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Dixit, Avinash K.

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Works: 196 works in 704 publications in 8 languages and 12,021 library holdings
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: HB135, 519.3
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Publications about Avinash K Dixit
Publications by Avinash K Dixit
Most widely held works by Avinash K Dixit
Games of strategy by Avinash K Dixit( Book )
51 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,010 libraries worldwide
Games of Strategy remains the most accessible principles-level text for courses in game theory, addressing a remarkably broad range of concepts in a narrative that is both clear and compelling. Using resonant real-world examples, the authors simplify difficult theoretic ideas, helping students see the value of strategic thinking in a variety of situations
Investment under uncertainty by Avinash K Dixit( Book )
16 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 787 libraries worldwide
The book shows the importance of the theory for understanding the investment behavior of firms. It develops the implications of this theory for industry dynamics and for government policy concerning investment. It also shows how the theory can be applied to specific industries and to a wide variety of business problems
The art of strategy : a game theorist's guide to success in business & life by Avinash K Dixit( Book )
16 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 702 libraries worldwide
Using a diverse array of rich case studies - from pop culture, TV, movies, sports, politics, and history - the author shows how nearly every business and personal interaction has a game-theory component to it
Theory of international trade : a dual, general equilibrium approach by Avinash K Dixit( Book )
52 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 650 libraries worldwide
This book expounds trade theory emphasizing that a trading equilibrium is general rather than partial, and is often best modelled using dual or envelope functions. This yields a compact treatment of standard theory, clarifies some errors and confusions, and produces some new departures. In particular, the book (i) gives unified treatments of comparative statics and welfare, (ii) sheds new light on the factor-price equalization issue, (iii) treats the modern specific-factor model in parallel with the usual Heckscher-Ohlin one, (iv) analyses the balance of payments in general equilibrium with flexible and fixed prices, (v) studies imperfect competition and intra-industry trade
Lawlessness and economics : alternative modes of governance by Avinash K Dixit( Book )
29 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 640 libraries worldwide
"How can property rights be protected and contracts be enforced in countries where the rule of law is ineffective or absent? How can firms from advanced market economies do business in such circumstances? in Lawlessness and Economics, Avinash Dixit examines the theory of private institutions that transcend or supplement weak economic government from the state."--Jacket
The making of economic policy : a transaction-cost politics perspective by Avinash K Dixit( Book )
32 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 568 libraries worldwide
The theory of equilibrium growth by Avinash K Dixit( Book )
22 editions published between 1976 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 479 libraries worldwide
Microeconomics : a very short introduction by Avinash K Dixit( Book )
8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 408 libraries worldwide
The issues of microeconomics - including individuals' financial choices and firms' decisions about hiring and firing - have a large impact on the economic world, arguably as much, if not more than, macroeconomics. In this book, Avinash Dixit clearly explains what microeconomics is by using examples from around the world
The art of smooth pasting by Avinash K Dixit( Book )
28 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 219 libraries worldwide
The main mathematical ideas are presented in a context with which economists should be familiar. Using a binomial approximation to Brownian motion, the mathematics is reduced to simple algebra, progressing to some equally simple limits. The starting point of the calculus of Brownian motion - "Ito's Lemma" - emerges by analogy with the economics of risk-aversion. Conditions for the optimal regulation of Brownian motion, including the important, but often mysterious "smooth pasting" condition, are derived in a similar way. Each theoretical derivation is illustrated by developing a significant economic application, drawn mainly from recent research in macroeconomics and international economics
Aussenhandelstheorie by Avinash K Dixit( Book )
8 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in German and Undetermined and held by 160 libraries worldwide
Expandability, reversibility, and optimal capacity choice by Avinash K Dixit( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
We develop continuous-time models of capacity choice when demand fluctuates stochastically, and the firm's opportunities to expand or contract are limited. Specifically consider costs of investing or disinvesting that vary with time, or with the amount of capacity already installed. The firm's limited opportunities to expand or contract create call and put options on incremental units of capital; we show how the values of these options affect the firm's investment decisions
A markup interpretation of optimal rules for irreversible investment by Avinash K Dixit( Book )
15 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
We re-examine the basic investment problem of deciding when to incur a sunk cost to obtain a stochastically fluctuating benefit. The optimal investment rule satisfies a trade-off between a larger versus a later net benefit; we show that this trade-off is closely analogous to the standard trade-off for the pricing decision of a firm that faces a downward sloping demand curve. We reinterpret the optimal investment rule as a markup formula involving an elasticity that has exactly the same form as the formula for a firm's optimal markup of price over marginal cost. This is illustrated with several examples
Optimization in economic theory by Avinash K Dixit( Book )
19 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Common agency and coordination : general theory and application to tax policy by Avinash K Dixit( Book )
18 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 44 libraries worldwide
A theory of political compromise by Avinash K Dixit( Book )
11 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Evaluating recipes for development success by Avinash K Dixit( file )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 37 libraries worldwide
"This paper provides a review of the contradictions and conflicts in the literature on economic governance and sketches an approach to use some of the conceptual and empirical findings from that literature for development policy. The literature offers conflicting conclusions on big questions: whether history and geography preordain a country's economic fate, whether democracy or authoritarianism promotes growth; whether informal or formal mechanisms are best; whether "big bang" or gradual transitions promote growth; and whether disasters and demographics are stumbling blocks or stepping stones. The author finds recipes for success that are infeasible, contradictory and shifting, and that ignore the role of luck in development policy. While the researcher may ask, "What creates success on average across countries?" the policymaker needs to know, "What is going wrong in this country and how can we put it right?" The author suggests a preliminary approach to combine the practitioner's detailed knowledge of country conditions with the broader patterns uncovered by scholars, building on "growth diagnostics" that identify binding constraints to development. But he shifts from the sequential "decision tree" framework to a more directly "diagnostic" approach that recognizes that policymakers must deal with many factors simultaneously. The framework he suggests combines empirical information on potential causes, estimates of their probabilities, and observed effects. He proposes this framework as the foundation, not for another recipe, but for a broader mode of thought to tackle the complexity and variance in development processes and patterns across countries and time-one country at a time. "--World Bank web site
Evaluating recipes for development success by Avinash K Dixit( Book )
9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
"This paper provides a review of the contradictions and conflicts in the literature on economic governance and sketches an approach to use some of the conceptual and empirical findings from that literature for development policy. The literature offers conflicting conclusions on big questions: whether history and geography preordain a country's economic fate, whether democracy or authoritarianism promotes growth; whether informal or formal mechanisms are best; whether "big bang" or gradual transitions promote growth; and whether disasters and demographics are stumbling blocks or stepping stones. The author finds recipes for success that are infeasible, contradictory and shifting, and that ignore the role of luck in development policy. While the researcher may ask, "What creates success on average across countries?" the policymaker needs to know, "What is going wrong in this country and how can we put it right?" The author suggests a preliminary approach to combine the practitioner's detailed knowledge of country conditions with the broader patterns uncovered by scholars, building on "growth diagnostics" that identify binding constraints to development. But he shifts from the sequential "decision tree" framework to a more directly "diagnostic" approach that recognizes that policymakers must deal with many factors simultaneously. The framework he suggests combines empirical information on potential causes, estimates of their probabilities, and observed effects. He proposes this framework as the foundation, not for another recipe, but for a broader mode of thought to tackle the complexity and variance in development processes and patterns across countries and time-one country at a time."--World Bank web site
Targeted export promotion with several oligopolistic industries by Avinash K Dixit( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
In this paper we ask whether a policy of targeted export promotion can raise domestic welfare when several oligopolistic industries all draw on the same scarce factor of production. Our point of departure is one of Cournot duopoly in which a single home firm competes with a single foreign firm in a market outside the horse country. It has been shown previously that when there is only one such industry in an otherwise perfectly competitive world economy, a subsidy policy by the home government transfers profits to the domestic firm, and thereby raises domestic welfare. However, when many such industries (and only these) utilize the same inelastically supplied resource, promotion of one bids up the return to the specific factor, and consequently disadvantages all of the non-targeted industries in their respective duopolistic competitions. Our question then is which industry(s), if any, is worthy of promotion. We find that, when the specific factor is used in fixed proportion to output, and all of the duopolies have similar demand and cost conditions, a policy of free trade is optimal. We identify the conditions for welfare improvement when a single industry is selected for targeting under asymmetric conditions, and also investigate whether a uniform subsidy to all industries in the imperfectly competitive sector will raise domestic welfare
El arte de la estrategia : la teoría de juegos, guía del éxito en sus negocios y en su vida diaria by Avinash K Dixit( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 14 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Avinash Dixit Amerikaans econoom
Avinash Dixit US-amerikanischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler
Avinash K. Dixit
Dikshit, Avinash K.
Dixit, A. 1944-
Dixit, A. K.
Dixit, A. K. 1944-
Dixit, A. K. (Avinash K.)
Dixit Avinash
Dixit, Avinash 1944-
Dixit, Avinash K.
Dixit, Avinash Kamalakar
Dixit, Avinash Kamalakar 1944-
Kamalakar Dixit, Avinash 1944-
Диксит, Авинаш
דיקסיט, אבינש ק.
딕시트, 애비나쉬 1944-
딕시트, 애비내시 K. 1944-
딕시트, 애비너시 K. 1944-
딕시티, 애비너시 1944-
아비나시 딕시
アビナッシュ・ディキシット
ディキシット, A. K
ディキシット, アヴィナッシュ
ディキシット, アビナッシュ
ディキシット, アビナッシュ・K
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Languages
English (322)
Spanish (9)
German (7)
Japanese (4)
Chinese (3)
Italian (3)
Arabic (2)
French (1)
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