Writings, 1953-2012

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Organized into two subseries: Writings by North, organized by title, and Writings by Others, organized alphabetically by the author's last name. Folders contain published articles, chapters, reports, drafts of essays and articles, and research notes by North and other authors. In some cases, occasional correspondence or revision notes are attached to drafts or chapters. Topics include economic development and growth, international economic policies, and economic history.

The series contains more than fifty writings by North, including some early works from the 1950s and 1960s on United States economic issues such as industrialization and regional economic growth. Large sets of files document the writing and publication of North's books: Institutions, Institutional Change and Economic Performance; Understanding the Process of Economic Change; Violence and Social Orders: A Conceptual Framework for Interpreting Recorded Human History; and the 2008 project called In the Shadow of Violence.


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