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Pindyck, Robert S.

Overview
Works: 278 works in 1,325 publications in 8 languages and 13,087 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Textbooks  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HB172, 338.5
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Most widely held works by Robert S Pindyck
Microeconomics by Robert S Pindyck( Book )

287 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 2,987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contents of this text book cover markets and prices; producers, consumers and competitive markets; market structure and competitive strategy; and information, market failure and the role of government
Econometric models and economic forecasts by Robert S Pindyck( Book )

139 editions published between 1900 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 2,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This well known text helps students understand the art of model building - what type of model to build, building the appropriate model, testing it statistically, and applying the model to practical problems in forecasting and analysis
Investment under uncertainty by Avinash K Dixit( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How should firms decide whether and when to invest in new capital equipment, additions to their workforce, or the development of new products? Why have traditional economic models of investment failed to explain the behavior of investment spending in the United States and other countries?
The structure of world energy demand by Robert S Pindyck( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Price controls and the natural gas shortage by Paul W MacAvoy( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mikroökonomie by Robert S Pindyck( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in German and English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein gutes Verständnis der Mikroökonomie ist für Entscheidungen im Management und für das Verständnis der Funktionsweise einer modernen Volkswirtschaft von entscheidender Bedeutung.Dieser internationale Klassiker geht auch in der 8. Auflage von aktuellen mikroökonomischen Fragestellungen aus, um die Studenten für die Thematik zu motivieren. Viele Beispiele und Fallstudien helfen, einerseits praktische Anwendungen der theoretischen Konzepte zu erkennen und andererseits, die Konzepte besser zu verstehen. Die aktuelle Ausgabe bezieht die dramatischen Veränderungen mit ein, die in der Mikroökonomi
Optimal planning for economic stabilization; the application of control theory to stabilization policy by Robert S Pindyck( Book )

30 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Microéconomie by Robert S Pindyck( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in French and English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4e de couverture indique : "Véritable référence internationale, le livre de Robert Pindyck et Daniel Rubinfeld présente les principales notions de la microéconomie moderne dans un langage simple et clair, avec un formalisme limité : L'outil essentiel de raisonnement est le graphique (l'ouvrage en compte près de 200). Les exposés techniques sont reportés en annexes et restent très abordables pour des débutants. De nombreux exemples, dans les encadrés et au coeur du texte, facilitent la compréhension des concepts. S'appuyant sur les qualités pédagogiques et conceptuelles qui ont fait le succès de ce manuel, cette nouvelle édition comprend quatre parties : Les enjeux et les méthodes de la microéconomie ; le consommateur, le producteur, les marchés concurrentiels ; les marchés de monopole, de concurrence monopolistique et d'oligopole ; l'efficience des systèmes de marché et les défaillances dues à l'asymétrie de l'information, aux externalités et à la présence de biens publics. Un glossaire des principales notions et une sélection de 60 exercices corrigés complètent l'ouvrage. Les principales nouveautés de cette édition : Un nouveau chapitre sur l'économie comportementale, qui décrit la façon dont les consommateurs et les entreprises prennent leurs décisions. Des développements sur les politiques de fusion d'entreprises. La mise à jour des exemples à découvrir : le marché du taxi avec l'arrivée d'Uber et Lift, l'économie des clubs de remise en forme, la réduction des coûts dans une usine Tesla, etc."
The economics of the natural gas shortage (1960-1980) by Paul W MacAvoy( Book )

15 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Dutch and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The structure of energy markets( Book )

8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Production and pricing of energy resources( Book )

7 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Network effects and diffusion in pharmaceutical markets : antiulcer drugs by Ernst R Berndt( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We examine the role of network effects in the demand for pharmaceuticals at both the brand level and for a therapeutic class of drugs. These effects emerge when use of a drug by others conveys information about its efficacy and safety to patients and physicians. This can lead to herd behavior where a particular drug -- not necessarily the most efficacious or safest -- can come to dominate the market despite the availability of close substitutes, and can also affect the rate of market diffusion. Using data for H2-antagonist antiulcer drugs, we examine two aspects of these effects. First, we use hedonic price procedures to estimate how the aggregate usage of a drug affects brand valuation. Second, we estimate discrete-time diffusion models at both the industry and brand levels to measure the impact on rates of diffusion and market saturation
Economic instability and aggregate investment by Robert S Pindyck( Book )

19 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recent literature suggests that because investment expenditures are irreversible and can be delayed, they may be highly sensitive to uncertainty. We briefly summarize the theory, stressing its empirical implications. We then use cross-section and time-series data for a set of developing and industrialized countries to explore the relevance of the theory for aggregate investment. We find that the volatility of the marginal profitability of capital -- a summary measure of uncertainty -- affects investment as the theory suggests, but the size of the effect is moderate, and is greatest for developing countries. We also find that this volatility has little correlation with indicia of political instability used in recent studies of growth, as well as several indicia of economic instability. Only inflation is highly correlated with this volatility, and is also a robust explanator of investment
Mikroökonomie by Ricarda Kampmann( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in German and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeder von uns trifft Tag für Tag Entscheidungen, die dazu dienen, die eigene materielle Lebenssituation zu verbessern: Urlaub, Auto oder Eigenheim, Open-Air-Konzert, Stereo-Anlage oder Computer? Immer wieder ist zu entscheiden, welche Mengen von welchen Waren erworben und verbraucht bzw. benutzt und welche Dienstleistungen beansprucht werden. Jeder muss entscheiden, wie viel er arbeitet, um Einkommen zu erzielen, und welchen Teil seines Einkommens er sparen oder ausgeben will. Diesen Entscheidungen liegen mikroökonomische Überlegungen zugrunde. Neben einer Einführung in die VWL thematisieren die beiden Autoren die Marktlehre und den Wettbewerb. Lernziele und Übungen mit Lösungen zeichnen dieses Buch aus und erleichtern das Verständnis mikroökonomischer Zusammenhänge
Consumption externalities and diffusion in pharmaceutical markets : antiulcer drugs by Ernst R Berndt( Book )

14 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We examine the role of consumption externalities in the demand for pharmaceuticals at both the brand level and over a therapeutic class of drugs. These effects emerge when use of a drug by others affects its value, and/or conveys information abut efficacy and safety to patients and physicians. This can affect that rate of market diffusion for a new entrant, and can lead to herb behavior whereby a particular drug can dominate the market despite the availability of close substitutes. We use data for H2-antagonist antiulcer drugs to estimate a dynamic demand model and quantify these effects. The model has three components: an hedonic price equation that measures how the aggregate usage of a drug, as well as conventional attributes, affect brand valuation; equations relating equilibrium market shares to quality-adjusted prices and marketing levels; and diffusion equations describing the dynamic adjustment process. We find that consumption externalities influence both valuations and rates of diffusion, but that they operate at the brand and not the therapeutic class level
Expandability, reversibility, and optimal capacity choice by Avinash K Dixit( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We develop continuous-time models of capacity choice when demand fluctuates stochastically, and the firm's opportunities to expand or contract are limited. Specifically, we consider costs of investing or disinvesting that vary with time, or with the amount of capacity already installed. The firm's limited opportunities to expand or contract create call and put options on incremental units of capital; we show how the values of these options affect the firm's investment decisions
A markup interpretation of optimal rules for irreversible investment by Avinash K Dixit( Book )

15 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We re-examine the basic investment problem of deciding when to incur a sunk cost to obtain a stochastically fluctuating benefit. The optimal investment rule satisfies a trade-off between a larger versus a later net benefit; we show that this trade-off is closely analogous to the standard trade-off for the pricing decision of a firm that faces a downward sloping demand curve. We reinterpret the optimal investment rule as a markup formula involving an elasticity that has exactly the same form as the formula for a firm's optimal markup of price over marginal cost. This is illustrated with several examples
The excess co-movement of commodity prices by Robert S Pindyck( )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Mandatory unbundling and irreversible investment in telecom networks by Robert S Pindyck( )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This paper addresses the impact on investment incentives of the network sharing arrangements mandated by the Telecommunications Act of 1996, with a focus on the implications of irreversible investment. Although the goal is to promote competition, the sharing rules now in place reduce incentives to build new networks or upgrade existing ones. Such investments are irreversible %u2013 they involve sunk costs. The basic framework adopted by regulators allows entrants to utilize such facilities at prices reflecting what it would cost a new, efficient, large-scale network to be built. Such sharing opportunities are extensive, covering virtually the entire suite of network services provided, and extremely flexible, as the entrant can rent facilities in small increments for short duration, with no long-term contracts required. Because the entrant does not bear the sunk costs, this leads to an asymmetric allocation of risk and return that is not properly accounted for in the pricing of network services, which creates a significant investment disincentive"--National Bureau of Economic Research web site
Irreversibility, uncertainty, and investment by Robert S Pindyck( )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most investment expenditures have two important characteristics. First, they are largely irreversible; the firm cannot disinvest, so the expenditures are sunk costs. Second, they can be delayed, allowing the firm to wait for new information about prices, costs, and other marketing conditions before committing resources. An emerging literature has shown that this has important implications for investment decisions, and for the determinants of investment spending. Irreversible investment is especially sensitive to risk, whether with respect to future cash flows, interest rates, or the ultimate cost of the investment. Thus if a policy goal is to stimulate investment, stability and credibility may be more important than tax incentives or interest rates. This paper presents some simple models of irreversible investment, and shows how optimal investment rules and the valuation of projects and firms can be obtained from contingent claims analysis, or alternatively from dynamic programming. It demonstrates some strengths and limitations of the methodology, and shows how the resulting investment rules depend on various parameters that come from the market environment. It also reviews a number of results and insights that have appeared in the literature recently, and discusses possible policy implications
 
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Alternative Names
Pindajk, Robert

Pindyck, Robert 1945-

Pindyck, Robert S.

Pindyck, Robert Stephen

Pindyck, Robert Stephen 1945-

Pyndyck, R. S. 1945-

Robert Pindyck economista estadounidense

Robert Pindyck économiste américain

Пиндайк, Роберт

Пиндайк, Роберт С.

핀다이크, 로버트 S

ピンダイク, ロバート・S.

ピンディク

ピンディック, R. S

ロバート・ピンダイク

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Spanish (40)

German (26)

Italian (17)

French (15)

Chinese (12)

Portuguese (6)

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