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Weitzman, Martin L. 1942-

Works: 150 works in 449 publications in 8 languages and 4,290 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Speaker, Honoree
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Most widely held works by Martin L Weitzman
The share economy : conquering stagflation by Martin L Weitzman( Book )

35 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in 8 languages and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argumenta que o trabalhador medio, bem como a economia como um todo, seriam beneficiados por um sistema participativo, vinculando-se uma parcela significativa da remuneracao dos empregados a algum indicador do desempenho das empresas. Conclui que a remuneracao de mao de obra atraves de um sistema participativo, liberara forcas para a prosperidade economica e o progresso social
Climate shock : the economic consequences of a hotter planet by Gernot Wagner( Book )

20 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"If you had a 10 percent chance of having a fatal car accident, you'd take necessary precautions. If your finances had a 10 percent chance of suffering a severe loss, you'd reevaluate your assets. So if we know the world is warming and there's a 10 percent chance this might eventually lead to a catastrophe beyond anything we could imagine, why aren't we doing more about climate change right now? We insure our lives against an uncertain future--why not our planet? ... [the authors] explore in lively, clear terms the likely repercussions of a hotter planet, drawing on and expanding from work previously unavailable to general audiences. They show that the longer we wait to act, the more likely an extreme event will happen. A city might go underwater. A rogue nation might shoot particles into the Earth's atmosphere, geoengineering cooler temperatures. Zeroing in on the unknown extreme risks that may yet dwarf all else, the authors look at how economic forces that make sensible climate policies difficult to enact, make radical would-be fixes like geoengineering all the more probable. What we know about climate change is alarming enough. What we don't know about the extreme risks could be far more dangerous. Wagner and Weitzman help readers understand that we need to think about climate change in the same way that we think about insurance - as a risk management problem, only here, on a global scale"--Publisher's description
Income, wealth, and the maximum principle by Martin L Weitzman( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Dutch and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book will be valuable to students who want to formulate and solve dynamic allocation problems. It will also be of interest to any economist who wants to understand the results of the latest research on the relationship between comprehensive income accounting and wealth or welfare."--Jacket
Klimaschock die extremen wirtschaftlichen Konsequenzen des Klimawandels by Gernot Wagner( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angenommen, Sie hätten ein zehnprozentiges Risiko, bei einem Verkehrsunfall ums Leben zu kommen. Oder Sie hätten ein ebenso hohes Risiko, großen finanziellen Schaden zu erleiden. Wahrscheinlich würden Sie alles daransetzen, eine solche Katastrophe abzuwenden. Richtig? Warum unternehmen wir dann nicht viel mehr, um unseren Planeten vor dem Klimawandel zu schützen? Die Tatsachen, über die wir bereits Bescheid wissen, wie zum Beispiel der steigende Meeresspiegel, sind gefährlich genug. Aber viel schlimmer noch könnte sein, was wir nicht wissen - und auch gar nicht wissen können: was etwa das als kurzfristige Lösung des Klimaproblems angedachte Geo-Engineering, also die künstliche Beeinflussung des Klimas, tatsächlich anrichten könnte. Wollen wir uns dieses Risiko wirklich leisten? Die Autoren zeigen, dass es nicht um die Wahl zwischen "Wirtschaftswachstum" und "Klima" geht. Es geht vielmehr darum, unser tägliches Handeln mit dem Klimaschutz in Einklang zu bringen und diesen ähnlich zu betrachten wie eine persönliche Versicherung: als eine Frage des Risikomanagements in einem globalen, für die gesamte Menschheit existenziellen Ausmaß. Klimaschock (das englische Original) wurde von der Financial Times zu einem der besten Wirtschafsbücher 2015 gekürt
A contribution to the theory of welfare comparisons by Martin L Weitzman( Book )

18 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using only information based on current directly-observable market behavior, the paper shows how to make rigorous dynamic welfare comparisons among economies or economic situations having arbitrarily-different endowments and technologies, but sharing a common dynamic preference ordering. The correct answers to seemingly complicated questions, which intrinsically involve comparing wealth-like measures of dynamic well-being, can be translated isomorphically into a simple-minded story told in the familiar language of old-fashioned static consumer-welfare theory
Optimal search for the best alternative by Martin L Weitzman( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patterns of behavior in biodiversity preservation by Andrew Metrick( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese township village enterprises as vaguely defined cooperatives by Martin L Weitzman( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Property rights, reform, economic, transition
Bonuses and employment in Japan by Richard B Freeman( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan has a relatively unique system of labor compensation. Most Japanese workers are paid large bonuses twice a year. This paper examines the cyclical movement of bonuses compared with wages and the relation of bonuses to employment in the context of the Weitzman "share economy." The paper makes three basic points:(1) The Japanese bonus is much more pro-cyclical than Japanese base wages, but not as cyclically variable as profits. Bonuses can be interpreted as containing a quantitatively significant revenue or profit-sharing component.(2) Bonuses have quite different employment consequences than do base wages. Even after controlling for other economic factors, bonuses are positively related to employment, whereas base wages are negatively related to employment.(3) The bonus system of paying workers, while far from explaining the whole macroeconomic story in Japan, seems to play a role in helping to stabilize Japanese unemployment at comparatively low levels
Shock climático : consecuencias económicas del calentamiento global by Gernot Wagner( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En esta obra, Gernot Wagner y Martin L. Weitzman analizan las probables repercusiones del calentamiento global y ofrecen claves para afrontarlo, poniendo así sobre la mesa la cuestión medioambiental y de política pública más importante de nuestra época
Can Negotiating a Uniform Carbon Price Help to Internalize the Global Warming Externality? by Martin L Weitzman( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thus far, most approaches to resolving the global warming externality have been quantity based. With n different national entities, a meaningful comprehensive treaty involves negotiating n different binding emissions quotas (whether tradeable or not). In post-Kyoto practice this n-dimensional coordination problem has proven intractable and has essentially devolved into sporadic regional volunteerism. By contrast, on the price side there is a natural one-dimensional focus on negotiating a single binding carbon price, the proceeds from which are domestically retained. Significantly (and unlike negotiated quantities) the negotiated uniform price on carbon emissions embodies an automatic "countervailing force" against free-riding self interest by incentivizing agents to internalize the externality. The model of this paper indicates an exact sense in which each agent's extra cost from a higher emissions price is counter-balanced by that agent's extra benefit from inducing (via the higher emissions price) all other agents to simultaneously lower their emissions. With some further restrictions, the theoretical model shows that population-weighted majority rule for a uniform price on carbon emissions can come as close to global efficiency as the median marginal benefit (per capita) is close to the mean marginal benefit (per capita)
Voting on prices vs. voting on quantities in a World Climate Assembly by Martin L Weitzman( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper posits the conceptually useful allegory of a futuristic "World Climate Assembly" that votes on global carbon emissions via the basic principle of majority rule. Two variants are considered. One is to vote on a universal price (or tax) that is internationally harmonized, but the proceeds from which are domestically retained. The other is to vote on the overall quantity of total worldwide emissions, which are then distributed for free (via a pre-decided fractional subdivision formula) as individual allowance permits that are subsequently marketed in an international cap-and-trade system. The model of the paper suggests that the majority-voted price is likely to be less distortionary and easier to enact than the majority-voted total quantity of permits. While the study is centered on a formal model, the tone of the policy discussion resembles more an exploratory think piece
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The share economy : conquering stagflation
Alternative Names
Martin Weitzman Amerikaans econoom

Martin Weitzman amerikansk ekonom

Martin Weitzman amerikansk økonom

Martin Weitzman economista estadounidense

Martin Weitzman économiste américain

Martin Weitzman US-amerikanischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler

Vejcman, M. L. 1942-

Weitzman, M.

Weitzman, Martin.

Weitzman, Martin 1942-

Weitzman, Martin Lawrence 1942-

Вейцман, Мартин

ワイツマン, マーチン・L

ワイツマン, マーティン


Income, wealth, and the maximum principle