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Employment and DevelopmentHow Work Can Lead From and Into Poverty

Employment and Development: How Work Can Lead From and Into Poverty

Gary S. Fields

Janneke Pieters (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198815501
eISBN:
9780191853166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815501.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The world is plagued by a plethora of economic problems, which is why economics is sometimes called “the dismal science”. Two of these problems are at the core of this volume. One is the huge extent ... More

Paying for PollutionWhy a Carbon Tax is Good for America

Paying for Pollution: Why a Carbon Tax is Good for America

Gilbert E. Metcalf

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190694197
eISBN:
9780190694227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190694197.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In a book written for a general audience with no special knowledge of economics or environmental science, a prominent economist makes the case for the United States to enact a carbon tax. While a ... More

The Rent CurseNatural Resources, Policy Choice, and Economic Development

The Rent Curse: Natural Resources, Policy Choice, and Economic Development

Richard M Auty and Haydn I Furlonge

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198828860
eISBN:
9780191867330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828860.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book analyses the political economy of economic development using two stylized facts models of rent-driven growth. The models show that: (i) the resource curse is a variant of a wider rent curse ... More

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