Entrepreneurial Economics: Bright Ideas from the Dismal Science

Paperback | January 15, 2002

EditorAlexander Tabarrok

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This intriguing collection is designed to show how economists can play a more active role in designing and directing the nation's social institutions. By taking the task of political economy seriously, the contributors (including some of today's most distinguished economists) reveal the powerof economic thought to offer innovative solutions to some of the most difficult problems facing society today. By creating markets where none existed before, the authors propose efficient, reliable, and profitable improvements to current systems of health insurance, financial markets, human organdistribution, judicial practice, bankruptcy and securities regulation, patenting, and transportation. Written in the entrepreneurial spirit, these essays show economics to be an ambitious, dynamic, and far-from-dismal science.

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This intriguing collection is designed to show how economists can play a more active role in designing and directing the nation's social institutions. By taking the task of political economy seriously, the contributors (including some of today's most distinguished economists) reveal the powerof economic thought to offer innovative solu...

Alexander Tabarrok is at The Independent Institute, Oakland.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 9.09 × 6.1 × 0.98 inPublished:January 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Steven Landsburg: Foreword1. Alexander Tabarrok: IntroductionPart I. Wealth and Health Insurance2. Stefano Athanasoulis, Robert Shiller, and Eric van Wincoop: Macro Markets and Financial Security3. Alexander Tabarrol: Gene Insurance4. John H. Cochrane: Time-Consistent Health InsurancePart II. The Use of Information in Markets5. Robin D. Hanson: Decision MarketsPart III. The Shortage of Human Organs6. Andy H. Barnett, Roger D. Blair, and David L. Kaserman: A Market for Organs7. Alexander Tabarrok: The Organ Shortage: A Tragedy of the Commons?Part IV. Efficient Justice8. Steven Landsburg: A Modest Proposal to Improve Judicial Incentives9. Morgan Reynolds: Privatizing Probation and Parole10. David Friedman: More Justice for Less Money: A Step beyond CiminoPart V. Bankruptcy and Securities Regulation11. Philippe Aghion, Oliver Hart, and John Moore: Improving Bankruptcy Procedure12. Roberta Romano: Empowering Investors: A Market Approach to Securities RegulationPart VI. Patents without Monopoly13. Michael Kremer: Patent Buyouts: A Mechanism for Encouraging InnovationVII. Urban Transit14. Daniel B. Klein, Adrian T. Moore, and Binyam Reja: Curb Rights: Eliciting Competition and Entrepreneurship in Urban TransitIndexAbout the Independent Institute