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Modeling economy-wide vs sectoral climate policies using combined aggregate-sectoral models
(Energy Journal, 2006-07-25)
Economic analyses of climate change policies frequently focus on reductions of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions via market-based, economy-wide policies. The current course of environment and energy policy debate in ...
Hospital Ownership Conversions: Defining the Appropriate Public Oversight Role
(Forum for Health Economics & Policy, 2002-01)
This paper reviews recent empirical evidence on the effects of hospital ownership conversions on quality of care and provision of public goods, such as uncompensated care, and presents new results on these topics based on ...
Are mature smokers misinformed?
(J Health Econ, 2009-03)
While there are many reasons to continue to smoke in spite of its consequences for health, the concern that many smoke because they misperceive the risks of smoking remains a focus of public discussion and motivates tobacco ...
Mobility, targeting, and private-school vouchers
(American Economic Review, 2000-03-01)
This paper uses general-equilibrium simulations to explore the role of residential mobility in shaping the impact of different private-school voucher policies. The simulations are derived from a three-district model of low-, ...
Economics and identity
(Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2000-08-01)
This paper considers how identity, a person's sense of self, affects economic outcomes. We incorporate the psychology and sociology of identity into an economic model of behavior. In the utility function we propose, identity ...
Multicointegration and sustainability of fiscal practices
(Economic Inquiry, 2005-09-12)
Using multicointegration methodology, we develop criteria for testing sustainability of fiscal budgeting processes across all states of nature. Criteria are derived from the optimal control literature where levels and rates ...
Modeling endogenous technological change for climate policy analysis
(Energy Economics, 2008-11-01)
The approach used to model technological change in a climate policy model is a critical determinant of its results in terms of the time path of CO2 prices and costs required to achieve various emission reduction goals. We ...
Building criminal capital behind bars: Peer effects in juvenile corrections
(Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2009-02-01)
This paper analyzes the influence that juvenile offenders serving time in the same correctional facility have on each other's subsequent criminal behavior. The analysis is based on data on over 8,000 individuals serving ...
Longevity expectations and death: Can people predict their own demise?
(American Economic Review, 2001-09-01)
Not Perfect, but Still Pretty Good: The EITC and Other Policies to Support the U.S. Low-Wage Labour Market
(OECD Economic Studies, 2000)