I am currently experimenting with generative AI in order to understand better how and when to use it. I have discovered that it works well for tasks such as "summarize explanations of the rise of right-wing populist parties" and "provide full references to ten classical papers in institutional economics".
The output after the latter instruction was the following list:
Coase, R. H. (1937). "The Nature of the Firm." Economica, Vol. 4, No. 16, pp. 386-405.
Granovetter, M. (1985). "Economic Action and Social Structure: The Problem of Embeddedness." American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 91, No. 3, pp. 481-510.
North, D. C. (1991). "Institutions and Economic Theory." The American Economist, Vol. 35, No. 2, pp. 3-6.
Williamson, O. E. (1985). "The Economic Institutions of Capitalism." Firms, Markets, and Hierarchies: The Transaction Cost Economics Reader, pp. 15-45.
Ostrom, E. (1990). "Rules, Games, and Common-Pool Resources." Annual Review of Political Science, Vol. 2, pp. 41-78.
Davis, L. E., & North, D. C. (1971). "Institutional Change and American Economic Growth." Cambridge University Press.
Coase, R. H. (1960). "The Problem of Social Cost." The Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 3, pp. 1-44.
Barzel, Y. (1989). "Cultural Beliefs and the Organization of Society: A Historical and Theoretical Reflection on Collectivist and Individualist Societies." The Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 97, No. 5, pp. 1155-1189.
Olson, M. (1965). "The Logic of Collective Action: Public Goods and the Theory of Groups." Harvard University Press.
Stiglitz, J. E. (1988). "The Economic Role of the State." Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 21-42.