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Public Goods, Public Gains: Calculating the Social Benefits of Public R&D

Albert N. Link and John T. Scott

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199729685
eISBN:
9780199894697
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199729685.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This book discusses the systematic application of alternative evaluation methods to estimate the social benefits of publicly-financed research and development (R&D). The book argues that economic ... More


The Distribution of Wealth in Some Contemporary Economies

Henry Phelps Brown

in Egalitarianism and the Generation of Inequality

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286486
eISBN:
9780191596773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198286481.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The first section of the chapter summarizes the arguments of R. H. Tawney and C. A. R. Crosland against great (inherited) wealth––as opposed to great earnings (income)––and confronts the paradox that ... More


Government’s Role in Innovation

Albert N. Link and John T. Scott

in Public Goods, Public Gains: Calculating the Social Benefits of Public R&D

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199729685
eISBN:
9780199894697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199729685.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Government's role in the innovation process is discussed in this chapter from a theoretical perspective. Barriers to innovation and technology are enumerated within the context of market failure. ... More


The R&E Tax Credit of 1981

Dennis Patrick Leyden and Albert N. Link

in Public Sector Entrepreneurship: U.S. Technology and Innovation Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199313853
eISBN:
9780190220976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199313853.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter argues that the R&E Tax Credit of 1981 (and the Economic Recovery Tax Act of which it is part) is a prime example of public sector entrepreneurship. After describing the legislative ... More


Investing for Growth and Security

William G. Gale

in Fiscal Therapy: Balancing Today's Needs with Tomorrow's Obligations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190645410
eISBN:
9780190939175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190645410.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Economic Systems

Besides its investment in people, the federal government makes critical investments in infrastructure and research and development. Because federal spending in these areas has fallen significantly in ... More


Agricultural R&D, Food Prices, Poverty, and Malnutrition Redux

Julian M. Alston and Philip G. Pardey

in The Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition: The Role of Food, Agriculture, and Targeted Policies

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198733201
eISBN:
9780191797767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733201.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

While many of the world’s poor remain undernourished, paradoxically, growing numbers of people from all income and social strata are overweight or obese. These evolving patterns of nutrition and ... More


Concluding Observations

Dennis Patrick Leyden and Albert N. Link

in Public Sector Entrepreneurship: U.S. Technology and Innovation Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199313853
eISBN:
9780190220976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199313853.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter summarize the arguments from the previous chapters regarding the six examples of public sector entrepreneurship (the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980, the Stevenson-Wydler Act of 1980, the R&E Tax ... More


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