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  1. Introducing a concept of real, as opposed to nominal, inequality of income or wealth suggests some historical reinterpretations, buttressed by a closer look at consumption by the rich. The purchasing powers of different income classes depend on how…
  2. Contents: Volume I Acknowledgements Introduction Jonathan Macey PART I THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE ECONOMICS OF CORPORATE LAW 1. R.H. Coase (1937), The Nature of the Firm 2. Michael C. Jensen and William H. Meckling (1976), Theory of the Firm: Managerial…
  3. The basic fact of modern economic history is massive absolute divergence in the distribution of incomes across countries. This paper shows that even without actual historical data on incomes in the now poor countries we can reasonably estimate that…
  4. This paper presents evidence on the long-run trends in U. S. regional specializa- tion and localization and examines which model of regional specialization is most consistent with the data. Regional specialization in the United States rose substan-…

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