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Efficiency, utility and wealth maximization

Jules L. Coleman

in Markets, Morals, and the Law

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253609
eISBN:
9780191719783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253609.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Competition Law

This chapter argues that two states of affairs, S' and S, can be Kaldor-Hicks efficient to each other (the Scitovsky paradox), whereas S' and S cannot each contain more utility than the other. So ... More


Modern Financial Markets and Finance Theory

EMILIOS AVGOULEAS

in The Mechanics and Regulation of Market Abuse: A Legal and Economic Analysis

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199244522
eISBN:
9780191715105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244522.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Competition Law

This chapter analyses modern financial markets as well as modern and ‘post-modern’ finance theory. The discussion sheds light on the economic theories and assumptions used in this book for the ... More


Risks and Wrongs

Jules L. Coleman

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253616
eISBN:
9780191719776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253616.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations, Philosophy of Law

This book is concerned with the conflict between the goals of justice and economic efficiency in the allocation of risk, especially risk pertaining to safety. The book approaches the subject from the ... More


Truth or Economics: On the Definition, Prediction, and Relevance of Economic Efficiency

Richard S. Markovits

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300114591
eISBN:
9780300145229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300114591.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Is economic efficiency a sound basis upon which to make public policy or legal decisions? This book considers the way in which scholars and public decision-makers define, predict, and assess the ... More


Efficiency, auction and exchange

Jules L. Coleman

in Markets, Morals, and the Law

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253609
eISBN:
9780191719783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253609.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Competition Law

This chapter distinguishes between Pareto optimality, Pareto superiority, and Kaldor-Hicks efficiency, and provides an extended discussion of the Coase theorem. One of the central claims in this ... More


Climate Change and Common Sense: Essays in Honour of Tom Schelling

Robert W. Hahn and Alistair Ulph (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199692873
eISBN:
9780191738371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692873.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

There is widespread agreement that climate change is a serious problem. If we fail to regulate greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming, or use alternative strategies for addressing the ... More


The Measurement of Productive Efficiency and Productivity Change

Harold O. Fried, C. A. Knox Lovell, and Shelton S. Schmidt (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195183528
eISBN:
9780199870288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183528.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This book is an update of the 1993 publication of The Measurement of Productive Efficiency: Techniques and Applications. The same editors have here compiled over ten years of the most recent research ... More


The Foundations of European Union Competition Law: The Objective and Principles of Article 102

Renato Nazzini

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199226153
eISBN:
9780191730856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226153.001.0001
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Competition Law

Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union prohibits the abuse of a dominant position as incompatible with the internal market. Its application in practice has been ... More


The Distortion-Analysis Approach to Economic-Efficiency Assessment

Richard S. Markovits

in Truth or Economics: On the Definition, Prediction, and Relevance of Economic Efficiency

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300114591
eISBN:
9780300145229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300114591.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter describes the distortion-analysis approach to economic-efficiency assessment. The three major stages of the resource-allocation process, the major category of economic inefficiency that ... More


The Government as Body Politic

Peter Trepte

in Regulating Procurement: Understanding the Ends and Means of Public Procurement Regulation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198267751
eISBN:
9780191683350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267751.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Market and institutional failures leading to conditions of imperfect competition which negatively affect economic efficiency (Pareto efficiency) explain many of the provisions which are common to ... More


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