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Boskin, Michael J.

Works: 148 works in 424 publications in 2 languages and 9,069 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  History  Television news programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Other, Thesis advisor, Contributor
Classifications: HJ2305, 336.200973
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Most widely held works by Michael J Boskin
The Economics of taxation by Michael J Boskin( Book )

12 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Economy in the 1980s : a program for growth and stability by Michael J Boskin( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Too many promises : the uncertain future of social security by Michael J Boskin( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reagan and the economy : the successes, failures, and unfinished agenda by Michael J Boskin( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and Japanese and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Federal budget : economics and politics by James W Abellera( Book )

11 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federal tax reform : myths and realities by Michael J Boskin( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economics and human welfare : essays in honor of Tibor Scitovsky by Michael J Boskin( Book )

14 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frontiers of tax reform( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers presented at a conference held in Washington, D.C., in May 1995, sponsored by the Hoover Institution
World tax reform : case studies of developed and developing countries by Michael J Boskin( Book )

13 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private saving and public debt by Michael J Boskin( Book )

12 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NAFTA at 20 : the North American Free Trade Agreement's achievements and challenges by Michael J Boskin( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was bold and controversial from the start. When first conceived, it was far from obvious that it would be possible given the circumstances of the times. Drawing from a December 2013 Hoover Institution conference on "NAFTA at 20," this book brings together distinguished academics who have studied the effects of NAFTA with high-level policy makers to present a comprehensive view of the North American Free Trade Agreement. It looks at the conception, creation, outcomes so far, and the future of NAFTA from the perspective of economists, historians, and the aforementioned policy makers in the words of those who actually participated in the negotiations and research. In the context of the fundamental economic and political transformation of North America, they discuss the trade, real wage, and welfare gains that NAFTA has produced for the United States, Mexico, and Canada, along with a review of the major energy markets within and among the three countries. They include lessons from NAFTA for the future, both for NAFTA itself and for other trade agreements, and stress the importance of political leadership and providing information on the benefits of trade liberalization to voters and potentially ill-informed politicians who hear most loudly from the opponents
The impact of inflation on U.S. productivity and international competitiveness by Michael J Boskin( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some thoughts on improving economic statistics by Michael J Boskin( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the full text of the essay entitled "Some Thoughts on Improving Economic Statistics," by Michael J. Boskin. Discusses the importance of economic statistics in the Information Age, the implications of the Information economy, and the statistics to be affected
Inflation and its discontents by Michael J Boskin( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capitalism and its discontents by Michael J Boskin( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet the press( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this edition of Meet the Press: Michael Boskin discusses the direction of the U.S. economy and whether the nation should increase taxes as California. Alan Murray and Irving R. Levine join as panelists; insights and analysis from Michael, Alan Murray, and Irving R. Levine
Generalized Solow-neutral technical progress and postwar economic growth by Michael J Boskin( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using revised, updated, and consistent annual post-World War II data from the G-7 countries developed by us, we econometrically estimate and test alternative explanations of the structure of economic growth in a model with three inputs tangible capital, labor, and human capital which permits the identification of the magnitudes of and biases in both returns to scale and technical progress. We find: 1. Technical progress is simultaneously purely tangible capital and human capital augmenting, that is, generalized Solow-neutral.' This finding provides an alternative explanation of the slow pace of convergence in real GDP per capita: the benefits from technical progress depend directly on the levels of tangible and human capital; countries with higher levels of capital realize higher rates of technical progress. 2. Technical progress has been capital, not labor, saving and thus is not a cause of systemic structural unemployment. 3. Technical progress accounts for more than 50 percent of the economic growth of the G-7 countries except Canada. Tangible capital input is next most important; together with technical progress, they account for three quarters or more of the growth of real output in the G-7 countries, except Canada. 4. The most important source of the growth slowdown since the mid-1970's decline in the rate of capital (both tangible and human)-augmenting technical progress
Post-war economic growth in the group-of-five countries : a new analysis by Michael J Boskin( Book )

9 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inter-country aggregate production function is estimated using annual data for the post-war period drawn from the Group-of-Five (G-5) countries: France, West Germany, Japan, United Kingdom and United states. It is assumed that all countries have the same underlying production function, not in terms of the measured outputs and inputs, but in terms of efficiency equivalent units of outputs and inputs. The measured quantities of outputs and inputs of each country may be converted into efficiency-equivalent quantities of outputs and inputs by the multiplication of country and commodity-specific and time-varying augmentation factors. These augmentation factors are estimated simultaneously with the parameters of the aggregate production function. Within this framework, the traditional assumptions for the measurement of productivity--constant returns to scale, neutrality of technical progress and profit maximization--are tested and all are rejected. Additional hypotheses about the nature of technical progress are also tested. It is found that technical progress may be represented as purely capital augmenting. In particular, the rate of augmentation is estimated at between 14 and 16 percent per annum for France, West Germany and Japan, and between 8 and 10 percent per annum for the U.K. and the U.S. for the period under study. It is also found that technical progress is capital-saving rather than labor-saving and is therefore unlikely to be a cause of structural unemployment. Using the estimated production function parameters, a growth-accounting exercise is carried out and the results are compared with those obtained from the conventional approach. Technical progress is found to be the most important source of growth, accounting for more than 50 percent, followed by the growth of capital input. Together they account for more than 75 percent of the growth of real output in the Group-of-Five (G-5) countries in the period under study. An international and intertemporal comparison of the productive ef
Changes in the age distribution of income in the United States, 1968-1984 by Michael J Boskin( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the interesting changes in the U.S. economy in recent years have been the substantial changes in the age distribution of income and its components. These changes are interesting in and of themselves, but also are an important background against which to interpret aggregate economic statistics. In this paper we present detailed data on both the shares of income, and the relative income per household, of households headed by persons of different ages. These data are supplemented by analogous data for the various components of income: earnings, property income, Social Security, unemployment insurance, welfare, and pensions. These data are tabulated from 17 years of the annual Current Population Surveys (CPS). Among the most interesting trends are the dramatic increase in the share of income received by households over the age of 65 and also in their relative incomes; the enormous growth in the absolute and relative contribution of Social Security income to the incomes of households 55-64, and 65 and over; the sharp decrease in the share of total earnings and of the relative earnings of these two most elderly cohorts; and swings in the shares of total income of the other age cohorts which reflect in part changes in the numbers of persons in households of different ages, e.g., due to the aging of the baby-boom generation
The financial impact of social security by cohort under alternative financing assumptions by Michael J Boskin( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper analyses the financial impact of Social Security by age cohort under alternative assumptions concerning future financing of Social Security. It examines the Social Security Administration's intermediate IIB and various combinations of optimistic and pessimistic assumptions concerning fertility, mortality, and wage growth. Importantly, it examines the implications of alternative potential resolutions of the long-term financing deficit and scenarios concerning the planned systematic deviation from pay-as-you-go finance in the retirement and disability funds. The results suggest that the Social Security retirement program offers vastly different returns to households in different circumstances, and especially to different cohorts. Most important, if Social Security does not maintain the large retirement trust fund surplus currently projected for the next 30 years, alternative scenarios for return to pay-as-you-go finance differ dramatically in the taxes, benefits, transfers, and real rates of return that can be offered to different birth cohorts. The implications of cutting taxes, raising benefits or diverting the surplus to other purposes have dramatic impact on the overall financial status of the system, the time pattern of taxes, benefits and surpluses or deficits, and therefore, the treatment of different age cohorts. Under the intermediate assumptions, the OASDI surplus is projected to grow almost as large as a fraction of GNP as the current ratio of privately held national debt to GNP. For example, if the OASDI surplus is used to raise benefits, and they remained at higher levels thereafter during the height of the baby-boom generation's retirement, the long-run actuarial deficit will zoom from $500 billion to over $3 trillion. Correspondingly, if benefits increase, financed by the OASDI surplus over the next 30 years, the expected rate of return on lifetime contributions increases for those currently about 40 years old from 1.9% to 2.7%, about a 40% increase. Correspondingly, if
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The Economics of taxation
Alternative Names
Boskin, Michael.

Boskin, Michael 1945-

Boskin, Michael Jay

Michael Boskin Amerikaans econoom

Michael Boskin amerikansk ekonom

Michael Boskin amerikansk økonom

Michael Boskin US-amerikanischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler, Hochschullehrer, Manager und Unternehmer

Майкл Боскин

مايكل بوسكين

مایکل بوسکین اقتصاددان آمریکایی

ボスキン, マイケル・J


English (172)

Japanese (2)

Some thoughts on improving economic statisticsInflation and its discontentsCapitalism and its discontents