Industrial and business economics is a very important field with a great deal of relevance to the commercial world and to business studies students as well as to economists. It is a rapidly developing field in which many new research advances have been made in recent years. This book, first published in 1986, considers many aspects of both the theory of and the evidence on economic behaviour, and in particular the operations of firms and markets. The book was written in honour of Basil Yamey by his former research students.
Editors’ Introduction K. Tucker and C. Baden Fuller. Professor Basil S. Yamey: A Tribute P. Bauer. Part 1. Workings of Commodity Futures Markets 1. Price Determination and Storage in Commodity Markets: Soybeans and Wool B.A. Goss and D.A.E. Giles 2. Testing the Efficiency of the Tin Futures Market on the London Metal Exchange V.G. Brasse Part 2. Competition in Service Industries 3. Rising Concentration: The UK Grocery Trade 1970-1980 C.W.F. Baden Fuller 4. The Structure and Behaviour of the British Building Society Movement C. Whitehead Part 3. Auction Markets 5. Competitive Bidding and the Price Mechanism L.R. Webb and P. de Jong Part 4. Firm Behaviour 6. Econometric Aspects of Firm Growth Behaviour S.C. Peck 7. Monopoly, Entry and Predatory Pricing: The Hoffman-La Roche Case P.K. Gorecki Part 5. Law and Economics 8. Monopolistic Competition and Second Best: Some New Conceptual Schemes R.S. Markovits Part 6. International Trade 9. The Impact on Exporters of Import Restrictions R.H. Snape Part 7. History of Thought 10. The Place of Industry and Trade in the Analysis of Alfred Marshall P.L. Williams