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1. competition and selection

The claim that a business firm must maximize profit if it is to survive serves as an informal statement of the common conclusion of a class of theorems ...

By Sidney G. Winter. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008

2. size of nations, economics approach to the

The economics approach to the size of nations proceeds from the trade-off between benefits and costs of larger size. Benefits of scale come from sharing ...

By Enrico Spolaore. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008

3. new economic geography

New economic geography provides an integrated and micro-founded approach to spatial economics. It emphasizes the role of clustering forces in generating ...

By Anthony J. Venables. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008

4. experimental methods in economics

In the mid-20th century economists became involved in the design and conduct of laboratory experiments to examine propositions implied by economic theory. ...

By Vernon L. Smith. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008

5. oligopoly

No article entitled ‘oligopoly’ appeared in any edition of Palgrave's Dictionary of Political Economy. It is true that the simplest case of oligopoly, ...

By P. Sylos-Labini. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008

6. urban growth

‘Urban growth’ refers to the process of growth and decline of economic agglomerations. The pattern of concentration of economic activity and its evolution ...

By Yannis M. Ioannides and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008

7. market failure

Market failure occurs when there are too few markets, non-competitive behaviour, or non-existence, leading to inefficient allocations. Many suggested ...

By John O. Ledyard. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008

8. positive economics

‘Positive economics’ refers to the view that economic theories consistent with all conceivable observations are empirically empty and that empirically ...

By Richard G. Lipsey. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008

9. marginal and average cost pricing

Under perfect competition, marginal cost and average cost of a product are equal to each other and to its price, an arrangement that is Pareto-optimal ...

By William Vickrey. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008

10. Rosen, Sherwin (1938–2001)

Sherwin Rosen made fundamental contributions in equilibrium theory, human capital theory, income distribution theory and investment theory. One characteristic ...

By Robert Tamura. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008