Salvadori, Neri and Signorino, Rodolfo (2012): Adam Smith on Monopoly Theory. Making good a lacuna.
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The paper analyzes Adam Smith’s views on monopoly focusing on Book IV and V of The Wealth of Nations and argues that Smith has left his analysis of monopoly in an embryonic form while the majority of scholars have assessed it starting from premises different from those, actually though implicitly, used by Smith to approach this subject. We show that Smith makes use of the word ‘monopoly’ to refer to a heterogeneous collection of market outcomes, besides that of a single seller market, and that Smith’s account of monopolists’ behavior is richer than that provided by later monopoly theorists.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Adam Smith on Monopoly Theory. Making good a lacuna|
|English Title:||Adam Smith on Monopoly Theory. Making good a lacuna|
|Keywords:||Competition; Monopoly; Classical Economics; Adam Smith|
|Subjects:||L - Industrial Organization > L5 - Regulation and Industrial Policy > L51 - Economics of Regulation
B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B3 - History of Economic Thought: Individuals > B31 - Individuals
B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B1 - History of Economic Thought through 1925 > B12 - Classical (includes Adam Smith)
L - Industrial Organization > L4 - Antitrust Issues and Policies > L41 - Monopolization; Horizontal Anticompetitive Practices
D - Microeconomics > D4 - Market Structure and Pricing > D42 - Monopoly
|Depositing User:||Neri Salvadori|
|Date Deposited:||27. Apr 2012 15:18|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 17:12|
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