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Measuring UtilityFrom the Marginal Revolution to Behavioral Economics

Measuring Utility: From the Marginal Revolution to Behavioral Economics

Ivan Moscati

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780199372768
eISBN:
9780199372805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199372768.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The book reconstructs the history of utility measurement in economics, from the marginal revolution of the 1870s to the beginning of behavioral economics in the mid-1980s. Part I covers 1870–1910 and ... More

Diminishing Returns at WorkThe Consequences of Long Working Hours

Diminishing Returns at Work: The Consequences of Long Working Hours

John H. Pencavel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190876166
eISBN:
9780190876197
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876166.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics, Economic History

This book concerns working hours - in the past and in the present, in America and in Britain. The focus is on the relationship between working hours and outcome , such as production and health. ... More

The Microeconomics of Product Innovation

The Microeconomics of Product Innovation

Paul Stoneman, Eleonora Bartoloni, and Maurizio Baussola

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198816676
eISBN:
9780191858321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816676.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The prime objective of this book is the use microeconomic analysis to guide and provide insight into the generation and adoption of new products. Taking an approach that uses minimal formal ... More

The Future of Consumer SocietyProspects for Sustainability in the New Economy

The Future of Consumer Society: Prospects for Sustainability in the New Economy

Maurie J. Cohen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198768555
eISBN:
9780191821912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768555.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Microeconomics

Consumer society in the United States and other countries is receding due to demographic ageing, rising income inequality, political paralysis, and resource scarcity. Simultaneously steady jobs that ... More

From Evidence to ActionThe Story of Cash Transfers and Impact Evaluation in Sub Saharan Africa

From Evidence to Action: The Story of Cash Transfers and Impact Evaluation in Sub Saharan Africa

Benjamin Davis, Sudhanshu Handa, Nicola Hypher, Natalia Winder Rossi, Paul Winters, and Jennifer Yablonski (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198769446
eISBN:
9780191822445
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769446.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Microeconomics

Impact evaluations must be embedded in the ongoing process of policy and programme design in order to be effective in influencing country policy. This is the primary lesson found in this book, which ... More

Technological Innovation in Legacy Sectors

Technological Innovation in Legacy Sectors

William B. Bonvillian and Charles Weiss

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199374519
eISBN:
9780199374540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199374519.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Resistance by vested interests to disruptive technological innovation limits growth, sustainability and the creation of quality jobs in more than two thirds of the US economy. While the United States ... More

Everything in Its PlaceEntrepreneurship and the Strategic Management of Cities, Regions, and States

Everything in Its Place: Entrepreneurship and the Strategic Management of Cities, Regions, and States

David B. Audretsch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199351251
eISBN:
9780190232566
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351251.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The book explains what is meant by the term “Strategic Management of Place” and why it is important, and provides a motivation for this theme. In particular, while there is considerable interest and ... More

Inheriting Wealth in AmericaFuture Boom or Bust?

Inheriting Wealth in America: Future Boom or Bust?

Edward N. Wolff

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199353958
eISBN:
9780190224707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199353958.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Inheritances are often regarded as a great “evil,” enabling great fortunes to be passed from one generation to another, exacerbating wealth inequality, and reducing wealth mobility. Using data from ... More

Consumer Credit and the American Economy

Consumer Credit and the American Economy

Thomas A. Durkin, Gregory Elliehausen, Michael E. Staten, and Todd J. Zywicki

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780195169928
eISBN:
9780199384976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169928.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Chapters 1 to 5 discuss types, trends, and basic economics and psychology of consumer credit use, including credit demand, credit supply, theories from behavioral economics, and financial ... More

The Index Number ProblemConstruction Theorems

The Index Number Problem: Construction Theorems

Sydney Afriat

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199670581
eISBN:
9780191773785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670581.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics, Microeconomics

A theft amounting to £1 was a capital offence in 1260 and a judge in 1610 affirmed the law could not then be applied since £1 was no longer what it was. Such association of money with a date is well ... More

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