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Works: 3,058 works in 4,401 publications in 1 language and 17,023 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: HB5, 330.5
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Most widely held works by CESifo
Guns and butter : the economic causes and consequences of conflict by Gregory D Hess( )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guns and Butter examines the causes and consequences of war from a political economy perspective, taking as its premise that a consideration of the incentives and constraints faced by individuals and groups is paramount in understanding conflict decision making. The chapter authors - leading economists and political scientists - believe that this perspective offers deeper insights into war and peace choices than the standard state-centric approach; and their contributions offer both theoretical and empirical support for the political economy perspective on conflict. Several broad themes cut across the chapters: war as an equilibrium phenomenon rather than an exogenous process; how the interaction of politics, economics, and institutions affects the frequency and severity of conflicts; the cost of fighting; and the often innovative character of conflict. Topics addressed include theoretical aspects of the ways in which domestic politics affects the decision to go to war; globalization and its effect on the net supply of terrorism; open markets and the likelihood of war and domestic insecurity; the costs of going to war in Iraq as compared to the costs of containment; the economic effects of the Rwandan genocide at a household level; and the evolving industrial organization of terrorist groups
Poverty, inequality, and policy in Latin America by Stephan Klasen( )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers from a conference held at the Ibero-America Institute for Economic Research in Göttingen, Germany, in July 2005 and co-sponsored by the CESifo research network
The design of climate policy by R Guesnerie( )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Debates over post-Kyoto Protocol climate change policy often take note of two issues: the feasibility and desirability of international cooperation on climate change policies, given the failure of the United States to ratify Kyoto and the very limited involvement of developing countries, and the optimal timing of climate policies. In this book essays by leading international economists offer insights on both these concerns." "The book first considers the appropriate institutions for effective international cooperation on climate change, proposing an alternative to the Kyoto arrangement and a theoretical framework for such a scheme. The discussions then turn to the stability of international environmental agreements, emphasizing the logic of coalition forming and demonstrating the applicability of game-theoretical analysis. Finally, contributors address both practical and quantitative aspects of policy design, offering theoretical analyses of such specific policy issues as intertemporal carbon trade and implementation of a sequestration policy, and then by formal mathematical models examining policies related to the rate of climate change, international trade and carbon leakage, and the shortcomings of the standard Global Warming Potential index."--Jacket
Designing the new European Union by Helge Berger( )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is based on papers delivered at the second CESifo-Delphi Conferences (Munich, November 2003, and Delphi, June 2004), which are jointly organized by CESifo and the Department of International and European Economic Studies of the Athens University of Economics and Business. The CESifo-Delphi Conferences are organized every two years and involve a two-stage process. Following an initial call for abstracts, a number of authors were selected and invited to present their papers at a workshop meeting in Munich. After further refereeing, some of the authors were invited to present (possibly revised) versions of their papers at the final conference meeting in Delphi. Contributions to Economic Analysis was established in 1952. The series purpose is to stimulate the international exchange of scientific information. The series includes books from all areas of macroeconomics and microeconomics
CESifo economic studies by CESifo( )

in English and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CESifo Economic Studies publishes provocative, high-quality papers in economics, with a particular focus on policy issues. Papers by leading academics are written for a wide and global audience, including those in government, business, and academia. The journal combines theory and empirical research in a style accessible to economists across all specialisations
CESifo world economic survey by CESifo Group Munich( )

in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DICE report( )

in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CESifo DICE report : quarterly journal for institutional comparisons by CESifo( )

in English and No Linguistic content and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CESifo forum by CESifo( )

in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public finance and public policy in the new century by Sijbren Cnossen( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays take stock of and extend the theory and practice of public finance and public policy. They address the evolving role of government and the welfare state, the interaction between taxation and markets, the future of pension and health care systems, and international tax issues and fiscal federalism
CESifo working paper series by Center for Economic Studies (München)( )

in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inequality and growth : theory and policy implications( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides a forum for economists to examine the theoretical, empirical, and policy issues involved in the relationship between growth and inequality. The aim is to develop a framework for determining the role of public policy in enhancing both growth and equality. The diverse range of topics, examined in the both developed and developing countries, includes natural resources, taxation, fertility, redistribution, technological change, transition, labor markets, and education."--Jacket
Elections, fiscal policy and growth : revisiting the mechanism by George Economides( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This short paper reconsiders the popular result that the lower the probability of getting reelected, the stronger the incumbent politicians' incentive to follow short-sighted, inefficient policies. The set-up is a general equilibrium model of endogenous growth and optimal fiscal policy, in which two political parties can alternate in power. We show that re-election uncertainty is not enough to produce the popular result. Specifically, re-election uncertainty must be combined with the hypothesis that politicians care about economic outcomes more when in power than when out of power, and - more importantly - that this preference over being in power is ad hoc. That is, if politicians can also choose how much to care about economic outcomes when in and out of power, it is optimal to care the same and hence shortsighted policies do not arise. Therefore, such policies presuppose a degree of irrationality on the part of political parties
Venture capital backed growth by Christian Keuschnigg( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paper proposes a simple equilibrium model of venture capital, entrepreneurship and innovation. Venture capitalists not only finance but also advise start-up entrepreneurs and thereby add value to new firms. The paper demonstrates how a productive and active VC industry boosts innovation driven growth
Can productive government spending be the engine of long-run growth when labor supply is endogenous? by Hyun Park( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We reexamine the properties of optimal fiscal policy and their implications for implementable capital accumulation. The setup is a standard endogenous growth model with public production services, augmented by elastic labor supply. We show that, when a benevolent government chooses a distorting income tax rate to finance public production services by taking into account the competitive decentralized equilibrium, public production services can no longer play their traditional role as an engine of long-run endogenous growth. This follows from a simple combination of Ramsey second-best fiscal policy and endogenous labor/leisure choices
Public health care with waiting time : the role of supplementary private health care by Michael Hoel( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We consider an economy where most of the health care is publicly provided, and where there is waiting time for several types of treatments. Private health care without waiting time is an option for the patients in the public health queue. We show that although patients with low waiting costs will choose public treatment, they may be better off with waiting time than without. the reason is that waiting time induces patients with high waiting costs to choose private treatment, thus reducing the cost of public health care that everyone pays for. Even if higher quality (i.e. zero waiting time) can be achieved at no cost, the self-selection induced restribution may imply that it is socially optimal to provide health care publicly and at an inferior quality level. We give a detailed discussion of the circumstances in which it is optimal to have waiting time for public health treatment. Moreover, we study the interaction between this quality decision and the optimal tax/susidy on private health care
Working time and employment under uncertainty by Yu-Fu Chen( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The standard literature on working time has modelled the decisions of firms in a deterministic framework in which firms can choose between employment and overtime (given mandated standard hours). Contrary to this approach, we consider the impact of uncertainty and real options on the decision of working time, i.e. we examines the determinants of employment and hours in a stochastic framework. We conclude the theoretical analysis with a number of simulation exercises to illustrate the working of the model
How to run a target zone? : age old lessons from an Austro-Hungarian experiment by Marc Flandreau( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper considers what we argue was the first experiment of a exchange rate band. This experiment took place in Austria-Hungary between 1896 and 1914. The rationale of introducing this policy rested on precisely those intuitions that modern target zone literature has recently emphasized: the band was designed to secure both exchange rate stability and monetary policy autonomy. However, unlike more recent experiences, such as the ERM, this policy was not undermined by credibility problems. In other words the episode provides us with an ideal testing ground for some important ideas in modern macroeconomics: specifically, can formal rules, when faithfully adhered to, provide policy makers with some advantages such as short term flexibility? First, we find that a credible band has a "microeconomic" influence on exchange rate stability. By reducing uncertainty, a credible fluctuation band improves the quality of expectations, a channel that has
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Poverty, inequality, and policy in Latin America
Poverty, inequality, and policy in Latin AmericaThe design of climate policyDesigning the new European UnionPublic finance and public policy in the new centuryInequality and growth : theory and policy implications
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Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wirtschaftswissenschaft

Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wirtschaftswissenschaft München

Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wirtschaftswissenschaft Munich, Allemagne

Münchener Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wirtschaftswissenschaft

Munich society for the promotion of economic research

Society for the promotion of economic research

Society for the Promotion of Economic Research München

Society for the promotion of economic research Munich, Allemagne

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