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THE ECONOMICS OF INFORMATION

The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics Series 53

Format: Hardback
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Jan 1995
Dimensions: w 244mm h 169mm d 20mm
Weight: 1950g
ISBN-10: 185278511X
ISBN-13: 9781852785116
Barcode No: 9781852785116
Synopsis
The economic landscape of today recognizes a rich and diverse array of private information including information about product and resource quality, technological opportunities, effort levels, productivity and individual preferences. The literature on information is closely tied to that on uncertainty, for without uncertainty there can be no new information with strategic value. This major reference collection - prepared by leading economists in the field - traces the origins of the subject as it developed in the 1960s, expanded in the 1970s using the search framework and then exploded in the 1980s with the use of game theory. The economics of information is now an important part of all sub-divisions of economic science. This volume makes a single contribution by presenting in an accessible form the most important articles and papers in this vibrant and exciting area of the subject.

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`The book can be recommended without restrictions: Those who are working with information economics will be happy to have such a comprehensive collection of classical (although not out-dated!) papers and those who have not yet worked in the field will have a reliable source of information which allows them to survey path-breaking contributions.' -- Thorsten Posselt, Kyklos