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Famous fables of economics : myths of market failures

Author: Daniel F Spulber
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishers, ©2002.
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"Famous Fables of Economics critiques some of our most cherished stories of market failure. Economists have used these colorful myths to justify a wide range of public policy interventions in the economy, from public provision of goods and services, to economic regulation of industry, to antitrust actions against major corporations. Despite their blatant factual inaccuracies, the appeal of these fables to economic,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel F Spulber
ISBN: 0631226745 9780631226741 0631226753 9780631226758
OCLC Number: 46422235
Description: viii, 312 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: Economic fables and public policy / Daniel F. Spulber --
The lighthouse in economics / Ronald H. Coase --
The voluntary provision of public goods? The turnpike companies of early America / Daniel B. Klein --
The fable of the bees : an economic investigation / Steven N.S. Cheung --
The fable of the keys / Stan J. Liebowitz, Stephen E. Margolis --
Beta, Macintosh, and other fabulous tales / Stan J. Liebowitz Stephen E. Margolis --
Delivering coal by road and rail in Britain : the efficiency of the "silly little bobtailed wagons" / Va Nee L. Van Vleck --
The acquisition of Fisher Body by General Motors / Ronald H. Coase --
The fable of Fisher Body / Ramon Casadesus-Masanell, Daniel F. Spulber --
Sharecropping / Steven N.S. Cheung --
Predatory price cutting : the standard oil (N.J.) case / John S. McGee --
Another look at Alcoa: raising rivals' costs does not improve the view / John E. Lopatka, Paul E. Godek --
How much did the Liberty Shipbuilders learn? New evidence for an old case study / Peter Thompson --
Financial legends / The Economist.
Responsibility: edited by Daniel F. Spulber.

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