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About Doing the Right Thing as an Academic Economist

Erwin Dekker and Arjo Klamer.

in The Oxford Handbook of Professional Economic Ethics

P ublished online September 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History of Economic Thought; Industry Studies. 7201 words.

This chapter argues that the art of phronesis is central to doing the right thing as an economist. Phronesis, or practical wisdom, is what we practice when we deliberate, weigh values, take...

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At the origin of the industrial district: Alfred Marshall and the Cambridge school

Fiorenza Belussi and Katia Caldari.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

March 2009; p ublished online November 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Economic Thought; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Economic Development; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 11418 words.

This paper investigates the origin and evolution of the concept of the industrial district. The idea of industrial district is quite widespread in modern industrial economics and in...

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Balancing Risk and Benefit

Rachel Glennerster and Shawn Powers.

in The Oxford Handbook of Professional Economic Ethics

P ublished online July 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History of Economic Thought; Industry Studies. 17346 words.

The increasing use of randomized evaluations in economics has brought an increase in discussion about ethical issues. We argue that while there are ethical issues specific to randomization,...

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COMPETITION VERSUS PROPERTY RIGHTS: AMERICAN ANTITRUST LAW, THE FREIBURG SCHOOL, AND THE EARLY YEARS OF EUROPEAN COMPETITION POLICY

Nicola Giocoli.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

December 2009; p ublished online February 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Antitrust Issues and Policies; History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards); History of Economic Thought (to 1925). 18279 words.

This paper investigates the influence of the American antitrust tradition on the foundation and early years of European competition policy. Four main propositions summarize my argument made...

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A critical assessment of transaction cost theory and governance of public services with special reference to water and sanitation

Hulya Dagdeviren and Simon A. Robertson.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

November 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Economic Thought (to 1925); Publicly Provided Goods; Public Economics; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Energy and Utilities. 10222 words.

This paper aims to provide a critical assessment of Oliver Williamson’s work on the choice between public and private governance by focusing on his central proposition that public...

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“Econogenic Harm”

George DeMartino.

in The Oxford Handbook of Professional Economic Ethics

P ublished online December 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History of Economic Thought; Industry Studies. 12685 words.

Economists have long recognized that virtually all economic policy interventions that they advocate entail foreseeable and/or unforeseeable harm to some economic actors, even while...

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Economic Justice

Albino Barrera.

in The Oxford Handbook of Christianity and Economics

February 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Economics; History of Economic Thought; Industry Studies. 7947 words.

Christianity has had a long-standing interest in economic justice, rooted in its Scriptures, especially Old Testament prophets and the New Testament Gospels. It was taken up by the Church...

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Economic Models of Churches

Robert Mochrie.

in The Oxford Handbook of Christianity and Economics

February 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Economics; History of Economic Thought; Industry Studies. 8049 words.

The economics of religion lays aside transcendent claims of the church to study it as a social organization that uses scarce resources to achieve its ends. In contrast to the...

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The Economics of Religious Schism and Switching

T. Randolph Beard, Robert B. Ekelund, Jr., George S. Ford and Robert D. Tollison.

in The Oxford Handbook of Christianity and Economics

February 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Economics; History of Economic Thought; Industry Studies. 11802 words.

Schism and switching are important in religious markets when strict monopoly or force is not involved. The Protestant Reformation is an important case and may be seen as entry of a new firm...

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Economists’ Ethics in the Build-Up to the Great Recession

Robert H. Wade.

in The Oxford Handbook of Professional Economic Ethics

P ublished online September 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History of Economic Thought; Industry Studies. 11368 words.

This chapter argues that mainstream economists – mainly American and British contributed to the build-up of the financial fragility which tipped into the Great Recession through their...

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