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  AllRefer.com - consumption (Economics: Terms And Concepts) - Encyclopedia
consumption, in economics, direct utilization of goods and services by consumers, not including the use of means of production, such as machinery and factories (see capital).
Consumption is also viewed as a basically subjective phenomenon, with individual utility, or satisfaction, assuming primary importance.
Contemporary economics has increasingly concerned itself with studying total consumption in an effort to implement effective government controls of the business cycle.
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 Consumption (economics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Consumption can also be defined as "the selection, adoption, use, disposal and recycling of goods and services", as opposed to their design, production and marketing.
Current theories investigate the role of economic and cultural factors in constraining consumption, as development of an approach that sees consumers as 'victims' of producers and their social situation.
Consumption studies are difficult because they involve investigating everyday life situations, bringing research into the private domain, rather than formalised settings such as the workplace.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Consumption_(economics)   (604 words)

 Buddhist Economics
Economics is rather one component of a concerted effort to remedy the problems of humanity; and an economics based on Buddhism, a "Buddhist economics," is therefore not so much a self-contained science, but one of a number of interdependent disciplines working in concert toward the common goal of social, individual and environmental well-being.
Consumption, for example, which is attuned to the Middle Way, must be balanced to an amount appropriate to the attainment of well-being rather than the satisfaction of desires.
Buddhist economics must be in concord with the whole causal process and to do that it must have a proper relationship with all three of those areas, and they in turn must be in harmony and mutually supportive.
www.buddhistinformation.com /buddhist_economics.htm   (20814 words)

Consumption (Economics) -- United States -- History; Consumers -- United States -- History; Consumption (Economics) -- United States -- Moral and ethical aspects -- History; Intellectuals -- United States -- Attitudes -- History; Social reformers -- United States -- Attitudes -- History.
Consumption (Economics) United States Psychological aspects; Consumption (Economics) Moral and ethical aspects United States; Intellectuals United States Attitudes; Acquisitiveness Moral and ethical aspects; Affluent consumers United States Psychology; Consumption (Economics) United States Public opinion; Wealth United States Public opinion; Public opinion United States.
Contents: Introducing cities and consumption -- Consumption and the modern city -- Consumption and the postmodern city -- Consumption and everyday life -- Cities, consumption, and identity -- Consuming the city -- Consumption and urban regeneration -- Conclusion.
www.kipnotes.com /Economics-Consumption.htm   (3941 words)

 Key Resources | Instruments for Change | IISDnet
Experts from the North and the South assess the kinds of economic institutions, government policies and international arrangements which are needed in order to achieve sustainable development in both the industrial and developing world, and a just and economically viable relationship between them.
The 29 largest cities of Baltic Europe appropriate for their resource consumption and waste assimilation an area of forest, agricultural, marine, and wetland ecosystems that is at least 565-1130 times larger than the area of the cities themselves.
Economic growth is routinely advocated as the solution to poverty, but the natural environment is already threatened by current levels of economic activity.
www.iisd.org /susprod/keyresources.htm   (5498 words)

This book extends research in consumption economics by identifying similarities and differences in consumption patterns in a large number of countries, both developed and less developed.
Its approach is to carefully analyze a large body of data from a highly diverse group of countries to determine the extent to which a simple economic framework can be used to understand and explain consumer behavior.
The book pays particular attention to the consumption of food and to new simulation techniques applied to systems of demand equations.
www.worldscibooks.com /economics/4078.html   (122 words)

 Testing theories of consumption behavior using information on aggregate shocks: income seasonality and rainfall in ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Aside from integrating the recent developments in the consumption literature with the model of the farm household, the primary contribution of this article is methodological, because it enables delineation of the underlying structure of financial markets from estimates of how consumption responds to idiosyncratic transitory (anticipated and/or unanticipated) income changes.
Our approach combines panel data on seasonal income and consumption changes of agricultural households in rural India with information on village-level rainfall "surprises."(1) These rainfall surprises represent aggregate shocks, in the sense that their impact on individual incomes does not average to zero across farmers within a village.
As an empirical matter, though, consumption patterns under the CMH may look a lot like those under the much weaker PIH, where households are only assumed to smooth their consumption intertemporally by borrowing and lending.
www.allbusiness.com /periodicals/article/686188-1.html   (1003 words)

 Consumption Rules » Economics
Because the organization of a capitalist economic system necessitates self interest pitted against self interest, many antagonists believe it, therefore, breeds selfishness and the love of money, as well as neglect for the needy.
Is there merit to the belief that increased economic ties between countries reduces the risk of war and increases the spread of democracy e.g.
He is currently a professor of Economics at Columbia, and is best known for his work as an economic advisor to Latin America, Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Asia and Africa.
www.consumptionrules.com /category/economics   (1366 words)

 Amazon.com: Consumption (Key Ideas): Books: Robert Bocock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Consumption provides a critical overview of major sociological approaches to this subject, discussing it in the context of both modern and postmodern societies.
Consumption builds upon Bocock's earlier study of symbols and rituals in industrial societies, Freud and the concept of hegemony.
The social and cultural processes surrounding consumption in western capitalism during the twentieth century have been influenced by earlier cultural values, carried by various social status groups into the modern capitalist period.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0415069629?v=glance   (950 words)

 PSU Library - Economics
The study of economics spans human economic behavior from an individual basis to a global basis.
Background on the discipline of Economics can be found at: The History of Economic Thought Website or Archive for the History of Economic Thought where one can find a large number of significant texts in the history of economic thought.
OECD Publications/Journals (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) We have a standing order, and coming soon will be web access as we switch from paper to full text.
www.lib.pdx.edu /resources/pathfinders/economics.html   (1277 words)

 Amazon.ca: The Economics of Household Consumption: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
It summarizes the most recent data on consumption patterns and trends, together with factors that influence consumption--population trends, prices, and distribution of resources--and examines how consumption data are used by business, government, and other organizations.
The purpose of the work is to give the student an understanding of household consumption patterns, including recent trends in household consumption in the United States, consumption patterns and problems in rich and poor countries, and applications to questions of public policy.
FRANCES M. MAGRABI is Professor of Consumption Economics in the School of Human Resources and Family Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0275934063   (371 words)

 Omniseek: /Arts & Humanities /Humanities /Science: Social Sciences /Economics /Consumption and Wealth
Director: Professor Bengt Jönsson The Center for Health Economics was established in 1991, parallel with the establishment of a Chair in Health Economics at the Department of Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics.
Schumacher on the contrast between modern Western economics (MWE) and Buddhist economics (BE)* Labor MWE: Work is a necessary evil.
Thorstein Veblen (1857-1929), the controversial American economist and social critic, argues that economics is essentially a study of the economic aspects of human culture, which are in a constant state of flux.
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 Wealth or Consumption?
Adopting the common-sense meaning of "consumption" to mean the end of an item's useful life, rather that meaning "use," will eliminate one source of fuzzy economic thinking.
If consumption really means "consumption" then we could say that our wealth is approximately all that we ever acquired minus all that we ever consumed.
The blur of meaning between use and consumption has surely retarded understanding of the importance of durability.
home.earthlink.net /~durable   (1299 words)

 2030: Is Responsible Consumption Rational Economics? - UUA General Assembly 2001
Current consumption can invest for the future, natural resources are but one kind of resource, and it can be wise to use them to create other kinds of investment.
Voluntary reductions in consumption means increased savings or charitable donations, both of which are appealing to conservatives and libertarians.
Before he retired, he was an environmental lobbyist for General Motors, where he found that variable road pricing wasn't politically very popular, but that his own form of responsible consumption had worked for him, as large savings in his 401(k) retirement plan had allowed him to retire at 51.
www.uua.org /ga/ga01/2030.html   (1085 words)

 Lamson Library
Consumption Behavior And The Effects Of Government Fiscal Policies
Consumption (Economics) -- United States -- Statistics -- Periodicals (3)
Consumption (Economics) -- Social Aspects -- United States (3)
www.plymouth.edu /library/opac/subjkey/consumption+(economics)   (134 words)

 Does stock market wealth matter for consumption?
One possibility is that changes in wealth directly cause changes in consumption through their effect on households' contemporaneous budget sets; another possibility is that they merely predict changes in consumption because they signal changes in future income.
We also estimate that an additional dollar of wealth leads households with moderate securities holdings to increase consumption between 5 cents and 15 cents, with the most likely gain in the lower part of this range.
"The consumption of stockholders and nonstockholders," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol.
ideas.repec.org /p/fip/fedgfe/2001-23.html   (1559 words)

 Amazon.ca: Understanding Consumption: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Angus Deaton has been behind some of it and is on top of all of it.
First, it is very clear and the technicalities are kept to a minimum (although a reasonable level of calculus and basic economic theory is advisable).
Second, its originality lies in the fact that it relates microeconomic analysis of consumption and saving behavior with macroeconomic aggregates.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0198288247   (350 words)

 The Economics of Household Consumption — www.greenwood.com
Description: This text provides an overview of concepts, theories, and methods related to the study of household consumption.
The work will give the student a knowledge of household consumption patterns and an understanding of how to use such knowledge.
This text is designed for upper-division courses in consumption economics, concumer science, and family resource management.
www.greenwood.com /catalog/B4113.aspx   (157 words)

Yen, S.T. "Conscientious Abstention and Economic Nonconsumption: The Case of Alcohol." AAEA Meeting, August 1-4, Orlando, Florida.
Yen, S.T. "Purchase Infrequency and Zero Consumption: Alcohol Demand in the U.S." The 67th Annual Conference of the Western Economic Association International, July 9-13, San Francisco, CA.
Yen, S.T. and T.L. Roe, "Determinants of Rural and Urban Household Demand: An Analysis of Dominican Household Consumption." Economic Development Center Bulletin No. 86-3, Department of Economics and Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, July 1986.
web.utk.edu /~syen/syenvitae   (3126 words)

 Consumption (Economics) - History books, find the lowest prices
A History of Everyday Things : The Birth of Consumption in France, 1600-1800
Governing Consumption : Needs and Wants, Suspended Characters, and the "Origins" of Eighteenth-Century English Novels
The Economics of Conspicuous Consumption : Theory and Thought Since 1700
www.allbookstores.com /Consumption_(Economics)-History_p4sd.html   (295 words)

 Omniseek: /Lifestyle /Economics /Consumption and Wealth /
the accumulation of wealth and the consumption pattern; the rate or both as a function of wealth.
According to between possession of wealth and use (i.e., consumption) of
the 'desire of wealth ' and of expenditure and consumption are: To need a theory of the consumption of wealth.
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 Consumption Economics - 302   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Micro Theory of Consumption The Econ of Household
April 3 Summary Trends in Consumption Economics of
Please call Dr. MeShelda Jackson at 815-740-3461 or email her at mjackson@stfrancis.edu to schedule an appointment.
www.stfrancis.edu /ba/vereee/text/bsad302f.htm   (247 words)

The Department of Applied Economics traces its roots to the academic field of Agricultural Economics.
We currently offer programs of study in food marketing and consumption economics; economic development, trade and policy; production and managerial economics; resource and environmental economics; public sector economics; and agribusiness management.
The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
www.apec.umn.edu   (113 words)

 Consumption (Economics) - Books Titles on Finance, Bankruptcy, Loans, Mortgages, Investing, Self-Help, Careers, Make ...
Consumption (Economics) - Books Titles on Finance, Bankruptcy, Loans, Mortgages, Investing, Self-Help, Careers, Make Money, etc...
World of Consumption: The Material and the Cultural Revisited (Economics as Social Theory)
Consumption and Social Welfare : Living Standards and their Distribution in the United States
www.centrasoft.net /s03/sub_5513.htm   (609 words)

 Amazon.com: Economics and Consumer Behavior: Books: Angus Deaton,John Muellbauer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The idea of duality has proved to be a powerful device in modern work on the economics of consumer behaviour.
The last part extends the coverage of consumer behaviour to include the quality of goods and household production theory, labour supply and human capital theory, the consumption function and intertemporal choice, the demand for durable goods, and choice under uncertainty.
The Economic World View: Studies in the Ontology of Economics by Uskali Mäki on page 21, and page 30
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0521296765?v=glance   (1103 words)

 A Diagrammatic Exposition of the Economics of Consumption and Labor Supply   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
A Diagrammatic Exposition of the Economics of Consumption and Labor Supply
Title: A Diagrammatic Exposition of the Economics of Consumption and Labor Supply
Abstract: This note formalizes an argument in Freeman's Labor Economics, integrating diagrammatically the individual's labor supply and time-intensity of consumption decisions.
www.indiana.edu /~econed/issues/v22_4/3.htm   (55 words)

 Publisher description for Library of Congress control number 98003707
The developing history of consumption is not so much a separate field, as a prism through which many aspects of social and political life may be viewed.
Unlike other studies of twentieth-century consumption, this book provides international comparisons.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Consumption (Economics) United States History 20th century, Consumption (Economics) Europe History 20th century, Consumption (Economics) Germany History 20th century, Material culture United States History 20th century, Material culture Europe History 20th century, Material culture Germany History 20th century
www.loc.gov /catdir/description/cam029/98003707.html   (169 words)

 On the concavity of the consumption function
Finance and Economics Discussion Series with number 95-10.
"On The Impact Of Heterogeneity On Indeterminacy," International Economic Review, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association, vol.
Aggregate Implications Of Microeconomic Consumption Behavior," Computing in Economics and Finance 2000 320, Society for Computational Economics.
ideas.repec.org /p/fip/fedgfe/95-10.html   (780 words)

 EconPapers: Christopher Carroll
Economics Working Paper Archive, The Johns Hopkins University,Department of Economics (2001)
Economics Working Paper Archive, The Johns Hopkins University,Department of Economics (1997) View citations
Econpapers is hosted by the Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics at Örebro University.
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