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The economists' voice : top economists take on today's problems

Author: Joseph E Stiglitz; Aaron S Edlin; J Bradford De Long
Publisher: New York ; Chichester : Columbia University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph E Stiglitz; Aaron S Edlin; J Bradford De Long
ISBN: 9780231143653 0231143656 9780231527866 0231527861
OCLC Number: 751721707
Notes: Originally published: 2008.
Description: viii, 317 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Climate change: the uncertainties, the certainties, and what they imply about action / Thomas C. Schelling --
Global climate change: a challenge to policy / Kenneth J. Arrow --
A new agenda for global warming / Joseph E. Stiglitz --
A meaningful second commitment period for the Kyoto protocol / Shelia M. Olmstead and Robert N. Stavins --
Divergent views on the coming dollar crisis / J. Bradford DeLong --
U.S. offshoring: small steps to make it win-win / Diana Farrell --
Advance market commitments: how to stimulate investment in vaccines for neglected diseases / Owen Barder, Michael Kremer, and Heidi Williams --
Should we still support untrammeled international capital mobility? Or are capital controls less evil than we once believed? / J. Bradford DeLong --
The economic cost of the Iraq war / Scott Wallsten --
The high cost of the Iraq war / Joseph E. Stiglitz --
Sense and nonsense about federal deficits and debt / Michael J. Boskin --
Government deficits and the deindustrialization of America / Ronald I. McKinnon --
Confusions about social security / Paul Krugman --
The many definitions of social security privatization / Don Fullerton and Michael Geruso --
The virtues of personal accounts for social security / Edward P. Lazear --
Could social security go broke? / Barbara R. Bergmann --
A broader perspective on the tax reform debate / Michael J. Boskin --
Tax reform: time for a plan C? / Michael J. Graetz --
Taxes on investment income remain too high and lead to multiple distortions / Martin Feldstein --
Progressive consumption taxation as a remedy for the U.S. savings shortfall / Robert H. Frank --
Was welfare reform successful? / Rebecca M. Blank --
Cutting the safety net one strand at a time / Janet Currie --
The choose-your-charity tax: a way to incentivize greater giving / Aaron S. Edlin --
Should the government rebuild New Orleans or just give residents checks? / Edward L. Glaeser --
Does college still pay? / Lisa Barrow and Cecilia Elena Rouse --
How to deal with terrorism / Bruno S. Frey --
The economics of capital punishment / Richard A. Posner --
On the economics of capital punishment / Gary S. Becker --
The death penalty: no evidence for deterrence / John Donohue and Justin J. Wolfers --
Reply to Donohue and Wolfers on the death penalty and deterrence / Paul H. Rubin --
Letter: a reply to Rubin the death penalty / John Donohue and Justin J. Wolfers --
Reply: the death penalty once more / Paul H. Rubin --
Long-term perspectives on the current boom in home prices / Robert J. Shiller --
The menace of an unchecked housing bubble / Dean Baker --
What to do about Fannie and Freddie? / Edward L. Glaeser and Dwight M. Jaffee.
Responsibility: Joseph E. Stiglitz, Aaron S. Edlin, J. Bradford DeLong, editors.


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This book demonstrates in a very accessible manner the application of economics to a variety of key public-policy issues. The essays are written by outstanding economists who are highly esteemed in Read more...

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