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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

The Minimum Wage and Labor Market Outcomes

The Minimum Wage and Labor Market Outcomes

Christopher J. Flinn

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013239
eISBN:
9780262289399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013239.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This book argues that in assessing the effects of the minimum wage (in the United States and elsewhere), a behavioral framework is invaluable for guiding empirical work and the interpretation of ... More

Minimum Wages

Minimum Wages

David Neumark and William L. Wascher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780262141024
eISBN:
9780262280563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262141024.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Minimum wages exist in more than one hundred countries, both industrialized and developing. The United States passed a federal minimum wage law in 1938 and has increased the minimum wage and its ... More

The Mobility of Students and the Highly SkilledImplications for Education Financing and Economic Policy

The Mobility of Students and the Highly Skilled: Implications for Education Financing and Economic Policy

Marcel Gérard and Silke Uebelmesser (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028172
eISBN:
9780262326018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028172.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Mobility of students in developed countries has dramatically increased over the last fifty years. Students do not necessarily remain in their countries of origin for higher education and work; they ... More

Money, Crises, and TransitionEssays in Honor of Guillermo A. Calvo

Money, Crises, and Transition: Essays in Honor of Guillermo A. Calvo

Carmen M. Reinhart, Carlos A. Vegh, and Andres Velasco (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262182669
eISBN:
9780262282284
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262182669.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Guillermo Calvo, one of the most influential macroeconomists of the last thirty years, has made pathbreaking contributions in such areas as time-inconsistency, lack of credibility, stabilization, ... More

Money, Payments, and Liquidity

Money, Payments, and Liquidity

Ed Nosal and Guillaume Rocheteau

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016285
eISBN:
9780262298285
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016285.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This book provides an investigation into the economics of money and payments by explicitly modeling trading frictions between agents. Adopting the search-theoretic approach pioneered by Nobuhiro ... More

The Natural Resources TrapPrivate Investment without Public Commitment

The Natural Resources Trap: Private Investment without Public Commitment

William Hogan and Federico Sturzenegger (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013796
eISBN:
9780262275538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013796.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Volatility in commodity prices has been accompanied by perpetual renegotiation of contracts between private investors in natural resource production and the governments of states with mineral and ... More

New Directions in Financial Services Regulation

New Directions in Financial Services Regulation

Roger B. Porter, Robert R. Glauber, and Thomas J. Healey (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015615
eISBN:
9780262295789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015615.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

The financial crisis of 2008 raised crucial questions regarding the effectiveness of the way the United States regulates financial markets. What caused the crisis? What regulatory changes are most ... More

Pathways to Fiscal Reform in the United States

Pathways to Fiscal Reform in the United States

John W. Diamond and George R. Zodrow (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028301
eISBN:
9780262321914
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028301.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The severe fiscal problems that the United States faces have been the focus of much attention in recent years, and several groups have proposed ambitious plans for fiscal reforms that would address ... More

Pension Strategies in Europe and the United States

Pension Strategies in Europe and the United States

Robert Fenge, Georges de Menil, and Pierre Pestieau (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062725
eISBN:
9780262272575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062725.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This book discusses the demographic challenges facing pension systems in the United States and some developed countries in Europe. Factors affecting the challenges include the speed level of the ... More

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