Ronald Coase on the Nature of Social Cost as a Key to the Problem of the Firm

The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 94, No. 1, pp. 19-31, 1992

Posted: 29 Aug 2012

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Yoram Barzel

University of Washington

Levis A. Kochin

University of Washington - Department of Economics

Date Written: March 1, 1992

Abstract

Thirty years ago "The Problem of Social Cost" [1960] was published. It transformed the field of Industrial Organization and greatly expanded its scope. We briefly survey the state of the field before 1960, and then show some of the ways by which Coase's paper changed economic thinking.

Suggested Citation

Barzel, Yoram and Kochin, Levis A., Ronald Coase on the Nature of Social Cost as a Key to the Problem of the Firm (March 1, 1992). The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 94, No. 1, pp. 19-31, 1992, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2138436

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Levis A. Kochin (Contact Author)

University of Washington - Department of Economics ( email )

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