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Boskin, Michael J.

Overview
Works: 159 works in 489 publications in 2 languages and 9,896 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Other, Thesis advisor, Contributor
Classifications: HJ2305,
Publication Timeline
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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 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

28 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and Japanese and held by 761 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 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Federal budget : economics and politics by Aaron B Wildavsky( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 691 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 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frontiers of tax reform( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers presented at a conference held in Washington, D.C., in May 1995, sponsored by the Hoover Institution
Economics and human welfare : essays in honor of Tibor Scitovsky( Book )

12 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 516 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 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 391 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 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Economics of public debt : proceedings of a conference held by the International Economic Association at Stanford, California by Michael J Boskin( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 215 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 211 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 101 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 71 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

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 51 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
An analysis of postwar U.S. consumption and saving : part I, the model and aggregation by Michael J Boskin( Book )

15 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new empirical analysis of aggregate United States consumption and saving for the period 1947-80 is presented. The model is based on the theory of exact aggregation. It recognizes explicitly that households with different characteristics may be heterogeneous in their behavior and that aggregate behavior may depend on the changing composition of households by characteristics and therefore may not be adequately portrayed by a representative consumer, but otherwise it imposes minimal assumptions on household behavior. The model integrates longitudinal and cross-sectional microeconomic data on household characteristics with the traditional aggregate time-series data. Various hypotheses on consumption, such as age independence, proportionality to wealth, and price independence, are tested and rejected. Strong evidence of relative price effects and a systematic variation of aggregate consumption with changing age distribution of wealth in the economy is found. Especially important is the substantial estimated difference in the shares of wealth consumed between households headed by persons born prior to and those born after 1939. One important lesson from this study is that modeling the aggregate U. S. economy as a representative consumer may give rise to misleading results
Post-war economic growth in the group-of-five countries : a new analysis by Michael J Boskin( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 34 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
 
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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

مایکل بوسکین اقتصاددان آمریکایی

ボスキン, マイケル・J

マイケル・ボスキン

Languages
English (198)

Japanese (2)

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The Economics of public debt : proceedings of a conference held by the International Economic Association at Stanford, CaliforniaSome thoughts on improving economic statisticsInflation and its discontentsCapitalism and its discontents