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Theory Of The Firm And Structure Of Residual Rights

In: Inframarginal Contributions To Development Economics

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  • Xiaokai Yang

    (Monash University, Australia)

  • Yew-Kwang Ng

    (Monash University, Australia)

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AbstractThe following sections are included:IntroductionA Model with Intermediate GoodsConfiguration and Corner Solution versus Market Structure and Corner EquilibriumStructure of Residual Rights, Economies of Specialization, Economies of Division of Labor, and Economies of the FirmImplications and ConclusionsAppendix: Proof of Proposition 1References

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  • Xiaokai Yang & Yew-Kwang Ng, 2006. "Theory Of The Firm And Structure Of Residual Rights," World Scientific Book Chapters,in: Inframarginal Contributions To Development Economics, chapter 10, pages 231-258 World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd..
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    Keywords

    Inframarginal; Transaction Costs; Division of Labor;

    JEL classification:

    • O12 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • O21 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Planning Models; Planning Policy
    • O23 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development

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