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University of California, Berkeley Department of Economics

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Works: 362 works in 553 publications in 1 language and 2,517 library holdings
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Subsidizing solar energy : the role of tax credits, loans, and warranties by S. M Berman( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working paper by Los Angeles University of California( )

in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working papers by Calif.) University of California (Berkeley( )

in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Financial incentives for increasing work and income among low-income families by Rebecca M Blank( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper investigates the impact of financial incentive programs, which have become an increasingly common component of welfare programs. We review experimental evidence from several such programs. Financial incentive programs appear to increase work and raise income (lower poverty), but cost somewhat more than alternative welfare programs. In particular, windfall beneficiaries -- those who would have been working anyway -- can raise costs by participating in the program. Several existing programs limit this effect by targeting long-term welfare recipients or by limiting benefits to full-time workers. At the same time, because financial incentive programs transfer support to working low-income families, the increase in costs due to windfall beneficiaries makes these programs more effective at alleviating poverty and raising incomes. Evidence also indicates that combining financial incentive programs with job search and job support services can increase both employment and income gains. Non-experimental evidence from the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and from state Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) programs with enhanced earnings disregards also suggests that these programs increase employment, and this evidence is consistent with the experimental evidence on the impact of financial incentive programs
Innovation and market value by Bronwyn H Hall( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent research on financial market valuation of the knowledge assets of publicly traded firms is surveyed. The motivation for using a market value equation to price knowledge assets is discussed and the theory behind this equation is briefly presented. Then the empirical literature that relates Tobin's q or the market to book value ratio to R&D and patent measures is surveyed and new results based on United States data through 1995 are presented. The conclusion is that the market value of the modern manufacturing corporation is strongly related to its knowledge assets, and that patent measures contain information about this value above and beyond that conveyed by the usual R&D measures
Market value and patent citations : a first look by Bronwyn H Hall( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) presents an abstract of "Market Value and Patent Citations: A First Look," one of the papers in the NBER Working Paper Series by Bronwyn H. Hall, Adam B. Jaffe, and Manuel Trajtenberg. The paper discusses the economic meaning of citation-based patent measures using the financial market valuation of the firms that own the patents. The full text of the paper is available for purchase
Highway safety, economic behavior, and driving environment by Theodore E Keeler( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Business method patents, innovation, and policy by Bronwyn H Hall( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trickle of business method patents issued by the United States Patent Office became a flood after the State Street Bank decision in 1998. Many scholars, both legal and economic, have critiqued both the quality of these patents and the decision itself. This paper discusses the likely impact of these patents on innovation. It first reviews the facts about business method and internet patents briefly and then explores what economists know about the relationship between the patent system and innovation. It concludes by finding some consensus in the literature about the problems associated with this particular expansion of patentable subject matter, highlighting remaining areas of disagreement, and suggesting where there are major gaps in our understanding of the impact of these patents
Adoption of new technology by Bronwyn H Hall( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contribution of new technology to economic growth can only be realized when and if the new technology is widely diffused and used. Diffusion itself results from a series of individual decisions to begin using the new technology, decisions which are often the result of a comparison of the uncertain benefits of the new invention with the uncertain costs of adopting it. An understanding of the factors affecting this choice is essential both for economists studying the determinants of growth and for the creators and producers of such technologies. Section II of this article discusses the modeling of diffusion and Sections III to, explore the determinants of diffusion and the evidence for their importance
The accident externality from driving by Aaron S Edlin( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Affirmative action in hierarchies by Suzanne Scotchmer( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If promotion in a hierarchy is based on a random signal of ability, rates of promotion will be affected by risk-taking. Further, the numbers and abilities of risk-takers and non-risk-takers will be different at each stage of the hierarchy, and the ratio will be changing. I show that, under mild conditions, more risk-takers than non-risk-takers will survive at early stages, but they will have lower ability. At later stages, this will be reversed: Fewer risk-takers than non-risk-takers survive, but they will have higher ability. I give several interpretations for how these theorems relate to affirmative action, in light of considerable evidence that males are more risk-taking than females
Profit neutrality in licensing : the boundary between antitrust law and patent law by Stephen M Maurer( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For over a century, courts and commentators have struggled to find principles that reconcile patent and antitrust law, especially as to patent licensing. We interpret case law and commentary to arrive at three unifying principles for acceptable terms of license. Profit neutrality' holds that patent rewards should not depend on the rightholder's ability to work the patent himself. Derived reward' holds that the patent holder's profits should be earned, if at all, from the social value created by the invention. Minimalism' holds that licensing contracts should not contain more restrictions than are necessary to achieve neutrality. We argue that these principles largely rationalize important decisions of the twentieth century. They also justify the Supreme Court's controversial General Electric decision, which holds that patentholders can set prices charged by their licensees
Consumer adoption of online banking : does distance matter? by Beethika Khan( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Per-mile premiums for auto insurance by Aaron S Edlin( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americans drive 2,360,000,000,000 miles each year, far outstripping other nations. Every time a driver takes to the road, and with each mile she drives, she exposes herself and others to the risk of accident. Insurance premiums are only weakly linked to mileage, however, and have largely lump-sum characteristics. The result is too much driving and too many accidents. This paper begins by developing a model of the relationship between driving and accidents that formalizes Vickrey's [1968] central insights about the accident externalities of driving. We use this model to estimate the driving, accident, and congestion reductions that could be expected from switching to other insurance pricing systems. Under a competitive system of per-mile premiums, in which insurance companies quote risk-classified per-mile rates, we estimate that the reduction in insured accident costs net of lost driving benefits would be $9.8 -$12.7 billion nationally, or $58 -$75 per insured vehicle. When uninsured accident cost savings and congestion reductions are considered, the net benefits rise to $25 -$29 billion, exclusive of monitoring costs. The total benefits of uniform per-gallon insurance charge could be $1.3 -$2.3 billion less due to heterogeneity in fuel efficiency. The total benefits of optimal' per-mile premiums in which premiums are taxed to account for accident externalities would be $32 -$43 billion, or $187 - $254 per vehicle, exclusive of monitoring costs. One reason that insurance companies may have not switched to per-mile premiums on their own is that most of the benefits are external and the transaction costs to the company and its customers of checking odometers could exceed the $31 per vehicle of gains that a single company could temporarily realize on its existing base of customers
Inequality, coalitions and collective action by Pranab K Bardhan( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Your morals are your moods by Georg Kirchsteiger( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychology and economics by Matthew Rabin( Book )

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

Social preferences : some simple tests and a new model by Gary Charness( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inference by believers in the law of small numbers by Matthew Rabin( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Price discovery in time and space : the course of condominium prices in Singapore by Min Hwang( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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