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The Decline of Latin American EconomiesGrowth, Institutions, and Crises

The Decline of Latin American Economies: Growth, Institutions, and Crises

Sebastian Edwards, Gerardo Esquivel, and Graciela Marquez (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226185002
eISBN:
9780226185033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185033.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Latin America's economic performance is mediocre at best, despite abundant natural resources and flourishing neighbors to the north. The perplexing question of how some of the wealthiest nations in ... More

Demography and the Economy

Demography and the Economy

John B. Shoven (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226754727
eISBN:
9780226754758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226754758.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Demographics is a vital field of study for understanding social and economic change and it has attracted attention in recent years as concerns have grown over the aging populations of developed ... More

Developments in the Economics of Aging

Developments in the Economics of Aging

David A. Wise (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226903354
eISBN:
9780226903361
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903361.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The number of Americans eligible to receive Social Security benefits will increase from forty-five million to nearly eighty million in the next twenty years. Retirement systems must therefore adapt ... More

Discoveries in the Economics of Aging

Discoveries in the Economics of Aging

David A. Wise (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226146096
eISBN:
9780226146126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226146126.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The societal impact of aging baby boomers is compounded by longer life expectancies, which have risen continually over many decades. The implications of these demographic trends are extensive and ... More

The Distributional Aspects of Social Security and Social Security Reform

The Distributional Aspects of Social Security and Social Security Reform

Martin Feldstein and Jeffrey B. Liebman (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226241067
eISBN:
9780226241890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241890.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Social security is the largest and perhaps the most popular program run by the federal government. Given the projected increase in both individual life expectancy and sheer number of retirees, ... More

Economic Analysis of the Digital Economy

Economic Analysis of the Digital Economy

Avi Goldfarb, Shane M. Greenstein, and Catherine E. Tucker (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226206844
eISBN:
9780226206981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226206981.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The rapid decline in the cost of storage, computation, and transmission of data has changed how firms operate and has altered the kinds of products and goods being sold. Increasingly, economic ... More

Economic and Financial Crises in Emerging Market Economies

Economic and Financial Crises in Emerging Market Economies

Martin Feldstein (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226241098
eISBN:
9780226241104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241104.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

In the late 1990s, economic and financial crises raged through East Asia, devastating economies that had previously been considered among the strongest in the developing world. The crises eventually ... More

Economic Aspects of Obesity

Economic Aspects of Obesity

Michael Grossman and Naci Mocan (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310091
eISBN:
9780226310107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226310107.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

In the past three decades, the number of obese adults in the United States has doubled and the number of obese children almost tripled, which may lead to increased medical expenditures, productivity ... More

The Economic Consequences of Demographic Change in East Asia

The Economic Consequences of Demographic Change in East Asia

Takatoshi Ito and Andrew K. Rose (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386850
eISBN:
9780226386881
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226386881.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Recent studies show that almost all industrial countries have experienced dramatic decreases in both fertility and mortality rates. This situation has led to aging societies with economies that ... More

Economic Origins of Roman Christianity

Economic Origins of Roman Christianity

Robert B. Ekelund Jr. and Robert D. Tollison

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226200026
eISBN:
9780226200040
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226200040.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

In the global marketplace of ideas, few realms spark as much conflict as religion. For millions of people, it is an integral part of everyday life, reflected by a widely divergent supply of practices ... More

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