bottles? Klein home posts Richard Langlois home posts Lasse B.

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While Williamson tends to emphasize authority as a means of mitigating rent-seeking over appropriable quasi-rents, Gibbons argues that authority can provide a rationale for integration even the absence of relationship-specific investments.