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The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Table of contents (1846 entries)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-cli
  2. Volume 1

    1. Abramovitz, Moses (1912–2000)

      • Richard A. Easterlin
      Pages 1-1
    2. Absolute and Exchangeable Value

      • John Eatwell
      Pages 1-3
    3. Acceleration Principle

      • P. N. Junankar
      Pages 5-7
    4. Access to Land and Development

      • Alain De Janvry, Elisabeth Sadoulet
      Pages 7-9
    5. Accounting and Economics

      • Joel S. Demski
      Pages 9-13
    6. Adaptive Estimation

      • Douglas G. Steigerwald
      Pages 13-15
    7. Adaptive Expectations

      • Michael Parkin
      Pages 15-16
    8. Addiction

      • George Loewenstein, Scoti Rick
      Pages 16-19
    9. Adjustment Costs

      • Aubhik Khan, Julia K. Thomas
      Pages 19-25
    10. Adverse Selection

      • Charles Wilson
      Pages 25-31
    11. Advertising

      • Richard Schmalensee, David Genesove
      Pages 31-34
    12. Affine Term Structure Models

      • Michael W. Brandt, David A. Chapman
      Pages 34-38
    13. Affirmative Action

      • Harry J. Holzer, David Neumark
      Pages 39-43
    14. Agency Problems

      • Luca Anderlini, Leonardo Felli
      Pages 43-47
    15. Agent-Based Models

      • Scott E. Page
      Pages 47-52
    16. Aggregate Demand Theory

      • H. Sonnenschein
      Pages 52-55
    17. Aggregation (Econometrics)

      • Thomas M. Stoker
      Pages 55-63
    18. Aggregation (Production)

      • Jesus Felipe, Franklin M. Fisher
      Pages 63-69

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The award-winning The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition is now available as a dynamic online resource. Consisting of over 1,900 articles written by leading figures in the field including Nobel prize winners, this is the definitive scholarly reference work for a new generation of economists. Regularly updated! This product is a subscription based product.


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'Much has changed in the latest incarnation of this dictionary...More than 1,500 economists contributed almost 1,900 signed entries; more than 1,000 of the entries are new or 'heavily revised' and expanded. Along with the descriptions of economic method from earlier editions, this edition includes much information on 'what those methods have found.' It also offers new emphasis on advances that have occurred in microeconomics, Bayesian theory, game theory, and behavioral, international, and experimental economics...A regularly updated online version of the dictionary is available, with site license pricing based on institution type and FTE. Summing Up: Highly recommended.' - Choice

Winner of the 2008 Prose award for the Best Multi-Volume Reference Work in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The Dictionary was also a finalist and received an honourable mention in the Best eProduct category.

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'The list of contributors reads like a who's who in economics. The range of topics is breathtaking. The choice of topics is excellent...It is overwhelmingly impressive...a very high quality product that is also unique.' - Martin L. Weitzman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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About the authors

Editorial Board: KENNETH ARROW Stanford, Emeritus Professor of Economics, USA.  SIR TONY ATKINSON Warden, Nuffield College, Oxford, UK.  RICHARD BLUNDELL Professor of Economics, University College London, USA.  WILLIAM BROCK Professor of Economics University of Wisconsin, USA.  PARTHA DASGUPTA Professor of Economics, Cambridge, UK.  PETER DIAMOND Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.  ROGER GUESNERIE Delta, PARIS. Jourdan JAMES HECKMAN Professor in Economics, University of Chicago, USA.  ELHANAN HELPMAN Professor of International Trade, Harvard, USA.  TAKATOSHI ITO Professor of Economics, University of Tokyo, Japan.  ANDREU MAS-COLLEL Societat de la Informació.  PETER PHILLIPS Sterling Professor of Economics& Professor of Statistics, Yale University, USA.  THOMAS SARGENT WR Berkley Professor, New York University, USA.  PETER TEMIN Economics Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.  A full list of contributors is be available at

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