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Toward a Rational Basis for Regulation

W. Kip Viscusi

in Rational Risk Policy: The 1996 Arne Ryde Memorial Lectures

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293637
eISBN:
9780191596995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293631.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Various forms of irrationality often provide the rationale for intervention to address market failures. However, in a democratic society, these forms of irrationality often provide the impetus for ... More


Securing Livelihoods: Informal Economy Practices and Institutions

Isabelle Hillenkamp, Frédéric Lapeyre, and Andreia Lemaître (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199687015
eISBN:
9780191766916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687015.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The high level of vulnerabilities, multiple kinds of processes contributing to insecurity, and the constant reinvention of systems of protection and solidarity within the informal economy shape the ... More


Skill Systems and the Role of the State

Francis Green

in Skills and Skilled Work: An Economic and Social Analysis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199642854
eISBN:
9780191808661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199642854.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter examines the potential role of government in the promotion of skilled work or the generation of skills within the context of different varieties of a capitalist economy. It begins with ... More


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