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David Gindis

Research Associate

David Gindis is Senior Lecturer in Economics at Hertfordshire Business School, University of Hertfordshire. His research combines economics, law and philosophy, and focuses on the role of corporate personality in the emergence, persistence, governance and evolution of the firm in market economies. Among other projects devoted to the issue of institutional complementarities and the constitutive role of law, he is currently working on a research monograph about the origins, meanings and influence of the ‘nexus of contracts’ view of the firm.

David holds a BA in Economics, an MA in Economics and Sociology, and an MPhil from the University of Lyon, France. He earned a PhD in Institutional Economics from the University of Hertfordshire. In 2008 he was awarded the Herbert Simon Young Scholar Prize by the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy for his work on the theory of the firm. David is also a Founding Member of the World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research (, and is a member of its inaugural Council.