The Economics of Imperfect Markets
The real world is characterized by the presence of imperfections in goods, financial and labour markets. These imperfections have the potential to create links among those markets that differ in a relevant way from those outlined in the standard model. In financial markets, imperfections can alter the efficiency of the economy and thus cause unintended effects on goods and labour markets. Moreover, in the presence of market distortions, the interaction between policies and institutions becomes a critical aspect. This book, which brings together essays from distinguished scholars on this subject, provides new insights on how these imperfections affect the outcomes of real-world markets.