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Smith, Vernon L.

Overview
Works: 170 works in 445 publications in 3 languages and 5,504 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, htt, Creator, Photographer, Honoree, Collector
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Most widely held works by Vernon L Smith
Rationality in economics : constructivist and ecological forms by Vernon L Smith( )

34 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vernon L. Smith expands his Nobel Lecture on rationality in economics to a fuller form embracing behavioural economics and economic theory
Investment and production; a study in the theory of the capital-using enterprise by Vernon L Smith( Book )

24 editions published between 1961 and 1966 in 3 languages and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bargaining and market behavior : essays in experimental economics by Vernon L Smith( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work includes many of Vernon Smith's primary authored and coauthored contributions on bargaining and market behaviour between 1990 and 1998. The essays explore the use of laboratory experiments to test propositions derived from economics and game theory
Handbook of experimental economics results by Charles R Plott( )

18 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experimental methods in economics respond to circumstances that are not completely dictated by accepted theory or outstanding problems. While the field of economics makes sharp distinctions and produces precise theory, the work of experimental economics sometimes appear blurred and may produce results that vary from strong support to little or partial support of the relevant theory. At a recent conference, a question was asked about where experimental methods might be more useful than field methods. Although many cannot be answered by experimental methods, there are questions that can only be answered by experiments. Much of the progress of experimental methods involves the posing of old or new questions in a way that experimental methods can be applied. The title of the book reflects the spirit of adventure that experimentalists share and focuses on experiments in general rather than forcing an organization into traditional categories that do not fit. The emphasis reflects the fact that the results do not necessarily demonstrate a consistent theme, but instead reflect bits and pieces of progress as opportunities to pose questions become recognized. This book is a result of an invitation sent from the editors to a broad range of experimenters asking them to write brief notes describing specific experimental results. The challenge was to produce pictures and tables that were self-contained so the reader could understand quickly the essential nature of the experiments and the results
The law and economics of irrational behavior( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays explores developments at the interface of economics and psychology, giving special attention to models of irrational behavior, and draws the relevant implications of such models for the design of legal rules and institutions. The application of economic models of irrational behavior to law is especially challenging because specific departures from rational behavior differ markedly from one another
Experimental economics by Vernon L Smith( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in English and Spanish and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers in experimental economics by Vernon L Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economics of natural & environmental resources by Vernon L Smith( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First written in 1977, Economics of Natural and Environmental Resources presents a collection of articles written in exploration of the economic, social, and ecological problems peculiar to natural and environmental resources. Whilst focusing on the economic theory of natural resources, the contributions also consider geological, technological, and institutional features of particular resources. Policy implications and considerations are central to the text and although the book was published over thirty years ago, the issues discussed remain relevant to today's society
Rethinking housing bubbles : the role of household and bank balance sheets in modeling economic cycles by Steven D Gjerstad( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balance sheet crises, in which the prices of widely held and highly leveraged assets collapse, pose distinctive economic challenges. An understanding of their causes and consequences is only recently developing, and there is no agreement on effective policy responses. From backgrounds in experimental economics, Steven Gjerstad and Nobel laureate Vernon L. Smith examine events that led to and resulted from the recent U.S. housing bubble and collapse, as a case study in the formation and propagation of balance sheet crises. They then examine all previous downturns in the U.S. economy, including the Great Depression, and document substantive differences between the recurrent features of economic cycles and financial crises and the beliefs that public officials hold about them, especially within the Federal Reserve System. They conclude with an examination of similar events in other countries and assess alternative strategies to contain financial crises and to recover from them.--
Economics: an analytical approach by Ralph K Davidson( Book )

24 editions published between 1958 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers in experimental economics by Vernon L Smith( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Vernon L. Smith is a major creator of the new discipline of experimental economics. This collection of his papers from 1962 to 1990 surveys key developments in the field from early attempts to study economic behaviour in now classic double oral auction markets through recent studies of industrial organization and decision making. Topics covered include monopoly and oligopoly, supply and demand theory under posted pricing, uniform pricing, double continuous auction, and sealed bid-offer auctions; hypothetical valuation and market pricing; asset price bubbles; predatory pricing; market contestability and natural monopoly; and the methodology of experimental economics. Taken together, the papers form a history of the study of economics under controlled conditions
Humanomics : moral sentiments and the wealth of nations for the twenty-first century by Vernon L Smith( Book )

8 editions published in 2019 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While neo-classical analysis works well for studying impersonal exchange in markets, it fails to explain why people conduct themselves the way they do in their personal relationships with family, neighbors, and friends. In Humanomics, Nobel Prize-winning economist Vernon L. Smith and his long-time co-author Bart J. Wilson bring their study of economics full circle by returning to the founder of modern economics, Adam Smith. Sometime in the last 250 years, economists lost sight of the full range of human feeling, thinking, and knowing in everyday life. Smith and Wilson show how Adam Smith's model of sociality can re-humanize twenty-first century economics by undergirding it with sentiments, fellow feeling, and a sense of propriety - the stuff of which human relationships are built. Integrating insights from The Theory of Moral Sentiments and the Wealth of Nations into contemporary empirical analysis, this book shapes economic betterment as a science of human beings
Experiments in decision, organization and exchange by Richard Hollis Day( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Life of Experimental Economics, Volume II : The Next Fifty Years by Vernon L Smith( )

8 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sequel to A Life of Experimental Economics, Volume I, continues the intimate history of Vernon Smith’s personal and professional maturation after a dozen years at Purdue. The scene now shifts to twenty-six transformative years at the University of Arizona, then to George Mason University, and his recognition by the Nobel Prize Committee in 2002. The book ends with his most recent decade at Chapman University. At Arizona Vernon and his students studied asset trading markets and learned how wrong it had been to suppose that price bubbles could not occur where markets were full-information transparent. Their work in computerization of the lab facilitated very complex supply and demand experiments in natural gas pipeline, communication and electricity markets that paved the way for implementing, through decentralized market processes, the liberalization of industries traditionally believed to be znaturaly monopolies. The zSmart Computer Assisted Markety was born. Smith’s move to George Mason University greatly facilitated government and industry work in tandem with various public and private entities, whereas his relocation to Chapman University coincided with the Great Recession, whose similarity with the Depression was evident in his research. There he integrated two fundamental kinds of markets with laboratory experiments: Consumer non-durables, the supply and demand for which was stable in the lab and in the economy, and durable assets whose bubble tendencies made them unstable in the lab as well as in the economy—witness the great housing-mortgage market bubble run-up of 1997-2007. This book’s conversational style and emphasis on the backstory of research accomplishments allows readers an exclusive peak into how and why economists pursue their work. It’s a must-read for those interested in experimental economics, the housing crisis, and economic history
A Life of Experimental Economics, Volume I : Forty Years of Discovery by Vernon L Smith( )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides an intimate history of Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith’s early life, combining elements of biography, history, economics and philosophy to show how crucial incidents early in his life provided the necessary framework for his research into experimental economics. Smith takes the reader from his family roots on the railroads and oil fields of Middle America to his early life on a farm in Depression-wracked Kansas. A mediocre student in high school, Smith attended Friends University, on Wichita’s west side, where an intense study of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and astronomy enabled him to pass the examinations to enter Caltech and study under luminary scientists like Linus Pauling. Eventually Smith discovered economics and pursued graduate study in the field at University of Kansas and Harvard. This volume ends with his Camelot years at Purdue, where he began his famous work in experimental economics, nurturing his research into an unlikely new field of economics
Handbook of experimental economics results( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of experimental economics results by Charles R Plott( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experimental methods in economics respond to circumstances that are not completely dictated by accepted theory or outstanding problems. While the field of economics makes sharp distinctions and produces precise theory, the work of experimental economics sometimes appear blurred and may produce results that vary from strong support to little or partial support of the relevant theory. At a recent conference, a question was asked about where experimental methods might be more useful than field methods. Although many cannot be answered by experimental methods, there are questions that can only be answered by experiments. Much of the progress of experimental methods involves the posing of old or new questions in a way that experimental methods can be applied. The title of this book reflects the spirit of adventure that experimentalists share and focuses on experiments in general rather than forcing an organization into traditional categories that do not fit. The emphasis reflects the fact that the results do not necessarily demonstrate a consistent theme, but instead reflect bits and pieces of progress as opportunities to pose questions become recognized. This book is a result of an invitation sent from the editors to a broad range of experimenters asking them to write brief notes describing specific experimental results. The challenge was to produce pictures and tables that were self-contained so the reader could understand quickly the essential nature of the experiments and the results
James M. Buchanan, Gary S. Becker, Daniel Kahneman and Vernon L. Smith by Howard R Vane( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who owns the environment? by Peter Jensen Hill( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The past several decades have witnessed a growing recognition that environmental concerns are essentially property rights issues. Despite agreement that an absence of well-defined and consistently enforced property rights results in the exploitation of air, water, and other natural resources, there is still widespread disagreement about many aspects of America's property rights paradigm. The prominent contributors to Who Owns the Environment? explore numerous theoretical and empirical possibilities for remedying these problems. An important book for environmental economists and those intereste
Handbook of experimental economics results( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the field of economics makes sharp distinctions and produces precise theory, the work of experimental economics sometimes appears blurred and may produce uncertain results. The contributors to this volume have provided brief notes describing specific experimental results
 
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Alternative Names
Lomax Smith, Vernon 1927-

Smit, Vernon 1927-

Smit, Vernon L. 1927-

Smit Vernoy

Smith, V. 1927-

Smith V. L.

Smith V. L. 1927-

Smith Vernon

Smith, Vernon 1927-

Smith Vernon Lomax

Smith, Vernon Lomax 1927-

Vernon L. Smith American economist

Vernon L. Smith americký ekonóm

Vernon L. Smith americký ekonom, nositel Nobelovy ceny za ekonomii 2002

Vernon L. Smith Amerikaans econoom

Vernon L. Smith amerikansk ekonom

Vernon L. Smith amerikansk økonom

Vernon L. Smith économiste américain

Vernon L. Smith US-amerikanischer Ökonom, Professor für Wirtschafts- und Rechtswissenschaften

Vernon Lomax Smith

Vernon Lomax Smith economista estatunidenc

Vernon Smit

Vernon Smith economist american

Vernon Smith economista estadounidense

Vernon Smith economista statunitense

Vernon Smith ekonomista amerykański, noblista

Вернан Сміт

Вернон Сміт

Върнън Смит

Вөрнон Смит

Смит В

Смит В. 1927-

Смит, Вернон

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ורנון סמית'

ורנון סמית' כלכלן אמריקאי

فيرنون سميث

فيرنون سميث عالم اقتصاد أمريكي

ورمن ایل سمتھ

ورنن سمتھ

ورنون اسمیت اقتصاددان آمریکایی

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ვერნონ სმითი

버논 스미스

스미스, 버논 L. 1927-

バーノン・スミス

弗农·史密斯

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English (248)

Spanish (2)

Italian (2)