Welfare, Incentives, and Taxation / Edition 1

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Nobel Prize-winning economist James Mirrlees is one of the world's leading figures in welfare, development, and public sector economics. This volume brings together for the first time published and unpublished seminal work on these key areas, providing an essential overview to much of his life's work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199261819
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/1/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 584
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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Cambridge University
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Table of Contents

1 Information and incentives : the economics of carrots and sticks 3
2 Notes on welfare economics, information, and uncertainty 23
3 The desirability of natural resource depletion 39
4 The economic uses of utilitarianism 69
5 Welfare economics and economies of scale 100
6 An exploration in the theory of optimum income taxation 131
7 On producer taxation 174
8 The optimum town 183
9 Population policy and the taxation of family size 205
10 Optimal tax theory : a synthesis 229
11 The theory of optimal taxation 259
12 Migration and optimal income taxes 309
13 Taxing uncertain incomes 330
14 Arguments for public expenditure 345
15 Optimal taxation and government finance 366
16 The optimal structure of incentives and authority within an organization 387
17 The theory of moral hazard and unobservable behaviour : part I 420
18 The dynamic nonsubstitution theorem 445
19 Agreeable plans 458
20 Fairly good plans 481
21 Optimum saving with economies of scale 500
22 A pure theory of underdeveloped economics 533
23 Project appraisal and planning twenty years on : appendix 554
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