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Angela Ambrosino
University of Turin
Positive economicsEconomicsCognitionPolitical scienceInstitutional economics
18Publications
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AbstractThis article argues that North does not conceptualise the difference between ideologies as shared beliefs, which arise from shared mental models in consequence of bottom-up processes, and ideologies as views which stimulate top-down institutional processes, by means of which informal norms and existing beliefs are re-oriented. Top-down processes are possible because shared beliefs are characterised by variety and malleability, rather than by a (homogeneous) “cultural heritage”. Although ...
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#1Angela Ambrosino (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 3
#2Mario Aldo Cedrini (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 7
Last. Massimiliano Nuccio (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 7
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ABSTRACTThe paper presents the topic modeling technique known as Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA), a form of text-mining aiming at discovering the hidden (latent) thematic structure in large archives of documents. By applying LDA to the full text of the economics articles stored in the JSTOR database, we show how to construct a map of the discipline over time, and illustrate the potentialities of the technique for the study of the shifting structure of economics in a time of (possible) fragment...
7 CitationsSource
#1Angela Ambrosino (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 3
#2Magda Fontana (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 6
Last. Anna Azzurra GiganteH-Index: 1
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This paper aims at contributing to the debate on the future of institutional economics and of the field as a whole by starting from the literature that discusses the relationship between Old†Original Institutional Economics and New Institutional Economics. It suggests that the process of reunifying OIE and NIE (and evolutionary economics) prompted by part of the literature could be improved by the contribution of the Cognitive Institutional Economics. The paper follows a two†stage pathway: f...
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#1Angela AmbrosinoH-Index: 3
#2Stefano FioriH-Index: 6
The paper argues that in North’s theory the reciprocal influence between organizations and institutions, and between informal and formal norms, is interpretable as a continuous alternation of bottom-up and top-down processes. Bottom-up processes arise from shared beliefs, and they concern how informal norms engender formal norms. Top-down processes explain how formal norms influence informal norms. North does not exhaustively deal with this latter process, although he provides elements which go ...
#1Angela AmbrosinoH-Index: 3
This paper analyses institutional change and Veblen’s work (1907, 1914, 1919) under the perspective of cognitive economics. Particularly it focuses on two interesting issues of Veblen’s theory of economic change: 1. in Veblen’s view habits are both mental habits and behavioral habits and they play a twofold role in economic change because they are particularly relevant both as elements of propensity, and as forces resisting to change. 2 Veblen gives an exhaustive definition of instincts and habi...
#1Angela Ambrosino (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 3
#2Elena Maggi (University of Insubria)H-Index: 5
Last. Elena Vallino (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 3
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In the last two decades economics of complexity has provided new tools to improve the analysis of complex systems. The supply of public goods and services is an example of economic problems implying complex systems. This chapter gives some insights on the need to use advanced tools to analyse the effects of the local regulation in high-complexity systems, focusing on agent-based models (ABMs) and their application to urban mobility and transport management policies. It provides a review of resea...
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#1Angela AmbrosinoH-Index: 3
This paper provides an interpretative key of the mechanisms underlying the emergence of several new economic programs working on the borders between economic theory and other social sciences. To this aim, it applies and updates J. Davis’ distinction among inward and outward oriented research programs, through the inclusion of new economic strands and the construction of a visual model showing interactions among orthodox, mainstream economics and new research programs. Institutional Cognitive Eco...
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#1Angela AmbrosinoH-Index: 3
#2Magda FontanaH-Index: 6
Last. Anna Azzurra GiganteH-Index: 1
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The paper proposes a critical interpretation of the development of new institutional economics and of its relationship with other economic fields. Consistently with the oil-spot dynamics model, new institutionalism can be described as an enlargement of the mainstream that, in time, seems to further expand towards heterodoxy by branching and specializing. Institutional cognitive economics positions itself at the borders between these two areas. With its focus on the cognitive processes underlying...
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