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An economic theorist's book of tales : essays that entertain the consequences of new assumptions in economic theory

Author: George A Akerlof
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1984.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George A Akerlof
ISBN: 0521263239 9780521263238 0521269334 9780521269339
OCLC Number: 10456821
Description: viii, 196 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The market for "lemons": quality uncertainty and the market mechanism --
The economics of caste and of the rat race and other woeful tales --
The economics of "tagging" as applied to the optimal income tax, welfare programs, and manpower planning --
A theory of social custom, of which unemployment may be one consequence --
Jobs as dam sites --
The economic consequences of cognitive dissonance with William T. Dickens --
Labor contracts as partial gift exchange --
Loyalty filters.
Responsibility: George A. Akerlof.
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