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Fertility and Public PolicyHow to Reverse the Trend of Declining Birth Rates

Fertility and Public Policy: How to Reverse the Trend of Declining Birth Rates

Noriyuki Takayama and Martin Werding (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014519
eISBN:
9780262295659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014519.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

In 2050, world population growth is predicted to come almost to a halt. Shortly thereafter it may well start to shrink. A major reason behind this shift is the fertility decline that has taken place ... More

Lessons from the Economics of CrimeWhat Reduces Offending?

Lessons from the Economics of Crime: What Reduces Offending?

Philip J. Cook, Stephen Machin, Olivier Marie, and Giovanni Mastrobuoni (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019613
eISBN:
9780262314633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019613.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This volume includes 10 original papers on various aspects of the economics of crime, together with an introductory essay by the editors that characterizes the intellectual agenda and approach of the ... More

Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

Frank A. Sloan and Lindsey M. Chepke

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195720
eISBN:
9780262283809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195720.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Most experts would agree that the current medical malpractice system in the United States does not work effectively either to compensate victims fairly or prevent injuries caused by medical errors. ... More

Progress and ConfusionThe State of Macroeconomic Policy

Progress and Confusion: The State of Macroeconomic Policy

Olivier Blanchard, Raghuram G. Rajan, Kenneth S. Rogoff, and Lawrence H. Summers (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034623
eISBN:
9780262333450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034623.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

In April of 2015, the International Monetary Fund gathered leading academic economists and policymakers, to discuss the shape of future macroeconomic policy. This book presents their combined ... More

Public Sector Economics and the Need for Reforms

Public Sector Economics and the Need for Reforms

Apostolis Philippopoulos (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034449
eISBN:
9780262332361
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034449.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The public sector has grown substantially in the last fifty years. In the euro area total government expenditures have been around 50% of GDP since the early 2000s, resulting in a growing tax burden, ... More

Retirement IncomeRisks and Strategies

Retirement Income: Risks and Strategies

Mark J. Warshawsky

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016933
eISBN:
9780262301596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016933.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

As members of the baby boom generation head into retirement, they face an economic environment that has changed noticeably since their parents retired. Most of these new retirees will not be ... More

Sharing the WorkWhat My Family and Career Taught Me about Breaking Through (and Holding the Door Open for Others)

Sharing the Work: What My Family and Career Taught Me about Breaking Through (and Holding the Door Open for Others)

Myra Strober

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034388
eISBN:
9780262332095
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034388.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Kicking in the Doorprovides an insider’s view of how sexism operates—what it’s like to live it, study it, and fight it. For not only was I the first woman ever to hold a tenure-track faculty position ... More

"Systemic Risk, Crises, and Macroprudential Regulation"

"Systemic Risk, Crises, and Macroprudential Regulation"

Xavier Freixas, José-Luis Peydró, and Luc Laeven

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262028691
eISBN:
9780262328609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028691.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Macroprudential regulation is the latest buzzword in economics but it means different things to different people. This book offers a framework to operationalize macroprudential policy. It defines ... More

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