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Capital Formation in South Africa

Johannes W. Fedderke

in South African Economic Policy under Democracy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199551460
eISBN:
9780191720376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551460.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Economic Systems

A substantial body of literature on investment in South Africa has emerged over the past decade, with diverse findings. This chapter provides an assessment of reported findings. It considers domestic ... More


The Gendered Nature of Asset Accumulation in Urban Contexts: Longitudinal Results from Guayaquil, Ecuador

Caroline Moser and Andrew Felton

in Urbanization and Development: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590148
eISBN:
9780191595493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590148.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines the gendered nature of asset accumulation between 1978 and 2004 in Indio Guayas, a low-income community on the periphery of the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador. In so doing, it ... More


Wealth Accumulation, Ageing, and House Prices

Francesca Bastagli and John Hills

in Wealth in the UK: Distribution, Accumulation, and Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199678303
eISBN:
9780191757594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678303.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Public and Welfare

This chapter uses BHPS data to investigate how households built up wealth between 1995 and 2005. According to theory, differences in wealth-holdings across households are influenced by the life-cycle ... More


Global Safe Asset Shortage: The Role of Central Banks

Ricardo J. Caballero

in Progress and Confusion: The State of Macroeconomic Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034623
eISBN:
9780262333450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034623.003.0026
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The chapter argues that there is a global shortage of safe assets, which puts downward pressure on safe real rates and leads to a stubborn form of liquidity trap (a safety trap). Central banks are ... More


Conjoint Analysis to Estimate the Demand for Nicotine Replacement Therapy in Japan

Seiritsu Ogura, Wataru Suzuki, Makoto Kawamura, and Tamotsu Kadoda

in Health Care Issues in the United States and Japan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226902920
eISBN:
9780226903248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903248.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter addresses the demand for nicotine gum in Japan. It explores the smoking cessation assistance policy with nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) using original survey data gathered in late ... More


The Economics of Bequests in Pensions and Social Security

Martin Feldstein and Elena Ranguelova

in The Distributional Aspects of Social Security and Social Security Reform

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226241067
eISBN:
9780226241890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241890.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter explores the potential magnitudes of the bequests that might result in an investment-based plan under different rules about bequests. It is assumed that the personal retirement account ... More


Differential Mortality and the Value of Individual Account Retirement Annuities

Jeffrey R. Brown

in The Distributional Aspects of Social Security and Social Security Reform

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226241067
eISBN:
9780226241890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241890.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter addresses the distributional implications of alternative annuity options within a mandatory retirement savings system. The extent of redistribution depends on how both the accumulation ... More


Mill’s Radical Case for Laissez-Faire Capitalism

Joseph Persky

in The Political Economy of Progress: John Stuart Mill and Modern Radicalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190460631
eISBN:
9780190460662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190460631.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The heart of Mill’s political economy of progress is presented in Book IV of his Principles. The underlying radicalism of this book has generally been downplayed. But Mill’s theoretical argument ... More


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