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The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Consists of over 2,000 chapters written by leading figures in the field

  • Includes contributions from 35 Nobel laureates

  • Contains full content from 1987 first edition archive

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Table of contents (3104 entries)

  1. Adaptive Estimation

    • Douglas G. Steigerwald
  2. Adaptive Expectations

    • Michael Parkin
  3. Addiction

    • George Loewenstein, Scott Rick
  4. Adding-Up Problem

    • Ian Steedman
  5. Adjustment Costs

    • Aubhik Khan, Julia K. Thomas
  6. Administered Prices

    • P. J. D. Wiles
  7. Advances

    • G. Vaggi
  8. Adverse Selection

    • Charles Wilson
  9. Advertising

    • Richard Schmalensee
  10. Advisers

    • John Wood
  11. Affine Term Structure Models

    • Michael W. Brandt, David A. Chapman
  12. Affirmative Action

    • Harry J. Holzer, David Neumark
  13. Ageing Populations

    • Robert L. Clark
  14. Agency Costs

    • Clifford W. Smith Jr.
  15. Agency Problems

    • Luca Anderlini, Leonardo Felli
  16. Agent-Based Models

    • Scott E. Page
  17. Agents of Production

    • F. Y. Edgeworth

About this book

This is the dynamic online version of The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. Written by leading figures in the field including many Nobel prize winners, this is the definitive scholarly reference work for a new generation of economists. Regularly updated!


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Editors and Affiliations

  • Dept. of Economics, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, USA

    Matias Vernengo

  • Economic Development Division, Economic Commission for Latin America an, Santiago, Chile

    Esteban Perez Caldentey

  • James Madison University, Harrisonburg, USA

    Barkley J. Rosser Jr

About the editors

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 InformaciĆ³ 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

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

  • Editors: Matias Vernengo, Esteban Perez Caldentey, Barkley J. Rosser Jr

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  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan London

  • eBook Packages: Springer Reference Economics and Finance, Reference Module Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Topics: Economics, Business Mathematics