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Data, Information, and Knowledge: Have We Got It Right?

Max H. Boisot, Ian C. MacMillan, and Kyeong Seok Han

in Explorations in Information Space: Knowledge, Actors, and Firms

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199250875
eISBN:
9780191719509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250875.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

Economists make the unarticulated assumption that information is something that stands apart from and is independent of the processor of information and its internal characteristics. This book argues ... More


Microeconomic Theory: A Concise Course

James Bergin

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199280292
eISBN:
9780191602498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199280290.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Covers a standard range of topics in microeconomics theory. These include decision theory, strategic and extensive form games, the economics of information, bargaining, principal agent problems, ... More


Concluding Remarks

Jean‐Jacques Laffont

in Incentives and Political Economy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248681
eISBN:
9780191596575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248680.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This is a very brief chapter summarizing the main themes of the book. The emphasis is on the need to use information economics as a new foundation for political economy.


The Economics and Politics of Accounting: International Perspectives on Trends, Policy, and Practice

Christian Leuz, Dieter Pfaff, and Anthony Hopwood (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199260621
eISBN:
9780191601668
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260621.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The book focuses on key issues in accounting, setting them in the context of current accounting debates and trends. It makes the point that although, for the most part, we have accepted the ... More


The New Paradigm: Powerlaw Economics

Mia de Kuijper

in Profit Power Economics: A New Competitive Strategy for Creating Sustainable Wealth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195171631
eISBN:
9780199871353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171631.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

In Chapter 5 the new economic paradigm for the 21st century—a paradigm that is consistent with the emergence of perfect information—is introduced. This chapter demonstrates that due to the second ... More


The Neoclassical Economics of Information Was Incubated at Cowles

Philip Mirowski and Edward Nik-Khah

in The Knowledge We Have Lost in Information: The History of Information in Modern Economics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190270056
eISBN:
9780190270087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270056.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

One of the most important contributions of the Cowles Commission in the period 1944 to 1954 was to jump-start the formalization of the orthodox approach to the economics of information. The tension ... More


Information and the Market Economy

David Sarokin and Jay Schulkin

in Missed Information: Better Information for Building a Wealthier, More Sustainable Future

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034920
eISBN:
9780262336253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034920.003.0003
Subject:
Information Science, Library Science

The Soviet Union tried to manage the information needed to run a centrally-planned economy. Their efforts failed in large measure due to information shortcomings. Capitalism is a much better ... More


The Knowledge We Have Lost in Information: The History of Information in Modern Economics

Philip Mirowski and Edward Nik-Khah

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190270056
eISBN:
9780190270087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270056.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

In contrast with conventional histories of “economic rationality,” in this book we propose that the history of modern microeconomics is better organized as the treatment of information in postwar ... More


The Pathological Pressure to Predict

Jeffrey Friedman

in Power without Knowledge: A Critique of Technocracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190877170
eISBN:
9780190909505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190877170.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

The premier technocrats of our age, neoclassical economists, are poorly equipped to balance homogenizing forces against heterogeneous ideas, as economists altogether ignore agents’ ideas. They do so ... More


Introduction: The Information Industry

Miklos Sarvary

in Gurus and Oracles: The Marketing of Information

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016940
eISBN:
9780262301176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016940.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the marketing of information and the information industry. This volume examines the economics of information and the ... More


Learning, Growth, and Development: A Lecture in Honor of Sir Partha Dasgupta1

Joseph E. Stiglitz

in Environment and Development Economics: Essays in Honour of Sir Partha Dasgupta

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199677856
eISBN:
9780191757266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677856.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter is concerned with the role of knowledge in development. The departing point of the chapter is that development and growth policies have wrongly emphasized static efficiency gains over ... More


A Course in Microeconomic Theory

David M. Kreps

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691202754
eISBN:
9780691215747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691202754.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This book is a text in microeconomics that is both challenging and “user-friendly.” The work is designed for the first-year graduate microeconomic theory course and is accessible to advanced ... More


The Concept and History of Contagion

Hal S. Scott

in Connectedness and Contagion: Protecting the Financial System from Panics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034371
eISBN:
9780262332156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034371.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter discusses the second of the three components of systemic risk: contagion. Contagion involves run behavior, whereby fears of widespread financial collapse lead to the withdrawal of ... More


Distributive Autonomy, The Constitution, and Campaign Finance

John Attanasio

in Politics and Capital: Auctioning the American Dream

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190847029
eISBN:
9780190847050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847029.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

In Kovacs v. Cooper, the Supreme Court permitted government to regulate the volume of sound trucks. One opinion stated that free speech does not include freedom “to drown out the natural speech of ... More


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