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Policy Frameworks

Joseph E. Stiglitz, José Antonio Ocampo, Shari Spiegel, Ricardo Ffrench-Davis, and Deepak Nayyar

in Stability with Growth: Macroeconomics, Liberalization and Development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199288144
eISBN:
9780191603884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199288143.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses three issues — accounting frameworks, risk and uncertainty, and the political economy — that have been largely overlooked by the mainstream ‘conservative’ and ‘Keynesian’ ... More


Individual and Collective Rationality

Leif Lewin

in Self-Interest and Public Interest in Western Politics

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198277255
eISBN:
9780191599774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198277253.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The final chapter of the book draws conclusions and implications from the evidence presented in previous chapters that public interest seems to be of greater importance in democratic politics than ... More


SCATTERING BY LATTICE IMPERFECTIONS

J. M. Ziman

in Electrons and Phonons: The Theory of Transport Phenomena in Solids

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507796
eISBN:
9780191709937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507796.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter considers the various simple idealized types of lattice imperfections, and indicates the means by which their scattering power — for electrons and for phonons — can be calculated. The ... More


Theory and facts

Giorgia Brunello, Pietro Garibaldi, and Etienne Wasmer

in Education and Training in Europe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199210978
eISBN:
9780191705786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210978.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter presents a few theoretical insights and some facts regarding the interaction between labour market institutions and the incentives to accumulate skills. It starts with a brief ... More


Conclusion

E. H. H. GREEN

in Ideologies of Conservatism: Conservative Political Ideas in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198205937
eISBN:
9780191717116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205937.003.0011
Subject:
History, Political History

The chapters in this book identify leitmotifs in Conservative thought which enable one to answer the question ‘What is Conservatism?’ This answer confirms and builds upon arguments developed by ... More


Designing Student Loans

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:
10.1093/0199246599.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Imperfect information, risk, and uncertainty create capital market imperfections. As a result, conventional loans, i.e. mortgage‐type loans, are both inefficient and inequitable. Income‐contingent ... More


Comments on Adams ‘The Priority of the Perfect’

MARIA ROSA ANTOGNAZZA

in Rationalism, Platonism and God: A Symposium on Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264201
eISBN:
9780191734670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264201.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter comments on Robert Adams’ chapter on the concept of the priority of the perfect in continental rationalists’ philosophical theology. It identifies the point of the top-down strategy ... More


The Co‐Ordination of Competitive Investments

G. B. Richardson

in Information and Investment: A Study in the Working of the Competitive Economy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292432
eISBN:
9780191596810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292430.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

A firm's investment will prove profitable only if aggregate competitive investment is not excessive and complementary investments are sufficient. This chapter examines the factors necessary to ensure ... More


The Labour Market and the Distribution of Income: The Neo‐Classical Approach

Tsuneo Ishikawa

in Income and Wealth

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288626
eISBN:
9780191596469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828862X.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter addresses the question of how the resources of labour power are supplied to alternative uses from the neoclassical viewpoint of individual rational choice, and further explains various ... 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


Improving the Role of Science in Law

Robin Feldman

in The Role of Science in Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195368581
eISBN:
9780199867455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368581.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Despite the many times that the law has stumbled in its interactions with science, there are examples where the law has gotten it right. This chapter describes some of these examples, using them to ... More


Risk and Welfare, I: Private and Social Profitability

G. B. Richardson

in Information and Investment: A Study in the Working of the Competitive Economy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292432
eISBN:
9780191596810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292430.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Consideration is given to how the response of individual firms to risk affects resource allocation in the economy as a whole. The private and social costs of over‐ and under‐investment are discussed. ... More


Introduction: Traders, Markets, and Social Science

Mark Fenton-O'Creevy, Nigel Nicholson, Emma Soane, and Paul Willman

in Traders: Risks, Decisions, and Management in Financial Markets

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199269488
eISBN:
9780191699405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269488.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Organization Studies

Professional traders utilize market imperfections through lower transaction costs, access to privileged information, critical mass, or proprietary knowledge and models. To be able to understand the ... More


The Macroeconomic Consequences of Financial Imperfections

Hans Degryse, Moshe Kim, and Steven Ongena

in Microeconometrics of Banking: Methods, Applications, and Results

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195340471
eISBN:
9780199852406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340471.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter discusses the macroeconomic consequences of financial imperfections through the set of empirical models used in this literature dealing with the finance–growth nexus. It discusses the ... More


LATTICE CONDUCTION

J. M. Ziman

in Electrons and Phonons: The Theory of Transport Phenomena in Solids

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507796
eISBN:
9780191709937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507796.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter begins with a discussion of the thermal conduction of insulators. It then discusses the calculation of the Umklapp resistance, the problem of long longitudinal waves, theory of ... More


Interlinkage of Transactions and Rural Development

Pranab Bardhan and Christopher Udry

in Development Microeconomics

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198773719
eISBN:
9780191595929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198773714.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Studies the economics behind the agrarian institutional arrangement of interlinked transactions. First, a model of credit‐labour interlinkage in which a landlord‐employer provides a loan to a peasant ... More


The Regulated Common Property

Jean‐Marie Baland and Jean‐Philippe Platteau

in Halting Degradation of Natural Resources: Is There a Role for Rural Communities?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198290612
eISBN:
9780191601613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198290616.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter analyses the regulated common property regime, wherein human groups impose sufficient discipline upon their members to save common property resources from destruction or degradation. It ... More


Causes and Lessons of the Mexican Peso Crisis

Griffith-Jones Stephany

in Short-Term Capital Flows and Economic Crises

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296867
eISBN:
9780191685286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296867.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The Managing Director of the IMF deemed the crisis faced by the Mexican peso in December 1994 as the ‘first major crisis of the 21st century’. Analyzing the Mexican peso crisis reveals that it was ... More


Self and Other in Society: Gossip, Shame, and Scandal

Ann Hallamore Caesar

in Characters and Authors in Luigi Pirandello

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151760
eISBN:
9780191672828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151760.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses how Luigi Pirandello's characters tend to get him ‘too involved’ to some extent that he experienced difficulties in creating the novels himself. In the first parts of the ... More


The Last Years of Saint Therese: Doubt and Darkness, 1895-1897

Thomas R. Nevin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199987665
eISBN:
9780199346264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987665.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

For over a century, the Carmelite Sister Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face (1873–1897) has been revered as Catholicism's foremost folk saint of modern times. Universally known as “the ... More


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