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Welfare, Incentives, and Taxation - James Mirrlees

Welfare, Incentives, and Taxation

Hardcover Published: 27th May 2006
ISBN: 9780198295211
Number Of Pages: 564

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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 This volume brings together for the first time published and unpublished but seminal work in these key areas, and will be a very useful source for anyone looking for a comprehensive picture of Mirrlees' contribution to the subject.

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James Mirrlees' special gift is to bring new perspectives to the understanding of major economic issues, economic growth and the choice of taxes. The importance of asymmetric information in the optimality of taxes was one of his greatest contributions, the study of different aspects of the role of increasing returns in economic growth another. Drawing these contributions, scattered over many journals, into a single volume will remind of the power of Mirrlees's analysis and make reference that much easier. Kenneth J. Arrow, Nobel Laureate and Professor Emeritus of Economics, Stanford University Not only does this book belong on the shelves of every economist, also the contents of the papers belong in the undersatnding of every economist. Peter Diamond, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Part I: Welfare Economics 1: Information and Incentives: The Economics of Carrots and Sticks 2: Notes on Welfare Economics, Information, and Uncertainty 3: The Desirability of Natural Resource Depletion 4: The Economic Uses of Utilitarianism 5: Welfare Economics and Economies of Scale Part II: Tax Theory 6: An Exploration in the Theory of Optimum Income Taxation 7: On Producer Taxation 8: The Optimum Town 9: Population Policy and the Taxation of Family Size 10: Optimal Tax Theory: A Synthesis 11: The Theory of Optimal Taxation 12: Migration and Optimal Income Taxes 13: Taxing Uncertain Incomes Part III: Public Expenditure 14: Arguments for Public Expenditure 15: Optimal Taxation and Government Finance Part IV: Contract Theory 16: The Optimal Structure of Incentives and Authority within an Organization 17: The Theory of Moral Hazard and Unobservable Behaviour: Part I Part V: Growth Theory 18: The Dynamic Nonsubstitution Theorem 19: Agreeable Plans 20: Fairly Good Plans 21: Optimum Saving with Economies of Scale Part VI: Development Economics 22: A Pure Theory of Underdeveloped Economies 23: Project Appraisal and Planning Twenty Years On: Appendix

ISBN: 9780198295211
ISBN-10: 0198295219
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 564
Published: 27th May 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 16.1  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.01

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