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Robust Institutional Design: What Makes Some Institutions More Adaptable and Resilient to Changes in Their Environment Than Others?

Jenna Bednar

in Complexity and Evolution: Toward a New Synthesis for Economics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035385
eISBN:
9780262337717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035385.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Institutions are designed to alter human behavior. To remain effective over time, institutions need to adapt to changes in the environment or the society the institution is meant to regulate. Douglas ... More


Subsidiarity and Robustness: Building the Adaptive Efficiency of Federal Systems

Jenna Bednar

in Federalism and Subsidiarity: NOMOS LV

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479868858
eISBN:
9781479821303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868858.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explains how subsidiarity boosts the adaptive efficiency of federal systems. The process of adaptation involves pushing federalism's boundaries in search of improved national-state ... More


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