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Information Economics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 488

Information Economics

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2007-08-07
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  • Publisher: Routledge

This new text book by Urs Birchler and Monika Butler is an introduction to the study of how information affects economic relations. The authors provide a narrative treatment of the more formal concepts of Information Economics, using easy to understand and lively illustrations from film and literature and nutshell examples. The book first covers the economics of information in a 'man versus nature' context, explaining basic concepts like rational updating or the value of information. Then in a 'man versus man' setting, Birchler and Butler describe strategic issues in the use of information: the make-buy-or-copy decision, the working and failure of markets and the important role of outguessing each other in a macroeconomic context. It closes with a 'man versus himself' perspective, focusing on information management within the individual. This book also comes with a supporting website (www.alicebob.info), maintained by the authors.

Economie de L'incertain Et de L'information
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 289

Economie de L'incertain Et de L'information

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1989
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  • Publisher: MIT Press

Discusses risk and economic uncertainty, the theory of contingent markets, model systems of incomplete markets, and the use of the stock market and insurance to share risk

The Economics of Information
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 284

The Economics of Information

A collection of essays on the theory of information as an economic commodity includes discussions of statistical methods, property rights, and economic planning

Lessons from the Economics of Crime
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 241

Lessons from the Economics of Crime

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-10-04
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  • Publisher: MIT Press

Reporting on research in the United States, Europe, and South America, this book discusses such topics as a cost-benefit analysis of additional police hiring, the testing of innovative policy interventions through field experiments, imprisonment and recidivism rates, incentives and disincentives for sports hooliganism and much more.

The Economics of Philanthropy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

The Economics of Philanthropy

Introduction / Kimberley Scharf and Mirco Tonin -- Efficient ethical rules for volunteer's dilemmas / Ted Bergstrom -- The bright and dark sides of altruism / Avner Ben-Ner and Fangtingyu Hu -- Who gives? : the roles of empathy and impulsiveness / James Andreoni, Ann-Kathrin Koessler, Marta Serra-Garcia -- Charitable giving in the laboratory : advantages of the piecewise linear public good game / Michael Menietti, Maria P. Recalde, and Lise Vesterlund -- Increasing the social impact of giving : an experiment at six universities / Claudia Echwirplies, Jon Behar and Greg Bose -- The charitable response to a non-directed matching gift / Benjamin M. Marx -- Intuitive donating : testing one-line ...

The Economics of Information Technology
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 102

The Economics of Information Technology

The Economics of Information Technology is a concise and accessible review of some of the important economic factors affecting information technology industries. These industries are characterized by high fixed costs and low marginal costs of production, large switching costs for users, and strong network effects. These factors combine to produce some unique behavior. The book consists of two parts. In the first part, Professor Varian outlines the basic economics of these industries. In the second part, Professors Farrell and Shapiro describe the impact of these factors on competition policy. The clarity of the analysis and exposition makes this an ideal introduction for undergraduate and graduate students in economics, business strategy, law and related areas.

Economics of Information Technology and the Media
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 356

Economics of Information Technology and the Media

Interest in information technology and the media is growing apace. This book has been specially written to provide an economics framework for analysing the nature and scope, as well as issues, pertaining to the new information and communication technology and revolution. It also presents some trends and perspectives from the Asia-Pacific region. While the economic principles of efficiency and competition are the same everywhere, many socio-political issues with respect to information technology and the media are unique to some specific cultural contexts. The book will be useful to students, researchers and policymakers in mass communication, information technology and the media.

The Economics of Attention
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 312

The Economics of Attention

If economics is about the allocation of resources, then what is the most precious resource in our new information economy? Certainly not information, for we are drowning in it. No, what we are short of is the attention to make sense of that information. With all the verve and erudition that have established his earlier books as classics, Richard A. Lanham here traces our epochal move from an economy of things and objects to an economy of attention. According to Lanham, the central commodity in our new age of information is not stuff but style, for style is what competes for our attention amidst the din and deluge of new media. In such a world, intellectual property will become more central t...

An Introduction to the Economics of Information
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 287

An Introduction to the Economics of Information

In this revised second edition, An Introduction to the Economics of Information covers the consequences for the character and efficiency of the interaction between individuals and organizations when one party has more or better information on some aspect of the relationship. This is the condition of asymmetric information, under which the information gap will be exploited if, by doing so, the better-informed party can achieve some advantage. The book is written for a one-semester course for advanced undergraduates taking specialized course options, and for first-year postgraduate students of economics or business. After an introduction to the subject and the presentation of a benchmark model...

The Economics of Corporate Information Systems
  • Language: en

The Economics of Corporate Information Systems

An economic analysis of investments in computers, including illustrative workbooks, examples of productivity analysis and how to apply knowledge value metrics. Includes 55 Tables, 27 Figures and a collection of 18 illustrative calculators to show the methods and analysis applied in the management of information.