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Applied Welfare Economics

Chris Jones

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199281978
eISBN:
9780191602535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199281971.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Important results in the applied welfare literature are used to extend a conventional Harberger cost-benefit analysis. A conventional welfare equation is obtained for marginal policy changes in a ... More


The MCF for Commodity Taxes

Bev Dahlby

in The Marginal Cost of Public Funds: Theory and Applications

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042505
eISBN:
9780262271141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042505.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter develops a framework for calculating the marginal cost of public funds (MCF) for commodity taxes. It extends the model developed in Chapter 2 by measuring the MCF when there are other ... More


Cost-Benefit Analysis in Developing Countries: What’s Different?

Euston Quah

in The Globalization of Cost-Benefit Analysis in Environmental Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199934386
eISBN:
9780199333028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934386.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Valuation of health and mortality risks, environmental services, and other nonmarket goods are essential to cost-benefit analysis. But in developing countries, persistent market distortions may ... More


Learning with Monopolistic Competition

Joseph E. Stiglitz and Bruce C. Greenwald

in Creating a Learning Society: A New Approach to Growth, Development, and Social Progress

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152143
eISBN:
9780231525541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152143.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter focuses on certain simplified cases where the market distortions associated with learning can be identified. It first describes the behavior of the monopolist. It then contrasts the ... More


South Africa’s growth performance

Johannes Fedderke

in The Oxford Companion to the Economics of South Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199689248
eISBN:
9780191789731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689248.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines South Africa’s economic growth following democratic transition. It focuses on three principal constraints on growth. These constraints fall into three broad categories: market ... More


What Can a Citizen's Income Not Cope With?

Malcolm Torry

in Money for everyone: Why we need a citizen's income

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447311249
eISBN:
9781447311287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447311249.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Some aspects of household budgets cannot be dealt with by a combination of the labour market and a Citizen's Income. Disabilities can prevent people from earning a living, and they impose additional ... More


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