Market Microstructure

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Intermediaries and the Theory of the Firm

By by Daniel F. Spulber

Sub Title : Intermediaries and the Theory of the Firm

Written by : by Daniel F. Spulber

Subject Category : Business

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This book presents a theory of the firm based on its economic role as an intermediary between customers and suppliers. Professor Spulber demonstrates how the intermediation theory of the firm explains firm formation by showing how they arise in a market equilibrium. In addition, the theory helps explain how markets work by showing how firms select market-clearing prices. Models of intermediation and market microstructure from microeconomics and finance shed considerable light on the formation and market-making activities of firms. The intermediation theory of the firm is compared to existing economic theories of the firm including the neoclassical, industrial organization, transaction cost, and principal-agent models. Cambridge University Press; April 1999 ISBN 9780511825538 Read online, or download in secure PDF format Title: Market Microstructure Author: Daniel F. Spulber Imprint: Cambridge University Press Subject categories Business > Investments & Securities Business > Economics > Macroeconomics Business > Economics > Theory ISBNs 0511825536 9780521650250 9780511825538 In The Press "Market Microstructure provides a rich new theoretical analysis of the role of firms in markets. It argues convincingly that by acting as intermediaries, firms can alleviate the problems of adverse selection, moral hazard, and high search costs, and can encourage valuable investment. Using elegantly simple models, this book offers deep new insights into why firms emerge and how markets function." Paul Milgrom, Stanford University

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Business - Investments & Securities Business - Economics - Macroeconomics Business - Economics - Theory

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0511825536 - 9780521650250 - 9780511825538

In The Press:

"Market Microstructure provides a rich new theoretical analysis of the role of firms in markets. It argues convincingly that by acting as intermediaries, firms can alleviate the problems of adverse selection, moral hazard, and high search costs, and can encourage valuable investment. Using elegantly simple models, this book offers deep new insights into why firms emerge and how markets function." Paul Milgrom, Stanford University

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Cambridge University Press