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The Economic Future in Historical Perspective

Paul A. David and Mark Thomas (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263471
eISBN:
9780191734786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263471.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book shows how analysis of past experiences contributes to a better understanding of present-day economic conditions; chapters offer important insights into major challenges that will occupy the ... More


Introduction: Setting the Stage

Robert Pitofsky

in How the Chicago School Overshot the Mark: The Effect of Conservative Economic Analysis on U.S. Antitrust

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195372823
eISBN:
9780199871773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372823.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter presents four papers from some of the most eminent people in the antitrust field. It analyzes “barriers to entry” from a practical rather than theoretical point of view, and concludes ... More


The Case for Mindless Economics

FARUK GUL and WOLFGANG PESENDORFER

in The Foundations of Positive and Normative Economics: A Hand Book

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195328318
eISBN:
9780199851768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328318.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Neuroeconomics does not directly refer to neuroscience, but it is usually perceived as a field that incorporates psychology with economics. Neuroeconomics is a research field that considers the ... More


Economic Welfare Measurement and Human Well-Being

Avner Offer

in The Challenge of Affluence

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199216628
eISBN:
9780191696015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216628.003.0002
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter considers how the resources of well-being are conventionally evaluated, and in particular, the impact of economic resources on subjective and social well-being. Affluence has liberated ... More


Addressing the Burgeoning Problems

Jody Heymann

in Forgotten Families: Ending the Growing Crisis Confronting Children and Working Parents in the Global Economy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195156591
eISBN:
9780199943333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156591.003.0068
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Having looked in detail at the impact on the health and development of children of all ages, the economic welfare of families, and equality, this chapter provides some answers to what can be done ... More


Precis, Policy, and Perspective

John Knight and Lina Song

in The Rural-Urban Divide: Economic Disparities and Interactions in China

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198293309
eISBN:
9780191684975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293309.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter summarizes the conclusions of each chapter, and integrates them into an argument. It then considers the policy implications of analysis when government objectives are partly exogenous ... More


Setting the Stage

John Knight and Lina Song

in The Rural-Urban Divide: Economic Disparities and Interactions in China

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198293309
eISBN:
9780191684975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293309.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter states that the book is about the economic relationships between rural and urban China. The book is said to have derived its motivation from the fact that urban-dwellers have a ... More


Why Countries Trade (and Join the WTO)

Kent Jones

in Who's Afraid of the WTO?

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195166163
eISBN:
9780199849819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166163.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Chapter 2 presents the underlying economic principle of the WTO—the gains from trade—and how the WTO agreement translated that principle into an international set of trade policy rules. It also ... More


Transformation of Society: Implications for Globalization

Jack N. Behrman

in Making Globalization Good: The Moral Challenges of Global Capitalism

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257010
eISBN:
9780191596223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257019.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter looks beyond the transformation of economic priorities to those of society (or societies) at large, asking what are the challenges and opportunities of global capitalism for wider ... More


Interests and Emergence

Douglas A. Kysar

in Regulating from Nowhere: Environmental Law and the Search for Objectivity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120011
eISBN:
9780300163308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120011.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines the welfare-economic approach to environmental, health, and safety policy making. It argues that by resorting to a series of debatable techniques in order to maintain the ... More


The Analytical Framework

Price V. Fishback

in Soft Coal, Hard Choices: The Economic Welfare of Bituminous Coal Miners, 1890-1930

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195067255
eISBN:
9780199855025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195067255.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter lays out the analytical framework, which shows how competition (exit) and collective action (voice) affected the economic welfare of coal miners. The framework starts with a basic ... More


The Government as Purchaser

Peter Trepte

in Regulating Procurement: Understanding the Ends and Means of Public Procurement Regulation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198267751
eISBN:
9780191683350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267751.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Procurement regulation has been developed largely by societies which rely on concepts based on welfare economics in the market economy and is currently being adopted in societies which are embracing ... More


Competition Policy in the European Union: Creating a Federal Agency?

G. BRUCE DOERN and STEPHEN WILKS

in Comparative Competition Policy: National Institutions in a Global Market

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198280620
eISBN:
9780191684371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198280620.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter illustrates the role of Directorate General IV (DG IV) in establishing the terms under which the European economy integrates. DG IV has moved competition enforcement into new areas like ... More


Crisis of Confidence?: The Dynamics of Economic Opinions During the Great Recession

Christopher J. Anderson and Jason D. Hecht

in Mass Politics in Tough Times: Opinions, Votes and Protest in the Great Recession

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199357505
eISBN:
9780199357536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357505.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the dynamics of public opinion about the economy before, during, and after the Great Recession of 2008 across 11 European countries. Specifically, using monthly public opinion ... More


Well-being and social value: ‘I shall not come to your funeral’

Bill Jordan

in Welfare and well-being: Social value in public policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420800
eISBN:
9781447304210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420800.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter considers what an alternative account of social value might offer to the analysis of the issues in well-being and welfare. It introduces the idea that well-being is directly related to ... More


Continental Trading Blocs: Are They Natural or Supernatural?

Jeffrey A. Frankel, Ernesto Stein, and Shang-jin Wei

in The Regionalization of the World Economy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226259956
eISBN:
9780226260228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226260228.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The world trading system seems to be moving, not just to a system of regional free trade areas (FTAs) but to a system of large continental groupings. In Europe, the European Union (formerly the ... More


A Welfare Economic Approach to Growth and Distribution in the Dual Economy

Gary S. Fields

in Employment and Development: How Work Can Lead From and Into Poverty

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198815501
eISBN:
9780191853166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815501.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter presents a welfare economic analysis of the distributional consequences of growth, a problem that has attracted much attention from development economists of late. We shall explore the ... More


Social Studies of Domestic Information and Communication Technologies

Robert Kraut, Malcolm Brynin, and Sara Kiesler

in Computers, Phones, and the Internet: Domesticating Information Technology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195312805
eISBN:
9780199847730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312805.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

In the twentieth century, new information technology has the potential to influence the lives of ordinary citizens as much as it has influenced business, education, and government. The majority of ... More


Poverty Lines

Martin Ravallion

in The Economics of Poverty: History, Measurement, and Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190212766
eISBN:
9780190212803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212766.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Even before there were poverty measures for descriptive purposes, there were attempts to define what constitutes a reasonable minimum income level to not be considered poor in specific settings for ... More


China's Growth Model: Choices and Consequences

Eswar S. Prasad

in Emerging Giants: China and India in the World Economy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199575077
eISBN:
9780191722141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575077.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, South and East Asia

China has maintained a phenomenal rate of growth over the last two decades (until very recently), with annual GDP growth averaging about 10 percent. What accounts for this impressive growth ... More


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