Vincent Ostrom interview

An interview illuminating the context of some of my work:

A Sample of academic articles with links:

Some Book Chapters:

  • “Artefactual and Artisanship: James M. Buchanan and Vincent Ostrom at the Core and Beyond the Boundaries of Public Choice” in James M. Buchanan: A Theorist of Political Economy and Social Philosophy, edited by Richard E. Wagner. Volume III of the Remaking Economics: Eminent Post-War Economist, managing editor Robert A. Cord, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.
  • “The Comparative Assessment of Communist and Post-Communist System Performance and Human Wellbeing. Challenges and Insights from In-depth Case Study Approaches” with Vlad Tarko in 100 Hundred Years of Communist Experiments, editor Vladimir Tismaneanu, Central European University Press, 2019.
  • “The Bloomington School of Public Choice” in The Encyclopedia of Law and Economics edited by  Alain Marciano and Giovanni Battista Ramello,  Springer , New York, NY, 2019.
  • “Governance” in The Encyclopedia of Law and Economics edited by  Alain Marciano and Giovanni Battista Ramello,  Springer , New York, NY, 2019.
  • “Governing the Commons: Lessons and Implications for Institutional Design” (with Michael E. Cox) in The Oxford Handbook of Public Choice, editors Roger Congleton, Bernie Grofman and Stefan Voigt, 2019.
  • “Governing the Fisheries: Insights from Elinor Ostrom’s Work” with Ion Sterpan, in Sea Change. How Markets and Property Rights Could Transform the Fishing Industry. Edited by Richard Wellings, The Institute of Economic Affairs, London, 2017
  • “Why Hayek Matters: The Epistemic Dimension of Comparative Institutional Analysis” (with Peter Boettke and Vlad Tarko), in Revisiting Hayek’s Political Economy (edited by Peter Boettke and Virgil Storr) Advances in Austrian Economics, 2016, vol. 21, pp. 163-185.
  • “The Market Process Theory Perspective on Capitalism: Normative Facets and Implications” in The Oxford Handbook of Austrian Economics, editors Peter Boettke and Chris Coyne, Oxford University Press, 2015.
  • “National Cultures, Economic Action and the Homogeneity Problem: Insights from the Case of Romania” (with Aura Matei) in Culture and Economic Action, editors V. H. Storr and L. Grube, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015.
  • “Polycentricity and the Principles of Effective Co-Governance” (with Emily Chamlee-Wright) in Liberal Learning and the Art of Self-Governance, edited by Emily Chamlee-Wright, Routledge, 2015.
  • “State Capitalism and the Rent-seeking Conjecture” (with V. Tarko) in State Capitalism, ed. Barbara Krug (International Library of Critical Writings in Economics Series), Edward Elgar, 2015.
  • “Firm Internationalization in Transition Economic Systems: A Public Choice Approach. A Romanian Case Study”, (with V. Tarko) in Internationalization of Firms from Economies in Transition, edited by M. Thai and E. Turkina, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2014.
  • “Rethinking the terms of choice. A dialogue with Vincent Ostrom.”  In Elinor Ostrom and the Bloomington School of Political Economy: Polycentricity in Public Administration and Political Science (Volume 1,) December 2014.
  • “Rethinking governance systems and challenging disciplinary boundaries. A dialogue with Elinor Ostrom”.  In Elinor Ostrom and the Bloomington School of Political Economy: Polycentricity in Public Administration and Political Science (Volume 1,) December 2014.
  • “Citizenship, political competence and civic studies: the Ostromian Perspective” in Civic Studies, edited by Peter Levine and Karol Soltan, Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2014.
  • “Institutional Analysis and Political Economy” (with Mike McGinnis) in The Routledge Handbook of Public Policy, editors Eduardo Araral, et al., Routledge, 2013.
  • “Retrodiction and Epistemology of Future Studies”, Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences, editor B. Kaldis, SAGE Reference, Thousand Oaks, CA, 2013.
  • “Romania: Impressive improvisation on the short run, dark clouds on the long run” (with V. Tarko) for The Uses of Austerity: Spending Cuts, Stimulus and Reform in the Economic Crisis, The Centre for European Studies, Brussels, 2013.
  • “Institutionalism, the Economic Institutions of Capitalism, and the Romanian Economics Epistemic Community” (with H. P. Terpe) in Capitalism From Outside? Economic Cultures in Eastern Europe after 1989, editors János Mátyás Kovács & Violetta Zentai, Central European University Press, Budapest, 2012.
  • “Economics and Sociology” [Economie si Sociologie –publication in Romanian] (with A. Matei), in Handbook of Sociology [Manual de Sociologie] (ed. L. Vlasceanu), Polirom, Iasi, 2011.
  • “Approaches to Institutional Change in International Development” (with Karol Boudreaux) in Austrian Law and Economics, edited by Mario Rizzo, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham 2010.
  • “Elinor Ostrom”, The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, (with Peter Boettke), Palgrave, 2012 (on line at: )
  • “An Intellectual Toolbox for the Creation of Property Rights” (with Karol Boudreaux) in Austrian Law and Economics, edited by Mario Rizzo, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham 2010.
  • “From the ‘Democracy of Nations’ to Stakeholders Based Governance Systems” in Global Democracy and Its Difficulties, (eds. A. Langlois and  K. Soltan),  Routledge, New York, 2009.
  • “Bureaucracy”, “The Black Market”, “The State”, “Vincent and Elinor Ostrom”, “Gordon Tullock” for in Encyclopedia of Libertarianism (edited by Ronald Hamowy), Sage, London, 2008.
  • “Reducing Barriers to Entrepreneurship: Implementation Challenges and Structural Constraints” in Development Studies (editor P. Maiti), Atlantic Publishers, New Delhi, 2007.
  • “Institutional Change and Political Culture. A Romanian Case Study” in A. Zub, A. Cioflânca (eds.), Political Culture and Cultural Politics in Modern Romania, Editura Univ. Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Iasi, 2005.
  • “The State of Economics in Romania” in Three Social Sciences in Central and Eastern Europe. Handbook on Economics, Sociology and Political Science (editor M. Kaase and V. Sparschuh), GESIS, Bonn/Berlin, 2002.

Some book reviews:

  • “The Routledge Companion to Alternative Organization”. Edited by Martin Parker, George Cheney, Valérie Fournier and Chris Land. International Affairs, 90:2, 2014.
  • “The Oxford Handbook of Governance”. Edited by David Levi-Faur, Public Choice, Volume 160, Issue 1-2, 2014.
  • “The Robust Federation. Principles of Design” by Jenna Bednar. Publius: The Journal of Federalism, vol.44, issue 4, 2014
  • “The Oxford Handbook of Political Ideologies”. Edited by Michael Freeden, Lyman Tower Sargent, and Marc Stears, International Affairs, 90:1, 2014.
  • “Economics, Sustainability, and Democracy: Economics in the Era of Climate Change” by Christoper Nobbs, Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics, vol. 6, Issue 2, Autum 2013. Link here.
  • “Constructing Capitalisms. Transforming Business Systems in Central and Eastern Europe”. By Roderick Martin. International Affairs, 89: 6, 2013.
  • “Federal Dynamics: Continuity, Change, and the Varieties of Federalism”, edited by Arthur Benz and Jörg Broschek. International Affairs, 89: 4 (2013).
  • “Anarchy and Legal Order: Law and Politics for a Stateless Society”, by Gary Chartier, Review of Austrian Economics, Volume 26, Issue 2, 2013. Link here.
  • “The Diffusion of Power in Global Governence” by S. Guzzini and I. Neumann, International Affairs, 89: 3 (2013).
  • “Handbook of Knowledge and Economics”, ed. R. Arena, A. Festré and N. Lazaric, Review of Austrian Economics, 89: 2 (2013). Link here.
  • “A Model Discipline: Political Science and the Logic of Representations” by K. Clarke and D. Primo, book review, Public Choice, volume 154, number 1-2, 2013. Link here.
  • “First the Transition, Then the Crash: Eastern Europe in the 2000s” edited by Gareth Dale,  Slavic Review, vol. 71, no. 3, 2012.
  • “Economic Liberalism and Its Rivals: The Formation of International Institutions among the Post-Soviet States” by Keith A. Darden, Perspectives on Politics, Vol. 7, no. 4, 2009.
  • “Efficacy: East and West. Francois Jullien’s Explorations in Comparative Strategy”, Review Essay, Comparative Strategy, 26:4,  November, 2007. Link here.
  • “The Worlds of Herman Kahn; The Intuitive Science of Thermonuclear War” by Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi, Comparative Strategy, 25:1-4, 2006. Link here.
  • “The Politics of Borderland from Pre to Post-communism” by Andrew Janos, East European Politics and Societies, vol. 17, no.1, 2003.
  • “Globalization In Question” by Paul Hirst and Grahame Thompson, Journal of International Relations and Development, vol.2, no.2, 2001.