Welfare, Incentives, and Taxation

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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 This volume brings together for the first time published and unpublished seminal work on these key areas, providing an essential overview to much of his life's work.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: 9780198295211
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/26/2006
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 1.50 (d)

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Welfare Economics
Chapter 1: Information and Incentives
Chapter 2: Notes on Welfare Economics
Chapter 3: The Desirability of Natural Resource Depletion
Chapter 4: The Economic Uses of Utilitarianism
Chapter 5: Welfare Economics and Economies of Scale
Part 2: Tax Theory
Chapter 6: An Exploration in the Theory of Optimum Income Taxation
Chapter 7: On Producer Taxation
Chapter 8: The Optimum Town
Chapter 9: Optimal Tax Theory: A Synthesis
Chapter 10: The Theory of Optimum Taxation
Chapter 11: Migration and Optimal Income Taxes
Chapter 12: Taxing Uncertain Incomes
Part 3: Public Expenditure
Chapter 13: Arguments for Public Expenditure
Chapter 14: Optimal Taxation and Government Finance
Part 4: Contract Theory
Chapter 15: The Optimal Structure of Incentives and Authority within an Organization
Chapter 16: The Theory of Moral Hazard and Unobserved Behaviour
Chapter 17: The Implications of Moral Hazard for Optimal Insurance
Part 5: Growth Theory
Chapter 18: The Dynamic Nonsubstitution Theorem
Chapter 19: Agreeable Plans
Chapter 20: Fairly Good Plans
Chapter 21: Optimum Saving with Economies of Scale
Part 6: Development Economics
Chapter 22: A Pure Theory of Underdeveloped Economies, using a Relationship between Consumption and Productivity
Chapter 23: Project Appraisal Planning Twenty Years on

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