Found 8 article(s) for author 'Economics'

Advances in Economics and Econometrics: Volume 1: Eleventh World Congress

Advances in Economics and Econometrics: Volume 1: Eleventh World Congress. Ariel Pakes, October 2017, Book, “This is the first of two volumes containing papers and commentaries presented at the Eleventh World Congress of the Econometric Society, held in Montreal, Canada in August 2015. These papers provide state-of-the-art guides to the most important recent research in economics. The book includes surveys and interpretations of key developments in economics and econometrics, and discussion of future directions for a wide variety of topics, covering both theory and application. These volumes provide a unique, accessible survey of progress on the discipline, written by leading specialists in their fields. The first volume includes theoretical and applied papers addressing topics such as dynamic mechanism design, agency problems, and networks.Link

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The Curse of Cash

The Curse of Cash. Kenneth Rogoff, 2016, Book, “The world is drowning in cash—and it’s making us poorer and less safe. In The Curse of Cash, Kenneth Rogoff, one of the world’s leading economists, makes a persuasive and fascinating case for an idea that until recently would have seemed outlandish: getting rid of most paper money.  Even as people in advanced economies are using less paper money, there is more cash in circulation—a record $1.4 trillion in U.S. dollars alone, or $4,200 for every American, mostly in $100 bills. And the United States is hardly exceptional. So what is all that cash being used for? The answer is simple: a large part is feeding tax evasion, corruption, terrorism, the drug trade, human trafficking, and the rest of a massive global underground economy.Link

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Diets and Health: How Food Decisions Are Shaped by Biology, Economics, Geography, and Social Interactions

Diets and Health: How Food Decisions Are Shaped by Biology, Economics, Geography, and Social Interactions. Ichiro Kawachi, September 16, 2015, Paper. “Health is shaped by both personal choices and features of the food environment. Food-choice decisions depend on complex interactions between biology and behavior, and are further modulated by the built environment and community structure. That lower-income families have lower-quality diets is well established. Yet, diet quality also varies across small geographic neighborhoods and can be influenced by transportation, retail, and ease of access to healthy…” Link

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Mancur Olson and the Tragedy of the Unbalanced Commons

Mancur Olson and the Tragedy of the Unbalanced Commons. Richard Zeckhauser, 2015, Book Chapter. “Economists constitute a rich menagerie. The vast majority of economists are patient toilers. In their everyday investigations, conducting regressions, tallying benefits and costs, and taking derivatives, they till the local fields. Yet, the most famous economists are often the equivalent of fierce warlords, capturing intellectual territory and fighting off those who seek, with alternative models and rival empirical analyses, to occupy it. Those who follow these warlords work in concert, like armies. Warlords and their lieutenants together can dominate vast domains...” Link

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Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet

Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet, Martin L. Weitzman, 2015, Book, If you had a 10 percent chance of having a fatal car accident, you’d take necessary precautions. If your finances had a 10 percent chance of suffering a severe loss, you’d reevaluate your assets. So if we know the world is warming and there’s a 10 percent chance this might eventually lead to a catastrophe beyond anything we could imagine, why aren’t we doing more about climate change right now? We insure our lives against an uncertain future–why not our planet? Link

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Land Acquisition in India: Public Purpose and Private Property

Land Acquisition in India: Public Purpose and Private Property. Laura Alfaro, Lakshmi Iyer, December 2013, Case. May require purchase or user account. Link verified August 21, 2014

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David Laibson: Behavioural Economics and Public Policy Design (Parts 1 & 2 – Civil Service College, Singapore)

David Laibson: Behavioural Economics and Public Policy Design (Parts 1 & 2 – Civil Service College, Singapore). David Laibson, July 30, 2013, Video. “Professor David Laibson discusses how behavioural economics (BE) has helped policymakers design policy interventions that are more effective and behaviourally compatible. Using examples from Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs), Professor Laibson illustrates how this rigorous tool can be used to estimate the net effects and impact of policy interventions and help establish the cause and effect of policy interventions and outcomes. RCTs can further…” Link verified August 21, 2014

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Fortune Tellers: The Story of America’s First Economic Forecasters

Fortune Tellers: The Story of America’s First Economic Forecasters. Walter A. Friedman, 2013, Book. “The period leading up to the Great Depression witnessed the rise of the economic forecasters, pioneers who sought to use the tools of science to predict the future, with the aim of profiting from their forecasts. This book chronicles the lives and careers of the men who defined this first wave of economic fortune tellers, men such as Roger Babson, Irving Fisher, John Moody, C. J. Bullock, and Warren Persons?…” May require purchase or user account. Link Verified October 12, 2014

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