A Primer in Social Choice Theory

Author: Wulf Gaertner
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191569876
Release Date: 2009-04-23
Genre: Business & Economics

Processes of collective decision making are seen throughout modern society. How does a government decide on an investment strategy within the health care and educational sectors? Should a government or a community introduce measures to combat climate change and CO2 emissions, even if others choose not too? Should a country develop a nuclear capability despite the risk that other countries may follow their lead? This introductory text explores the theory of social choice. Social choice theory provides an analysis of collective decision making. The main aim of the book is to introduce students to the various methods of aggregating the preferences of all members of a given society into some social or collective preference. Written as a primer suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduates, this text will act as an important starting point for students grappling with the complexities of social choice theory. With all new chapter exercises this rigorous yet accessible primer avoids the use of technical language and provides an up-to-date discussion of this rapidly developing field.

Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy K Z

Author: Jack Rabin
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0824742990
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Business & Economics

From the Nuremberg trials to the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 to recent budget reconciliation bills, the Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy provides detailed coverage of watershed policies and decisions from such fields as privatization, biomedical ethics, education, and diversity. This second edition features a wide range of new topics, including military administration, government procurement, social theory, and justice administration in developed democracies. It also addresses current issues such as the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and covers public administration in the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia, the Pacific, and Latin America.

Public Finance and Public Choice

Author: John Cullis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199234783
Release Date: 2009-07-09
Genre: Business & Economics

Public Finance and Public Choice provides a comprehensive analysis of the economics of the public sector, taking a diagrammatic approach to the subject. Particular emphasis is given to the public choice and behavioural economics schools of thought.

Taxation Government Spending and Economic Growth

Author: Philip Booth
Publisher: London Publishing Partnership
ISBN: 9780255367356
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Genre: Political Science

Amidst the debates about ‘austerity’ a number of vital debates in public finance have been sidelined. Because the reductions in government spending – small though they have been so far- have been designed to reduce the government’s borrowing requirement, there has been little discussion of whether the size of the state should be reduced in order to facilitate long-run reductions in the burden of taxation. This book traces the history of the growth of the size of the state over the last 100 years whilst also making international comparisons. There is a particular focus on recent and projected future developments which shows that, though the total level of government spending has not decreased significantly in recent years, there has been a big redirection of spending from some areas to others. The authors then examine the evidence on the relationship between taxation and economic growth. As well as reviewing recent literature, they also undertake new modelling that higher taxes are detrimental for growth. In the final part of the book, the whole UK tax system is reconsidered in a proper economic framework. The UK has one of the world’s most complex tax systems and its incoherence has increased over the last five years. Sweeping reforms are proposed to the system which wold involve abolishing around 20 taxes and the development of a simple, predictable tax system based on principles that should gain wide acceptance.

Humanitarian Economics

Author: Gilles Carbonnier
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190613402
Release Date: 2015-01-03
Genre: Social Science

While the booming humanitarian sector faces daunting challenges, humanitarian economics emerges as a new field of study and practice--one that encompasses the economics and political economy of war, disaster, terrorism and humanitarianism. Carbonnier's book is the first to present humanitarian economics to a wide readership, defining its parameters, explaining its utility and convincing us why it matters. Among the issues he discusses are: how are emotions and altruism incorporated within a rational-choice framework? How do the economics of war and terrorism inform humanitarians' negotiations with combatants, and shed light on the role of aid in conflict? What do catastrophe bonds and risk-linked securities hold for disaster response? As more actors enter the humanitarian marketplace (including private firms), Carbonnier's revealing portrayal is especially timely, as is his critique of the transformative power of crises.

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ISBN: UCSC:32106009129278
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Best books


Gender and Economics

Author: Christine Bauhardt
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531164856
Release Date: 2010-04-27
Genre: Political Science

Dieser Band führt umfassend in die feministische Diskussion zur politischen Ökonomie ein. Internationale Wissenschaftlerinnen aus den Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften stellen hier eine systematische Kritik von Theorien und Modellen des traditionellen ökonomischen Denkens dar. Ausgehend von zentralen ökonomischen Kategorien wie Geld, Tausch und Rationalität werden alternative Perspektiven auf Handels-, Sozial- und Wirtschaftspolitik entwickelt.

Mikro konomie

Author: Robert S. Pindyck
Publisher: Pearson Deutschland GmbH
ISBN: 3827372828
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Microeconomics


Wer denken will muss f hlen

Author: Dan Ariely
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 9783426415429
Release Date: 2012-02-03
Genre: Self-Help

In seinem neuen internationalen Bestseller untersucht Dan Ariely unser Verhalten in der Arbeitswelt und im Privatleben. Sein überraschender Befund: Unsere Gefühle verleiten uns zwar häufig zu falschen Entscheidungen, doch insgesamt geht es uns oft besser, wenn wir den Verstand auch mal links liegen lassen.