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The Economics of Climate ChangeAdaptations Past and Present

The Economics of Climate Change: Adaptations Past and Present

Gary D. Libecap and Richard H. Steckel (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226479880
eISBN:
9780226479903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226479903.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The book responds to proceedings of the past couple of decades, especially the efficacy of collective action in light of reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The types of ... More

The Economics of CrimeLessons For and From Latin America

The Economics of Crime: Lessons For and From Latin America

Rafael Di Tella, Sebastian Edwards, and Ernesto Schargrodsky (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226153742
eISBN:
9780226153766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226153766.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Latin America has one of the highest crime rates in the world, creating climates of fear and lawlessness in several countries. Despite this situation, there has been a lack of systematic effort to ... More

The Economics of Food Price Volatility

The Economics of Food Price Volatility

Jean-Paul Chavas, David Hummels, and Brian D. Wright (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226128924
eISBN:
9780226129082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226129082.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

There is still no consensus on the underlying reasons for recent drastic changes in food prices and continuing agricultural market volatility merits a thorough investigation. This book is a ... More

Economics of Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States, Volume I

Economics of Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States, Volume I

Robert A. Moffitt (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226370477
eISBN:
9780226370507
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226370507.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This volume collects a series of essays by prominent economists on each of the major means-tested, or welfare, programs in the United States. Each essay covers the institutional history of a program, ... More

Economics of Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States, Volume II

Economics of Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States, Volume II

Robert A. Moffitt (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226392493
eISBN:
9780226392523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226392523.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This volume collects a series of essays by prominent economists on each of the major means-tested, or welfare, programs in the United States. Each essay covers the institutional history of a ... More

The Economics of School Choice

The Economics of School Choice

Caroline M. Hoxby (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226355337
eISBN:
9780226355344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226355344.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has declared school voucher programs constitutional, the many unanswered questions concerning the potential effects of school choice will become especially pressing. ... More

Electricity DeregulationChoices and Challenges

Electricity Deregulation: Choices and Challenges

James M. Griffin and Steven L. Puller (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226308562
eISBN:
9780226308586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226308586.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

The electricity market has experienced enormous setbacks in delivering on the promise of deregulation. In theory, deregulating the electricity market would increase the efficiency of the industry by ... More

Emerging Labor Market Institutions for the Twenty-First Century

Emerging Labor Market Institutions for the Twenty-First Century

Richard B. Freeman, Joni Hersch, and Lawrence Mishel Mishel (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261577
eISBN:
9780226261812
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261812.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Private sector unionism is in decline in the United States. As a result, labor advocates, community groups, nongovernmental organizations, and individuals concerned with the well-being of workers ... More

Enterprising AmericaBusinesses, Banks, and Credit Markets in Historical Perspective

Enterprising America: Businesses, Banks, and Credit Markets in Historical Perspective

William J. Collins and Robert A. Margo (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226261621
eISBN:
9780226261768
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261768.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book is a collection of seven original research papers by leading scholars of American economic history. The papers engage a diverse but clearly related set of topics regarding the establishment ... More

Europe and the Euro

Europe and the Euro

Alberto Alesina and Francesco Giavazzi (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226012834
eISBN:
9780226012858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226012858.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

It is rare for countries to give up their currencies and thus their ability to influence such critical aspects of their economies as interest and exchange rates. Yet ten years ago a number of ... More

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