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Theory of Economic Regulation
The potential uses of public resources and powers to improve the economic status of economic groups (such as industries and occupations) are analyzed to provide a scheme of the demand for regulation.Expand
The Economics of Information
The identification of sellers and the discovery of their prices is given as an example of the role of the search for information in economic life.
Foundations of Economic Analysis.
Recent statistical techniques, including nonlinear programming, have been added to a basic survey of equilibrium systems, comparative statistics, consumer behavior theory, and cost and productionExpand
A Theory of Oligopoly
  • G. Stigler
  • Economics
  • Journal of Political Economy
  • 1 February 1964
Our modification of this theory consists simply in presenting a systematic account of the factors governing the feasibility of collusion, which like most things in this world is not free. (GeorgeExpand
The Organization of Industry
The Organization of Industry collects essays written over two decades—pieces prepared especially for this volume, previously unpublished material, and reprinted articles drawn from numerous sources,Expand
Law Enforcement, Malfeasance, and Compensation of Enforcers
THE new economic approach to political behavior seeks to develop a positive theory of legislation, in contrast to the normative approach of welfare economics. The new approach asks why certainExpand
The Division of Labor is Limited by the Extent of the Market
  • G. Stigler
  • Business
  • Journal of Political Economy
  • 1 June 1951
ECONOMISTS have long labored with the rate of operation of firm and industry, but they have generally treated as a (technological?) datum the problem of what the firm does-what governs its range ofExpand
The Optimum Enforcement of Laws
  • G. Stigler
  • Business, Economics
  • Journal of Political Economy
  • 1 May 1970
All prescriptions of behavior for individuals require enforcement. Usually the obligation to behave in a prescribed way is entered into voluntarily by explicit or implicit contract. For example, IExpand
The Development of Utility Theory. I
  • G. Stigler
  • Economics
  • Journal of Political Economy
  • 1 August 1950
T HE history of economic thought can be studied with many purposes. One may trace the effects of contemporary economic and social conditions on economic theory orrather more bravely-the effects ofExpand