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Targeting Investments in ChildrenFighting Poverty When Resources Are Limited

Targeting Investments in Children: Fighting Poverty When Resources Are Limited

Phillip B. Levine and David J. Zimmerman (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226475813
eISBN:
9780226475837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226475837.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

A substantial number of American children experience poverty: about 17 percent of those under the age of eighteen meet the government's definition, and the proportion is even greater within minority ... More

Themes in the Economics of Aging

Themes in the Economics of Aging

David A. Wise (ed.)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226902845
eISBN:
9780226903330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903330.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

In the past few years, the economic ramifications of aging have garnered close attention from a group of NBER researchers led by David A. Wise. This volume continues to analyze a nexus of age-related ... More

Topics in Empirical International EconomicsA Festschrift in Honor of Robert E. Lipsey

Topics in Empirical International Economics: A Festschrift in Honor of Robert E. Lipsey

Magnus Blomstrom and Linda S. Goldberg (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226060835
eISBN:
9780226060859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226060859.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

In this volume emanating from the National Bureau of Economic Research's (NBER) program in international economics, economists address recent developments in three important areas. The first section ... More

Trade in Services in the Asia-Pacific Region

Trade in Services in the Asia-Pacific Region

Takatoshi Ito and Anne O. Krueger (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386775
eISBN:
9780226386782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226386782.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

In recent years the tremendous growth of the service sector—including international trade in services—has outstripped that of manufacturing in many industrialized nations. As the importance of ... More

Understanding Long-Run Economic GrowthGeography, Institutions, and the Knowledge Economy

Understanding Long-Run Economic Growth: Geography, Institutions, and the Knowledge Economy

Dora L. Costa and Naomi R. Lamoreaux (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226116341
eISBN:
9780226116426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116426.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The conditions for sustainable growth and development are among the most-debated topics in economics, and the consensus is that institutions matter greatly in explaining why some economies are more ... More

War, Peace, and Prosperity in the Name of GodThe Ottoman Role in Europe's Socioeconomic Evolution

War, Peace, and Prosperity in the Name of God: The Ottoman Role in Europe's Socioeconomic Evolution

Murat Iyigun

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226388434
eISBN:
9780226232287
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226232287.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book explores three critical questions that blend the functionalist aspects of religion with the evolution of human societies: Why and how did political power and organized religion become so ... More

The Wealth and Poverty of RegionsWhy Cities Matter

The Wealth and Poverty of Regions: Why Cities Matter

Mario Polese

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226673158
eISBN:
9780226673172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226673172.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

As the world becomes more interconnected through travel and electronic communication, many believe that physical places will become less important. But as this book argues geography will matter more ... More

Well Worth SavingHow the New Deal Safeguarded Home Ownership

Well Worth Saving: How the New Deal Safeguarded Home Ownership

Price V. Fishback, Jonathan Rose, and Kenneth Snowden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226082448
eISBN:
9780226082585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226082585.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book is an economic history of the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation (HOLC). The HOLC was government corporation created under the New Deal to refinance home mortgage loans in danger of foreclosure, ... More

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