A tribute to Earl A. Thompson and, in his own words, a summary of his general economic and social theory
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- Earl A. Thompson, 1977. "A Reformulation of Macroeconomic Theory," UCLA Economics Working Papers 091, UCLA Department of Economics.
- Earl A. Thompson & Roger L. Faith, 1980. "Social Interaction Under Truly Perfect Information," UCLA Economics Working Papers 175, UCLA Department of Economics.
- Thompson, Earl A & Faith, Roger L, 1981. "A Pure Theory of Strategic Behavior and Social Institutions," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 71(3), pages 366-380, June.
- Thompson, Earl A, 1979. "An Economic Basis for the "National Defense Argument" for Aiding Certain Industries," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 87(1), pages 1-36, February.
- Earl A. Thompson, 2007. "From social insecurity to social security: the genius of democratic politics," Global Business and Economics Review, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 9(1), pages 1-7.
- Earl A. Thompson, 1973. "The Optimal Role of the Government for a Competitive Economy Containing Money," UCLA Economics Working Papers 039, UCLA Department of Economics.
- Thompson, Earl A., 1980. "Characteristics of worlds with perfect strategic communication," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 23(1), pages 111-119, August.
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KeywordsEarl Thompson; Orthodox value theory; Standard competitive model; Walras–Arrow–Debreu general equilibrium; Policy irrelevance of economics; Private information; Imperfect information; Incomplete information; Transaction costs; Rent seeking; Efficiency; Optimality; Static versus evolutionarily dynamic modeling; Money; Keynesian economics; Capital theory; Inflation; Game theory; Hierarchical social structures; Governments; Property rights; Law; Morals and ethics; Narrow versus Broad economic rationality; Nature of the state; Vital institutions; Defense externalities; Time inconsistencies of decisions; Income and wealth taxation; Social security; Government involvement in health care; Child labor laws; Public education; Charities; Non-profit organizations; History; Guilds; Mercantilism; Gold standard; Democracy; Underdevelopment traps; Ideology; Rise and fall of dominant nation-states;
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