Working Paper No. 236

Regulations in Search Markets

Published: December, 1989Pages: 15

Regulations in Search Markets Bo Axell

In a market with information costs, i.e., a search market, the equilibrium formation of prices and outputs will differ significantly from that of a purely competitive market. The equilibrium will be either a monopoly price or a price distribution. Hence, it is normally not a socially optimal situation. The problem discussed in this paper is what kinds of rules and regulations that can be introduced in a search market to improve the solution from a social welfare point of view.

Sick of Inequality?

An Introduction to the Relationship between Inequality and Health

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In this book Andreas Bergh, Therese Nilsson, IFN and Lund University, and Daniel Waldenström, IFN and Paris School of Economics, France, review the latest research on the relationship between inequality and health. What does inequality mean for our health? Does increasing income inequality affect outcomes such as obesity, life expectancy and subjective well-being?


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