Incentives, Organization, and Public Economics: Papers in Honour of Sir James Mirrlees

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Overview

This volume celebrates the career of Nobel Laureate Sir James Mirrlees. The contributions are all by leading authorities and range over Mirrlees' fields of interest: the economics of information, welfare, taxation, project appraisal, and industrial organization. The book will appeal to a wide audience of economists working in microeconomic theory.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199242290
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/28/2000
  • Pages: 366
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

University of Stanford

University of Exeter

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 3
2 Corporate Diversification and Agency 17
3 Adverse Selection and Insurance with uberrima fides 41
4 Strategic Experimentation: the Undiscounted Case 53
5 Approximate Common Knowledge in a Search Model 69
6 Wealth and Welfare 89
7 Adjusting One's Standard of Living: Two-Period Models 107
8 Who Should Provide Public Goods? 123
9 An Optimal Earnings Schedule 151
10 Non-linear Utility Pricing and Targeting the Poor 157
11 A Reconsideration of the Optimal Income Tax 171
12 Reassessing the Diamond-Mirrlees Efficiency Theorem 193
13 Valuing Our Future: Cost-Benefit Analysis and Sustainability 217
14 Chinese Reforms from a Comparative Perspective 243
15 Capital Structure and Imperfect Competition in Product Markets 281
16 Renegotiation In Repeated Oligopoly Interaction 303
17 Competing against Bundles 323
18 On the Optimal Location of Capital 337
Name Index 353
Subject Index 357
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