Welfare, Incentives, and Taxation

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Nobel Prize-winning economist James Mirrlees is one of the world's leading figures in welfare, development, and public sector economics. This volume brings together for the first time published and unpublished seminal work on these key areas, providing an essential overview to much of his life's work.
 

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The Economics of Carrots and Sticks
3
Notes on Welfare Economics Information and Uncertainty
23
The Desirability of Natural Resource Depletion with John A Kay
39
The Economic Uses of Utilitarianism
69
Welfare Economics and Economies of Scale
100
Tax Theory
129
An Exploration in the Theory of Optimum Income Taxation
131
On Producer Taxation
174
Taxing Uncertain Incomes
330
Public Expenditure
343
Arguments for Public Expenditure
345
Optimal Taxation and Government Finance
366
The Optimal Structure of Incentives and Authority
387
The Theory of Moral Hazard
420
The Dynamic Nonsubstitution Theorem
445
Agreeable Plans
458

The Optimum Town
183
Population Policy and the Taxation of Family Size
205
A Synthesis
229
The Theory of Optimal Taxation
259
Migration and Optimal Income Taxes
309
Fairly Good Plans
481
Optimum Saving with Economies of Scale
500
A Pure Theory of Underdeveloped Economies
533
Appendix
554
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James A. Mirrlees is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Trinity College. He was previously Edgeworth Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford (1968-95). In 1996 he won the Nobel Prize for Economics for fundamental contributions to the economictheory of incentives under asymmetric information. His research interests are optimal income taxation; policy implications of imperfect rationality; and principal/agent situations with multidimensional choice variables.

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