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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This site uses cookies. You already recently rated this item. These elemental theories are distilled from important contributions by Hart, Holmstrom, Klein, Williamson, and others.

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