Bismarck s Institutions

Author: Beatrice Scheubel
Publisher: Mohr Siebrek Ek
ISBN: 3161522729
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Law

The decline in birth rates in advanced economies is not a new phenomenon. Between 1880 and 1900 birth rates dropped from 5.5 children per woman to 2.5 children per woman. A further decline from 2.5 to 1.5 or even 1.3 children took much longer - about 80 years. One of the most apparent causes apart from access to contraceptives or an increasing level of education is, however, widely ignored. In this book, Beatrice Scheubel analyses the effects of the first comprehensive system of social security, which was introduced between 1883 and 1891 in Germany. She shows the link between social security and the demographic transition and above all raises the awareness for the link between social security and fertility from a longer-term perspective, which is a prerequisite for dealing with the effects of demographic change.

Decentralised Government in an Integrating World

Author: Dan Stegarescu
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3790816698
Release Date: 2006-01-17
Genre: Business & Economics

This book provides an empirical and institutional analysis of ?scal federalism in OECD countries, focusing on the impact of economic and political integ- tion on the degree of public sector decentralisation. This work has been made possible through the ?nancial support of the German Research Foundation (DFG) within the Priority Programme "Institutional Design of Federal S- tems: TheoryandEmpiricalEvidence"andthroughdi?erentresearchprojects carried out at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW). First of all, I am very grateful to my supervisor Prof. Dr. Robert Sch- ger for ?nding interest in this topic and for giving me considerable freedom to write my doctoral thesis. I would like to thank him and Prof. Dr. Thiess B] uttner, whokindlyacceptedtobemysecondsupervisor, fortheircontinuous support throughout this work. Additionally, I am indebted to the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) and to Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Wo- gang Franz for the excellent working and research conditions. I would also like to express my gratitude to all my colleagues from the ZEW Department of Corporate Taxation and Public Finance for the pleasant working envir- mentandmanyhelpfuldiscussions. Thanksarealsoduetoseveralanonymous referees and to participants in international conferences who with their cr- ical comments helped to improve the papers written during this time. I am also grateful to the student assistants, and particularly to Lena Lindlar, who provided able help in collecting and processing data and literature.

The Psychology of Money and Public Finance

Author: Günter Schmölders
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1403941696
Release Date: 2006-12-12
Genre: Business & Economics

This book features the main papers of Günter Schmölders (1903-1991), a pioneer in economic psychology for the first time in the English language. Schmölders incorporated psychological considerations in his economic analyses at a time when the distance between the two disciplines was much larger than today. His research on 'fiscal psychology' is of particular and lasting interest, impacting greatly on continental economics. During his lifetime, Schmölders failed to build bridges to enable his contemporary fellow economists to appreciate the importance of his work, however the relevance of his approach is much more obvious in the world's current economic climate.

Economic Psychology

Author: Erich Kirchler
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107040502
Release Date: 2017-11-30
Genre: Business & Economics

Written by two leading psychologists, this timely publication is the only up-to-date, English-language textbook on economic psychology. Focused on application, it is an essential resource for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate courses on economic psychology, behavioural economics and social psychology, in both business and psychology departments.

Empirical Studies in Institutional Change

Author: Lee J. Alston
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521557437
Release Date: 1996-07-28
Genre: Business & Economics

Empirical Studies in Institutional Change is a collection of nine empirical studies by fourteen scholars. Dealing with issues ranging from the evolution of secure markets in seventeenth-century England to the origins of property rights in airport slots in modern America, the contributors analyze institutions and institutional change. To make the papers accessible to a wide audience, the editors have written an introduction to each study and added three theoretical essays to the volume, including Douglass North's Nobel Prize address, that reflect their collective views as to the present and future status of institutional analysis.

Institutional Change and American Economic Growth

Author: L. E. Davis
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 0521081114
Release Date: 1971-09-24
Genre: History

This book presents a model for examining problems of institutional change and applies it to American economic development in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The authors develop their model of institutional change. They argue that if external economic factors make an increase in income possible but not attainable within the existing institutional structure, new organizations must be developed to achieve the potential in income. Their model is designed to explain the type and timing of these necessary changes in institutional organization. Individual, voluntary cooperative, and governmental arrangements are included in the discussion, although the latter differs considerably from the first two.

Investor Capitalism

Author: Michael Useem
Publisher: Harpercollins
ISBN: UCSD:31822033258302
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Business & Economics

Documents the struggles among institutional investors that have changed the way in which the business world of the 1990s operates, from boardrooms to proxy battles, to the shift in corporate power

Essays on Economics and Economists

Author: R. H. Coase
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226111032
Release Date: 1995-09-01
Genre: Business & Economics

How do economists tackle the problems of the economic system and give advice on public policy? Nobel laureate R.H. Coase reflects on some of the most fundamental concerns of economists over the past two centuries. In 15 essays, Coase explore the history and philosophy of economics and evaluates the contributions of a number of outstanding figures.

Behavioralizing Finance

Author: Hersh Shefrin
Publisher: Now Publishers Inc
ISBN: 9781601983305
Release Date: 2010-03-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Behavioralizing Finance suggests that finance is moving to a new paradigm that combines structural features from neoclassical finance and realistic assumptions from behavioral finance. The behavioralization of finance involves intellectual shifts by two groups - the first shift features neoclassical economists explicitly incorporating psychological elements into their models and the second shift features behavioral economists developing a systematic, rigorous framework. Behavioralizing Finance starts by describing the highlights of the behavioral finance literature and identifying some of the weaknesses of this literature. The remainder of the volume has two main objectives: To discuss works which have emerged since the past surveys appeared, or which those surveys overlooked for one reason or another. To present some ideas about trends toward a unifying framework for behavioral finance that captures some of the rigor in neoclassical finance. Behavioralizing Finance provides a structured approach to behavioral finance in respect to underlying psychological concepts, formal framework, testable hypotheses, and empirical findings. A key theme of the volume is that the future of finance will combine realistic assumptions from behavioral finance and rigorous analysis from neoclassical finance."