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Economic Policy Institute

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Works: 391 works in 577 publications in 1 language and 10,615 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Reference works  Abstracts 
Roles: Publisher, Editor, Other, Author
Classifications: HD8066, 338.5280973
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Most widely held works about Economic Policy Institute
 
Most widely held works by Economic Policy Institute
Getting prices right : the debate over the consumer price index by Economic Policy Institute( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presents ... the report of the congressionally appointed Advisory Commission to Study the Consumer Price Index, popularly known as the Boskin Commission -- and critically evaluates its findings and implications."--Back cover
The state of working America by Lawrence R Mishel( )

in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The state of working America : 2008-2009 by Lawrence R Mishel( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prepared biennally since 1988, 'The State of Working America' includes a wide variety of data on family incomes, wages, taxes, unemployment, wealth and poverty - data that enable the authors to closely examine the effect of the economy on the living standards of the American people
School choice : examining the evidence by Edith, Ed Rasell( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a summary of school-choice issues, and is organized around a 1992 seminar entitled "Choice: What Role in American Education?" Each part presents a set of conference papers, followed by discussants' remarks and excerpts from audience discussion. The introduction summarizes the papers' positions and conclusions. Participants generally agreed that choice cannot successfully drive school reform, but might be an ingredient of multifaceted school-reform efforts. Part 1, which examines the effects of school choice on the educational, racial, and socioeconomic integration of students, contains five chapters: (1) "The Sociology of School Choice: Why Some Win and Others Lose in the Educational Marketplace" (Amy Stuart Wells); (2) "The Scottish Experience of Parental School Choice" (J. Douglas Willms and Frank H. Echols); (3) "The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program" (John F. Witte); (4) "Effects of Choice in Education" (Stephen Plank, Kathryn S. Schiller, Barbara Schneider, and James S. Coleman); and (5) "Comments and General Discussion" (Michael Alves and Paul L. Pryde, Jr.). Part 2, which examines the effects of school choice on achievement, includes the following eight chapters: (6) "Choice, Achievement, and School Community" (Mary Erina Driscoll); (7) "Assessing Private School Effects: Implications for School Choice" (Peter W. Cookson, Jr.); (8) "Science or Policy Argument? A Review of the Quantitative Evidence in Chubb and Moe's Politics, Markets, and America's Schools'" (Valerie E. Lee and Anthony S. Bryk); (9) "a Re-Examination of Chubb and Moe's Politics, Markets, and America's Schools" (Marla E. Sukstorf, Amy Stuart Wells, and Robert L. Crain); (10) "The Forest and the Trees: a Response to Our Critics" (John E. Chubb and Terry M. Moe); (11) "Science or Policy Argument? A Rejoinder to Chubb and Moe" (Anthony S. Bryk and Valerie E. Lee); (12) "a Final Word on Chubb and Moe" (Marla E. Sukstorf, Amy Stuart Wells, and Robert L. Crain); and (13) "Comments and General Discussion" (Paul Hill and Herbert J. Grover). Part 3, "The Role of Choice in School Reform," contains three chapters: (14) "New York City's Career Magnet High Schools: Lessons About Creating Equity Within Choice Programs" (Robert L. Crain); (15) "Democratizing Choice: Reinventing, Not Retreating from, Public Education" (Michelle Fine); and (16) "Comments and General Discussion" (Herbert J. Wahlberg and Anthony J. Alvarado). Part 4, "School Choice in American Education," includes "a Dialogue Between Two Educators," in which a discussion between Michael Cohen and Chester E. Finn is moderated by Kathleen Matthews. Endnotes, a bibliography, an index, a list of contributors, and information about the Economic Policy Institute are included. (Lmi)
Reclaiming prosperity : a blueprint for progressive economic reform by Todd Schafer( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides information about the book "Reclaiming Prosperity: A Blueprint for Progressive Economic Reform," edited by Todd Schafer and Jeff Faux. Contains a description of the book, which examines the economic outlook for the United States and describes ways to maximize the country's economic and political future. Includes a table of contents; the preface written by Lester Thurow; and an afterword written by Ruy Teixeira
U.S. trade policy and global growth : new directions in the international economy by Economic Policy Institute( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays offers critical perspectives on current issues in the international economy. Divided into four parts, U.S. Trade Policy and Global Growth discusses managed trade and international interdependence, the effect of trade on domestic wages and employment, the costs and benefits of trade protection, and likely effects of NAFTA. The collection also addresses the U.S. trade deficit and presents a Keynesian proposal for international monetary reform. Part IV focuses on issues facing developing countries in the areas of trade, industrial, and financial policy. Rejecting the dogma that pure free-market policies should be accepted as articles of religious faith, in either international trade or domestic policy, the contributors search for trade and macro policies that can achieve balanced growth with high employment and an equitable distribution of income in both the United States and the rest of the world
The state of working America, 1996-97 by Lawrence R Mishel( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a statistical portrait of the standard of living of America's working families. This work analyzes areas such as family income, taxes, wages, jobs, wealth and poverty, and shows how the economy is reflected in the lives of American workers
The myth of the coming labor shortage : jobs, skills, and incomes of America's workforce 2000 by Lawrence R Mishel( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the conventional wisdom that the economy will face a labor shortage was done in three stages. First, the demand side of the labor market was analyzed. Changes in the skill requirements of jobs from 1973-86 were examined as were those changes anticipated by projections of the Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2000. The conclusion was that skill requirements would rise in the 1990s due to shifts in the occupational structure, but at a modest rate that was significantly less than that for 1973-86. Second, expected trends in labor supply--the quantity and quality of the future work force--were analyzed. Conclusions were that a general labor shortage would not occur simply because the labor force would grow slowly in the 1990s and the changing demographics of the work force would not necessarily produce a serious shortage of adequately skilled workers. A problem with labor force entrants would probably be that the educational system will not have provided an adequate basis for future technological innovation and productivity growth. Third, the study examined recent and expected trends in wages and incomes to assess whether future trends would remedy the labor market problems. The conclusion was that wages would continue their sluggish growth and possibly fall for large portions of the work force. The key policy implication was that the "supply push" approach would not produce desired improvements in labor market performance or productivity. (Appendixes include a description of the methodology, 28 endnotes, and a 52-item bibliography.) (Ylb)
Bridging the tax gap : addressing the crisis in federal tax administration( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hardships in America : the real story of working families by Heather Boushey( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report estimates the number of families who are not making ends meet, determines over 400 basic family budgets for six family types, and examines the hardships faced by families whose income falls below these basic budgets. Finally, it explores how the U.S. can create a social safety net that recognizes that work is not always enough to help families meet their basic needs
Retirement insecurity : the income shortfalls awaiting the soon-to-retire by Edward N Wolff( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic competitiveness : the states take the lead by David Osborne( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New economic strategies used by states are described, and case studies of the recent innovations in economic development policies of Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Michigan are presented. A number of programs in other states are briefly reviewed, and various models of state intervention are evaluated, along with the principles that underlie successful programs. Some questions raised by the economic activism of U.S. governors and state legislators are addressed. Lessons from the recent experimentation in state economic development policy are considered, along with the implications for federal policy of this expansion of state government's role in the economy. Appended are a glossary of acronyms and a chart that specifies types of competitiveness programs used in these three states. Specific programs are identified under the following categories: programs to stimulate technological innovation, capital programs, programs to help new and small businesses, technology transfer programs, labor-management cooperation programs, education and training programs, export programs, programs to bring the poor into the growth process, and the principles of effective economic development. (Sw)
Cable mergers and monopolies : market power in digital media and communications networks by Mark N Cooper( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The limits of privatization by Paul Starr( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transferring public services and public assets to private ownership is not an entirely new idea. Governments at all levels in the United States have for years contracted out many services. However, under the recently coined label "privatization," such policies now come recommended as a more comprehensive approach to the problems of modern government than ever before. However, the choice is not public or private but which of many possible mixed public-private structures works best. The advocates of privatization use the more moderate ideas to gain plausibility for the more radical goal of government disengagement. The conservatives' view of government as an economic black hole misses what government adds to the productive resources of society and overstates what government takes away. There is a lesson about privatization: governments will continue to be held accountable for economic growth and security. Thus, most privatization efforts would be politically unpopular. The most common privatization proposals would hardly diminish the domain of special interests. Advocates of privatization show an undue tenderness toward private contractors and an undue hostility toward public employees. Although privatization aims to shift services from the public to the private sector, it could end up making private institutions more like public ones. Finally, where the government represents the nation and seeks to speak with one voice, it needs public servants loyal to its highest interests, not private contractors maximizing their own. Although privatization is appealing, the ever-changing public-private mix is necessary in providing public services. (Includes 29 reference notes.) (Kc)
Enriching children, enriching the nation : public investment in high-quality prekindergarten by Robert G Lynch( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Market-based reforms in urban education by Helen F Ladd( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses the market framework to organize the extensive evidence on the effects of market-based reforms, including analyses of experiences in the United States as well as analyses of the outcomes of market-based reforms in Chile and New Zealand
One-third of a nation : a new look at housing affordability in America by Michael E Stone( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smart money : education and economic development by William Schweke( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The benefits of full employment : when markets work for people by Jared Bernstein( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Health insurance coverage in retirement : the erosion of retiree income security by Christian E Weller( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Getting prices right : the debate over the consumer price index
Alternative Names
Economic Policy Institute

Economic policy institute. Washington, D.C.

Epi

EPI (Economic Policy Institute)

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English (73)

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The state of working America : 2008-2009School choice : examining the evidenceReclaiming prosperity : a blueprint for progressive economic reformU.S. trade policy and global growth : new directions in the international economyThe state of working America, 1996-97Bridging the tax gap : addressing the crisis in federal tax administrationThe limits of privatizationEnriching children, enriching the nation : public investment in high-quality prekindergarten