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The Arts In The United States: Can The Arts Become A Public Good?, Alexander Van Der Veen Jan 2018

The Arts In The United States: Can The Arts Become A Public Good?, Alexander Van Der Veen

Senior Projects Fall 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


Establishing Public Banks To Address State And Local Government Fiscal Problems, Erind Disha Jan 2016

Establishing Public Banks To Address State And Local Government Fiscal Problems, Erind Disha

Senior Projects Fall 2016

Unlike the Federal Government, which has the unique legal power to issue a national currency, state and local governments (SLGs) depend on their revenue capacity for spending. Thus, the quality of public services provided by SLGs depends on adequate, stable funding and long-term commitments. This paper begins with an evaluation of the general fiscal condition of SLGs, meanwhile discerning specific budget areas that have become particularly distressed, such as education, healthcare, and infrastructure. Chapter 3 deals with how SLGs engage in municipal finance with private financial institutions. Finally, the fourth chapter presents how arranging a system of public banks across ...


Forecasting Error In The Us Social Security Administration’S Economic Assumptions, Abhishek Dev Jan 2015

Forecasting Error In The Us Social Security Administration’S Economic Assumptions, Abhishek Dev

Senior Projects Fall 2015

The accuracy of the US Social Security Administration (SSA) economic and financial forecasts is critical for the solvency projection of the Social Security Trust Funds. The SSA, however, does not provide sufficient information in the public sphere for a systematic replication and assessment of their projections. Thus no external group has been able to produce fully independent evaluation of the economic assumptions even though these forecasts have been made annually since 1941. While there is a quadrennial internal evaluation, we argue the panel’s approach is narrow, inadequate and does not address the forecast track record of the Trustees in ...


The Balanced Budget Amendment: A Time Bomb To Subvert American Prosperity, Hyman P. Minsky Ph.D. Feb 1995

The Balanced Budget Amendment: A Time Bomb To Subvert American Prosperity, Hyman P. Minsky Ph.D.

Hyman P. Minsky Archive

Paper dated Feb. 13, 1995.

Summary of a Report: ’A Time Bomb to Subvert American Prosperity’.


Reconstituting The Financial Structure: The United States, Hyman P. Minsky Ph.D. May 1992

Reconstituting The Financial Structure: The United States, Hyman P. Minsky Ph.D.

Hyman P. Minsky Archive

This is a paper originally prepared for a Conference on "‘Issues on Banking Structure and Competition in a Changing World,"held at the Hotel Ramada Renaissance, Antalya Turkey, Sept. 18-20, 1991.

The main download here is the revision dated 13 May 1992.

Also included here are:

The paper with handwritten notes;

A Preliminary version of the paper;

A handwritten copy;

Comments on the paper prepared by Deniz Gökçe;

A schedule for the Conference;

A second copy of the May revision that was on a separate computer disk in Minsky's papers.


Limitations Of Monetary (And Fiscal) Policy In An Age Of Financial Instability, Hyman P. Minsky Ph.D. Sep 1984

Limitations Of Monetary (And Fiscal) Policy In An Age Of Financial Instability, Hyman P. Minsky Ph.D.

Hyman P. Minsky Archive

Prepared for the Conference on Streams of Economic Thought, held in Trieste, Udine, Italy, 1-3 September, 1984. The main paper is the published work, the second paper here is the original with Minsky's extensive editorial rewritings.


The Roots Of Current Economic Problems, Hyman P. Minsky Ph.D. Dec 1977

The Roots Of Current Economic Problems, Hyman P. Minsky Ph.D.

Hyman P. Minsky Archive

No abstract provided.