Applied Economics and Public Policy

Applied Economics and Public Policy

by Iain Begg, Brian Henry
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521624142

ISBN-13: 9780521624145

Pub. Date: 04/01/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book contains a collection of specially commissioned papers in which leading economists explore the role of applied economics in informing public policy. The contributions cover macroeconomic modeling, the use of company data to assess economic performance, techniques for data gathering and policy analysis. The book covers a variety of research methods and shows

Overview

This book contains a collection of specially commissioned papers in which leading economists explore the role of applied economics in informing public policy. The contributions cover macroeconomic modeling, the use of company data to assess economic performance, techniques for data gathering and policy analysis. The book covers a variety of research methods and shows how these have been used in practice to elucidate economic problems. Applied economics is both an art and a science, and this book demonstrates why.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521624145
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/01/1998
Series:
Department of Applied Economics Occasional Papers Series
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Large-scale E-3 modelling of the EU; 3. The quantification of survey data; 4. SAMS and applied GE models; 5. The development of econometric models at the DAE; 6. Takeovers, investment and the persistence of profits; 7. Estimation of the company size-growth relation; 8. Wage-earning during the Industrial Revolution; 9. Company failure and hysteresis; 10. Equilibrium properties of macroeconomic models; 11. Empirical analysis as an underpinning to policy; 12. Using figures to guide macroeconomic policy.

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