Leonardo Burlamaqui
Institutions and the Role of the State (New Horizons in Institutional and Evolutionary Economics Series)

Leading scholars in the fields of institutional and evolutionary economics apply cutting-edge research to examine the role of the state in this collection on the rise of institutionalism and evolutionary approaches in economics. They provide a theoretical foundation for the role of the state, and review the history of policy making. They offer a methodological guide to research in the field, and present country studies on the role of the state in the Asian crisis, state reform in Japan, and public administration in Central and Eastern Europe. Contributors are academics in economics, development studies, and politics. Burlamaqui teaches political economy at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)