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Introduction

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/9780195171631.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter lays out the logic and the structure of the book. The book follows a trajectory that begins by examining the underlying causes of change of our economic environment and that does not ... More


Theory and facts

Giorgia Brunello, Pietro Garibaldi, and Etienne Wasmer

in Education and Training in Europe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199210978
eISBN:
9780191705786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210978.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter presents a few theoretical insights and some facts regarding the interaction between labour market institutions and the incentives to accumulate skills. It starts with a brief ... More


Perfect Information and Imperfect Markets

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/9780195171631.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The second face of transparency, namely the inevitable trend toward the rise in the interdependence of decision making that comes with perfect information, is causing old economic models to fail. ... More


Risk Management and Derivatives

H. Kent Baker, J. Clay Singleton, and E. Theodore Veit

in Survey Research in Corporate Finance: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195340372
eISBN:
9780199894215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340372.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter reviews both the theory behind derivatives as a form of risk management and selected surveys that shed light on why and how firms use derivatives. Hedging is designed to reduce ... More


What makes the market for healthcare different?

Jan Abel Olsen

in Principles in Health Economics and Policy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198794837
eISBN:
9780191836329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794837.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The market for healthcare is different from ‘ordinary markets’ for two quite different reasons: first, there are inherent failures in the market for healthcare which create inefficiencies if left ... More


The Greek Cities and the Market

Alain Bresson

in The Making of the Ancient Greek Economy: Institutions, Markets, and Growth in the City-States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183411
eISBN:
9781400852451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183411.003.0015
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the extent and the limits of the market system in ancient Greece. It begins with a historical overview of the center-periphery model that emerged during the period, predation as ... More


When Market Organization Does Not Help: High Ambitions and Challenges in the Market for Eldercare

Eva Hagbjer and Anna Krohwinkel

in Organizing and Reorganizing Markets

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198815761
eISBN:
9780191853289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815761.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

In this chapter, we discuss the organization of markets for publicly financed services, inspired by the model of the ‘perfect market’, with the Swedish eldercare sector as our example. We demonstrate ... More


Relational Contracts

Melvin A. Eisenberg

in Foundational Principles of Contract Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780199731404
eISBN:
9780199364718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199731404.003.0054
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Chapter 54 concerns relational contracts. Classical contract law was implicitly based on a paradigm consisting of a bargain made between strangers transacting on a perfect market, and focused on the ... More


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