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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

Economic Policy Reforms and the Indian Economy

Economic Policy Reforms and the Indian Economy

Anne O. Krueger (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226454528
eISBN:
9780226454542
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226454542.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

India is the second most populous country in the world and also one of the poorest. From the late 1940s to 1980, India's per capita income grew at an average annual rate of only two percent. ... More

Economic Regulation and Its ReformWhat Have We Learned?

Economic Regulation and Its Reform: What Have We Learned?

Nancy L. Rose (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226138022
eISBN:
9780226138169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226138169.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

The past thirty-five years witnessed an extraordinary transformation of government economic intervention across broad sectors of the economy throughout the world and the political economy of the ... More

Economic TurbulenceIs a Volatile Economy Good for America?

Economic Turbulence: Is a Volatile Economy Good for America?

Clair Brown, John Haltiwanger, and Julia Lane

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226076324
eISBN:
9780226076348
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226076348.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Every day, in every sector of our economy, a business shuts down while another starts up, jobs are created while others are cut, and workers are hired while others are laid off. This constant flux, ... More

Economics for Humans

Economics for Humans

Julie A. Nelson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226572024
eISBN:
9780226572055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226572055.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

At its core, an economy is about providing goods and services for human well-being. But many economists and critics preach that an economy is something far different: a cold and heartless system that ... More

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