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Economics, Law, and Institutions in Asia Pacific

Oligopoly, Auctions and Market Quality

Authors: Dastidar, Krishnendu Ghosh

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  • ​The only full-length book to discuss the interconnections between oligopoly theory, auction theory and market quality theory
  • Provides an up-to-date review of market quality theory
  • Discusses some specific real life market quality issues in emerging economies
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This book provides an economic analysis of various aspects of ‘market quality’, a new concept which emerged in the 21st century, using the tools of ‘oligopoly theory’ and ‘auction theory’ that evolved over the 19th and 20th centuries. In the economics literature the link between the theories of oligopoly and auctions with market quality remains largely unexplored. This book attempts to forge such a link as it brings together relevant theoretical results in the literature on these topics under a unified framework. While the book is mainly theoretical in nature, it also discusses some specific issues related to the problems of market quality in emerging economies like India. Illustrated by carefully chosen examples, this book is highly recommended to readers who seek an in-depth and up-to-date integrated overview of the new field of market quality economics and are interested in some open research problems in this area.

How should auctions and other allocation mechanisms be designed for oligopolistic industries to achieve such goals as efficiency, high-quality output and fast production? Krishnendu Ghosh Dastidar’s book offers novel analysis of this question and also some interesting answers. Highly recommended.

Eric S. Maskin, Nobel laureate in Economics

About the authors

Krishnendu Ghosh Dastidar is a Professor of Economics at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His areas of specialization are oligopoly theory and auction theory. He was educated at Presidency College, Kolkata and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He pursued his Post-Doctoral research in 1997–98 as a visiting fellow, Department of Economics, Harvard University, USA (with a Ford Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship).  He has been a visiting research scholar at the Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University, Japan during April-July, 2010 and during the academic year 2013-14.  He has published in leading economics journals such as the Journal of Economic TheoryEconomic TheoryInternational Journal of Economic Theory, European Economic Review, and Games and Economic Behavior. He is on the editorial board of International Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Quantitative Economics and Arthaniti (Economics).

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“This is a book of high quality bringing to bear sophisticated theoretical analysis on problems of practical interest. … it will be fully appreciated only by specialists, the author makes a sincere effort to make it accessible to non-specialists by providing extensive background material and summaries.” (Arunava Sen, Journal of Quantitative Economics, Vol. 17, 2019)


“The book is primarily a theoretical contribution to the economics of market quality. Here, the author is in his usual self and has done the job very meticulously. … this is an interesting reading for the researcher and advanced undergraduate and graduate students who know oligopoly and auction theory. Any researcher having an interest in applied theory related to market quality would find it very useful as there are some open questions which they can pick up and pursue.” (Uday Bhanu Sinha, Indian Economic Review, August, 2018)
“The issues and problems dealt with in this book are motivated by real-life examples, mostly from emerging economies. The treatment is entirely theoretical, but possible directions of application are indicated. This book will be extremely useful for graduate students of economics and management sciences for starting a systematic inquiry into this area.” (Diganta Mukherjee, Studies in Microeconomics, Vol. 6 (1-2), 2018)


 



Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Hardcover $139.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Oligopoly, Auctions and Market Quality
Authors
Series Title
Economics, Law, and Institutions in Asia Pacific
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan KK
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-55396-0
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-55396-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-55395-3
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56652-6
Series ISSN
2199-8620
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 189
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations
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