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Stanford Report, October 3, 2001

Douglass North

Douglass C. North, the Bartlett Burnap Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Spencer T. Olin Professor in Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis; at Hoover 1997-present. Awarded the 1993 Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel with Robert W. Fogel "for having renewed research in economic history by applying economic theory and quantitative methods in order to explain economic and institutional change."

Since receiving the prize, North has conducted research in topics including property rights, transaction costs, economic organization in history, growth of government, and economic and social change. In 1996, he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy.

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