Contemporary Issues in Microeconomics

Author: Joseph E. Stiglitz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137529717
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With contributions from international scholars, this second volume by Joseph Stiglitz and Martin Guzman comprises of theoretical, empirical, and policy-based chapters which carefully utilize theory and data analysis. Part I focuses on the issues of global inequality, poverty measurement and security. Part II turns to the issue of income contingent loans (ICL), where the repayment in any year depends on the annual income of the individual. These loans have proven to be an especially effective way of financing higher education, but there has been experimentation of the use of these loans in several other areas.

Issues in Contemporary Economics Policy and development

Author: International Economic Association. World Congress
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This book is volume 3 of the proceedings of the World Economic Congress held in Athens in August 1989, under the auspices of the International Economic Association. It considers various aspects of economic policy and development faced by countries with different social, cultural and political systems.

Towards a General Theory of Deep Downturns

Author: Joseph E. Stiglitz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137586915
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Joseph Stiglitz examines the theory behind the economic downturns that have plagued our world in recent times. This fascinating three-part lecture acknowledges the failure of economic models to successfully predict the 2008 crisis and explores alternative models which, if adopted, could potentially restore a stable and prosperous economy.

Issues in Contemporary Economics

Author: Kenneth J. Arrow
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349115738
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This book, with an overview introduction by Kenneth J.Arrow, is the first volume of the proceedings of the World Economic Congress held in Athens, Greece, in August/September 1989 under the auspices of the International Economic Association. It contains in Part 1 lectures from the plenary session by distinguished world economists. Part 2 contains surveys and reflections on various aspects of markets in equilibrium. Part 3 is concerned with normative criteria for economic policy within the framework of welfare and social choice theory.

Contemporary Issues in Law and Economics

Author: Thomas J. Miceli
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351596705
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Law and economics is the field of study devoted to understanding laws and legal institutions using the tools of economic theory. This growing subject has become a mainstream area of study in both law schools and economics departments and this book explores the "law and economics" approach to some of the most interesting questions, issues, and topics in law, order, and justice. Contemporary Issues in Law and Economics considers what economists call the "positive" analysis of the law – that is, using economic theory to explain the nature of the law as it actually exists. As part of this approach the author examines questions such as, what is the economic basis for the predominance of negligence rules in tort law? And, what is the explanation for the illegality of blackmail? Furthermore, another set of questions arises where the law seems to depart from the prescriptions of economic theory, and these issues are also examined in this volume. For example, the deeply rooted norm of proportionality between punishments and crimes, and the use of escalating penalties for repeat offenders, are both explored. With self-contained chapters written in a non-technical style, this book offers a rigorous discussion of the above themes while remaining accessible to those without formal legal or economic training. It offers the ideal introduction to the field of law and economics while also providing a basis for students in more advanced courses.

Toward a Just Society

Author: Martin Guzman
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231546807
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Joseph Stiglitz is one of the world’s greatest economists. He has made fundamental contributions to economic theory in areas such as inequality, the implications of imperfect and asymmetric information, and competition, and he has been a major figure in policy making, a leading public intellectual, and a remarkably influential teacher and mentor. This collection of essays influenced by Stiglitz’s work celebrates his career as a scholar and teacher and his aspiration to put economic knowledge in the service of creating a fairer world. Toward a Just Society brings together a range of essays whose breadth reflects how Stiglitz has shaped modern economics. The contributions to this volume, all penned by high-profile authors who have been guided by or collaborated with Stiglitz over the last five decades, span microeconomics, macroeconomics, inequality, development, law and economics, and public policy. Touching on many of the central debates and discoveries of the field and providing insights on the directions that academic economics could take in the future, Toward a Just Society is an extraordinary celebration of the many paths Stiglitz has opened for economics, politics, and public life.

Arrow and the Ascent of Modern Economic Theory

Author: George R. Feiwel
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349072397
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This and the companion volume are about the ascent, vicissitudes and lacunae in the science and art modern economics and about Kenneth Arrow, his architectonic contributions to and impact on the theoretical and applied economics and moral and political philosophy of our age. They provide a comprehensive composite analysis of Arrow's approach and contributions to and his impact on modern economics and philosophy seen from various forms. In addition to original essays that not only analyse Arrow's contributions and impact, but provide insights into what is being done at the frontiers of the subject, these volumes contain interview chapters that afford extraordinary glimpses into the creativity and personality of the major contributors to the economics of our age (including our protagonist) and are an important historical document.

Current Issues in Microeconomics

Author: John D. Hey
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349202908
Format: PDF
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Part of a series designed to provide undergraduate students with information on developments in economics, this volume contains nine essays which cover subjects of current relevance in microeconomics, such as choice under uncertainty, microeconometrics and game theory.