Publications

"On the Evolution of Collective Enforcement Institutions: Communities and Courts" (with Jens Prufer), Journal of Legal Studies 43(2), June, 2014, pp. 359-400. [JLS URL]

"The Enterprise as Community: Firms, Towns, and Universities," in Anna Grandori (ed.), Handbook of Economic Organization. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2013, pp. 96-111.

"Post-Sale Service and the Limits of Reputation" (with Renata Kosova), Industrial and Corporate Change, 22 (6), December, 2013, pp, 1663-1698 (doi: 10.1093/icc/dtt004).

"Public Utility Ownership in 19th-Century America: The 'Aberrant' Case of Water," Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 27, October 2011, pp. 604-654.

"Long-Term Contracts and Short-Term Commitment: Price Determination for Heterogeneous Freight Transactions," American Law and Economics Review, 11, Spring 2009, pp. 79-111.

"Authority and Commitment: Why Universities, Like Legislatures, Are Not Organized As Firms," Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 15, Fall 2006, 649-84.

"Modern Evidence on the Firm," American Economic Review, 92, May 2002, pp. 428-32.

"Prospects for Private Water Provision in Developing Countries: Lessons from 19th Century America" (with Keith Crocker), in Mary Shirley (ed.), Thirsting for Efficiency: The Economics and Politics of Urban Water Reform. London: Elsevier Science, 2002, pp. 317-47.

"Transaction-Cost Economics and the Organization of Agricultural Transactions," in Michael Baye (ed.), Advances in Applied Microeconomics: Industrial Organization. New York: Elsevier Science, 2000, pp. 173-195.

"Reaffirming Relationship-Specific Investments: Comments on Miwa and Ramseyer's 'Rethinking Relationship-Specific Investments,'" Michigan Law Review, 98, August 2000, pp. 2668-77.

"Econometrics of Contracts: An Assessment of Recent Developments in the Empirical Literature on Contracting" (with Stephane Saussier), Revue d'Economie Industrielle 92, 2000, pp. 215-236.

Reprinted (with updates and revisions) in: The Economics of Contract in Prospect and Retrospect (E. Brousseau and J-M Glachant, eds.), Cambridge University Press, 2002.

"Contractual Choice," in B. Boukaert and G. De Geest (eds.), Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, Vol. III, The Regulation of Contracts, pp. 25-45. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. 2000.

"The Three Great Puzzles of the Firm," in Stephen G. Medema (ed.), Coasean Economics. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998, pp. 51-63.

"Discrete Choice, Censored Regression, and the Costs of Organization," in Arregle, Ghertman, and Obadia (eds.), Statistical Models for Strategic Management Statistical Models for Strategic Management. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1997, pp. 221-237.

"Oliver E. Williamson," in Warren J. Samuals (ed.), American Economists of the Late 20th Century. Aldershot, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 1996, pp.384-406.

Reprinted in: Transaction Cost Economics and the Influence of Oliver Williamson, G.R. Carrol and D.J. Teece (eds..), Aldershot, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. 1999.

"Regulation and Administered Contracts Revisited: Lessons from Transaction-Cost Economics for Public Utility Regulation" (with Keith J. Crocker), Journal of Regulatory Economics, 9, January 1996, pp. 5-39.

"Empirical Research in Transaction-Cost Economics: Progress, Challenges, Directions," in John Groenewegen (ed.), Transaction Cost Economics and Beyond. Boston: Kluwer: Academic Publishers, 1996, pp. 41-64.

"Old School Ties: Financial Aid Coordination and the Governance of Higher Education," Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 28, September 1995, pp. 23-47.

"Franchise Contracting, Organization, and Regulation: Introduction," Journal of Corporate Finance: Contracting, Governance, and Organization, 2, October 1995, pp. 1-7.

"Economic Organization and Conflict: Comment," Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 151, March 1995, pp. 237-241.

"United States v. United Shoe Machinery Corporation: On the Merits" (with Edward A. Snyder), Journal of Law and Economics, 36, April 1993, pp. 33-70.

Reprinted in:
Transaction Cost Economics, (Oliver E. Williamson and Scott E. Masten, eds.). Aldershot, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. 1995
Case Studies in Contracting and Organization, (Scott E. Masten, ed.). New York: Oxford University Press. 1996.
Journal of Reprints for Antitrust Law and Economics, issue on Landmark Antitrust Decisions Revisited, 26, 1997, pp. 643-680.
Pricing Tactics, Strategies, and Outcomes, (M. Waldman & J. Johnson, ed.). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. 2007

"Transaction Costs, Mistakes, and Performance: Assessing the Importance of Governance," Managerial and Decision Economics, 14, March-April 1993, pp. 119-129.

"Pretia Ex Machina? Prices and Process in Long-Term Contracts" (with Keith J. Crocker), Journal of Law and Economics, 34, April 1991, pp. 69-99.

Reprinted in: Transaction Cost Economics, (Oliver E. Williamson and Scott E. Masten, eds.). Aldershot, UK: , Edward Elgar Publishing. 1995.

"The Costs of Organization" (with James W. Meehan and Edward A. Snyder), Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 7, Spring 1991, pp. 1-25.

Reprinted in:
Transaction Cost Economics, (Oliver E. Williamson and Scott E. Masten, eds.). Aldershot, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. 1995.
The International Library of the New Institutional Economics, (Claude Menard, ed.), Aldershot, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. 2004.

"Vertical Integration in the U.S. Auto Industry: A Note on the Influence of Transaction-Specific Assets" (with James W. Meehan and Edward A. Snyder), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 12, October 1989, pp. 265-273.

"The Design and Duration of Contracts: Strategic and Efficiency Considerations" (with Edward A. Snyder), Law and Contemporary Problems, 52, Winter 1989, pp. 63-85.

"Mitigating Contractual Hazards: Unilateral Options and Contract Length" (with Keith J. Crocker), RAND Journal of Economics, 19, Autumn 1988, pp. 327-343.

"Minimum Bill Contracts: Theory and Policy," Journal of Industrial Economics, 37, September 1988, pp. 85-97.

"A Legal Basis for the Firm," Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 4, Spring 1988, pp. 181-198.

Reprinted in:
The Nature of the Firm: Origins, Evolution, and Development, (Oliver E. Williamson and Sidney G. Winter, eds.). New York: Oxford University Press. 1991.
Fundamental of Business Strategy, Vol. 1, (Mie Augier and David J. Teece, eds.). London: SAGE Publications. 2007

"Equity, Opportunism, and the Design of Contractual Relations," Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics/Zeitschrift fur die gesamte Staatswissenschaft, 144, February 1988, pp. 180-195.

"Institutional Choice and the Organization of Production: the Make-or-Buy Decision," Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics/Zeitschrift fur die gesamte Staatswissenschaft, 142, September 1986, pp. 493-509.

"Efficient Adaptation in Long-Term Contracts: Take-or-Pay Provisions for Natural Gas" (with Keith J. Crocker), American Economic Review, 75, December 1985, pp. 1083-1093.

Reprinted in:
Transaction Cost Economics, (Oliver E. Williamson and Scott E. Masten, eds.). Aldershot, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. 1995.
Case Studies in Contracting and Organization, (Scott E. Masten, ed.). New York: Oxford University Press. 1996.
The International Library of the New Institutional Economics, (Claude Menard, ed.), Aldershot, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. 2004.

"The Organization of Production: Evidence from the Aerospace Industry," Journal of Law and Economics, 27, October 1984, pp. 403-417.

Reprinted in:
Transaction Cost Economics, (Oliver E. Williamson and Scott E. Masten, eds.), Aldershot, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. 1995.
Case Studies in Contracting and Organization, (Scott E. Masten, ed.). New York: Oxford University Press. 1996.
The International Library of the New Institutional Economics, (Claude Menard, ed.), Aldershot, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. 2004.