Topic - Public Economics

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Interview with James Heckman

Nobel prize-winning economist James Heckman on discrimination, job training and early childhood education.
Douglas Clement
June 2005 - The Region

Pensions in Peril

The federal agency that insures private pensions has a $23 billion deficit, raising the specter of a taxpayer bailout. Proposals abound, but fixing the problem won't be easy.
Phil Davies
June 2005 - The Region

The Top 50—Revisited

Would public disclosure of pension underfunding be useful?
Ron J. Feldman, Daniel Rozycki
June 2005 - The Region

The White House Plan

Depending on your perspective, President Bush’s proposal to reform pension insurance is either a life preserver for the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., or an iron yoke that will pull the private pensi
Phil Davies
June 2005 - The Region

Taxation, Entrepreneurship, and Wealth

Mariacristina De Nardi, Marco Cagetti
July 2004 - Staff Report

Why Do Americans Work So Much More Than Europeans?

Edward C. Prescott
July 2004 - Quarterly Review

Dynamic Optimal Taxation with Private Information

Christopher Sleet, Stefania Albanesi
May 2004 - Discussion Paper

The Intergenerational State: Education and Pension

Michele Boldrin, Ana Montes
May 2004 - Staff Report

The ABCs of Early Childhood Development

Report from a conference on the economics of early childhood development.
Kathy Cobb
December 2003 - The Region

Why Do Americans Work So Much More Than Europeans?

Edward C. Prescott
November 2003 - Staff Report

Anti-Poverty Design: The Cash-Out Option

The poverty debate largely ignores the success of the Earned Income Tax Credit and, by extension, the insights it might hold for future policy design.
Ronald A. Wirtz
June 2003 - The Region

Buddy, can you spare an EITC?

Ronald A. Wirtz
June 2003 - The Region

The Time Consistency of Monetary and Fiscal Policies

Patrick J. Kehoe, Fernando Alvarez, Pablo Neumeyer
April 2003 - Staff Report

A Little-Talked-About Solution to the Long-Term Budget Problem

Guest Editorial: Preston Miller suggests that long-term federal budget problems, exacerbated by the needs of an aging population, might be alleviated by a new approach to funding benefits received by
Preston J. Miller
December 2002 - The Region

Cost v. Benefit: Clearing the Air?

This year's historic Supreme Court case pit industry against environmentalists, but the role of economics in regulatory policy was (and still is) on trial
Douglas Clement
December 2001 - The Region

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