A Research Agenda for New Institutional Economics
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A Research Agenda for New Institutional Economics

Edited by Claude Ménard and Mary M. Shirley

Consisting of 30 concise chapters written by top scholars, this Research Agenda probes the knowledge frontiers of issues long at the forefront of New Institutional Economics (NIE), including government, contracts and property rights. It examines pressing research questions surrounding norms, culture, and beliefs. It is designed to inform and inspire students and those starting their careers in economics, law and political science. Well-established scholars will also find the book invaluable in updating their understanding of crucial research questions and seeking new areas to explore.
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Chapter 28: Data science for institutional and organizational economics

Jens Prüfer and Patricia Prüfer

Abstract

To what extent can data science methods – such as machine learning, text analysis, or sentiment analysis – push the research frontier in the social sciences? This chapter briefly describes the most prominent data science techniques that lend themselves to analyses of institutional and organizational governance structures. The authors elaborate on several examples applying data science to analyze legal, political, and social institutions and sketch how specific data science techniques can be used to study important research questions that could not (to the same extent) be studied without these techniques. They conclude by comparing the main strengths and limitations of computational social science with traditional empirical research methods and its relation to theory.

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