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Baumol, William J.

Works: 503 works in 2,008 publications in 7 languages and 39,549 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree
Classifications: HB501, 330
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Economics, principles, and policy by William J Baumol( Book )
234 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ever since the First Edition, Economics: Principles and Policy was predicated on the view that practical issues and developments in the economy should influence the content of an introductory economics course. This book contains its share of theoretical material. But the theory is not merely an exercise in making students miserable; it is driven by issues that are real and current. And every discussion of theory is related to applications, so as to offer students a continuing sense of the relevance of the material to reality. - Publisher
Economic theory and operations analysis by William J Baumol( Book )
95 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analytic tools of optimization; Demand and production theory; Firms, games and decisions; General equilibrium, welfare and distributiion
Good capitalism, bad capitalism, and the economics of growth and prosperity by William J Baumol( Book )
21 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 1,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Imagine this: a mere century ago, the purchasing power of an average American was one-tenth of what it is today. But what will it take to sustain that growth through the next century? And what can be said about economic growth to aspiring nations seeking higher standards of living for their citizens?" "In this important book, William J. Baumol, Robert E. Litan, and Carl J. Schramm contend that the answers to these questions lie within capitalist economies, though many observers make the mistake of believing that "capitalism" is of a single kind. Writing in an accessible style, the authors dispel that myth, documenting four different varieties of capitalism, some "Good" and some "Bad" for growth. The authors identify the conditions that characterize Good Capitalism - the right blend of entrepreneurial and established firms, which can vary among countries - as well as the features of Bad Capitalism."--Jacket
Economic dynamics; an introduction by William J Baumol( Book )
92 editions published between 1951 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Toward an evolutionary regime for spectrum governance licensing or unrestricted entry? by William J Baumol( )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Evaluates two options for spectrum governance--a tradable license approach and a commons approach--in terms of interference, investment in innovation, monopoly power, diversity, rural service, and vested interests versus adaptability"--Provided by publisher
Assessing educational practices the contribution of economics by William E Becker( )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Assessing Educational Practices introduces the nonspecialist to the research methods used by economists in studies of educational practices and institutions. The nine chapters explain the ways economists think about teachers' salaries, student achievement, class size, school organization, and other subjects of current debate in education. Each author demonstrates how methods used in economics can be applied to measure the success and failure of educational practices
The theory of environmental policy by William J Baumol( Book )
57 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analisi: ECONOMIA AMBIENTALE. In generale. Teoria
Welfare economics and the theory of the state by William J Baumol( Book )
82 editions published between 1950 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Convergence of productivity cross-national studies and historical evidence by William J Baumol( )
15 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection of original articles reviews the current state of knowledge concerning the convergence hypothesis. This hypothesis asserts that, for a restricted set of countries, their productivity and living standards are undergoing a process that brings them increasingly close to one another. Among the factors considered are patterns of industries as well as aggregate economies, influences that underlie the degree of convergence that seems to have occurred, and the role that convergence plays in the future of the newly developed nations. Much of the analysis is set in historical perspective
Performing arts, the economic dilemma : a study of problems common to theater, opera, music, and dance by William J Baumol( Book )
50 editions published between 1966 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An extensive analysis of the major economic attributes of the performing arts - audience composition, costs, income, organizational structure and remuneration of performers. The text demonstrates why the cost per performance and per attendance has always risen faster than the rate of inflation
Global trade and conflicting national interests by Ralph E Gomory( )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Macroeconomics : principles and policy by William J Baumol( Book )
132 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Summary: Microeconomics: principles and policy, twelfth edition, teaches the principles of economics, including current economic situations, providing an essential resource for faculty and students who want a solid introduction that calls on policy-based information for examples and applications
Downsizing in America : reality, causes, and consequences by William J Baumol( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Downsizing in America offers a range of compelling hypotheses to account for adoption of downsizing as an accepted business practice. In the short run, many companies experiencing difficulties due to decreased sales, cash flow problems, or declining securities prices reduced their workforces temporarily, expanding them again when business conditions improved. The most significant trigger leading to long-term downsizing was the rapid change in technology. Companies rid themselves of their least skilled workers and subsequently hired employees who were better prepared to work with new technology, which in some sectors reduced the size of firms at which production is most efficient." "Baumol, Blinder, and Wolff also reveal what they call the dirty little secret of downsizing: it is profitable in part because it holds down wages. Downsizing in America shows that reducing employee rolls increased profits, since downsizing firms spent less money on wages relative to output but it did not increase productivity. Nor did unions impede downsizing. The authors show that unionized industries were actually more likely to downsize in order to eliminate expensive union labor. In sum, downsizing transferred income from labor to capital - from workers to owners." "Downsizing in America combines an investigation of the underlying realities and causes of workforce reduction with an insightful analysis of the consequent shift in the balance of power between management and labor, to provide us with a deeper understanding of one of the major economic shifts of recent times - one with far-reaching implications for all American workers."--Jacket
Contestable markets and the theory of industry structure by William J Baumol( Book )
23 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Business behavior, value and growth by William J Baumol( Book )
33 editions published between 1959 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Productivity growth and U.S. competitiveness by Committee for Economic Development( Book )
13 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The free-market innovation machine : analyzing the growth miracle of capitalism by William J Baumol( Book )
25 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Why has capitalism produced economic growth that so vastly dwarfs the growth record of other economic systems, past and present? Why have living standards in countries from America to Germany to Japan risen exponentially over the past century? William Baumol rejects the conventional view that capitalism benefits society through price competition--that is, products and services become less costly as firms vie for consumers. Where most others have seen this as the driving force behind growth, he sees something different--a compound of systematic innovation activity within the firm, an arms race in which no firm in an innovating industry dares to fall behind the others in new products and processes, and inter-firm collaboration in the creation and use of innovations
Economics, environmental policy, and the quality of life by William J Baumol( Book )
20 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Productivity and American leadership : the long view by William J Baumol( Book )
19 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analisi: ECONOMIE NAZIONALI. America del Nord : USA. POLITICA CONGIUNTURALE. Misure e strumenti. POLITICA STRUTTURALE. In generale
The cost disease : why computers get cheaper and health care doesn't by William J Baumol( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The exploding cost of health care in the United States is a source of widespread alarm. Similarly, the upward spiral of college tuition fees is cause for serious concern. In this concise and illuminating book, the well-known economist William J. Baumol explores the causes of these seemingly intractable problems and offers a surprisingly simple explanation. Baumol identifies the "cost disease" as a major source of rapidly rising costs in service sectors of the economy. Once we understand that disease, he explains, effective responses become apparent. Baumol presents his analysis with characteristic clarity, tracing the fast-rising prices of health care and education in the United States and other major industrial nations, then examining the underlying causes, which have to do with the nature of providing labor-intensive services. The news is good, Baumol reassures us, because the nature of the disease is such that society will be able to afford the rising costs."--Publisher's website
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Baumol-Oates, .. 1922-
Baumol, W.J.
Baumol, W. J. 1922-
Baumol, W. J. (William J.)
Baumol, W. J. (William J.), 1922-
Baumol , William
Baumol, William J.
Baumol , William Jack
Baumol, William Jack 1922-
Baumol, William James 1922-
William Jack Baumol
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