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Foundations in Microeconomic Theory

A Volume in Honor of Hugo F. Sonnenschein

Jackson, Matthew O., McLennan, Andrew (Eds.)

2008, VII, 541 p.

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  • Presents some of the most important articles in microeconomic theory of the last few decades
  • Provides insights into the genesis of scientific papers
  • Introductions to each chapter written by the authors outline how the work came to be written and indicate Hugo Sonnenschein's influence on the work

This volume collects papers from Hugo Sonnenschein's students with the aim of demonstrating his tremendous impact as an advisor. The papers span decades, with the earliest coming from his advisees in the first years of his career and the most recent coming in the last two years after his return to research and advising that followed his adventures as a university administrator.

Each paper is accompanied with a preface by the student that provides background on the paper and indicates Hugo's influence on its genesis. The papers all lie in microeconomic theory, and moreover all make fundamental contributions to the foundations of the theory.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Auction Theory - Game Theory - Market Design - Microeconomic Theory - Microeconomics - Monopol

Related subjects » Economic Theory - Microeconomics / Industrial Organization

Table of contents 

An Existence Theorem for the Second Best.- An Equilibrium Model with Involuntary Unemployment at Flexible, Competitive Prices and Wages.- Price Distortion and Potential Welfare.- The Manipulation of Social Choice Mechanisms That Do Not Leave 'Too Much' to Chance.- Residential Land Use.- Cournot Equilibrium with Free Entry.- Power, Majority Voting, and Linear Income Tax Schedules.- Sequential Bargaining as a Noncooperative Foundation for Walrasian Equilibrium.- Virtual Implementation in Iteratively Undominated Strategies: Complete Information.- Finitely Repeated Games.- Nonpaternalistic Sympathy and the Inefficiency of Consistent Intertemporal Plans.- Strategy-Proof Exchange.- Dynamic Monopoly with Nondurable Goods.- Signaling Games and Stable Equilibria.- Unobservable Investment and the Hold-up Problem.- The Implementation of Social Choice Functions via Social Choice Correspondences: A General Formulation and a Limit Result.- On the Existence of Pure and Mixed Strategy Nash Equilibria in Discontinuous Games.- Nash Equilibrium under Knightian Uncertainty: Breaking Down Backward Induction.- Extensive Form Reasoning in Normal Form Games.- Player Type Distributions as State Variables and Information Revelation in Zero Sum Repeated Games with Discounting.- Repeated Signalling Games and Dynamic Trading Relationships.- Impossibility of Strategy-Proof Mechanisms in Economies with Pure Public Goods.

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