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Auerbach, Alan J.

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Works: 179 works in 1,321 publications in 1 language and 19,339 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Alan J Auerbach
Fiscal policy : lessons from economic research by Alan J Auerbach( )

12 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analiza: Federalismo como medio para reducir el presupuesto del Gobierno Central; Trabajo, bienestar y estructura familiar; Política de sanidad pública; Privatización de la seguridad social en Estados Unidos; Impuestos e inversiones; Impuestos y actividades de las empresas multinacionales
Generational accounting around the world by Alan J Auerbach( )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 1,683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mounting government obligations and aging populations raise very serious concerns about the fiscal burdens left to future generations. Generational accounting, a method of long-term fiscal planning and analysis, directly measures these burdens as well as the costs of lowering them. The volume combines the latest and most extensive country-by-country generational analyses with a comprehensive review of generational accounting's innovative methodology and a devastating critique of conventional deficit accounting
Corporate takeovers : causes and consequences by Alan J Auerbach( Book )

36 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The takeover boom that began in the mid-1980s has exhibited many phenomena not previously observed, such as hostile takeovers and takeover defenses, a widespread use of cash as a means of payment for targeted firms, and the acquisitions of companies ranking among the largest in the country. With the aim of more fully understanding the implications of such occurances, contributors to this volume consider a broad range of issues as they analyze mergers and acquisitions and study the takeoveer process itself
Mergers and acquisitions by Alan J Auerbach( Book )

24 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do mergers lead to financial instability? How are shareholders' interests best served? How significant a role do taxes play? What are the implications for the structure and concentration of industry? Mergers and Acquisitions, prepared in an nontechnical format, answers these and other questions that have arisen from the takeover boom that began in the mid-1980s. "A significant piece of scholarship."Peter Fuhrman, Forbes. "Accessible to interested laypersons and policy makers. ... [A] thoroughly readable and informative book."Gregg A. Jarrell, Journal of Economic Literat
Handbook of public economics by Martin S Feldstein( Book )

55 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief history of fiscal dosctrine; The theory of excess burden and optimal taxation; Public sector pricing; Taxes and labor supply; Tax policy in open economies; The taxation of natural resources; Theory of public goods; Incentives and the allocation of public goods; The economics of the local public sector; Income maiintenance and social insurance; Tax incidence
Public policy and the income distribution( )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Public Policy and the Income Distribution tackles many of the most difficult and intriguing questions about how government intervention - or lack thereof - has affected the incomes of everyday Americans. The twentieth century was remarkable in the extent to which advances in public policy helped improve the economic well being of Americans. Synthesizing existing knowledge on the effectiveness of public policy and contributing valuable new research, Public Policy and the Income Distribution examines public policy's successes, and points out the areas in which progress remains to be made."--Jacket
Taxing corporate income in the 21st century by Alan J Auerbach( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most countries levy taxes on corporations, but the impact - and therefore the wisdom - of such taxes is highly controversial among economists. Does the burden of these taxes fall on wealthy shareowners, or is it passed along to those who work for, or buy the products of, corporations? Can a country with high corporate taxes remain competitive in the global economy? This book features state-of-the-art research by leading economists and accountants that sheds light on these and related questions, including how taxes affect corporate dividend policy, stock market value, avoidance, and evasion. The studies promise to inform both future tax policy and regulatory policy, especially in light of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other actions by the Securities and Exchange Commission that are having profound effects on the market for tax planning and auditing in the wake of the well-publicized accounting scandals in Enron and WorldCom
Dynamic fiscal policy by Alan J Auerbach( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The taxation of capital income by Alan J Auerbach( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macroeconomics : an integrated approach by Alan J Auerbach( Book )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of public economics by Alan J Auerbach( )

31 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the 4th volume in the series of Handbooks in Economics. It gives a comprehensive review of research in public economics, in its current state and over the past few decades
Demographic change and fiscal policy by Alan J Auerbach( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As public expenditures on health, education and transfer programmes increase, demographic change has a growing impact on public expenditures, and the incentives for behaviour created by public transfer programs increase as well. The essays in this volume discuss such topics as: demographic change and the outlook for Social Security and Medicare in the United States; long-term decision making under uncertainty; the effect of changing family structure on government spending; how the structure of public retirement policies has encouraged early retirement in some countries and not others; the response of local community spending to demographic change; and related topics. Contributors include many of the world's leading public finance economists and economic demographers
The economics of tax policy( Book )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The debates about the what, who, and how of tax policy are at the core of politics, policy, and economics. The Economics of Tax Policy provides a straightforward overview of recent research in the economics of taxation. Tax policies generate considerable debate among the public, policymakers, and scholars. These disputes have grown more heated in the United States as the incomes of the wealthiest 1 percent and the rest of the population continue to diverge. This important volume enhances understanding of the implications of taxation on behavior and social outcomes by having leading scholars evaluate key topics in tax policy. These include how changes to the individual income tax affect long-term economic growth; the challenges of tax administration, compliance, and enforcement; and environmental taxation and its effects on tax revenue, pollution emissions, economic efficiency, and income distribution. Also explored are tax expenditures, which are subsidy programs in the form of tax deductions, exclusions, credits, or favorable rates; how college attendance is influenced by tax credits and deductions for tuition and fees, tax-advantaged college savings plans, and student loan interest deductions; and how tax policy toward low-income families takes a number of forms with different distributional effects. Among the most contentious issues explored are influences of capital gains and estate taxation on the long term concentration of wealth; the interaction of tax policy and retirement savings and how policy can "nudge" improved planning for retirement; and how the reform of corporate and business taxation is central to current tax policy debates in the United States. By providing overviews of recent advances in thinking about how taxes relate to behavior and social goals, The Economics of Tax Policy helps inform the debate"--Provided by publisher
Institutional foundations of public finance : economic and legal perspectives( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The contents of this volume were originally presented at a conference entitled 'Key issues in public finance : a conference in honor of David Bradford, ' which was held at NYU Law School on May 5, 2006"--Introduction
Ageing, financial markets, and monetary policy by Alan J Auerbach( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The text gives an overview of the implications of population ageing for economic development in general and financial systems in particular. It describes several challenges which the ageing process poses for central banks, giving special consideration to the situation in Europe. The first two chapters discuss the relationship between ageing and saving and between ageing and international capital flows. Other chapters consider the possible implications for financial markets. The final part of the volume raises issues which are of particular relevance for central banks, namely ageing and financial stability and how ageing will affect monetary policy. While the ageing problem has been the object of a growing debate in Europe during the past few years, little attention has been devoted so far to its monetary aspects
Handbook of public economics by Alan J Auerbach( )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Handbook of Public Economics, vol. 5, top scholars provide context and order to new research about mechanisms that underlie both public finance theories and applications. These fundamental subjects follow the recent, steady movement away from rational decision-making and toward more personalized approaches to tax generation and expenditure, especially in terms of the use of psychological methods and financial incentives. Closely scrutinized subjects include new research in empirical (instead of theoretical) public finance, the methods for measuring taxes (both in revenue generation and expenditure), and the roles that taxes play in specific settings, such as emerging economies, urban settings, charitable giving, and among political entities (cities, counties, states, countries). Contributors look at both the "tax" and "expenditure" sides of public finance, emphasizing recent influences that psychology and philosophy have exerted in economics with articles on behavioral finance, charitable giving, and dynamic taxation. To a field enjoying rapid growth, their articles bring context and order, illuminating the mechanisms that underlie both public finance theories and applications. Editor Raj Chetty is the recipient of the 2013 John Bates Clark Medal from the American Economic Association. It focuses on new approaches to both revenue generation and expenditures in public finance. It presents coherent summaries of subjects in public economics that stretch from methodologies to applications. It makes details about public economics accessible to scholars in fields outside economics
The annuitization of Americans' resources : a cohort analysis by Alan J Auerbach( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper constructs a unique cohort data set to study the changes since 1960 in the share of Americans' resources that are annuitized. Understanding these changes is important because the larger this share, the more cohorts are likely to consume and the less they are likely to bequeath. Hence, the degree of annuitization affects national saving as well as the transmission of inequality over time. Our findings are striking. Although the annuitized share of resources of younger Americans declined slightly between 1960 and 1990, it increased dramatically for older Americans. It doubled for older men and quadrupled for older women. Since the elderly have much higher mortality probabilities than do the young, their degree of annuitization is much more important for aggregate bequests and saving. According to our estimates, aggregate U.S. bequests would now be 66 percent larger had the post-1960 increase in annuitization not occurred. In addition, U.S. national saving would likely be substantially larger than is currently the case
Uncertainty and the design of long-run fiscal policy by Alan J Auerbach( Book )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper explores optimal fiscal policy in an overlapping-generations general-equilibrium model under uncertainty and the impact on optimal policy of the introduction of a type of policy stickiness intended to account for the stylized fact that major reforms happen infrequently. In general, our analysis suggests not only that action should not be delayed, but further that action should actually be accelerated. The added realism of restrictions on the frequency of policy changes alters this result in two ways. The prospect of being unable to set policy in the future occasions even more precautionary saving today, if the government acts. However, the government may also choose not to set policy, and its inaction range is very asymmetric. Because the impact of its policies on the current elderly cannot be reversed in the future, the government is much more likely to choose inaction when fiscal tightening is called for. Thus, the optimal policy response over time might best be characterized by great caution in general, but punctuated by occasional periods of apparent irresponsibility
Generational accounting and immigration in the United States by Alan J Auerbach( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: In recent years, the renewed strength of immigration to the United States has sparked a debate about the economic effects of immigration. A central issue in this debate has been the fiscal impact of immigrants. Most research in this area has adopted a static, cross-section approach in assessing the net impact of immigrants on the economy's fiscal position. However, a dynamic approach is important because of the age dependency of many government tax and expenditure programs, and necessary to take the descendents of immigrants into account. This paper reconsiders the fiscal impact of immigrants over time, using the technique of generational accounting. We may summarize our results with three findings: 1. Because new immigrants represent a larger fraction of future generations than of present ones, shifting the burden onto future generations also shifts it, relatively, onto new immigrants. Thus, if the entire fiscal imbalance currently estimated for the United States is placed on future generations, then the presence of new immigrants reduces the burden borne by natives. 2. When a policy of fiscal responsibility' is followed, whether there is a fiscal gain from immigration depends on the extent to which government purchases rise with the immigrant population. 3. The impact of immigration on fiscal balance is extremely small relative to the size of the overall imbalance itself. Thus, immigration should be viewed neither as a major source of the existing imbalance, nor as a potential solution to it
A new measure of horizontal equity by Alan J Auerbach( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this paper, we propose a new measure of horizontal equity that overcomes many of the shortcomings of previous proposed measures. Our starting point is the observation that a well-behaved social welfare function need not evaluate global' (vertical equity) differences in after-tax income using the same weights it applies to local' (horizontal equity) differences, even though this constraint has been applied in the past. Following work on the structure of individual preferences, we show that a social welfare function can imply different preferences toward horizontal and vertical equity. Adopting the general approach to the measurement of inequality developed by Atkinson (1970), we use such a social welfare function to derive measures of inequality that are decomposable into components naturally interpreted as indices of horizontal and vertical equity. In particular, the former index measures deviations from the fundamental principle that equals be treated equally. Finally, we apply our new measure to two tax-return data sets, evaluating the degree to which the horizontal equity of the US personal income tax has changed over time, and how horizontal equity would be altered by one version of recent proposals to do away with the so-called marriage penalty.'
 
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Fiscal policy : lessons from economic research
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Generational accounting around the worldCorporate takeovers : causes and consequencesMergers and acquisitionsHandbook of public economicsPublic policy and the income distributionTaxing corporate income in the 21st centuryThe taxation of capital incomeMacroeconomics : an integrated approach
Alternative Names
Alan J. Auerbach economist (University of California-Berkeley)

Alan J. Auerbach Wirtschaftswissenschaftler (University of California-Berkeley)

Auerbach, A. 1951-

Auerbach, A J

Auerbach, A. J. 1951-

Auerbach, Alan

Auerbach, Alan 1951-

Auerbach, Alan Jeffrey 1951-

Ауэрбах, А.

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English (377)