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Economic Signals

Prize Promotions, Anonymous Giving, and Political Advertisements

Authors: Tamura, Masaoki

  • Sheds lights on new aspects of prize promotions, anonymous giving, and political advertisements
  • Applies simple economic theory to these unusual subject matters in economics
  • Introduces analytical methods in firms’ optimization problems and asymmetric information
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This Brief sheds new light on three specific aspects of economic behavior – companies offering prize promotions, individuals making anonymous donations, and politicians creating political advertisements. These are considered signals that firms send to consumers, donors send to others, and politicians send to voters, respectively. The author shows why firms, donors, and politicians employ these behaviors, and what their social consequences are from an economic theory perspective.

This book is intended for readers who are interested in industrial organization, the economics of giving, and political economics. Each topic can be seen as an application of simple economic theory to an unusual subject matter in economics. Thus, for students, this work also offers an introduction to analytical methods in time-inconsistency and involving asymmetric information. The problems and economic settings behind these topics are firms’ time-inconsistency in a monopoly, asymmetric information in individual altruism, and asymmetric information regarding types of politicians.

About the authors

Masaoki Tamura is an assistant professor at Nagoya University of Commerce and Business and visiting scholar of the Research Institute of Capital Formation, Development Bank of Japan. Born in 1982, he received a Bachelor’s degree in economics at Kyoto University in 2005 and a Ph.D. in economics at the University of Tokyo in 2014. He worked for Hitotsubashi University and Kyoto University before joining Nagoya University of Commerce and Business.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)
  • Tools Used in This Book

    Pages 1-5

    Tamura, Masaoki

  • Prize Promotions for Solving Firms’ Time Inconsistency

    Pages 7-21

    Tamura, Masaoki

  • Giving and Anonymous Giving for Signaling

    Pages 23-35

    Tamura, Masaoki

  • A Signaling Explanation for Political Parties and Advertisements

    Pages 37-50

    Tamura, Masaoki

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-10-8938-1
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Softcover $54.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-10-8937-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Economic Signals
Book Subtitle
Prize Promotions, Anonymous Giving, and Political Advertisements
Authors
Series Title
Development Bank of Japan Research Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Development Bank of Japan
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-8938-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-8938-1
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-8937-4
Series ISSN
2367-0967
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 50
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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