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Heredity, Family, and InequalityA Critique of Social Sciences

Heredity, Family, and Inequality: A Critique of Social Sciences

Michael Beenstock

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016926
eISBN:
9780262301381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016926.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Empirical literature in disciplines ranging from behavioral genetics to economics shows that in virtually every aspect of life, the outcomes of children are correlated to a greater or lesser extent ... More

Incentives and Choice in Health Care

Incentives and Choice in Health Care

Frank A. Sloan and Hirschel Kasper (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195775
eISBN:
9780262283816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195775.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

A vast body of empirical evidence has accumulated demonstrating that incentives affect health care choices made by both consumers and suppliers of health care services. Decisions in health care are ... More

The Indirect Side of Direct InvestmentMultinational Company Finance and Taxation

The Indirect Side of Direct Investment: Multinational Company Finance and Taxation

Jack M. Mintz and Alfons J. Weichenrieder

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014496
eISBN:
9780262289658
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014496.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

The recent increase in cross-border flows of foreign direct investment has sharpened the research focus on multinational taxation. This book examines how multinational corporations use indirect ... More

Inside and Outside Liquidity

Inside and Outside Liquidity

Bengt Holmstrom and Jean Tirole

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015783
eISBN:
9780262295536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015783.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Why do financial institutions, industrial companies, and households hold low-yielding money balances, Treasury bills, and other liquid assets? When and to what extent can the state and international ... More

Japan's Bubble, Deflation, and Long-term Stagnation

Japan's Bubble, Deflation, and Long-term Stagnation

Koichi Hamada, Anil K Kashyap, and David E. Weinstein (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014892
eISBN:
9780262289467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014892.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Japan’s economic bubble burst in the early 1990s, and the country entered its famous “lost decade”—a period of stagnation and economic disruption that persisted until 2003. The current declines in ... More

The Knowledge Capital of NationsEducation and the Economics of Growth

The Knowledge Capital of Nations: Education and the Economics of Growth

Eric A. Hanushek and Ludger Woessmann

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262029179
eISBN:
9780262329170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029179.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book advances the simple argument that long-run economic growth is overwhelmingly a function of the cognitive skills of the population, or the “knowledge capital” of a nation. This hypothesis ... 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

Lives of the LaureatesTwenty-three Nobel Economists

Lives of the Laureates: Twenty-three Nobel Economists

Roger W. Spencer and David A. Macpherson (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027960
eISBN:
9780262325868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027960.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book is an informal history of modern economic thought as told through autobiographical chapters by twenty-three Nobel Prize laureates in Economics. The chapters not only provide unique insights ... More

Macroeconomics in Times of Liquidity CrisesSearching for Economic Essentials

Macroeconomics in Times of Liquidity Crises: Searching for Economic Essentials

Guillermo A. Calvo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035415
eISBN:
9780262336017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035415.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The book claims that liquidity issues are at the heart of recent financial crises, and their analysis helps to explain phenomena that are alien to mainstream macroeconomic models. To make this point, ... More

The Marginal Cost of Public FundsTheory and Applications

The Marginal Cost of Public Funds: Theory and Applications

Bev Dahlby

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042505
eISBN:
9780262271141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042505.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

The marginal cost of public funds (MCF) measures the loss incurred by society in raising additional revenues to finance government spending. The MCF has emerged as one of the most important concepts ... More

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