Better Living through Economics

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John J. Siegfried
Harvard University Press, Mar 5, 2012 - Business & Economics - 324 pages
From the late fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries, the imagination came to be recognized in South Indian culture as the defining feature of human beings. Shulman elucidates the distinctiveness of South Indian theories of the imagination and shows how they differ radically from Western notions of reality and models of the mind.
 

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Contents

Introduction John J Siegfried
1
Highlights of the Benefits of Basic Science in Economics Charles R Plott
6
1 The Evolution of Emissions Trading Thomas H Tietenberg
42
2 Better Living through Improved Price Indexes Michael J Boskin
63
3 Economics and the Earned Income Tax Credit Robert A Moffitt
88
4 Trade Liberalization and Growth in Developing Countries Anne O Krueger
110
5 The Role of Economics in the Welfare toWork Reforms of the 1990s Rebecca M Blank
130
6 Better Living through Monetary Economics John B Taylor
146
8 AirTransportation Deregulation Elizabeth E Bailey
188
History Theory Practice Alvin E Roth
206
A Tale of Growing Influence Laurence J White
226
11 Economics and the AllVolunteer Military Force Beth J Asch James C Miller III John T Warner
253
The Autosave Features of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 John Beshears James Choi David Laibson Brigitte C Madrian Brian Weller
274
Contributors
297
Index
301
Copyright

7 The Greatest Auction in History R Preston McAfee John McMillan Simon Wilkie
168

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John J. Siegfried is Professor of Economics, Vanderbilt University , and Secretary-Treasurer, the American Economic Association .

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