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Courses in industrial economics and industrial organization, financial economics; law courses dealing with corporate governance issues. Professional economists. College graduates with economics background.
Edited by Dennis C. Mueller, Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics, University of Vienna
Dennis C. Mueller is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Economics at University of Vienna.
"It addresses what is right and wrong about modern capitalism from a variety of perspectives, which in the aggregate provide a balanced view of its strengths and weaknesses." - E.L. Whalen, CHOICE
Introduction: Capitalism: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Dennis C. Mueller, University of Vienna
1. The Modern Capitalist World Economy: A Historical Overview, Jeffry A. Frieden (Harvard Law School)
2. Legal Institutions and Economic Development, Thorsten Beck (Tilburg University)
3. Capital Markets and Financial Politics: Preferences and Institutions, Mark Roe (Harvard University)
II. The Nature of Capitalism
4. The Four Types of Capitalism, Innovation, and Economic Growth, William J. Baumol (New York University and Princeton University), Robert E. Litan, Carl J. Schramm (Kauffman Foundation)
5. The Dynamics of Capitalism, F. M. Scherer (Harvard University)
III. The Institutions of Capitalism
6. Capital Markets, Thorsten Beck (Tilburg University)
7. Property Rights and Capitalism, Paul Rubin and Tilman Klumpp (Emory University)
8. Management and Governance of the Business Enterprise: Agency, Contracting, and Capabilities Perspectives, David J. Teece (University of California, Berkeley)
9. Contracts, Victor Goldberg (Columbia Law School)
IV. Problems with Capitalism
10. Capitalism as a Mixed Economic System, Richard Nelson (Columbia University)
11. Monopoly Capitalism, Keith Cowling (University of Warwick) and Philip R Tomlinson (University of Bath)
12. Agency Problems and the Fate of Capitalism, Randall Morck (University of Alberta) and Bernard Yeung (National University of Singapore)
13. The Governance of Executive Compensation, Martin J. Conyon (The Wharton School)
14. Bubbles in Asset Prices, Burton G. Malkiel (Princeton University)
15. Mergers and the Market for Corporate Control, Dennis C. Mueller (University of Vienna)
V. Capitalism and the State: Different Approaches
16. Dispersed Ownership:The Theories, The Evidence, and the Enduring Tension Between "Lumpers" and "Splitters", John C. Coffee (Columbia Law School)
17. The East Asian (mostly Japanese) Model of Capitalism, Hiroyuki Odagiri (Seijo University)
VI. Wither Capitalism?
18. Refounding Capitalism, Edmund Phelps (Columbia, University)