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Douglas W. Allen

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Douglas W. Allen

Douglas Allen is the Burnaby Mountain Professor of Economics at Simon Fraser University. His research in the field of Institutional Economics spans four main areas: transaction cost theory, agriculture, family, and history. He is the author of two popular undergraduate microeconomic theory textbooks, several other academic books, and over 70 articles. His most recent book, The Institutional Revolution: Measurement and the Economic Emergence of the Modern World, won the ISNIE 2014 Douglass C. North Award for the best Institutional Economics book published in the past two years. His email is allen@​sfu.ca.