Douglass C. North: Trailblazer
By Robert Higgs
This article appeared in the Summer 2016 issue of The Independent Review

Along with his substantive contributions to the field of economic history, Douglass C. North should be remembered for building bridges between academic disciplines, exhorting his colleagues to rethink their assumptions, and convincing young scholars that they too could make a worthwhile mark on the economics profession. Among the reasons for his great success was his unflagging self-confidence.

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