Working Paper No. 215

Evolution, Economic Competence, and the Market for Corporate Control


To assess the merits of the market for corporate control, this paper examines two processes which standard analysis does not study: the allocation of economic competence and the evolution of organizational structures. Economic competence is seen to be an unusual scarce resource embodied in the very ways in which individuals and organizations take economic decisions, which guides the allocation of all scarce resources, including itself. Its efficient allocation is shown to require an evolutionary trial-and-error process, where the market for corporate control plays a crucial role.

Interdisciplinary European Studies

The European Union in a Changing World Order

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This book explores how the European Union responds to the ongoing challenges to the liberal international order. These challenges arise both within the EU itself and beyond its borders, and put into question the values of free trade and liberal democracy. 

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