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Explorations in pragmatic economics : selected papers of George A. Akerlof (and co-authors).

Author: George A Akerlof
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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For twenty years since the publication of his seminal paper 'The Market for "Lemons"', George A. Akerlof's work has changed the way we see economics. This collection of Akerlof's most important papers provide both an introduction to Akerlof's work and a grounding in modern economics. Divided into two broad areas, micro- and macroeconomics, they cover the economics of information; the theory of unemployment;  Read more...
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Akerlof, George A., 1940-
Explorations in pragmatic economics.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005298029
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George A Akerlof
ISBN: 9780191554964 0191554960 9786610905140 6610905142
OCLC Number: 252680408
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 514 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Market for lemons : quality uncertainty and the market mechanism ; Economics of caste and of the rat race and other woeful tales ; Discriminatory, status-based wages among tradition-oriented, stochastically trading coconut producers / George A. Akerlof --
Economics and identity / George A. Akerlof and Rachel E. Kranton --
Economics of tagging as applied to the optimal income tax, welfare programs, and manpower planning / George A. Akerlof --
Analysis of out-of-wedlock childbearing in the United States / George A. Akerlof, Janet L. Yellen and Michael L. Katz --
Men without children / George A. Akerlof --
Economic consequences of cognitive dissonance / George A. Akerlof and William T. Dickens --
Economics of illusion ; Procrastination and obedience / George A. Akerlof --
Looting : the economic underworld of bankruptcy for profit / George A. Akerlof and Paul M. Romer --
Relative wages and the rate of inflation ; Microeconomic foundations of a flow of funds theory of the demand for money ; Irving Fisher on his head : the consequences of constant threshold-target monitoring of money holdings ; Jobs as dam sites ; Labor contracts as partial gift exchange / George A. Akerlof --
Fair wage-effort hypothesis and unemployment ; Near-rational model of the business cycle, with wage and price inertia / George A. Akerlof and Janet L. Yellen --
Macroeconomics of low inflation / George A. Akerlof, William T. Dickens and George L. Perry --
Behavioral macroeconomics and macroeconomic behavior / George A. Akerlof.
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