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The Human Capital Labor Economist

Jacob Mincer

in Jacob Mincer: A Founding Father of Modern Labor Economics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199211319
eISBN:
9780191705748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211319.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This final chapter sums up the analysis of Jacob Mincer's prolific and interesting career. It also highlights the hallmarks of Mincer's approach to economic analysis. It points out his major ... More


An Approach to Applied Welfare Economics

Raaj K. Sah and Joseph E. Stiglitz

in Peasants versus City-Dwellers: Taxation and the Burden of Economic Development

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253579
eISBN:
9780191601682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253579.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

One of the contributions of this book is to use and develop the principles of modern public finance for the analysis of LDCs (less developed countries). This is done by borrowing from two ... More


Matching with Transfers: The Economics of Love and Marriage

Pierre-André Chiappori

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171739
eISBN:
9781400885732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171739.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Over the past few decades, matching models, which use mathematical frameworks to analyze allocation mechanisms for heterogeneous products and individuals, have attracted renewed attention in both ... More


Ethical Challenges Confronting the Applied Economist

George F. DeMartino

in The Economist’s Oath: On the Need for and Content of Professional Economic Ethics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199730568
eISBN:
9780199896776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730568.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter presents the results of interviews with over forty applied economists about the ethical challenges they face as they attempt to render their professional services with integrity. The ... More


Optimal Transport Methods in Economics

Alfred Galichon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691172767
eISBN:
9781400883592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172767.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Optimal transport theory is used widely to solve problems in mathematics and some areas of the sciences, but it can also be used to understand a range of problems in applied economics, such as the ... More


Bridge Principles and Theory in Applied Econometrics

Bernt P. Stigum

in Econometrics in a Formal Science of Economics: Theory and the Measurement of Economic Relations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028585
eISBN:
9780262323109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028585.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

The chapter begins with a discussion of the status of bridge principles in empirical analyses in which the data generating process does not appear. Then it contrasts the ideas of encompassing and ... More


French State Engineers and the Ambiguities of Technocracy

Theodore M. Porter

in Trust in Numbers: The Pursuit of Objectivity in Science and Public Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691208411
eISBN:
9780691210544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691208411.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter evaluates technocracy in France. The Ecole Polytechnique, a product of the French Revolution, is often taken to epitomize technocratic culture in France. Polytechnique, with its emphasis ... More


Introduction and Overview

Mark J. Warshawsky

in Retirement Income: Risks and Strategies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016933
eISBN:
9780262301596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016933.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This book is about strategies, products, and public policies that will help retiring middle-class workers and retired middle-class households to maximize their incomes and reduce their risks. ... More


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