CFM 9

George Katona, Price Control and Business, Principia Press, Inc., 1945 [7,991 kb] [Table of Contents]


Abstract: 

Preliminary Pages [i-xii]
Chapter
  PART 1: Introduction
1 The Task [1]
2 The Method Used in this Study [6]
3 The Sample [19]
4 Historical Background [23]
  PART 2: Pricing Procedures under Price Control
5 Legal Direct Price Increases [32]
6 Illegal Direct Price Increases [38]
7 Indirect Price Increases: Quality Deterioration [51]
8 Reduction in Number and Size of Markdowns [65]
9 Uptrading: Shift to Better-Grade Merchandise [71]
10 Keeping Prices Stable [84]
11 Comparison of Pricing Procedures in Different Fields [91]
  PART 3 Factors Favoring or Impeding Price Stability
12 Type of Regulation [99]
13 Rationing as an Aid to Price Control [115]
14 The Role of the Market Structure [125]
15 Wartime Changes in Supply, Demand, Business Volume, and Profits [130]
16 Influence of Price Control on Demand [142]
17 Businessmen’s Attitudes toward Price Control [157]
  PART 4: Changes in the Relative Position of Different Firms
18 Informal Rationing [174]
19 The Wholesale Trade [182]
20 Small vs. Large Firms [189]
21 Chains vs. Independent, Inexpensive vs. Expensive Firms [195]
22 Business Initiative under Price Control [203]
  PART 5: Conclusions
23 Interviewing as a Tool of Economic Research [209]
24 Toward an Appraisal of Price Control [215]
Appendices
1 (To Chapter 2) The Questionnaires [225]
2 (To Chapter 3) The Sample [229]
3 (To Chapter 15) Sales and Profits [233]
Indexes: Index of Commodity Lines Discussed & General Index [242]