Productivity Change, Public Goods and Transaction Costs presents in one definitive volume a selection of Yoram Barzel's acclaimed articles and papers. It will improve access to his many important contributions and reveals how his research interests have evolved over more than three decades. Focusing upon issues in microeconomics, this volume features pathbreaking articles and papers on production functions and productivity, optimal timing, labour, public choice, industrial organization, demand analysis, and property rights and transaction costs. Key contributions featured in this collection include 'Some Observations on the Index Number Problem', 'An Alternative Approach to the Analysis of Taxation', 'An Economic Analysis of Slavery' and 'Measurement Cost and the Organization of Markets'. As an introduction to this volume, Professor Barzel has prepared an autobiographical sketch in which he discusses his education, the development of his ideas and influences such as Don Patinkin, Douglass North and Aaron Director.