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Dixit, Avinash K.

Works: 372 works in 1,089 publications in 12 languages and 15,884 library holdings
Genres: Contracts 
Roles: Author, Other, Contributor, Creator
Classifications: HD30.28, 658.4012
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Avinash K Dixit
Lawlessness and economics : alternative modes of governance by Avinash K Dixit( )

40 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 2,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How can property rights be protected and contracts be enforced in countries where the rule of law is ineffective or absent? How can firms from advanced market economies do business in such circumstances? in Lawlessness and Economics, Avinash Dixit examines the theory of private institutions that transcend or supplement weak economic government from the state."--Jacket
The making of economic policy : a transaction-cost politics perspective by Avinash K Dixit( )

43 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 2,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text looks for an improved understanding of the politics of economic policy-making from a transaction cost perspective. It uses US fiscal policy and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) as two examples that illustrate the framework
Thinking strategically : the competitive edge in business, politics, and everyday life by Avinash K Dixit( Book )

73 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sets forth the findings of game theory as a series of basic strategic principles, illustrated with stories of human interaction--in sports, politics, business, and personal life
Theory of international trade : a dual, general equilibrium approach by Avinash K Dixit( )

60 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estudio teórico del comercio a través de la teoría del comercio internacional, la dualidad entre suministro y demanda, el equilibrio internacional, especialización y factores de los precios, política comercial y balanza de pagos
Investment under uncertainty by Avinash K Dixit( Book )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book shows the importance of the theory for understanding the investment behavior of firms. It develops the implications of this theory for industry dynamics and for government policy concerning investment. It also shows how the theory can be applied to specific industries and to a wide variety of business problems
Optimization in economic theory by Avinash K Dixit( Book )

70 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new edition of a student text which provides a broad study of optimization methods. It builds on the base of simple economic theory, elementary linear algebra and calculus, and reinforces each new mathematical idea by relating it to its economic application
Games of strategy by Avinash K Dixit( Book )

57 editions published between 1999 and 2021 in 3 languages and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an introductory textbook in game theory, a topic which is increasingly part of the undergraduate curriculum in economics courses
The art of strategy : a game theorist's guide to success in business & life by Avinash K Dixit( Book )

42 editions published between 2008 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using a diverse array of rich case studies - from pop culture, TV, movies, sports, politics, and history - the author shows how nearly every business and personal interaction has a game-theory component to it
Microeconomics : a very short introduction by Avinash K Dixit( Book )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The issues of microeconomics - including individuals' financial choices and firms' decisions about hiring and firing - have a large impact on the economic world, arguably as much, if not more than, macroeconomics. In this book, Avinash Dixit clearly explains what microeconomics is by using examples from around the world
The theory of equilibrium growth by Avinash K Dixit( Book )

23 editions published between 1976 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of smooth pasting by Avinash K Dixit( Book )

30 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The main mathematical ideas are presented in a context with which economists should be familiar. Using a binomial approximation to Brownian motion, the mathematics is reduced to simple algebra, progressing to some equally simple limits. The starting point of the calculus of Brownian motion - "Ito's Lemma"--Emerges by analogy with the economics of risk-aversion. Conditions for the optimal regulation of Brownian motion, including the important, but often mysterious "smooth pasting" condition, are derived in a similar way. Each theoretical derivation is illustrated by developing a significant economic application, drawn mainly from recent research in macroeconomics and international economics
Aussenhandelstheorie by Avinash K Dixit( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in German and Undetermined and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluating recipes for development success by Avinash K Dixit( )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This paper provides a review of the contradictions and conflicts in the literature on economic governance and sketches an approach to use some of the conceptual and empirical findings from that literature for development policy. The literature offers conflicting conclusions on big questions: whether history and geography preordain a country's economic fate, whether democracy or authoritarianism promotes growth; whether informal or formal mechanisms are best; whether "big bang" or gradual transitions promote growth; and whether disasters and demographics are stumbling blocks or stepping stones. The author finds recipes for success that are infeasible, contradictory and shifting, and that ignore the role of luck in development policy. While the researcher may ask, "What creates success on average across countries?" the policymaker needs to know, "What is going wrong in this country and how can we put it right?" The author suggests a preliminary approach to combine the practitioner's detailed knowledge of country conditions with the broader patterns uncovered by scholars, building on "growth diagnostics" that identify binding constraints to development. But he shifts from the sequential "decision tree" framework to a more directly "diagnostic" approach that recognizes that policymakers must deal with many factors simultaneously. The framework he suggests combines empirical information on potential causes, estimates of their probabilities, and observed effects. He proposes this framework as the foundation, not for another recipe, but for a broader mode of thought to tackle the complexity and variance in development processes and patterns across countries and time-one country at a time."--World Bank web site
A markup interpretation of optimal rules for irreversible investment by Avinash K Dixit( )

18 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 120 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
Expandability, reversibility, and optimal capacity choice by Avinash K Dixit( )

14 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 118 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
How business community institutions can help fight corruption by Avinash K Dixit( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper considers the possibility of collective action by the business community to counter corruption in the award of government licenses and contracts. The analogy is with contract enforcement institutions studied by economic historians and contract law scholars. The institution in this context comprises a no-bribery norm, a community system to detect violations, and a multilateral ostracism penalty upon conviction in a community tribunal. The requirements such an institution must meet if it is to be effective are analyzed. It is shown that an institution of sufficient quality--combining probability of correct detection and severity of punishment--can eliminate bribery. If the private institution is not sufficiently good, then in conjunction with the state's formal apparatus it reduces the level of bribes demanded, but increases the probability of winning the license or contract through bribery. An improvement in the government's formal anti-corruption mechanism, holding the private institution constant, reduces both the level of bribes and the probability of success through bribery. The two institutions together are shown to achieve substantially better outcomes than either can on its own
Too Small to Regulate by Kaushik Basu( )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The paper argues that to achieve compliance of firms with regulations such as product quality or environmental or health standards it is better to have industries with a few large corporations than numerous small firms. A model is constructed to show that limited liability constraints bind more easily in competitive industries, making it harder to impose sufficiently severe penalties and costlier to send sufficient monitors. Having large corporations allows the government effectively to delegate some of its monitoring functions to the managers of the corporation. The tradeoff between this issue and the usual argument in favor of competition is considered"--Abstract
Targeted export promotion with several oligopolistic industries by Avinash K Dixit( )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this paper we ask whether a policy of targeted export promotion can raise domestic welfare when several oligopolistic industries all draw on the same scarce factor of production. Our point of departure is one of Cournot duopoly in which a single home firm competes with a single foreign firm in a market outside the horse country. It has been shown previously that when there is only one such industry in an otherwise perfectly competitive world economy, a subsidy policy by the home government transfers profits to the domestic firm, and thereby raises domestic welfare. However,when many such industries (and only these) utilize the same inelastically supplied resource, promotion of one bids up the return to the specific factor, and consequently disadvantages all of the non-targeted industries in their respective duopolistic competitions. Our question then is which industry(s), if any, is worthy of promotion. We find that, when the specific factor is used in fixed proportion to output, and all of the duopolies have similar demand and cost conditions, a policy of free trade is optimal. We identify the conditions for welfare improvement when a single industry is selected for targeting under asymmetric conditions, and also investigate whether a uniform subsidy to all industries in the imperfectly competitive sector will raise domestic welfare
Trade and protection with multi-stage production by Avinash K Dixit( )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper analyzes trade in manufactured goods that are produced via a vertical production structure with many stages, where some value is added at each to an intermediate product to yield a good-in-process ready for the next stage. We consider the stage at which a good is traded to be an economically endogenous variable, with comparative advantage determining the pattern of production specialization by stages across countries. We study how endowment changes and policy shifts move the margin of comparative advantage, which thus provides a channel for resource allocation adjustment that is additional to the usual ones of factor substitution and changes in the quantity of output
The optimal mix of inflationary finance and commodity taxation with collection lags by Avinash K Dixit( )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When there are collection lags in the tax system, inflation reduces the real revenues. This is often offered as an argument for less reliance on the inflation tax. But the optimal rates of other taxes should also be reconsidered in the light of collection lags. When this is done, the focus shifts from the revenues (which can be recouped by changing the rates of these taxes), to the associated costs of collection. In a benchmark case where the average costs of collection are constant, the optimal inflation tax is independent of the collection lag
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Thinking strategically : the competitive edge in business, politics, and everyday life
The making of economic policy : a transaction-cost politics perspectiveThinking strategically : the competitive edge in business, politics, and everyday lifeTheory of international trade : a dual, general equilibrium approachInvestment under uncertaintyOptimization in economic theoryGames of strategyThe art of strategy : a game theorist's guide to success in business & lifeThe theory of equilibrium growthThe art of smooth pasting
Alternative Names
Avinash Dixit Ameerika Ühendriikide majandusteadlane

Avinash Dixit Amerikaans econoom

Avinash Dixit eacnamaí Meiriceánach

Avinash Dixit economist american

Avinash Dixit economista estadounidense

Avinash Dixit economista estatunidenc

Avinash Dixit economista statunitense

Avinash Dixit économiste américain

Avinash Dixit economiste american

Avinash Dixit ekonomist amerikan

Avinash Dixit US-amerikanischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler

Avinash Dixit usona ekonomikisto

Avinash K. Dixit

Dikshit, Avinash K.

Dixit, A. 1944-

Dixit A.K.

Dixit, A. K. 1944-

Dixit, A. K. 1944- (Avinash K.)

Dixit, A. K. (Avinash K.)

Dixit Avinash

Dixit, Avinash 1944-

Dixit, Avinash K.

Dixit, Avinash Kamalakar

Dixit, Avinash Kamalakar 1944-

Kamalakar Dixit, Avinash 1944-

Авинаш Диксит

Авінаш К. Діксіт

Диксит, Авинаш

Диксит Авинаш К.

דיקסיט, אבינש ק.

अविनाश दीक्षित

অবিনাশ দীক্ষিত মার্কিন অর্থনীতিবিদ

అవినాష్ డిక్సీట్

അവിനാശ് ദീക്ഷിത്

딕시트, 애비나쉬 1944-

딕시트, 애비내시 K. 1944-

딕시트, 애비너시 K. 1944-

딕시티, 애비너시 1944-

아비나시 딕시


ディキシット, A. K

ディキシット, アヴィナッシュ

ディキシット, アビナッシュ

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