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Sutton, John 1948-

Overview
Works: 50 works in 264 publications in 2 languages and 7,041 library holdings
Genres: Bibliographies  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: HD2326, 338.6
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Most widely held works by John Sutton
Technology and market structure : theory and history by John Sutton( )

39 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 2,978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why are some industries dominated worldwide by just two or three firms? Most industries include firms of widely varying sizes: is there any pattern to the size distribution of firms within an industry? For the past several decades, questions of this kind have fascinated economists, not least because they relate to some of the strongest statistical regularities found in the field. If we can understand the forces that mould these statistical regularities, we can acquire a deeper understanding of how the process of competition works. Economists have taken two very different approaches to studying market structure. One looks to "industry characteristics" to explain why different industries develop in different ways; the other looks to the pattern of firm growth within a "typical" industry to describe the evolution of the size distribution of firms. This book sets out a unified theory that encompasses both approaches, while generating a series of novel predictions as to how makets evolve. Using statistical analysis and a detailed examination of industry histories, the author tests these predictions
Sunk costs and market structure : price competition, advertising, and the evolution of concentration by John Sutton( )

44 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sunk Costs and Market Structure" bridges the gap between the new generation of game theoretic models that has dominated the industrial organization literature recently and the traditional empirical agenda of the subject as embodied in the structure-conduct-performance paradigm developed by Joe S. Bain and his successors. Because many results turn out to depend on detailed features of the market that are difficult to measure, some observers argue that the game theory literature offers little basis for the kind of cross-industry studies that have formed the empirical base of the subject since the 1950s. Using current game-theoretic methods, John Sutton reexamines the traditional agenda. He argues that despite the "delicate" nature of many results, there are theoretical predictions that turn out to be extremely robust to reasonable changes in model specification, and these results should be taken into account when looking for statistical regularities across a broad spectrum of different industries. Sutton assembles a matrix of industry studies relating to twenty markets within the food and drink sector, in six countries - France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. He combines theory, econometric evidence, and a detailed account of the various patterns of evolution of structure found in these industries in a rigorous evaluation of the strengths and limitations of a game-theoretic approach in explaining the evolution of industrial structure
Marshall's tendencies : what can economists know? by John Sutton( )

33 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of economics is a complicated and messy place. Yet modern economic analysis rests on an attempt to represent the world by means of simple mathematical models. To what extent is this possible? How can such a programme cope with the fact that economic outcomes are often driven by factors that are notoriously difficult to quantify? Can such mathematical modelling lead us to theories that work? In these lectures, John Sutton explores what he calls the "standard paradigm" that lies at the heart of economic model building, whose roots go back a century to the work of Alfred Marshall. In probing the strengths and limitations of this paradigm, he looks at some of the remarkable successes, as well as deep disappointments, that have flowed from it
Competing in capabilities : the globalization process by John Sutton( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a new perspective on the economics of globalization, based on the concepts of firms' capabilities as the immediate cause of countries' wealth. It presents new ways of looking at the way China, India, and Africa have been drawn into the global economy over the past two decades. It offers new perspectives on some of the most central questions in the current debate: What effects does the rise of China have for the advanced industrial economies? Why have some industries adapted quickly and effectively to the changing global scene, while others have not? How were the 'Transition Economies' of Eastern Europe affected by trade liberalization? How have the economic prospects of sub-Saharan African countries changed over the past decade? This analysis contributes to the recent literature on quality and trade, which is providing a new and different approach to the analysis of globalization, and which focusses on those economic mechanisms that are central to the current wave of this centuries-old phenomenon. This book forms the basis for the author's course on Globalisation and Strategy, given to Masters students in Economics and Management at the London School of Economics
Protection and industrial policy in Europe by Joan Pearce( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deductions from the export basket : capabilities, wealth and trade by John Sutton( )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper re-explores the relation between a country's level of wealth and the mix of products it exports. We argue that both are simultaneously determined by countries' capabilities i.e. by countries' productivity and quality levels for each good. Our theoretical setup has two features. (1) Some goods have fewer high-quality producers/countries than others i.e. there is Ricardian comparative advantage. (2) Imperfect competition allows high- and low-quality producers to coexist, which we refer to as 'product ranges'. These two features generate a very particular non-monotonic, general equilibrium relationship between a country's export mix and its wage (GDP per capita). We show that this non-monotonicity permeates the 1980-2005 international data on trade and GDP per capita. Our setup also explains two other facets of the data: (1) Product ranges are huge and (2) for the poorest third of countries, changes in export mix substantially over-predict growth in GDP per capita. This suggests that the main challenge for low-income countries is to raise quality and productivity in their existing product lines
The economics of the professions : an introductory guide to the literature by Patrick Foley( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community transport : policy, planning, practice( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the strategic significance of community transport, identifies and analyses the key issues which face community transport, and presents an analytical and evaluative account of the role, status and future of community transport
An enterprise map of Ethiopia by John Sutton( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An enterprise map of Ghana by John Sutton( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An enterprise map of Zambia by John Sutton( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An enterprise map of Tanzania by John Sutton( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The size distribution of businesses : Part I: a benchmark case by John Sutton( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rich trades, scarce capabilities : industrial development revisited by John Sutton( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The variance of firm growth rates : the "scaling" puzzle by John Sutton( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An enterprise map of Mozambique by John Sutton( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The auto-component supply chain in China and India : a benchmarking study by John Sutton( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One smart agent by John Sutton( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Market share dynamics and the 'persistence of leadership' debate by John Sutton( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Technology and market structure : theory and history
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Sunk costs and market structure : price competition, advertising, and the evolution of concentrationMarshall's tendencies : what can economists know?An enterprise map of Ethiopia
Alternative Names
John Sutton economista irlandés

John Sutton économiste irlandais

John Sutton econoom uit Ierland

John Sutton ekonomist irlandez

John Sutton irischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler und Hochschullehrer

Sutton, John

Джон Саттон

جون سوتون عالم اقتصاد أيرلندي

サットン, ジョン

Languages
English (213)

Japanese (2)