Coase and the Myth of Fisher Body (via Organizations and Markets)

| Peter Klein | I vividly recall, at the inaugural meeting of the International Society for New Institutional Economics in 1997, a discussion about the best empirical strategy for that emerging discipline. Harold Demsetz stood up and said "Please, no more papers about Fisher Body and GM!" The Fisher-GM case had become the canonical example of holdup in transaction cost economics and was considered stale and even trite. Ronald Coase, who was at th … Read More

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