The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Bain, Joe Staten (1912–1991)

  • William G. Shepherd
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Joe S. Bain was born in Spokane, Washington, on 4 July 1912. After graduating from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1935 and gaining the doctorate from Harvard in 1940 (under Joseph Schumpeter), he spent his entire career at the University of California at Berkeley, retiring in 1975. He was appointed Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association in 1982.


Bain, J. S. Barriers to entry Concentration Economies of scale Industrial organization Limit pricing Market power Market share Oligopoly group Profitability 

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  • William G. Shepherd
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