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Adams, Walter 1922-1998

Overview
Works: 99 works in 398 publications in 6 languages and 12,525 library holdings
Genres: Directories  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Speaker
Classifications: HC106, 338.60973
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Most widely held works by Walter Adams
The structure of American industry by Walter Adams( Book )

137 editions published between 1950 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 3,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For half a century, The Structure of American Industry, by Walter Adams and James Brock, has provided in-depth, accessible coverage of individual major American industries, and the Eleventh Edition continues in this endeavour."--Jacket
The bigness complex : industry, labor, and government in the American economy by Walter Adams( Book )

24 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new edition has a thoroughly updated variety of issues, examples, and new development, including government bailouts of the airline industry; regulation of biotechnology; the fiasco of recent electricity deregulation; and mergers and consolidations in oil, radio, and grocery retailing. The analysis is framed in the timeless context of American distrust of concentrations of power. The authors show how both the left and right fail to address the central problem of power in formulating their diagnoses and recommendations. The book concludes with an alternative public philosophy as a viable guidepost for public policy toward business in a free-enterprise democracy."--Jacket
Dangerous pursuits : mergers & acquisitions in the age of Wall Street by Walter Adams( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Brain drain( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monopoly in America; the Government as promoter by Walter Adams( Book )

18 editions published between 1955 and 1957 in English and Undetermined and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antitrust economics on trial : a dialogue on the new laissez-faire by Walter Adams( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is it the central purpose of American antitrust policy to encourage decentralization of economic power? Or is it to promote ""consumer welfare""? Is there a painful trade-off between market dominance and economic ""efficiency""? What is the proper role of government in this area? In recent years the public policy debate on these core questions has been marked by a cacophony of divergent opinions--theorists against empiricists, apostles of the ""new learning"" against defenders of the traditional structure-conduct-performance paradigm, ""laissez-faire"" advocates against ""interventionists."
Tariffs, quotas, and trade : the politics of protectionism( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Free trade versus protectionism: a perspective; Determinants and implications of U.S. Trade Performance; The divergence between theory and practice; Macroeconomic policy and trade problems; Institutions and problems; Political dimensions; Case studies
Adam Smith goes to Moscow : a dialogue on radical reform by Walter Adams( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam Smith Goes to Moscow is a captivating dialogue between the head of a hypothetical, formerly socialist East European country and a fervently market-minded American advisor. Their spirited give-and-take highlights the monumental political as well as economic complexities currently faced by the former Soviet bloc countries as they struggle to transform themselves into free market economies. Walter Adams and James Brock depict the American expert as an advocate of radical reform. "I am delighted to share with you the extensive experience that Western economists, especially American experts, have accumulated over the years in dealing with these problems," the American says. But the skeptical Prime Minister views the Advisor's lectures as "boilerplate," in many ways too simplistic for the unique situation of the newly liberated nations. While agreeing with the Advisor that a "bitter pill," "shock therapy," or "big bang" may be necessary to rehabilitate a comatose socialist economy, the Prime Minister is painfully aware of the cultural and political barriers to such extreme measures: Strong medicine may be required, but an overdose could kill the patient. As did Adams's and Brock's earlier dialogue, Antitrust Economics on Trial, this concise and cleverly constructed work illuminates both sides of an extremely important debate. The controversy here, between proponents of the "big bang" approach to economic reform and supporters of gradualism, embraces a number of difficult questions. Can Western capitalism be exported? How does a nation create the new institutional infrastructure essential to a democratic market society? What tactics are required to surmount the obstructionism of vested interests in the old order? What lessons does the transformation of Eastern Europe offer the West in its own struggles to promote economic growth and global competitiveness, while controlling seemingly endemic budget deficits? Students of economics will not only be intrigued by the unique format which Adams and Brock use to address these questions, but they will come away from the work with significant insights as well. And for noneconomists, Adam Smith Goes to Moscow provides a lucid survey of these cataclysmic issues as well as a light-hearted introduction to some fundamental economic concepts. The authors' purpose is not to present an ideal blueprint far change but to help us understand the astonishing events that have occurred since the end of the Cold War
From Main Street to the Left Bank; students and scholars abroad by John A Garraty( Book )

5 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The test by Walter Adams( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 2003 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings in economics, principles and problems by Walter Adams( Book )

11 editions published between 1948 and 1957 in English and Spanish and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the world our campus? by Walter Adams( Book )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new guide to study abroad; summer and full-year programs for high-school students, college and university students, and teachers by John A Garraty( Book )

9 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to study abroad: university, summer school, tour, and work-and-study programs by John A Garraty( Book )

4 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Exode des cerveaux by Walter Adams( Book )

17 editions published in 1968 in French and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tobacco wars by Walter Adams( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Brain Drain by United States( Book )

8 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A report on the strategic importance of Western Europe by Walter Adams( Book )

3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il dualismo nelle economie industriali by Roberto Artioli( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in Italian and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Antitrust economics on trial : a dialogue on the new laissez-faire
Alternative Names
Adams, Walter

Walter Adams American economist and college professor

Walter Adams (economist) econoom uit Oostenrijk (1922-1998)

Уолтер Адамс

アダムス, ウォルター

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The bigness complex : industry, labor, and government in the American economyDangerous pursuits : mergers & acquisitions in the age of Wall StreetAntitrust economics on trial : a dialogue on the new laissez-faireAdam Smith goes to Moscow : a dialogue on radical reformThe testThe tobacco wars