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Institutional and Organizational Economics


Institutional and Organizational Economics

A Behavioral Game Theory Introduction
1. Aufl.

von: Tore Ellingsen

17,99 €

Verlag: Wiley
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 20.09.2023
ISBN/EAN: 9781509559015
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 240

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<p>Why do some countries succeed while others struggle? Why are some firms profitable while rivals fail? Why do some marriages thrive and others end in divorce? These questions seem unrelated, but societies, companies, and marriages have one important thing in common: they involve more than one individual. They thus face the same fundamental challenges. How can people be made to help rather than hurt each other? How can they use sacrifice, cooperation, and coercion to promote the common good?</p> <p>In this introductory text, Tore Ellingsen equips readers to answer essential questions around the success and failure of humans in groups, drawing on behavioral game theory, psychology, and sociology. He emphasizes how other-regarding preferences such as altruism and dutifulness matter for societies’ prosperity, and analyzes the role of culture in the form of shared values and understandings. One lesson is that cooperation is facilitated when people anticipate that they will hold common memories of past behavior, especially if agreements take precedence over leaders’ authority.</p> <p>A groundbreaking text, <i>Institutional and Organizational Economics</i> is essential reading for students and scholars of economics, political science, sociology, and public administration.</p>
Preface<br /><br />1 The Organizational Challenge<br />2 Sacrifice<br />3 Selfishness, Rationality, and Utility<br />4 Situations, Games, and Cooperation<br />5 Shared Understandings and Values<br />6 Predicting Behavior in Games<br />7 A Model of Anarchy<br />8 Changing the Game<br />9 Coordination<br />10 Authority’s Limitations<br />11 Relationships<br />12 Third-party Punishment<br />13 Coercion: Costs and Benefits<br />14 Contracts and Governance<br />15 Limited Liability and Corporate Finance<br />16 Asymmetric Information<br />17 Application: The Oil-Pool Problem<br />18 Conclusion<br />19 More Food for Thought<br />20 Further Reading<br /><br />Postface<br />Answers to Exercises<br />Notes<br />References<br />Index
“<i>Institutional and Organizational Economics</i> not only provides a superb development of the ideas of organizational economics, using the tools of basic game theory, but also offers fascinating connections to history, sociology, and literature. A tour de force.”<br /><b>Oliver D. Hart, Harvard University</b><br /><br />“This slim volume offers an amazing wealth of ideas about institutions and organizations. The exposition nicely combines historical and experimental evidence with clear and simple behavioral game theoretic explanations. A book to instruct and delight students and scholars alike.”<br /><b>Avinash Dixit, Princeton University</b>
<b>Tore Ellingsen</b> is the Ragnar Söderberg Chair in Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics.

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