The Decline of Competition.
A study of the evolution of American industry.New York and London, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1936 Stock Code: 133035
NotesFirst edition, first impression. The copy of the economist Lionel Robbins, with his pencilled ownership signature to the front free endpaper. At the LSE, Robbins "dominated the economics department for thirty years and built it up to its pre-eminent position in British economics" (ODNB). Burns studied at the LSE before joining the economics faculty at Columbia, where he taught Milton Friedman, who would later refer to him as his principal mentor. In The Decline of Competition Burns traces the growth of monopoly and price fixing in America.
Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt.
Spine and extremities a little sunned, minor marking to cloth. A very good copy.
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