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The Place of Conventional Economics in a World with Communities and Social Goods


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Title: The Place of Conventional Economics in a World with Communities and Social Goods
Authors: Wicks, Rick
E-mail: Rick.Wicks@economics.gu.se
Issue Date: 9-May-2012
University: Göteborgs universitet. Handelshögskolan
Institution: Department of Economics ; Institutionen för nationalekonomi med statistik
Date of Defence: 2012-05-30
Disputation: kl 10, sal E44, Handelshögskolan, GU, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Economic Studies
205
Keywords: assumptions
communities
general equilibrium
meta-economic efficiency
relational models theory
separability
social capital
social goods
social sphere
three spheres
universal markets
used clothes
Abstract: Paper 1: Should Deliveries of Used Clothes to LDCs Be Supported? This is the journal version of a study of the worldwide used-clothes trade – with focus on Sweden’s participation in it – undertaken for Sida (the Swedish foreign aid agency). We looked at both theoretical and empirical effects of the commercial used-clothes trade, and at the effects of subsidizing it. We basically concluded that, while markets work, there was no need to subsidize them under normal conditions because – even given ... more
ISBN: 978-91-85169-67-2
ISSN: 1651-4289
1651-4297
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/29088
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses / Doktorsavhandlingar Institutionen för nationalekonomi med statistik
Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet

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