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Dixit, Avinash K.

Works: 178 works in 657 publications in 10 languages and 11,414 library holdings
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: HD87, 658.4012
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Thinking strategically : the competitive edge in business, politics, and everyday life by Avinash K Dixit( Book )
56 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,805 libraries worldwide
The making of economic policy a transaction-cost politics perspective by Avinash K Dixit( file )
29 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and Italian and held by 1,795 libraries worldwide
This text looks for an improved understanding of the politics of economic policy-making from a transaction cost perspective. It uses US fiscal policy and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) as two examples that illustrate the framework
Lawlessness and economics alternative modes of governance by Avinash K Dixit( file )
25 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 1,653 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
Optimization in economic theory by Avinash K Dixit( Book )
54 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,049 libraries worldwide
Theory of international trade : a dual, general equilibrium approach by Avinash K Dixit( Book )
60 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 978 libraries worldwide
This book expounds trade theory emphasizing that a trading equilibrium is general rather than partial
Games of strategy by Avinash K Dixit( Book )
37 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 809 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 791 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 )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 672 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
The theory of equilibrium growth by Avinash K Dixit( Book )
19 editions published between 1976 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 466 libraries worldwide
Microeconomics : a very short introduction by Avinash K Dixit( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
The art of smooth pasting by Avinash K Dixit( Book )
28 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 218 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
Evaluating recipes for development success by Avinash K Dixit( file )
10 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 89 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
Expandability, reversibility, and optimal capacity choice by Avinash K Dixit( Book )
12 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 85 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 )
13 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Abstract: 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
Common agency and coordination : general theory and application to tax policy by Avinash K Dixit( Book )
14 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Ce lue de sai ju by Di Ke Si Te( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Pensar estratégicamente : un arma decisiva en los negocios, la política y la vida diaria by Avinash K Dixit( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 37 libraries worldwide
A theory of political compromise by Avinash K Dixit( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Targeted export promotion with several oligopolistic industries by Avinash K Dixit( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 32 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
Risk-adjusted rates of return for project appraisal by Avinash K Dixit( Book )
6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
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-
דיקסיט, אבינש ק.
ディキシット, A. K
ディキシット, アビナッシュ・K
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