ERIC Number: ED044545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Economics of Information: Bibliography and Commentary on the Literature.
Olsen, Harold Anker
This report explores the bodies of literature pertinent to the economics of information, a topic of growing interest to the information community and to economists. As used here, economics of information refers to the concepts and tools of economics as they apply to information activities. The report consists of (1) a short section on the economists' framework for analysis, (2) a table that divides the pertinent literature into 14 categories, briefly defines each category, and explains why it is important to information activities, (3) a brief commentary on the state of this literature and (4) a selected bibliography of over 300 items. An exhaustive list of all items could not be done in this initial effort, but, most recent literature, especially monographs, technical reports and literature surveys, is covered to the extent that a reader should get a good introduction to this literature. In addition, 25 items are identified as giving particularly informative overviews. These items represent the full range of material from theoretical studies to applied analyses, plus several surveys. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Library and Information Sciences, Washington, DC.