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Dimensions of Economic Theory and Policy: Essays for Anjan Mukherji

Krishnendu Ghosh Dastidar, Hiranya Mukhopadhyay, and Uday Bhanu Sinha

Abstract

Anjan Mukherji, arguably one of India's most distinguished economists, is known for his research on the stability of the Walrasian tatonnement, its relation to the weak axiom of revealed preference, the effect of choice of the numeraire and its relation to the Edgeworth-Uzawa barter process. Two of his recent papers, ‘Global Stability Conditions on the Plane: A General Law of Demand’ (2007) and ‘The Stability of a Competitive Economy: A Reconsideration’ (2008), have yielded especially interesting results. This book explores various aspects of economic theory and quantitative techniques as well ... More

Keywords: Anjan Mukherji, economic theory, India, software industry, economic growth, public goods, monetary policy, private investment, incentives, negligence rule

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780198073970
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198073970.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Krishnendu Ghosh Dastidar, editor
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Hiranya Mukhopadhyay, editor
Asian Development Bank

Uday Bhanu Sinha, editor
Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi

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Contents

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1 Introduction*

Krishnendu Ghosh Dastidar, Hiranya Mukhopadhyay and Uday Bhanu Sinha

Part I General Equilibrium, Macroeconomics and Economic Dynamics

3 On Some Monotone Markov Models

Mukul Majumdar and Nigar Hashimzade

4 On Optimal Forest Management

Swapan Dasgupta and Tapan Mitra*

5 Multiple Equilibria in a Dynamic Two Country Model

Kazumichi Iwasa and Kazuo Nishimura*

6 Observability of Chaotic Economic Dynamics in the Matsuyama Model

Makoto Yano, Kenji Sato and Yuichi Furukawa*

9 Wealth Effects*

Amitava Bose

Part II Games and Information: Applications and Experiments

11 Distraction and Incentives

Abhijit V. Banerjee and Sendhil Mullainathan*

13 Coordination in Teams

Tridib Sharma and Ricard Torres*

16 Price Competition in a Mixed Duopoly

Krishnendu Ghosh Dastidar and Uday Bhanu Sinha

Part III Socio-economic Problems of India: Applications of Theory to Policymaking

20 Arranged Marriage, Co-Residence and Female Schooling

Indraneel Dasgupta, Pushkar Maitra and Diganta Mukherjee*

End Matter