Evolutionary and Institutional Economics Review

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 551–566 | Cite as

Robert Boyer, Économie politique des capitalismes: Théorie de la régulation et des crises, La Découverte, 2015

  • Yuji Harada
  • Hiroyasu UemuraEmail author
Book Review


This article presents a book review of Robert Boyer’s Économie politique des capitalismes: Théorie de la régulation et des crises, La Découverte, 2015. This book shows the systematic framework of the régulation theory based on recent research by the network of economists working along this paradigm. The theory presents a significant message that the analysis of the diverse interactions between polity and economy and the interdependence of growth regimes is indispensable in the analysis of the varieties of capitalism. As the book was originally published in French, this book review provides careful translations and interpretations of French words and phrases in English to help readers understand the academic essence of the book completely. Furthermore, this review highlights the significance of the book with a systematic theoretical framework in the context of Japanese social sciences.


Robert Boyer The régulation theory Political economy Capitalism Crisis 

JEL Classification

B21 B52 P51 


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This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Setsunan UniversityNeyagawaJapan
  2. 2.Yokohama National UniversityYokohamaJapan

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