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

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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: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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University of Stanford

University of Exeter

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Peter J. Hammond and Gareth D. Myles
2. Corporate Diversification and Agency, Benjamin E. Hermalin and Michael L. Katz
3. Adverse Selection and Insurance with uberrima fides, Avinash Dixit
4. Strategic Experimentation: the Undiscounted Case, Patrick Bolton and Christopher Harris
5. Approximate Common Knowledge in a Search Model, Hyun Song Shin
6. Wealth and Welfare, Partha Dasgupta
7. Adjusting One's Standard of Living: Two-Period Models, Peter Diamond and James Mirrlees
8. Who Should Provide Public Goods?, Jun-ichi Itaya, David de Meza, and Gareth D. Myles
9. An Optimal Earnings Schedule, Sudhir Anand
10. Non-linear Utility Pricing and Targeting the Poor, Ravi Kanbur, Ritva Tarkiainen, and Matti Tuomala
11. A Reconsideration of the Optimal Income Tax, Kevin Roberts
12. Reassessing the Diamond-Mirrlees Efficiency Theorem, Peter J. Hammond
13. Valuing Our Future: Cost-Benefit Analysis and Sustainability, Geoffrey Heal
14. Chinese Reforms from a Comparative Perspective, Athar Hussain, Nicholas Stern, and Joseph Stiglitz
15. Capital Structure and Imperfect Competition in Product Markets, Franklin Allen
16. Repeated Oligopoly Interaction, Joseph Farrell
17. Competing against Bundles, Barry Nalebuff
18. On the Optimal Location of Capital, Anthony J. Venables

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