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Market microstructure : intermediaries and the theory of the firm

Author: Daniel F Spulber
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Spulber presents a theory of the firm based on its economic role as an intermediary between customers and suppliers.


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel F Spulber
ISBN: 0521650259 9780521650250
OCLC Number: 301637663
Description: xxx, 374 p. : ill
Contents: Preface and acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. Market Microstructure and the Intermediation Theory of the Firm: 1. Market microstructure and intermediation; 2. Price setting and intermediation by firms 3. Competition Part II. Competition and Market Equilibrium: 3. Competition between intermediaries; 4. Intermediation and general equilibrium; Part III. Intermediation Versus Decentralized Trade: 5. Matching and intermediation by firms; 6. Search and intermediation by firms; Part IV. Intermediation under Asymmetric Information: 7. Adverse selection in product markets; 8. Adverse selection in financial markets; Part V. Intermediation and Transaction Costs: 9. Transaction costs and the contractual theory for the firm; 10. Transaction costs and the intermediation theory of the firm; Part VI. Intermediation and Agency: 11. Agency and the organizational-incentive theory of the firm; 12. Agency and the intermediation theory of the firm; Conclusion.
Responsibility: Daniel F. Spulber.
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