Harold Demsetz Later in Life

  • Colin Read
Part of the Great Minds in Finance book series (GMF)


Armen Alchian and Harold Demsetz established the Los Angeles School that has been influential ever since. Theirs is a school which shares some similarities with Chicago’s emphasis on the free market, Harvard’s tradition of institutional studies, and the strategic thrust of both the RAND Corporation and of the Hoover Institution, to which both contributed intellectually.


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    Harold Demsetz, Ownership, Control, and the Firm: the Organization of Economic Activity, vol. 1, Cambridge, MA: Basil Blackwell, 1988, p. 6.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Colin Read
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  1. 1.SUNY CollegePlattsburghUSA

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