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Environmental Policy Instruments and Institutions in Developing Countries

López Ramón and Michael A. Toman

in Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability: New Policy Options

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199298006
eISBN:
9780191603877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199298009.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The failure of public good provision in developing countries implies that many environmental and natural resource allocation problems that have been solved in developed countries, such as water ... More


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


Montreal versus Kyoto: International Cooperation and the Global Environment

Scott Barrett

in Global Public Goods: International Cooperation in the 21st Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130522
eISBN:
9780199867363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130529.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The world of public goods has changed radically in the past quarter century, rendering some textbook discussions and examples quite dated. This is a good time to take a fresh look at both the nature ... More


Problems

Chris Jones

in Applied Welfare Economics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199281978
eISBN:
9780191602535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199281971.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter provides a set of questions drawn from material presented in previous chapters. Most are designed to emphasize important points, and to illustrate practical examples of applied welfare ... More


Contributory or Disruptive: Do New Forms of Philanthropy Erode Democracy?

Aaron Horvath and Walter W. Powell

in Philanthropy in Democratic Societies: History, Institutions, Values

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226335506
eISBN:
9780226335780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226335780.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Does extensive private philanthropy by the super-rich undermine the democratic processes of state and civil society? In our chapter, we review the history of the relationship between philanthropy, ... More


Governance Beyond the Nation-state: Estimating Governance Indexes at the Subnational and Transnational Level

Piero Stanig

in Governance Challenges and Innovations: Financial and Fiscal Governance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199674930
eISBN:
9780191753046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674930.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Existing governance indicators might suffer from "methodological nationalism", in that they focus exclusively on governance at the national level. The Governance Report dashboards provide empirical ... More


An Economics Perspective on Treating Voluntary Programs as Clubs

Matthew J. Kotchen and Klaas van’t Veld

in Voluntary Programs: A Club Theory Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262162500
eISBN:
9780262259132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262162500.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores a means of developing a formal economic model that can situate certain elements of club theory within a model of the private provision of a public good. “Warm glow” preferences ... More


The Greek Economy before and during the Crisis—and Policy Options Going Forward

Costas Meghir, Christopher A. Pissarides, Dimitri Vayanos, and Nikolaos Vettas

in Beyond Austerity: Reforming the Greek Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262035835
eISBN:
9780262339216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035835.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter reviews the performance of the Greek economy before and during the global financial crisis. It also presents policy options for Greece going forward, drawing to a significant extent on ... More


Political Capture of Decentralization: Vote Buying through Grants to Local Jurisdictions

Stuti Khemani

in Is Decentralization Good For Development?: Perspectives from Academics and Policy Makers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198737506
eISBN:
9780191800894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737506.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

A recent trend in decentralization in several large and diverse countries is the creation of local jurisdictions below the regional level—municipalities, towns, and villages—whose spending is almost ... More


Public vs. Private Ownership of Firms: Evidence from Rural China

Yingyi Qian

in How Reform Worked in China: The Transition from Plan to Market

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262534246
eISBN:
9780262342728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262534246.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Why are many of China’s successful rural enterprises publically owned by local communities? Using a set of provincial data, we find that the share of community public firms (Township-Village ... More


From International Organizations to Democratic Consolidation

Paul Poast and Johannes Urpelainen

in Organizing Democracy: How International Organizations Assist New Democracies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226543345
eISBN:
9780226543512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226543512.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter continues our theoretical exploration of the link between democracy and international organization membership. The chapter elaborates on the exact mechanisms by which IOs can and cannot ... More


Charitable Giving and Tax Policy in the US

Charles T. Clotfelter

in Charitable Giving and Tax Policy: A Historical and Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198723660
eISBN:
9780191790751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723660.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Charitable contributions play a bigger role in the provision of public goods in the United States than in other developed countries. This chapter begins by providing some broader context for ... More


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