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McKenzie, Richard B.

Overview
Works: 153 works in 550 publications in 3 languages and 18,262 library holdings
Genres: History  Trial and arbitral proceedings  Biography  Textbooks  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
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Most widely held works about Richard B McKenzie
 
Most widely held works by Richard B McKenzie
Rethinking orphanages for the 21st century by Richard B McKenzie( )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With welfare reform at the top of the U.S. Congress agenda, the orphanage debate has resurfaced. While adoption is a solution for some children, many children are difficult to place or legally unavailable for permanent placement. Editor Richard B. McKenzie contends that the resurgence of private orphanages or children's homes will become a favorable option for those children. Rethinking Orphanages for the 21st Century reviews the policy reforms necessary for these homes to become reliable solutions for many of the nation's disadvantaged and abused children. McKenzie, who grew up in an orphanage in the 1950s, also includes the first and only large-scale survey of orphanage alumni, involving 1,600 respondents. Child welfare professionals, policymakers, sociologists, social workers, and family studies scholars will find this timely volume of great interest
Managing through incentives : how to develop a more collaborative, productive, and profitable organization by Richard B McKenzie( )

13 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard McKenzie and Dwight Lee show how to select the right incentives and how to use them for the best results. Generously illustrated with examples from business, industry, government, academia, and professional sports, this volume offers a comprehensive overview of incentives, both in theory and in practice, providing a wealth of ideas managers can use to get employees to work harder, smarter, and more cooperatively
Why popcorn costs so much at the movies : and other pricing puzzles by Richard B McKenzie( Book )

29 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the mysteries of the current pricing system, such as the use of the number nine in prices, why all movies cost the same, and the unintentional consequences of using environmentally-friendly fuels
The new world of economics : explorations into the human experience by Richard B McKenzie( Book )

30 editions published between 1975 and 1985 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trust on trial : how the Microsoft case is reframing the rules of competition by Richard B McKenzie( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Russian and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[A]rgues that government trust busters don't have a clue about how to effectively referee competition in today's industries that live or die at the caprice of innovation"--Jacket
Plant closings : public or private choices? by Richard B McKenzie( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fugitive industry : the economics and politics of deindustrialization by Richard B McKenzie( Book )

12 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digital economics : how information technology has transformed business thinking by Richard B McKenzie( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how digital technology has impacted the business world and economics, discussing how the production of digital goods has forced the world's companies to change how they do business
Predictably rational? : in search of defenses for rational behavior in economics by Richard B McKenzie( )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Predictably Rational? In Search of Defenses of Rational Behavior in Economics, Richard McKenzie, a professor of economics and management at the University of California, Irvine, takes up the challenge to defend mainstream economics? core premise, but in unexpected ways. He first takes readers through a review of the intellectual history of the motivational premise undergirding economics from Adam Smith through to Alfred Marshall to Frank Knight, Ludwig von Mises, and Friedrich Hayek to Milton Friedman, George Stigler, and Gary becker. Professor McKenzie finds ample criticisms of the rationality premise within the intellectual history of the discipline. He also surveys the relevant literature in evolutionary biology and neurobiology and neujroeconomics, which fortifies the behavioralists? criticisms that perfect rationality is not tenable. Nonetheless, in spite of the evidence and arguments, Professor Mckenzie mounts defenses of continued use of the rationality premise on counterintuitive grounds, not the least of which is that the demonstrated irrationalities in human decision makes all the more compelling the use of the perfect rationality premise in economics
What went right in the 1980s by Richard B McKenzie( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fairness of markets : a search for justice in a free society by Richard B McKenzie( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bound to be free by Richard B McKenzie( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American job machine by Richard B McKenzie( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Cato Institute book." Includes bibliographies and index
The home : a memoir of growing up in an orphanage by Richard B McKenzie( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A memoir of the author's years spent in an orphanage in North Carolina in the 1950s, presenting it as a place which, while lacking hugs and kisses, provides a stable home that turned out optimistic, well-adjusted young adults
Competing visions : the political conflict over America's economic future by Richard B McKenzie( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Microeconomics for MBAs : the economic way of thinking for managers by Richard B McKenzie( Book )

35 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first textbook in microeconomics written exclusively for MBA students. McKenzie and Lee minimize attention to mathematics and maximize attention to intuitive economic thinking, examining key questions such as "How should organizations and incentives be structured to best encourage profit maximization?""--Jacket
The paradox of progress : can Americans regain their confidence in a prosperous future? by Richard B McKenzie( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public anxiety is justified, McKenzie adds, but it is misplaced: for if the shift in "economic tectonics" is ultimately a positive development, it has been accompanied by a "moral tectonics" earthquake that has been highly destructive. The real social divide, he writes, is not between haves and have-nots, but between those who play by the rules, and those who refuse to
The new world of economics : a remake of a classic for new generations of economics students by Richard B McKenzie( )

16 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New World of Economics, 6th edition, by Richard McKenzie and Gordon Tullock, represents a revival of a classic text that, when it was first published, changed substantially the way economics would be taught at the introductory and advanced levels of economics for all time. In a very real sense, many contemporary general-audience economics books that seek to apply the "economic way of thinking" to an unbounded array of social issues have grown out of the disciplinary tradition established by earlier editions of The New World of Economics. This new edition of The New World will expose new generations of economics students to how McKenzie and Tullock have applied in a lucid manner a relatively small number of economic concepts and principles to a cluster of topics that have been in the book from its first release and to a larger number of topics that are new to this edition, with the focus of the new topics on showing students how economic thinking can be applied to business decision making. This edition continues the book's tradition of taking contrarian stances on important economic issues. Economics professors have long reported that The New World is a rare book in that students will read it without being required to do so
In defense of monopoly : how market power fosters creative production by Richard B McKenzie( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Defense of Monopoly offers an unconventional but empirically grounded argument in favor of market monopolies. Authors McKenzie and Lee claim that conventional, static models exaggerate the harm done by real-world monopolies, and they show why some degree of monopoly presence is necessary to maximize the improvement of human welfare over time. Inspired by Joseph Schumpeter's suggestion that market imperfections can drive an economy's long-term progress, In Defense of Monopoly defies conventional assumptions to show readers why an economic system's failure to efficiently allocate its resources is actually a necessary precondition for maximizing the system's long-term performance: the perfectly fluid, competitive economy idealized by most economists is decidedly inferior to one characterized by market entry and exit restrictions or costs. An economy is not a board game in which players compete for a limited number of properties, nor is it much like the kind of blackboard games that economists use to develop their monopoly models. As McKenzie and Lee demonstrate, the creation of goods and services in the real world requires not only competition but the prospect of gains beyond a normal competitive rate of return
Regulating government : a preface to constitutional economics by Dwight R Lee( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Managing through incentives : how to develop a more collaborative, productive, and profitable organization
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Managing through incentives : how to develop a more collaborative, productive, and profitable organizationWhy popcorn costs so much at the movies : and other pricing puzzlesTrust on trial : how the Microsoft case is reframing the rules of competitionDigital economics : how information technology has transformed business thinkingPredictably rational? : in search of defenses for rational behavior in economicsThe home : a memoir of growing up in an orphanageMicroeconomics for MBAs : the economic way of thinking for managersThe paradox of progress : can Americans regain their confidence in a prosperous future?In defense of monopoly : how market power fosters creative production