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Public economics : selected papers by William Vickrey

Author: William S Vickrey; Richard Arnott
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides convenient access to a selection of Nobel prizewinner William Vickrey's papers, which have helped shape the modern field of public economics.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William S Vickrey; Richard Arnott
ISBN: 0521454395 9780521454391
OCLC Number: 30670773
Description: 558 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction / William Vickrey Jacques Droze and Richard Arnott --
Part I. Social Choice and Allocation Mechanisms / Kenneth Arrow --
1. Measuring marginal utility by reactions to risk --
2. Utility, strategy and social decision rules --
3. Counterspeculation, auctions and competitive sealed tenders --
4. Auctions and bidding games --
Part II. Taxation / Anthony Atkinson --
5. Averaging of income for income tax purposes --
6. Cumulative averaging after thirty years --
7. An integrated successions tax --
8. Expenditure, capital gains and the basis of progressive taxation --
9. The problems of progression --
Part III. Marginal Cost Pricing / Jacques Droze --
10. Marginal and average cost pricing --
11. Some objections to marginal cost pricing --
12. Responsive pricing of public utility services --
13. Airline overbooking: some further solutions --
Part IV. Pricing Urban Transportation / Richard Arnott --
14. A proposal for revising New York's subway fare structure --
15. Pricing in urban and suburban transport --
16. Congestion theory and transport investment --
Part V. Urban Economics / Richard Arnott --
17. The city as a firm --
18. General and specific financing of urban services --
19. The impact on land values of taxing building --
Part VI. Macroeconomic Policy / Jacques Droze --
20. The optimum trend of prices --
21. Design as a market anti-inflation program --
22. Necessary and optimum government debt --
23. Today's tasks for economists --
Part VII. Miscellany / Richard Arnott --
24. Resources distribution patterns and the classification of families --
25. On the prevention of gerrymandering --
26. One economist's view of philanthropy.
Responsibility: edited by Richard Arnott [and others].
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