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5. Science and Technology as institutions

5. Science and Technology as institutions  

Partha Dasgupta

in Economics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2007
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776328
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853455.003.0006
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192853455
‘Science and Technology as institutions’ explores the economic development of Science and Technology. Knowledge is a public good, but private incentives to pursue research are low, as it is ... More
1. Risk decisions

1. Risk decisions  

Baruch Fischhoff and John Kadvany

in Risk: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777714
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199576203.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199576203
Risk is all around us, and can come in any number of forms. ‘Risk decisions’ uses decision theory to turn the assessment of these risks into an exercise in practical reasoning. Decision ... More
3. Communities

3. Communities  

Partha Dasgupta

in Economics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2007
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776328
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853455.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192853455
‘Communities’ examines the cooperative relationships that exist in different communities. One way of preventing opportunistic behaviour is through linking relationships together. This ... More
6. Households and firms

6. Households and firms  

Partha Dasgupta

in Economics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2007
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776328
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853455.003.0007
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192853455
‘Households and firms’ assesses the economics of smaller institutions. The household is perhaps the smallest institutional unit, defined by families sharing food. Parents wish to promote ... More
Risk: A Very Short Introduction

Risk: A Very Short Introduction  

Baruch Fischhoff and John Kadvany

Print Publication Year: 
May 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777714
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199576203.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199576203
Risk: A Very Short Introduction draws on the sciences and humanities to explore and explain the many kinds of risk. We find risks — from genetically modified crops, medical ... More
4. Making risk decisions

4. Making risk decisions  

Baruch Fischhoff and John Kadvany

in Risk: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777714
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199576203.003.0005
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199576203
‘Making risk decisions’ explores how people make choices about risk. Utility theory provides one simple way to make these choices. It involves ranking potential choices and using a set of ... More
4. Markets

4. Markets  

Partha Dasgupta

in Economics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2007
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776328
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853455.003.0005
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780192853455
‘Markets’ outlines the concept of an ideal market, and explores how markets fail. The ideal market aims to sell all the supplied units to consumers by setting a price that reaches a ... More
Economics: A Very Short Introduction

Economics: A Very Short Introduction  

Partha Dasgupta

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2007
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776328
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853455.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192853455
Economics: A Very Short Introduction describes the lives of two children who live very different lives in different parts of the world: in the Mid-West USA and in Ethiopia. It ... More

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