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The Economics of Attention
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 312

The Economics of Attention

If economics is about the allocation of resources, then what is the most precious resource in our new information economy? Certainly not information, for we are drowning in it. No, what we are short of is the attention to make sense of that information. With all the verve and erudition that have established his earlier books as classics, Richard A. Lanham here traces our epochal move from an economy of things and objects to an economy of attention. According to Lanham, the central commodity in our new age of information is not stuff but style, for style is what competes for our attention amidst the din and deluge of new media. In such a world, intellectual property will become more central t...

Economics of Information Technology and the Media
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 335

Economics of Information Technology and the Media

Interest in information technology and the media is growing apace. This book has been specially written to provide an economics framework for analysing the nature and scope, as well as issues, pertaining to the new information and communication technology and revolution. It also presents some trends and perspectives from the Asia-Pacific region. While the economic principles of efficiency and competition are the same everywhere, many socio-political issues with respect to information technology and the media are unique to some specific cultural contexts. The book will be useful to students, researchers and policymakers in mass communication, information technology and the media.

Social Economics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 344

Social Economics

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-01-27
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  • Publisher: MIT Press

A rich collection of current research in the growing field of social economics, covering such issues as culture, gender, ethics, and philanthropic behavior.

Economics of Information Technology and the Media
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 356

Economics of Information Technology and the Media

Interest in information technology and the media is growing apace. This book has been specially written to provide an economics framework for analysing the nature and scope, as well as issues, pertaining to the new information and communication technology and revolution. It also presents some trends and perspectives from the Asia-Pacific region. While the economic principles of efficiency and competition are the same everywhere, many socio-political issues with respect to information technology and the media are unique to some specific cultural contexts. The book will be useful to students, researchers and policymakers in mass communication, information technology and the media.

The Economics of Information
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 284

The Economics of Information

A collection of essays on the theory of information as an economic commodity includes discussions of statistical methods, property rights, and economic planning

Information Economics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 488

Information Economics

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2007-08-07
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  • Publisher: Routledge

This new text book by Urs Birchler and Monika Butler is an introduction to the study of how information affects economic relations. The authors provide a narrative treatment of the more formal concepts of Information Economics, using easy to understand and lively illustrations from film and literature and nutshell examples. The book first covers the economics of information in a 'man versus nature' context, explaining basic concepts like rational updating or the value of information. Then in a 'man versus man' setting, Birchler and Butler describe strategic issues in the use of information: the make-buy-or-copy decision, the working and failure of markets and the important role of outguessing each other in a macroeconomic context. It closes with a 'man versus himself' perspective, focusing on information management within the individual. This book also comes with a supporting website (www.alicebob.info), maintained by the authors.

Lessons from the Economics of Crime
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 241

Lessons from the Economics of Crime

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-10-04
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  • Publisher: MIT Press

Reporting on research in the United States, Europe, and South America, this book discusses such topics as a cost-benefit analysis of additional police hiring, the testing of innovative policy interventions through field experiments, imprisonment and recidivism rates, incentives and disincentives for sports hooliganism and much more.

Economics of Global Business
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 424

Economics of Global Business

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-11-13
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  • Publisher: MIT Press

A textbook with innovative real-world macroeconomic analyses of timely policy issues, with case studies and examples from more than fifty countries. This timely and refreshingly real–world focused textbook examines some of the world's most critical policy issues through a macroeconomics lens. After presenting analytical foundations, modeling tools, and theoretical perspectives, Economics of Global Business goes a step further than most other texts, with a practical look at the local and multinational tradeoffs facing economic policymakers in more than fifty countries. Topics range from income equality and the financial crisis to GDP, inflation and unemployment, and, notably, one of the fir...

The Economics of Infrastructure Provisioning
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 528

The Economics of Infrastructure Provisioning

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015-12-04
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  • Publisher: MIT Press

The complexities of financing, installing, implementing, and regulating public infrastructures, including empirical research, analytical models, and theoretical insights.

The Economics of Philanthropy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

The Economics of Philanthropy

Introduction / Kimberley Scharf and Mirco Tonin -- Efficient ethical rules for volunteer's dilemmas / Ted Bergstrom -- The bright and dark sides of altruism / Avner Ben-Ner and Fangtingyu Hu -- Who gives? : the roles of empathy and impulsiveness / James Andreoni, Ann-Kathrin Koessler, Marta Serra-Garcia -- Charitable giving in the laboratory : advantages of the piecewise linear public good game / Michael Menietti, Maria P. Recalde, and Lise Vesterlund -- Increasing the social impact of giving : an experiment at six universities / Claudia Echwirplies, Jon Behar and Greg Bose -- The charitable response to a non-directed matching gift / Benjamin M. Marx -- Intuitive donating : testing one-line ...