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Price Reforms

János Kornai

in The Socialist System: The Political Economy of Communism

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198287766
eISBN:
9780191596551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198287763.003.0022
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

One of the major tendencies in the move away from the classical socialist system is a modification of the price system. This is closely related to the revival of the private sector and reform of the ... More


Executive and Regulatory Agencies

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira

in Democracy and Public Management Reform: Building the Republican State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199261185
eISBN:
9780191601507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199261180.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Executive and regulatory agencies are decentralized state organizations that implement policies. When the law clearly defines the policy, we have a state policy; when it leaves the precise definition ... More


Data Considerations

Yacine Aïıt-Sahalia and Jean Jacod

in High-Frequency Financial Econometrics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161433
eISBN:
9781400850327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161433.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Semimartingales of the type described in the previous chapter are used as modeling tools in a number of applications including the study of Internet packet flow, turbulence and other meteorological ... More


Pharmaceutical Prices

Stuart O. Schweitzer and Z. John Lu

in Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy: Perspectives, Promises, and Problems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190623784
eISBN:
9780190623814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190623784.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter provides a detailed examination of pharmaceutical pricing strategies in the United States. It points out that pharmaceutical expenditure as a share of total healthcare spending has ... More


Questions of Quality

Richa Kumar

in Rethinking Revolutions: Soyabean, Choupals, and the Changing Countryside in Central India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199465330
eISBN:
9780199087013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465330.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies, Science, Technology and Environment

Chapter 8 argues that power relations in soyabean markets are structured around norms of quality and who gets to determine the quality of a farmer’s crop. It suggests that focusing on the question of ... More


Methods

Stefan Homburg

in A Study in Monetary Macroeconomics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198807537
eISBN:
9780191845451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807537.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Chapter 8 concludes the text with methodical remarks. It defends key assumptions made in the main text and compares them, to the extent they deviate, with more conventional premises. The chapter ... More


The French Design

John Kenneth Galbraith

in Economics in Perspective: A Critical History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171647
eISBN:
9781400889075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171647.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the ideas emerging at the end of the mercantilist era in France that served and celebrated agriculture, the diversely productive farms, rather than merchants and manufacturers. ... More


Limits of equilibrium methodology: An educational dialogue

Lawrence A. Boland

in Equilibrium Models in Economics: Purposes and Critical Limitations

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190274320
eISBN:
9780190274368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190274320.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter uses a dialogue between an ‘inquisitive student’ and an ‘economics teacher’ to expose a fundamental problem with how economics is taught at the introductory level. It illustrates the ... More


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