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Niskanen, William A. 1933-2011

Overview
Works: 111 works in 353 publications in 6 languages and 8,156 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: JF1501, 350.001
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Most widely held works by William A Niskanen
Corporate aftershock : the public policy lessons from the collapse of Enron and other major corporations by Christopher L Culp( )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In an effort to curb the unnecessary "man-made aftershocks" that continue to ripple throughout the business world today, Corporate Aftershock: The Public Policy Lessons from the Collapse of Enron and Other Major Corporations has been written as a reasoned, informed response to the numerous proposals to restrict derivatives, stifle structured financing activities, and amend shareholder protection principles and practices following the failure of Enron and other corporations. Editors Christopher Culp and William Niskanen have assembled an expert cast of contributors, each of whom are leaders in their respective fields - from credit risk management to energy and derivatives markets - to provide an unbiased public policy analysis of the failure of Enron and other major corporations."--Jacket
Reflections of a political economist : selected articles on government policies and political processes by William A Niskanen( )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed economist and Cato chairman William A. Niskanen illustrates how economic incentives significantly aid in the creation of successful policies and applies his sharply focused economic perspective to such topics as unemployment, election law, and the economics of war and peace. This practical approach toward economic policy generates surprising results and offers suggestions to avoid common pitfalls of government policymaking
Bureaucracy and representative government by William A Niskanen( Book )

45 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction -- Characteristics of bureaus -- Bureaus and their environment -- The bureaucrat's maximand -- Budget and output behavior -- Production behavior -- Comparison of organizational forms -- Effects of changes in demand and cost conditions -- Nonprofit organizations -- The "mixed" bureau -- The multi-service bureau -- Effects of the time-distribution of expenditures -- The behavior of collective organizations -- A model of the review process in representative government -- Bureaucratic behavior in a competitive environment -- An aggregative model of public services in the United States -- The basis for normative judgments -- Bureaucratic alternatives -- Market alternatives -- Political Alternatives -- A Summary Agenda
Reaganomics : an insider's account of the policies and the people by William A Niskanen( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Japanese and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published for the Cato Institute."Includes index. Bibliography: p. 337-347
After Enron : lessons for public policy( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After Enron focuses on the government policies that contributed to the accounting scandals and bankruptcy of the Enron Corporation and other major corporations; the reasons why their weak financial conditions were not revealed and possibly corrected earlier; the effect of private remedies; and the rush toward enacting federal regulations of accounting auditing, and corporate governance. After Enron proposes a set of policy changes to address the lessons learned from the Enron collapse."--Jacket
Going digital! : a guide to policy in the digital age by Robert E Litan( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Should we continue to regulate industries the way we have in the past? Does the digital age require a new approach to antitrust enforcement? To best facilitate global electronic commerce, what changes are needed in intellectual property law, professional licensing requirements, laws governing privacy and content, and policies relating to standards? And what steps, if any, are required to best ensure that all citizens have access to the new technologies? This book examines these and other policy issues. It draws on a recent conference cosponsored by the Brookings Institution and the Cato Institute, where leading experts in various fields related to information technology presented their views
Bureaucracy and public economics by William A Niskanen( Book )

31 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholars, students and teachers of public economics will welcome this volume that, by making some of the key contributions in the field more widely accessible, will provoke discussion, debate and further research
Dollars, deficits & trade by James A Dorn( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many of the essays ... were initially presented at the Cato Institute's Sixth Annual Monetary Conference held in Washington, D.C., February 25-26, 1988"--Pref."A Cato Institute book"--P. opp. t.p. Includes bibliographical references
Structural reform of the Federal budget process by William A Niskanen( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Policy analysis and public choice : selected papers by William A. Niskanen by William A Niskanen( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of essays examining economic policy and politics in the United States
Bureaucracy--servant or master? Lessons from America by William A Niskanen( Book )

17 editions published between 1973 and 2019 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autocratic, democratic, and optimal government : fiscal choices and economic outcomes by William A Niskanen( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents simple models of the major alternative types of political regimes, estimates of the parameters of these models, and quantitative estimates of the fiscal choices and economic outcomes of these regimes." "William Niskanen provides analysis of the effects of the voting rule, the progressivity of the tax structure, and the length of the fiscal horizon in democratic governments and interesting insights of the effects of alternative regimes on policies, such as war and immigration, that affect the number of people subject to the regime." "Economists and political scientists who specialize in public finance, public choice, and the comparative analysis of political regimes will find much to engage them in this book."--Jacket
Tax and expenditure limitation by constitutional amendment: four perspectives on the California initiative by William A Niskanen( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In November 1973, California voters rejected a proposal by the governor to place constitutional limitations on the amount of State tax collections and expenditures. The initiative provided that the overall expenditure limitation could be increased or decreased by a majority vote of the people in a Statewide election. Such a change was to be placed on the ballot by a two-thirds vote of the legislature or directly by petition of five percent of the voters under the initiative process of the State Constitution. Other provisions were included to permit specific increases or decreases in the limitation consistent with the general intent of the initiative to maintain an expenditure ceiling. In this report, four Berkeley faculty members and three research associates present their views concerning the proposed measure. Following the essays, William Niskanen (a proponent of the measure) offers a response to the three authors whose views are generally critical. Replies to the rebuttal conclude the text. (Author/JF)
More defense spending for smaller forces : what hath DOD wrought? by William A Niskanen( )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cara y cruz de la burocracia by William A Niskanen( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benefit-cost and policy analysis 1972 : an Aldine annual on forecasting, decision-making and evaluation( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The demand for alcoholic beverages by William A Niskanen( Book )

7 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consumers of alcoholic beverages pay higher taxes and are confronted by more extensive public controls than apply to any other major product. A thorough evaluation of the structure of taxes and controls, however, has not been made, since the aggregate characteristics of this market have been poorly understood. The study is designed to provide the basic quantitative framework for an evaluation of these programs. (Author)
A structural approach to military air transportation by William A Niskanen( Book )

2 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the next critical decade, what will be the nature and magnitude of the major military airlift missions. In a period of rapid technological change and greatly augmented commercial airlift resources, what will be the best combination of aircraft and trained personnel to perform these missions. These issues must be resolved within the next few years, regardless of the outcome of the current controversy, in order to build an effective military air transport system for the next decade. This paper discusses the use of various operations research techniques to help resolve these issues
A macro analysis of military air transportation by William A Niskanen( Book )

2 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Programming techniques are discussed for guidance in determining (1) the nature and magnitude of the major military airlift missions and (2) the best combination of airlift resources for performing these missions. A program was developed that selects the feasible set of airlift activities that meets a given set of mission requirements at a minimum total system cost; the total number of aircraft of a specific type in the minimum cost fleet must not exceed the sum of the beginning inventory plus the production availability
Supply-side tax cuts and the truth about the Reagan economic record by William A Niskanen( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Corporate aftershock : the public policy lessons from the collapse of Enron and other major corporations
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Reflections of a political economist : selected articles on government policies and political processesBureaucracy and representative governmentReaganomics : an insider's account of the policies and the peopleAfter Enron : lessons for public policyGoing digital! : a guide to policy in the digital ageBureaucracy and public economicsPolicy analysis and public choice : selected papers by William A. NiskanenAutocratic, democratic, and optimal government : fiscal choices and economic outcomes
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