Information Economics: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Information Economics

1st Edition

Edited by David Sappington, Michael R. Baye

Routledge

1,702 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Hardback: 9780415812818
pub: 2014-06-25
$1570.00
x

FREE Standard Shipping!

Description

How does information affect economic relations? What of the strategic issues surrounding 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? Now, to help advanced students and researchers make sense of these and other dizzying questions, Routledge announces a new title in its acclaimed Critical Concepts in Economics series. Edited by David E. M. Sappington, a leading scholar in the field, Information Economics is a ‘mini library’ that brings together in four volumes the foundational and the very best cutting-edge research.

With a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editor, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context, Information Economics is an essential collection and is destined to be valued as a vital one-stop resource.

Table of Contents

Volume I: Foundations of Information Economics

Part 1: Modelling Risk, Uncertainty, and Beliefs

1. Milton Friedman and L. J. Savage, ‘The Expected-Utility Hypothesis and the Measurability of Utility’, Journal of Political Economy, 1952, 60, 6, 463–74.

2. John W. Pratt, ‘Risk Aversion in the Small and in the Large’, Econometrica, 1964, 32, 1/2, 122–36.

3. John W. Pratt, ‘Erratum: Risk Aversion in the Small and in the Large’, Econometrica, 1976, 44, 2, 420.

4. Josef Hadar and William R. Russell, ‘Rules for Ordering Uncertain Prospects’, American Economic Review, 1969, 59, 1, 25–34.

5. Michael Rothschild and Joseph E. Stiglitz, ‘Increasing Risk: 1. A Definition’, Journal of Economic Theory, 1970, 2, 3, 225–43.

6. Martin L. Weitzman, ‘Prices vs. Quantities’, Review of Economic Studies, 1974, 41, 4, 477–91.

7. Paul R. Milgrom, ‘Good News and Bad News: Representation Theorems and Applications’, Bell Journal of Economics, 1981, 12, 2, 380–91.

8. David M. Kreps and Robert Wilson, ‘Sequential Equilibria’, Econometrica, 1982, 50, 4, 863–94.

9. In-Koo Cho and David M. Kreps, ‘Signaling Games and Stable Equilibria’, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1987, 102, 2, 179–222.

Part 2: Information and the Functioning of Markets

10. William Vickrey, ‘Counterspeculation, Auctions, and Competitive Sealed Tenders’, Journal of Finance, 1961, 16, 1, 8–37.

11. George J. Stigler, ‘The Economics of Information’, Journal of Political Economy, 1961, 69, 3, 213–25.

12. George A. Akerlof, ‘The Market for "Lemons": Quality Uncertainty and the Market Mechanism’, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1970, 84, 3, 488–500.

13. Oliver E. Williamson, ‘The Vertical Integration of Production: Market Failure Considerations’, American Economic Review, 1971, 61, 2, 112–23.

14. Michael Spence, ‘Job Market Signaling’, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1973, 87, 3, 355–74.

15. Michael Rothschild and Joseph E. Stiglitz, ‘Equilibrium in Competitive Insurance Markets: An Essay on the Economics of Imperfect Information’, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1976, 90, 4, 629–49.

16. Michael Mussa and Sherwin Rosen, ‘Monopoly and Product Quality’, Journal of Economic Theory, 1978, 18, 2, 301–17.

17. Sanford J. Grossman and Joseph E. Stiglitz, ‘On the Impossibility of Informationally Efficient Markets’, American Economic Review, 1980, 70, 3, 393–408.

18. Benjamin Klein and Keith B. Leffler, ‘The Role of Market Forces in Assuring Contractual Performance’, Journal of Political Economy, 1981, 89, 4, 615–41.

19. Joseph E. Stiglitz and Andrew Weiss, ‘Credit Rationing in Markets with Imperfect Information’, American Economic Review, 1981, 71, 3, 393–410.

Volume ii: Information, Contracting, and Organization

Part 3: Contracting with Moral Hazard

20. Bengt Holmstrom, ‘Moral Hazard and Observability’, Bell Journal of Economics, 1979, 10, 1, 74–91.

21. Bengt Holmstrom, ‘Moral Hazard in Teams’, Bell Journal of Economics, 1982, 13, 2, 324–40.

22. William P. Rogerson, ‘The First-Order Approach to Principal-Agent Problems’, Econometrica, 1985, 53, 6, 1357–67.

23. Robert D. Innes, ‘Limited Liability and Incentive Contracting with Ex-ante Action Choices’, Journal of Economic Theory, 1990, 52, 1, 45–67.

24. Bengt Holmstrom and Paul R. Milgrom, ‘Multitask Principal-Agent Analyses: Incentive Contracts, Asset Ownership, and Job Design’, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 1991, 7, 1, 24–52.

Part 4: Tournaments

25. Edward P. Lazear and Sherwin Rosen, ‘Rank-Order Tournaments as Optimum Labor Contracts’, Journal of Political Economy, 1981, 89, 5, 841–64.

26. Barry J. Nalebuff and Joseph E. Stiglitz, ‘Prizes and Incentives: Towards a General Theory of Compensation and Competition’, Bell Journal of Economics, 1983, 14, 1, 21–43.

Part 5: Contracting with Adverse Selection

27. J. A. Mirrlees, ‘An Exploration in the Theory of Optimum Income Taxation’, Review of Economic Studies, 1971, 38, 2, 175–208.

28. Jean-Jacques Laffont and Jean Tirole, ‘Using Cost Observation to Regulate Firms’, Journal of Political Economy, 1986, 94, 3, 614–41.

29. Tracy R. Lewis and David E. M. Sappington, ‘Countervailing Incentives in Agency Problems’, Journal of Economic Theory, 1989, 49, 2, 294–313.

Part 6: Contractual Incompleteness

30. Sanford J. Grossman and Oliver D. Hart, ‘The Costs and Benefits of Ownership: A Theory of Vertical and Lateral Integration’, Journal of Political Economy, 1986, 94, 4, 691–719.

31. B. Douglas Bernheim and Michael D. Whinston, ‘Incomplete Contracts and Strategic Ambiguity’, American Economic Review, 1998, 88, 4, 902–32.

Part 7: Authority and Collusion in Organizations

32. Jean Tirole, ‘Hierarchies and Bureaucracies: On the Role of Collusion in Organizations’, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 1986, 2, 2, 181–214.

33. Philippe Aghion and Jean Tirole, ‘Formal and Real Authority in Organizations’, Journal of Political Economy, 1997, 105, 1, 1–29.

Part 8: Contract Renegotiation

34. Oliver Hart and John Moore, ‘Incomplete Contracts and Renegotiation’, Econometrica, 1988, 56, 4, 755–85.

Volume III: Information, Communication, and Prices

Part 9: Auctions

35. Roger B. Myerson, ‘Optimal Auction Design’, Mathematics of Operations Research, 1981, 6, 1, 58–73.

36. John G. Riley and William F. Samuelson, ‘Optimal Auctions’, American Economic Review, 1981, 71, 3, 381–92.

37. Paul R. Milgrom and Robert J. Weber, ‘A Theory of Auctions and Competitive Bidding’, Econometrica, 1982, 50, 5, 1089–122.

38. Jeremy Bulow and Paul Klemperer, ‘Auctions Versus Negotiations’, American Economic Review, 1996, 86, 1, 180–94.

39. Benjamin Edelman, Michael Ostrovsky and Michael Schwarz, ‘Internet Advertising and the Generalized Second-Price Auction: Selling Billions of Dollars Worth of Keywords’, American Economic Review, 2007, 97, 1, 242–59.

Part 10: Bargaining

40. Roger B. Myerson, ‘Incentive Compatibility and the Bargaining Problem’, Econometrica, 1979, 47, 1, 61–73.

41. Roger B Myerson and Mark A Satterthwaite, ‘Efficient Mechanisms for Bilateral Trading’, Journal of Economic Theory, 1983, 29, 2, 265–81.

Part 11: Search

42. J. J. McCall, ‘Economics of Information and Job Search’, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1970, 84, 1, 113–26.

43. Peter A. Diamond, ‘A Model of Price Adjustment’, Journal of Economic Theory, 1971, 3, 2, 156–68.

44. Michael Rothschild, ‘Searching for the Lowest Price When the Distribution of Prices is Unknown’, Journal of Political Economy, 1974, 82, 4, 689–711.

45. Jennifer F. Reinganum, ‘A Simple Model of Equilibrium Price Dispersion’, Journal of Political Economy, 1979, 87, 4, 851–8.

46. Peter Morgan and Richard Manning, ‘Optimal Search’, Econometrica, 1985, 53, 4, 923–44.

Part 12: The Pricing of Information

47. Michael R. Baye and John Morgan, ‘Information Gatekeepers on the Internet and the Competitiveness of Homogeneous Product Markets’, American Economic Review, 2001, 91, 3, 454–74.

Part 13: Advertising and Price Signalling

48. Phillip Nelson, ‘Advertising as Information’, Journal of Political Economy, 1974, 82, 4, 729–54.

49. Paul R. Milgrom and John Roberts, ‘Price and Advertising Signals of Product Quality’, Journal of Political Economy, 1986, 94, 4, 796–821.

Part 14: Communication

50. Vincent P. Crawford and Joel Sobel, ‘Strategic Information Transmission’, Econometrica, 1982, 50, 6, 1431–51.

51. Marco Battaglini, ‘Multiple Referrals and Multidimensional Cheap Talk’, Econometrica, 2002, 70, 4, 1379–401.

52. Mathias Dewatripont and Jean Tirole, ‘Modes of Communication’, Journal of Political Economy, 2005, 113, 6, 1217–38.

Volume iv: Information and Industry Organization

Part 15: Modelling Industry Outcomes

53. Paul D. Klemperer and Margaret A. Meyer, ‘Supply Function Equilibria in Oligopoly under Uncertainty’, Econometrica, 1989, 57, 6, 1243–77.

54. Daniel F. Spulber, ‘Bertrand Competition when Rivals’ Costs are Unknown’, Journal of Industrial Economics, 1995, 43, 1, 1–11.

Part 16: Collusion

55. George J. Stigler, ‘A Theory of Oligopoly’, Journal of Political Economy, 1964, 72, 1, 44–61.

56. David M. Kreps, Paul R. Milgrom, John Roberts, and Robert Wilson, ‘Rational Cooperation in the Finitely Repeated Prisoners' Dilemma’, Journal of Economic Theory, 1982, 27, 2, 245–52.

57. Edward J. Green and Robert H. Porter, ‘Noncooperative Collusion under Imperfect Price Information’, Econometrica, 1984, 52, 1, 87–100.

58. Drew Fudenberg and Eric Maskin, "The Folk Theorem in Repeated Games with Discounting or with Incomplete Information, Econometrica, 1986, 54, 3, 533–54.

Part 17: Deterring Entry through Reputation of Limit Pricing

59. David M. Kreps and Robert Wilson, ‘Reputation and Imperfect Information’, Journal of Economic Theory, 1982, 27, 2, 253–79.

60. Paul Milgrom and John Roberts, ‘Limit Pricing and Entry under Incomplete Information: An Equilibrium Analysis’, Econometrica, 1982, 50, 2, 443–59.

61. Paul Milgrom and John Roberts, ‘Predation, Reputation, and Entry Deterrence’, Journal of Economic Theory, 1982, 27, 2, 280–312.

Part 18: Regulation

62. David P. Baron and Roger B. Myerson, ‘Regulating a Monopolist with Unknown Costs’, Econometrica, 1982, 50, 4, 911–30.

63. Xavier Freixas, Roger Guesnerie and Jean Tirole, ‘Planning under Incomplete Information and the Ratchet Effect’, Review of Economic Studies, 1985, 52, 2, 173–91.

64. David Martimort, ‘Exclusive Dealing, Common Agency, and Multiprincipals Incentive Theory’, Rand Journal of Economics, 1996, 27, 1, 1–31.

Part 19: Innovation

65. Partha Dasgupta and Joseph E. Stiglitz, ‘Uncertainty, Industrial Structure, and the Speed of R&D’, Bell Journal of Economics, 1980, 11, 1, 1–28.

66. Jennifer F. Reinganum, ‘Uncertain Innovation and the Persistence of Monopoly’, American Economic Review, 1983, 73, 4, 741–8.

Part 20: Commitment

67. James A. Brander and Tracy R. Lewis, ‘Oligopoly and Financial Structure: The Limited Liability Effect’, American Economic Review, 1986, 76, 5, 956–70.

68. Chaim Fershtman and Kenneth L. Judd, ‘Equilibrium Incentives in Oligopoly’, American Economic Review, 1987, 77, 5, 927–40.

69. Kyle Bagwell, ‘Commitment and Observability in Games’, Games and Economic Behavior, 1995, 8, 2, 271–80.

About the Editors

Edited and with a new introduction by Michael R. Baye, Indiana University, USA and

David E. M. Sappington, University of Florida, USA

About the Series

Critical Concepts in Economics

With a rich backlist of popular Economics titles on current areas of research, the Critical Concepts in Economics series spans a wide range of titles, with titles including China and Globalization, The Great Depression and Feminist Economics. Upcoming titles to look out for include Islamic Economics and Human Capital.

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General