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2012 Edition

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The new edition is out, although it still needs some ironing. The novelty is the addition of a large exercise set. Check the DL section.

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Written by nboccard

31/10/2012 at 11:47

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2011

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Recently, my research interests have moved outside industrial organization proper; the new material I have produced therefore spills into other areas of microeconomics. As a consequence, the book’s title is now a bit off the mark although contracting remains a natural glue tying all the topics treated.
As the author, I feel that the level of the book is not too advanced; it is classified as advanced undergraduate. That said, I have come to realize that when teaching this material, a single page could last one hour in class. It may be signal that my writing style is terse and dense. You’ve be warned!

Written by nboccard

16/12/2010 at 12:02

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Why Open Source?

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In a nutshell, because I did not write my book for money but for fun. So, once the deed is done, the cost is sunk and the only sensible course of action is to maximize diffusion through open-sourcing. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by nboccard

14/12/2010 at 15:27

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Alea Jacta Est

After a decade in the making, I have finally crossed the Rubicon and published my economics textbook published as open source. The acronym IOCB stands for Industrial Organization: a Contract Based approach. You are welcome to navigate through the site to learn about the book, download a variety of electronic versions, order a printed copy and last but not least, grab the source which will allow you to edit, copy and transform the product of my efforts.

Written by nboccard

13/12/2010 at 15:55

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