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Famous fables of economics : myths of market failures

Author: Daniel F Spulber
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishers, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text 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. It is  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
[études diverses]
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel F Spulber
ISBN: 0631226745 9780631226741 0631226753 9780631226758
OCLC Number: 491199077
Description: VII-312 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements. Introduction: Economic Fables and Public Policy: Daniel F. Spulber.1. The Lighthouse in Economics: Ronald H. Coase.2. The Voluntary Provision of Public Goods? The Turnpike Companies of Early America: Daniel B. Klein.3. The Fable of the Bees: An Economic Investigation: Steven N. S. Cheung.4. The Fable of the Keys: Stan J. Liebowitz, and Stephen E. Margolis.5. Beta, Macintosh, and Other Fabulous Tales: Stan J. Liebowitz and Stephen E. Margolis.6. Delivering Coal by Road and Rail in Britain: The Efficiency of the "Silly Little Bobtailed Wagons": Va Nee L. Van Vleck.7. The Acquisition of Fisher Body by General Motors: Ronald H. Coase.8. The Fable of Fisher Body: Ramon Casadesus-Masanell and Daniel F. Spulber.9. Sharecropping: Steven N. S. Cheung.10. Predatory Price Cutting: The Standard Oil (N.J.) Case: John S. McGee.11. Another Look at Alcoa: Raising Rivals' Costs Does Not Improve the View: John E. Lopatka and Paul E. Godek.12. How Much Did the Liberty Shipbuilders Learn? New Evidence for an Old Case Study: Peter Thompson.13. Financial Legends: The Economist. Index.
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