Douglass North

Douglass North
  • Discipline: Professor of Arts and Sciences
  • Organization: Washington University in St. Louis

Douglass C. North, Spencer T. Olin Professor in Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1993. North has published groundbreaking work in economic history and theory, including The Rise of the Western World: A New Economic HistoryStructure and Change in Economic History, and Institutions, Institutional Change and Economic Performance.Professor North is recognized as one of the founders of the "new institutional economics," and has done important work on the connection of the cognitive sciences to economic theory.