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Rees, Ray 1943-

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Works: 42 works in 140 publications in 3 languages and 623 library holdings
Roles: Editor, Creator
Classifications: HD6053, 331.4
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Public economics and the household by Patricia Apps( Book )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
This graduate-level text develops a more sophisticated model of household economics that allows for multiple-income earners and shared decision-making.--Résumé de l'éditeur
The economics of public utilities ( Book )
10 editions published in 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 69 libraries worldwide
The economics of investment analysis by Ray Rees( Book )
3 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Testing the Pareto Efficiency of Household Resource Allocations by Patricia Apps( Computer File )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
In a careful and thorough empirical study, Christopher Udry (1996) shows convincingly that, in a large sample of West African households, household resource allocations were not Pareto efficient. This paper argues that observation of the Pareto inefficiency of a household resource allocation does not however refute the hypothesis that it chooses this resource allocation as if it maximises some form of household welfare function possessing the Pareto property. To refute that hypothesis it is necessary to show that the observed allocation does not represent a second best optimum. For this it will be necessary to show that the estimated parameters of the model lie in a region of the parameter space for which the second best optimality of the allocation does not hold
Optimal Piecewise Linear Income Taxation by Patricia Apps( file )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Given its significance in practice, the piecewise linear tax system seems to have received disproportionately little attention in the literature on optimal income taxation. This paper offers a simple and transparent analysis of its main characteristics
Feasibility study of a cost benefit assessment of maritime industrial development areas by Maurice Harry Peston( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
The Optimal taxation of couples by Patricia Apps( Book )
8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Individual vs joint taxation in models with household production by Patricia Apps( Book )
7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Fertility, female labor supply and public policy by Patricia Apps( Book )
8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Historically, in virtually all developed economies there seems to be clear evidence of an inverse relationship between female labor supply and fertility. However, particularly in the last decade or so, the relationship across countries has been positive: for example countries like Germany, Italy and Spain with the lowest fertility rates also have the lowest female participation rates. We accept the hypothesis that the reason for this lies in the combined effects of a country's tax system and system of child support, and we have sought to clarify this theoretically, using an extended version of the Galor-Weil model. The results suggest that countries with individual rather than joint taxation, and which support families through improved availability of alternatives to domestic child care, rather than through direct child payments, are likely to have both higher female labor supply and higher fertility. These results are strengthened when we take account of the heterogeneity among households that undoubtedly exists
On the taxation of trade within and between households by Patricia Apps( Book )
9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Relational contracts, taxation and the household by Patricia Apps( Computer File )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
This paper applies the theory of relational contracts to make precise the idea that because households are engaged in a repeated non-cooperative game, Pareto efficient outcomes can be supported by self interest, given the specific pattern of specialisation and exchange which exists in the household. The household's choice of a particular solution from the resulting feasible set is found by the maximisation of a household welfare function, a generalisation of a suggestion originally made by Samuelson. This nests as special cases the objective functions used in currently popular models of households engaged in one-shot cooperative games. We take a specific example of such a household welfare function, characterise the determinants of the household utility distribution, and then apply the model to examine the effects of a move from joint to individual taxation. We show that on standard stylised facts, secondary earners are always better off absolutely, and define the conditions under which they will also be so relatively. This confirms the conclusions from models which concern themselves only with the across-household welfare distribution. -- Relational contracts ; households ; allocations ; taxation ; welfare distribution
Household saving and full consumption over the life cycle by Patricia Apps( Book )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
This paper extends the standard model of life cycle consumption, saving and labor supply in a number of directions. First, it argues that consumption should be defined as expenditure on household production as well as on market goods, that is, we are interested in life cycle profiles of full consumption. If this is done, several well-known puzzles concerning life cycle consumption behaviour are resolved. Secondly, we stress the importance of the heterogeneity of household behaviour in respect of female labour supply and saving, and provide evidence to show that these are very closely related across households. Finally, we formulate theoretical and empirical models incorporating these ideas and use them to show that policy changes, such as a reduction in the progressivity of income taxation, can have effects that contrast sharply with those suggested in the existing literature
Household production, full consumption and the costs of children by Patricia Apps( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Recent work criticises both the logic and relevance of the theoretical basis of the approach to estimating the costs of raising children adopted in much of the economics literature. This tends to be restricted purely to models in which the household members consume market goods with given household income. The "costs of childrenʺ are perceived essentially as market consumption costs. This ignores the fact that an important, possibly preponderant element of child costs takes the form of parental time, which must be diverted from alternative uses such as market work, other house-hold production activities and leisure, to care for children. The studies also ignore the question of the distribution of income among adults and, in particular, the differential incidence of child costs on adult members of the household. In this paper we first of all argue that a satisfactory theoretical approach to modelling child costs must simultaneously incorporate an "individualisticʺ formulation of the household (as in Apps and Rees, 1988, 99) and a formal treatment of household production (as suggested by Becker 1965, and adapted in Apps and Rees, 1988, 99). We then provide such a model. Using data from a recent Time Use Survey, we estimate specialized versions of the model for families with two children and use the results to derive the intra-family distribution of resources and implied child-rearing costs
On the specification of labour supply and household production models by Patricia Apps( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Household relational contracts for marriage, fertility and divorce by Matthias Fahn( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
This paper applies the theory of relational contracts to a model in which a couple decides whether to marry or cohabit, how many children to have and subsequently whether to stay together or separate. We make precise the idea that cooperation in a household can be supported by self interest. Since the costs of raising children are unequally distributed among partners, there is a potential conflict between individually optimal and efficient, i.e. surplus maximizing, decisions. Side-payments are used to support cooperation but are not legally enforceable and thus have to be part of an equilibrium. This requires a stable relationship and credible punishment threats. Within this relational contracts framework, we analyze the effects of policy variables such as rights of access to children post-separation and wealth division/alimony rules, as well as the legal costs of divorce, on the interrelationships among the decisions on marriage, fertility and divorce
Household saving, time allocation and taxation by Patricia Apps( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Globalization, gender and development the effect of parental labor supply on child schooling by Beyza Ural Ural Marchand( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Tariff reductions have gender-specific effects on the labor market that change the relative bargaining power within households, which in turn affects child outcomes. We estimate how changes in parental labor supply due to these tariff reductions affect child schooling by focusing on young school-age children who are otherwise not active in the labor market. Using micro-level data from India, we find that an increase in female labor supply due to the tariff reductions was associated with a 7 percentage points higher schooling probability for children between the ages of 7 and 10. This result explains approximately 26 percent of the improvement in schooling for this age group between the years 1988 and 2000
Optimal regulatory lag under price cap regulation by Mark Armstrong( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
The puzzle of slave heights in antebellum America by Universität München( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and German and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The economics of public utilities ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
 
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Rees, R. 1943-
Rees, R. (Ray), 1943-
Rees, Raymond 1943-
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English (106)
Chinese (1)
German (1)
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