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Institutions and Sustainability: Introduction and Overview

  • Martina Padmanabhan
  • Volker Beckmann

Abstract

The analysis of institutions in the field of nature-related human endeavours has always been the key element of Konrad Hagedorn’s academic writing and teaching. Pushing the frontiers of institutional economics to integrate sustainability concerns, he pioneered the reflection on institutions, values and norms in agricultural economics. The aim of this introduction is to outline the main facets of his conceptual and applied work, show the impact and inspiration it has had on the work of other academics in the area of institutional analysis, introduce the papers collected in this volume, and look ahead to further challenges to come.

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Agriculture Konrad Hagedorn Natural resources Institutions Sustainability 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martina Padmanabhan
    • 1
  • Volker Beckmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Resource EconomicsInstitute of Agricultural Economics and Social Science, Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture, Humboldt-Universität zu BerlinPhilippstr. 13

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