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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

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...

Economics of Information Technology and the Media
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 335

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.

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.

Social Economics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 344

Social Economics

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-01-27
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  • Publisher: MIT Press

A rich collection of current research in the growing field of social economics, covering such issues as culture, gender, ethics, and philanthropic behavior.

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.

The Economics of Language Policy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 520

The Economics of Language Policy

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-09-23
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  • Publisher: MIT Press

In an era of globalization, issues of language diversity have economic and political implications. Transnational labor mobility, trade, social inclusion of migrants, democracy in multilingual countries, and companies' international competitiveness all have a linguistic dimension; yet economists in general do not include language as a variable in their research. This volume demonstrates that the application of rigorous economic theories and research methods to issues of language policy yields valuable insights. The contributors offer both theoretical and empirical analyses of such topics as the impact of language diversity on economic outcomes, the distributive effects of policy regarding off...

The Economics of François Quesnay
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 247

The Economics of François Quesnay

The author undertakes a new interpretation of physiocratic economics and its contributions to the foundation of economic science.