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Ethics, Economics, and Politics: Principles of Public Policy

I. M. D. Little

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199257041
eISBN:
9780191601293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257043.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Studies the three interfaces of ethics, economics, and politics. Any well‐considered view of the most desirable role for the state in various aspects of our lives implies some serious thinking about ... More


Twenty‐First‐Century Education Issues

Nicholas Barr

in The Welfare State as Piggy Bank: Information, Risk, Uncertainty, and the Role of the State

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246595
eISBN:
9780191595936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246599.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter discusses a series of forward‐looking issues: methods of bringing private finance into tertiary education; student loans in the context of international labour mobility; extending loans ... More


Limits Of Utilitarianism As The Ethical Basis Of Publicaction *

Prasanta K. Pattanaik

in The Handbook of Rational and Social Choice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199290420
eISBN:
9780191710506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290420.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Though utilitarianism has been highly influential as a normative theory of public action, it has faced many searching criticisms throughout its history. In welfare economics, where the dominant ... More


Taxation of Income from Capital

Dale W. Jorgenson and Kun‐Young Yun

in Tax Reform and the Cost of Capital

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198285939
eISBN:
9780191596490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198285930.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Features of the US tax system and law are employed to illustrate the complexities that arise in practical discussions of tax policy: the tax treatment is considered of income from assets held by ... More


Agency and Public Services

Julian Le Grand

in Motivation, Agency, and Public Policy: Of Knights and Knaves, Pawns and Queens

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199266999
eISBN:
9780191600869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266999.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Discusses the fundamental agency question as to the relative balance of power between individual users and professionals with respect to public services such as health care and education. It examines ... More


Education and Individual Income Inequality

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Fixing Inequality in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390625
eISBN:
9789888390373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390625.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The contribution of recent immigrants to income dispersion has grown slightly. This reflects the fact that their numbers have been rising over time and that they tend to have a higher proportion of ... More


Public Sector Economics and the Need for Reforms

Apostolis Philippopoulos (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034449
eISBN:
9780262332361
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034449.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The public sector has grown substantially in the last fifty years. In the euro area total government expenditures have been around 50% of GDP since the early 2000s, resulting in a growing tax burden, ... More


Growing up in Hong Kong before and after 1980: A Statistical Portrait of Education Opportunities

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Fixing Inequality in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390625
eISBN:
9789888390373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390625.003.0020
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Individual income inequality has worsened because of underinvestment in education. A child born today with a good “birth lottery” is worth more than one born into the same family circumstances in the ... More


Double checking: Perceived price fairness 1

Massimo Florio

in Network Industries and Social Welfare: The Experiment that Reshuffled European Utilities

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199674855
eISBN:
9780191758874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674855.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Chapter 7 complements the previous analysis and explores consumers’ perceptions of price fairness and tests the correlation with the reforms. The estimation uses several waves of Eurobarometer data, ... More


Equivalent Income, or How to Value What Has No Price

Marc Fleurbaey and Didier Blanchet

in Beyond GDP: Measuring Welfare and Assessing Sustainability

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199767199
eISBN:
9780199332557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199767199.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines an approach which involves willingness-to-pay instead of prices and shadow prices. It involves measuring individual well-being by “equivalent income,” also called “money-metric ... More


Overcoming the Saving Slump: How to Increase the Effectiveness of Financial Education and Saving Programs

Annamaria Lusardi (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226497099
eISBN:
9780226497105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226497105.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The great majority of working Americans are unprepared to face the difficult task of planning for retirement. In fact, the personal savings rate has been holding steady at zero for several years, ... More


Learning from Individual Development Accounts

Michael Sherraden and Ray Boshara (eds)

in Overcoming the Saving Slump: How to Increase the Effectiveness of Financial Education and Saving Programs

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226497099
eISBN:
9780226497105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226497105.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter argues that financial education proves to be effective when several hours and sessions of financial education are offered. One to ten hours of education is positively linked with average ... More


How do Medicare Beneficiaries with Physical and Sensory Disabilities Feel about Their Health Care?

Lisa I. Iezzoni, Jane R. Soukup, and Suzanne G. Leveille (eds)

in Health at Older Ages: The Causes and Consequences of Declining Disability Among the Elderly

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226132310
eISBN:
9780226132327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226132327.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter addresses how people with specific sensory and physical impairments perceive various aspects of their health care. The data demonstrates that the vast majority of Medicare beneficiaries ... More


A characterization of political yardstick competition

Pierre Salmon

in Yardstick Competition among Governments: Accountability and Policymaking when Citizens Look Across Borders

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190499167
eISBN:
9780190499198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499167.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The characterization of yardstick competition elaborated in this chapter and adopted throughout the book starts from a distinctive critical assumption about the agency setting in which it operates. ... More


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