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Professor Aoki when he was interested in dynamic processes in the market economy

Yoshinori Shiozawa ()
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Yoshinori Shiozawa: Osaka City University

Evolutionary and Institutional Economics Review, 2017, vol. 14, issue 2, 541-554

Abstract: Abstract Masahiko Aoki is known in the English-speaking world as a creator and founder of comparative institutional analysis. However, Masahiko Aoki’s interests changed several times. As he himself recalled in his autobiography, Aoki made in his life seven intellectual ventures in five different fields. In this paper, I would like to address a more little-known aspect and period of Aoki’s research agenda. Although Aoki’s interests changed greatly throughout his career, there was under the surface a consistent and coherent stream: the study of organizations. His interest in organizations started from a sizable one, i.e., the centrally planned economy, to a smaller one: firms. Between these interests, there was a period where Aoki was deeply interested in the dynamic process of the market economy. During this period, I had a chance to work as his research assistant at the Kyoto Institute of Economic Research (KIER), an institute at Kyoto University. This paper is a recollection of my days in KIER with Professor Aoki.

Keywords: Masahiko Aoki; Obituary; Dynamic process; Kyoto Institute of Economic Research; Himeoka Reiji; Leonid Hurwicz (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: B23 B24 B32 B51 C61 C62 C70 D21 D47 J39 L16 P51 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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