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Site Value Tax, Tom Dunne 2010 Dublin Institute of Technology

Site Value Tax, Tom Dunne

Articles

Tom Dunne discusses some of the issues surrounding property taxation in Ireland


The Gettysburg Economic Review, Volume 4, Spring 2010, 2010 Gettysburg College

The Gettysburg Economic Review, Volume 4, Spring 2010

Gettysburg Economic Review

No abstract provided.


What Are The Consequences Of Consequentiality?, Joseph Herriges, Catherine L. Kling, Chih-Chen Liu, Justin Tobias 2010 Iowa State University

What Are The Consequences Of Consequentiality?, Joseph Herriges, Catherine L. Kling, Chih-Chen Liu, Justin Tobias

Economics Publications

We investigate the extent to which dichotomous choice referenda responses are shaped by whether the individual believes the survey itself will ultimately impact policy. Using survey data from the Iowa Lakes Project, we test this supposition. Specifically, we employ a Bayesian treatment effect model in which the degree of perceived consequentiality, measured as an ordinal response, is permitted to have a structural impact on willingness to pay (WTP) for a hypothetical environmental improvement. We test whether the estimated WTP distributions are the same for each value of the ordinal response.

In our survey data, a subsample of individuals were randomly ...


Lawyers, Guns & Public Monies: The U.S. Treasury, World War One, And The Administration Of The Modern Fiscal State, Ajay K. Mehrotra 2010 Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Lawyers, Guns & Public Monies: The U.S. Treasury, World War One, And The Administration Of The Modern Fiscal State, Ajay K. Mehrotra

Articles by Maurer Faculty

The First World War was a pivotal event for American political and economic development, particularly in the realm of public finance. For it was during the war years that the federal government ended its traditional reliance on regressive import duties and excise taxes as principal sources of revenue and began a modern era of fiscal governance, one based primarily on the direct and progressive taxation of personal and corporate income. Like other aspects of war mobilization, this fiscal revolution required an enormous infusion of national administrative resources. Nowhere was this more evident than within the corridors of the U.S ...


Political Economy, Sandra J. Peart, David M. Levy 2010 University of Richmond

Political Economy, Sandra J. Peart, David M. Levy

Jepson School of Leadership Studies articles, book chapters and other publications

Political economy describes how human societies are organized by exchange. The critical issue for political economists is the interaction between self-directed decision making and the incentives that turn decisions into approved outcomes. In this interaction, political economists see a key role for leadership, a role that depends upon our common concern for others (Robbins, 1981). There are three roles, then, for leadership in the political economist’s model: self-directed decision making, incentive making, and establishing the criteria for approved outcomes.


The Beginning Of The End? Agricultural Modernization And Dissolution Of The Peasantry In Contemporary China, Qian Forrest ZHANG, John A. DONALDSON 2010 Singapore Management University

The Beginning Of The End? Agricultural Modernization And Dissolution Of The Peasantry In Contemporary China, Qian Forrest Zhang, John A. Donaldson

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

No abstract provided.


Anger, Irony, And The Formal Rationality Of Professionalism, Ajay K. Mehrotra 2010 Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Anger, Irony, And The Formal Rationality Of Professionalism, Ajay K. Mehrotra

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.


Health Disparities Among Health Care Workers, Barbara Mawn, Carlos Siqueira, Ainat Koren, Craig Slatin, Karen Melillo, Carole Pearce, Lee Ann Hoff 2009 University of Massachusetts Boston

Health Disparities Among Health Care Workers, Barbara Mawn, Carlos Siqueira, Ainat Koren, Craig Slatin, Karen Melillo, Carole Pearce, Lee Ann Hoff

C. Eduardo Siqueira

In this article we describe the process of an interdisciplinary case study that examined the social contexts of occupational and general health disparities among health care workers in two sets of New England hospitals and nursing homes.

A political economy of the work environment framework guided the study, which incorporated dimensions related

to market dynamics, technology, and political and economic power. The purpose of this article is to relate the

challenges encountered in occupational health care settings and how these could have impacted the study results.

An innovative data collection matrix that guided small-group analysis provided a firm foundation from ...


Health Survey Instrument Development Through A Community-Based Participatory Research Approach:Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile (Hplp-Ii) And Brazilian Immigrants In Greater Boston, Mansoureh Tajik, Heloisa Galvão, Carlos Siqueira 2009 University of Massachusetts Boston

Health Survey Instrument Development Through A Community-Based Participatory Research Approach:Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile (Hplp-Ii) And Brazilian Immigrants In Greater Boston, Mansoureh Tajik, Heloisa Galvão, Carlos Siqueira

C. Eduardo Siqueira

Brazilians are among the fastest growing segment of immigrant populations in several states of the United States. Culturally appropriate and validated health survey instruments do not exist to adequately assess the health needs of this population. Through a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach, a cross-cultural pilot project was conducted to develop and test a culturally-adapted Brazilian Portuguese-version of the health-promoting lifestyle profile II (HPLP-II) instrument with a convenience sample of 60 bilingual and bicultural Brazilian immigrants using a combined quasi experimental and focus group design. The project evaluated HPLP-II instrument's psychometric properties of equivalency, reliability, and score distribution in ...


Firms As Social Actors, Richard Adelstein 2009 Wesleyan University

Firms As Social Actors, Richard Adelstein

Richard Adelstein

A close look at what firms are and how they act.


Does Patronage Still Drive Politics For The Rural Poor In The Developing World? A Comparative Perspective From The Livestock Sector, Sophal Ear, David Leonard, Jennifer Brass, Michael Nelson, Dan Fahey, Tasha Fairfield, Martha Gning, Michael Halderman, Brendan McSherry, Devra Moehler, Wilson Prichard, Robin Turner, Tuong Vu, Jeroen Dijkman 2009 Occidental College

Does Patronage Still Drive Politics For The Rural Poor In The Developing World? A Comparative Perspective From The Livestock Sector, Sophal Ear, David Leonard, Jennifer Brass, Michael Nelson, Dan Fahey, Tasha Fairfield, Martha Gning, Michael Halderman, Brendan Mcsherry, Devra Moehler, Wilson Prichard, Robin Turner, Tuong Vu, Jeroen Dijkman

Sophal Ear

Is the analysis of patron–client networks still important to the understanding of developing country politics or has it now been overtaken by a focus on ‘social capital’? Drawing on seventeen country studies of the political environment for livestock policy in poor countries, this article concludes that although the nature of patronage has changed significantly, it remains highly relevant to the ways peasant interests are treated. Peasant populations were found either to have no clear connection to their political leaders or to be controlled by political clientage. Furthermore, communities ‘free’ of patron–client ties to the centre generally are not ...


China's Strategic Interests In Cambodia: Influence And Resources, Sophal Ear, Sigfrido Burgos 2009 Occidental College

China's Strategic Interests In Cambodia: Influence And Resources, Sophal Ear, Sigfrido Burgos

Sophal Ear

Cambodia is pivotal to China’s strategies to project greater influence in Southeast Asia, buffer longstanding rivals, and potentially tame America’s hegemony. China’s transformation from regional backwater into influential global actor raises concerns for many countries. As expected, the rise of a powerful regional player makes traditional hegemonic countries anxious.


Through The Doughnut Hole: Reimagining The Social Security Contribution And Benefit Base Limit, Patricia E. Dilley 2009 University of Florida

Through The Doughnut Hole: Reimagining The Social Security Contribution And Benefit Base Limit, Patricia E. Dilley

Patricia E Dilley

ABSTRACT The Obama campaign proposal to address Social Security's future financing shortfalls by increasing the Social Security tax base limit only for those making more than $250,000 per year raises the broader question of the function of the base limit from a Social Security program perspective. The public supports increasing the wage base above all other possible avenues for solving long term financing issues, but the problems with the Obama "doughnut hole" proposal are substantial from several perspectives. In this article, the author suggests that the function of the base limit be reconsidered, and the benefit accrual function ...


Organizations And Economics, Richard Adelstein 2009 Wesleyan University

Organizations And Economics, Richard Adelstein

Richard Adelstein

A contribution to a symposium on a paper by Richard Posner.


Technical Appendix To Supranational Agency: A Solution For Conflict In International Mergers?, Poonam Mehra 2009 NITIE

Technical Appendix To Supranational Agency: A Solution For Conflict In International Mergers?, Poonam Mehra

Poonam Singh Mehra

This note includes the general model and technical proofs of the paper titled “Supranational Agency: A Solution for Conflicts in International Mergers”. This paper develops a two Country three Firm model to compare the possibilities of conflict between competition authorities of different countries over the review of a merger under different welfare standards: national, consumer, and global. Use of transfer payment under the global welfare standard to ensure a conflict free efficient outcome is also explored.


Demutualization Of Stock Exchanges, Poonam Mehra 2009 NITIE

Demutualization Of Stock Exchanges, Poonam Mehra

Poonam Singh Mehra

No abstract provided.


The Making Of A Radical Economist, HOWARD J. SHERMAN 2009 University of California, Los Angeles

The Making Of A Radical Economist, Howard J. Sherman

HOWARD J SHERMAN

This article answers two questions. First, how do radical economists develop? Second, how do radical departments develop? In order to answer these two questions, I use my own experience in becoming a radical economist and my own experience in developing a radical department.


The Roller Coaster Economy: Financial Crisis, Great Recession, And The Public Option, HOWARD J. SHERMAN 2009 University of California, Los Angeles

The Roller Coaster Economy: Financial Crisis, Great Recession, And The Public Option, Howard J. Sherman

HOWARD J SHERMAN

This is an explanation of how and why the economic downturn of 2007 became the Great Recession of 2008 and 2009. Author Howard Sherman explores the root causes of the cycle of boom and bust of the economy, focusing on the 2008 financial crisis and the Great Recession of 2007-2009. He makes an argument that recessions and the resulting painful involuntary unemployment are inherent in capitalism itself. Sherman clearly illustrates the mechanisms of business cycles, and he provides a thoughtful alternative that would rein in their destructive effects.


Measuring Poverty And Human Capital Development In Sudan, Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed 2009 Department of Economics. Al Neelain University, Khartoum, Sudan

Measuring Poverty And Human Capital Development In Sudan, Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed

Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed

Catastrophes in Sudan are of many dimensions. Food security is a chronic and intrinsic problem in Sub Saharan Africa which is a fact recognized by the international society. Political instability, civil wars and finally recent secession of its Southern part is another fact which may be taken as a vivid example for other regions of that previously largest African country to be followed. The present paper introduces an analysis and assessment of measurements for human development indices in Sudan. It is empirically concluded that human welfare is invisible. The parameters are very low. Strategies are needed to provide for basic ...


Is The European Union Ready For Fdi From Emerging Markets?, Judith Clifton, Daniel Díaz-Fuentes 2009 Universidad de Cantabria

Is The European Union Ready For Fdi From Emerging Markets?, Judith Clifton, Daniel Díaz-Fuentes

Judith Clifton

This chapter asks whether the European Union Member States are ready for inward Foreign Direct Investment from the Emerging Markets. It concludes that European Union Member States have relatively open Foreign Direct Investment regimes in the international context, and yet instances of protectionism have been apparent in the recent period. However, protectionism has occurred both vis-a-vis Foreign Direct Investment from the Global South as well as from within the European Union, particularly in the so-called 'strategic' industries.


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