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Boskin, Michael J.

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Works: 150 works in 406 publications in 1 language and 10,242 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Case studies  History 
Roles: Editor, Thesis advisor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: HD7125, 336.200973
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Most widely held works by Michael J Boskin
The Economics of taxation ( Book )
9 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Crisis in social security : problems and prospects ( Book )
16 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Economy in the 1980s : a program for growth and stability by Michael J Boskin ( Book )
4 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Too many promises : the uncertain future of social security by Michael J Boskin ( Book )
5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reagan and the economy : the successes, failures, and unfinished agenda by Michael J Boskin ( Book )
22 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Federal tax reform : myths and realities by Michael J Boskin ( Book )
6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Federal budget : economics and politics by Aaron B Wildavsky ( Book )
8 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frontiers of tax reform ( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Economics and human welfare : essays in honor of Tibor Scitovsky ( Book )
8 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
World tax reform : case studies of developed and developing countries ( Book )
12 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 434 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 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern developments in public finance : essays in honor of Arnold Harberger ( Book )
10 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Economics of public debt : proceedings of a conference held by the International Economic Association at Stanford, California by International Economic Association ( Book )
17 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The impact of inflation on U.S. productivity and international competitiveness by Michael J Boskin ( Book )
5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 216 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 102 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
Generalized Solow-neutral technical progress and postwar economic growth by Michael J Boskin ( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 74 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
Inflation and its discontents by Michael J Boskin ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Capitalism and its discontents by Michael J Boskin ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Post-war economic growth in the group-of-five countries : a new analysis by Michael J Boskin ( Book )
5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 48 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
Issues in the measurement and interpretation of saving and wealth by Michael J Boskin ( Book )
6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alternative measures of saving are developed and compared to the traditional NIPA estimates. Various data sources and estimation methodologies all conclude that adjustments for net saving in durables, government capital, capital gains and losses, and revaluations are substantial. For example, government capital and durables adjustments raise the NIPA estimate of net national saving in 1985 from 4.7% to 8.8%. New estimates of saving, developed and measured as the change in real net worth based on data from the Federal Reserve Flow of Funds National Balance Sheets, differ substantially from the NIPA estimates. For example, in 1986 and 1987, the NIPA net national saving measure is 1.8% and 1.9%, respectively, whereas my corresponding estimates from FED data are 11.5% and 3.3%. My new estimates of net private saving from FED data average 6.5% for the period 1981-87, versus 11.3% for the 1951-80 period. Net national saving has fallen even further, from an average of 11.2% in 1951-80 to 3.2% in 1981-87. Correspondingly, real private net worth reached 13.4 trillion (in constant 1982 dollars) by 1987, but its rate of growth slowed in the period 1979-87 relative to the postwar average. Various conceptual and measurement issues are discussed. Most important are 1) the appropriate level of aggregation across households of different age and type, sectors of the economy, and types of assets, and 2) improved measures of personal income to include as much currently unrecorded income as possible
 
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Alternative Names
Boskin, Michael.
Boskin, Michael Jay
ボスキン, マイケル・J
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