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Ronald Coase

Ronald Coase passed away at age 102. While I never met him, my own research at Yale (and Hitotsubashi University and University of Tokyo) was influenced by his thinking about why firms exist and where their boundaries lie. That ultimately resulted in a book Competitive Ties (Columbia University Press, 1991) on automotive parts suppliers in Japan and how assemblers structured transactions.

Here are links to blogs and articles in the days following his death, with the blog name and the author. I may add a few more later.