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Better Living through Economics

Edited by John J. Siegfried

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$24.50 • £19.95 • €22.00

ISBN 9780674064126

Publication Date: 03/05/2012

Short

324 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

18 line illustrations, 7 tables

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  • Introduction [John J. Siegfried]
  • Overview: Highlights of the Benefits of Basic Science in Economics [Charles R. Plott]
    • Comment [Daniel S. Hamermesh]
    • Comment [Daniel Newlon]
  • 1. The Evolution of Emissions Trading [Thomas H. Tietenberg]
    • Comment [Wallace E. Oates]
  • 2. Better Living through Improved Price Indexes [Michael J. Boskin]
    • Comment [Jerry Hausman]
  • 3. Economics and the Earned Income Tax Credit [Robert A. Moffitt]
    • Comment [V. Joseph Hotz]
  • 4. Trade Liberalization and Growth in Developing Countries [Anne O. Krueger]
    • Comment [Douglas A. Irwin]
  • 5. The Role of Economics in the Welfare-to-Work Reforms of the 1990s [Rebecca M. Blank]
    • Comment [Nancy Folbre]
  • 6. Better Living through Monetary Economics [John B. Taylor]
    • Comment [Laurence H. Meyer]
  • 7. The Greatest Auction in History [R. Preston McAfee, John McMillan, and Simon Wilkie]
    • Comment [Jeremy Bulow]
  • 8. Air-Transportation Deregulation [Elizabeth E. Bailey]
    • Comment [Nancy L. Rose]
  • 9. Deferred-Acceptance Algorithms: History, Theory, Practice [Alvin E. Roth]
    • Comment [Peter Cramton]
  • 10. Economics, Economists, and Antitrust: A Tale of Growing Influence [Lawrence J. White]
    • Comment [Kenneth G. Elzinga]
  • 11. Economics and the All-Volunteer Military Force [Beth J. Asch, James C. Miller III, and John T. Warner]
    • Comment [Walter Y. Oi]
  • 12. Public Policy and Saving for Retirement: The Autosave Features of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 [John Beshears, James Choi, David Laibson, Brigitte C. Madrian, and Brian Weller]
    • Comment [Robert J. Shiller]
  • Contributors
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2010
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