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External Liberalization, Economic Performance, and Social Policy

Janine Berg and Lance Taylor

in External Liberalization, Economic Performance and Social Policy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195145465
eISBN:
9780199783960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195145465.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Economic policy in developing and postsocialist economies during the last ten to fifteen years of the 20th century had one dominating theme: wave of external deregulation showing up as packages aimed ... More


Indonesia's External Liberalization: Policy Dynamics and Socio‐Economic Impact

Iwan J. Azis

in External Liberalization in Asia, Post-Socialist Europe, and Brazil

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195189322
eISBN:
9780199783823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189322.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter discusses Indonesia's experience with trade and external liberalization, emphasizing the policy dynamics and the socio-economic effects of liberalization. Section 2 analyzes the ... More


Defined-Benefit and Defined-Contribution Plans

E. Philip Davis

in Pension Funds: Retirement-Income Security and Capital Markets: An International Perspective

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198293040
eISBN:
9780191684944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293040.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Public and Welfare

A defined-contribution fund is a pension fund that provides benefits that are determined by the returns on invested assets that are often based on the regular contribution of a salary of fixed ... More


The Social and Economic Effects of Dismissal Law

Hugh Collins

in Justice in Dismissal: The Law of Termination of Employment

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198254355
eISBN:
9780191681479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198254355.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter discusses an examination of the available evidence about the social and economic effects of the dismissal law. A number of difficulties arise when assessing the evidence about the ... More


War and Social Policy1

Richard M. Titmuss

in Essays on the Welfare State

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447349518
eISBN:
9781447349525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447349518.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter focuses on the relationship of war and social policy. So far as the story of modern war before 1939 is concerned, little has been recorded in any systematic way about the social arid ... More


Commodity Prices and Markets

Takatoshi Ito and Andrew K. Rose (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386898
eISBN:
9780226386904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226386904.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Fluctuations of commodity prices, most notably of oil, capture considerable attention and have been tied to important economic effects, such as inflation and low rates of economic growth. This book ... More


Introduction: Opium’s History in China

Timothy Brook and Bob Tadashi Wakabayashi

in Opium Regimes: China, Britain, and Japan, 1839-1952

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220096
eISBN:
9780520924499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220096.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the opium trade's political and economic effects. It employs the term regime to signify a system in which an authority declares its right to control certain practices and ... More


Slow Money: The Value of Place

Jane L. Collins

in The Politics of Value: Three Movements to Change How We Think about the Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226446004
eISBN:
9780226446288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226446288.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

The Slow Money movement emerged in 2008 as a way to foster what its proponents call line-of-sight investing. Its loosely affiliated network of groups developed new mechanisms for investors to ... More


Introduction

David Neumark and William L. Wascher

in Minimum Wages

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780262141024
eISBN:
9780262280563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262141024.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the controversy surrounding the minimum wage. Despite widespread public support in the United States, the minimum wage has, from the time ... More


Challenges to Globalization: An Overview

Robert E. Baldwin and L. Alan Winters

in Challenges to Globalization: Analyzing the Economics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226036151
eISBN:
9780226036557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226036557.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter provides an overview of the contributions to this conference volume, which aims both at informing those concerned with globalization issues about the knowledge that economists have ... More


Economic, Environmental, and Social Aspects of OTEC Implementation

William H. Avery and Chih Wu

in Renewable Energy from the Ocean: A Guide to OTEC

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195071993
eISBN:
9780197560242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195071993.003.0016
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

The financial analyses presented in Chapters 7 and 8 indicate that commercial development of OTEC will have a significant impact on the economics of U.S. energy ... More


Sovereign Debt Crises: A Problem of Debt Management?

Rosa María Lastra and Vassilis Paliouras

in Sovereign Debt and Human Rights

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198810445
eISBN:
9780191847783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810445.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

Creditor responses to sovereign debt crises suggest that they view such crises as problems of debt management on the part of the countries facing debt repayment difficulties. Thus, for example, debt ... More


The Design of Social Policy and Welfare Systems

Vito Tanzi

in The Economics of Government: Complexity and the Practice of Public Finance

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198866428
eISBN:
9780191898563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198866428.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Public and Welfare

Most advanced countries over the past eight decades have created various social programs which have become fully-fledged welfare systems. Many countries developed means-tested programs aimed at ... More


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