George Stigler was an American economist whose staunch support of the price system and competitive market forces made him one of the leading proponents of the "Chicago school" of economics. He was educated at the University of Washington, Northwestern University, and the University of Chicago. He taught at several universities, including Columbia University and the University of Chicago. Stigler's early interest was in the history of economic thought. His Essays in the History of Economics (1964), covering topics from utility theory to Fabian socialism, is a modern classic renowned for its clear, uncluttered style. His other classic work, The Theory of Price (1946), is a microeconomic text dealing with consumer behavior, prices, costs and production, monopoly, cartels, and the distribution of income. Stigler was well known for his interest in government regulation of public utilities and its impact on the consumer. His numerous studies led him to conclude that the regulator often becomes an advocate of, and spokesperson for, the industry, a development that tends to dilute the effectiveness of regulation. Regulation, in the long run, tends to weaken competition to the point where "it is of regulation that the consumer must beware." Stigler was awarded the Nobel Prize for his work on government regulation and the structure of industry.
The Economic Journal
The Economic Journal was first published in 1891 with a view of promoting the advancement of economic knowledge. Today, The Economic Journal is among the foremost of the learned journals in economics. It is invaluable to anyone with an active interest in economic issues and has established a reputation for excellence.The Economic Journal is a general journal with papers that appeal to a broad and global readership and offer a speedy and fair review process for papers in all fields of economics.
JSTOR provides a digital archive of the print version of The Economic Journal. The electronic version of The Economic Journal is available at http://www.interscience.wiley.com. Authorized users may be able to access the full text articles at this site.
Coverage: 1891-2012 (Vol. 1, No. 1 - Vol. 122, No. 565)
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Subjects: Business & Economics, Business, Economics
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