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  1. Copyright in the Cultural Industries

    Copyright in the Cultural Industries

    Edited by Ruth Towse
    Several of the authors question the efficacy of copyright, which is increasingly regarded as benefiting multinational organisations rather than individual authors and performers. Others are less critical of copyright per se, but question its ability to meet the new challenges of a digital era. Some of the specific issues covered include: law and international transactions of copyrighted material; economic analysis of copyright and freedom of expression; music licensing in the digital age; the role of copyright in stimulating cultural development; internet distribution of copyright material; and the problems of licensing museum images. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  2. Economic Theory and the Welfare State

    Economic Theory and the Welfare State

    Edited by Nicholas Barr
    This authoritative collection brings together 100 key articles on the subject of the welfare state selected by one of the world’s leading experts. The first volume discusses the economic theory and related matters which underpin analysis of the welfare state. Volume II is about income transfers, especially social security benefits and poverty relief. Volume III looks at benefits in kind, particularly health care and education. This important work provides an analytical background to the subject whilst illustrating the vast array of literature available. It will be invaluable to students and professionals alike. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 1,010.00   Web: $ 909.00
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  3. The Price of Virtue

    The Price of Virtue

    Vivien Foster, Susana Mourato, David Pearce, Ece Özdemiroglu
    The authors of this pioneering book attempt to address this problem by utilizing survey techniques, originally developed in environmental economics, to place an economic value on the benefits provided by the voluntary sector in the UK. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  4. Taxation, Welfare and the Crisis of Unemployment in Europe

    Taxation, Welfare and the Crisis of Unemployment in Europe

    Edited by Marco Buti, Paolo Sestito, Hans Wijkander
    This book analyses the impact of European tax and benefit systems on incentives to create and take up jobs. European policymakers face tough choices as reforms to these systems are costly and recognising and understanding the complex trade-offs involved – a pre-condition to pushing the reform process forward – is the aim of this volume. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  5. Welfare Economics

    Welfare Economics

    Edited by William J. Baumol, Charles A. Wilson
    This major three-volume work contains key papers which reflect the innovation and imagination that has characterised the field of welfare economics during the last 50 years. The selections range from literary treatments to the most advanced mathematical presentation. However, all readers, regardless of their mathematical sophistication or methodological predilections, will find a large number of the papers interesting and worthwhile in giving an overview of the present state of welfare economics and providing guides to the literature specialities of particular interest. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 960.00   Web: $ 864.00
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  6. The Foundations of the Welfare State

    The Foundations of the Welfare State

    Edited by Robert E. Goodin, Deborah Mitchell
    This three-volume compendium reproduces all the key texts on the welfare state – its rise and fall, its varying rationales and instrumentalities, its different forms in different periods and different places. Political history and social theory are interspersed with sociology and economics, and neo-liberal analyses sit alongside socialist and feminist ones, making for an invigorating blend of opposing perspectives. Anglo-American experiences are contrasted not just with those of Germany and Scandinavia but also with Japan and Taiwan, Italy and Hungary, Australia and South Asia, thus highlighting the many distinct styles of welfare states and the distinctive social, economic, political and cultural forces driving them. The juxtaposition of all the standard texts alongside many others which are deeply revealing but virtually unknown makes this an indispensable reference source for all serious students of the welfare state. Learn More
    2000   Hardback Price: $ 810.00   Web: $ 729.00
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  7. Economic Welfare

    Economic Welfare

    Edited by Tyler Cowen
    Economic Welfare presents an important collection of leading writings in the fields of policy evaluation. The volume focuses on the conceptual issues behind welfare economics, drawing upon contributions from economics, moral philosophy and social philosophy. The selected readings are designed to present the case both for and against extant approaches to economic welfare. Learn More
    2000   Hardback Price: $ 350.00   Web: $ 315.00
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  8. Globalization and the Welfare State

    Globalization and the Welfare State

    Ramesh Mishra
    Globalization and the Welfare State is highly accessible and will be welcomed by students and scholars of social policy, social work, political science and sociology as well as by policymakers in international organizations and government. Learn More
    2000   Hardback Price: $ 134.00   Web: $ 120.60
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  9. The Welfare State in Europe

    The Welfare State in Europe

    Edited by Marco Buti, Daniele Franco, Lucio R. Pench
    This book analyses the main problems in the functioning of the welfare state and possible actions for its reform. Focusing on the European Union, it looks at the achievements of and challenges to the welfare state as we enter the 21st century. Learn More
    2000   Hardback Price: $ 208.00   Web: $ 187.20
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  10. Economics, Welfare Policy and the History of Economic Thought

    Economics, Welfare Policy and the History of Economic Thought

    Edited by Martin M.G. Fase, Walter Kanning, Donald A. Walker
    In this book, internationally renowned scholars, including two Nobel Laureates, have been drawn together to celebrate Arnold Heertje’s rich contribution to the field of economics. Their essays reflect his influence in the areas of economic theory and policy. In particular, they follow in the tradition of his work on oligopoly and price theory, welfare theory and policy, growth theory, environmental economics, technical change and the history of economic thought and methodology. Learn More
    1999   Hardback Price: $ 188.00   Web: $ 169.20
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  11. Economic Welfare: Concepts and Measurement

    Economic Welfare: Concepts and Measurement

    Edited by John Creedy
    In conducting a rational analysis of public policy, it is very important to quantify the extent of costs and benefits to individuals resulting from changes in taxes and the price level. Economists seek to provide a money measure of the changing welfare facing different types of individuals. There has been a great deal of research activity in this central area of economics in recent years. Learn More
    1999   Hardback Price: $ 465.00   Web: $ 418.50
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  12. Measuring Welfare Changes and Tax Burdens

    Measuring Welfare Changes and Tax Burdens

    John Creedy
    This book is concerned with some of the conceptual and practical problems of measuring the changes in welfare of individuals and the excess burdens arising from taxation. It provides an introductory review of alternative concepts and practical approaches to the measurement of welfare as well as providing a number of practical examples of welfare analyses in a variety of contexts. Learn More
    1998   Hardback Price: $ 134.00   Web: $ 120.60
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  13. The Political Economy of Population Ageing

    The Political Economy of Population Ageing

    William A. Jackson
    Population ageing has been the subject of much discussion in recent years, often expressed in alarmist language that advocates evasive policy action to avert an imminent demographic crisis. This forward-looking book evaluates the debates surrounding population ageing and offers a more optimistic outlook on its effect on the economy. Learn More
    1998   Hardback Price: $ 134.00   Web: $ 120.60
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  14. Challenges to the Welfare State

    Challenges to the Welfare State

    Edited by Henry Cavanna
    Challenges to the Welfare State examines and assesses cultural, economic and political problems facing welfare states in Europe and North America and provides policy suggestions to alleviate these problems. An important group of authors identifies the relative merits of welfare state systems in the United States and Europe. They consider the transition of the welfare state in former Communist countries to more market oriented systems and the status of the European welfare state in the context of deepening European integration. More specifically, these experts address the question of whether further integration in Europe will result in an environment where all citizens are guaranteed only certain basic social rights and are encouraged to take private financial responsibility for health care, pension provision and insurance. The nature of social insurance institutions, the problems of ageing populations and the backlash against increasing taxation are also considered. Learn More
    1998   Hardback Price: $ 134.00   Web: $ 120.60
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  15. The Dynamics of Inequality and Poverty

    The Dynamics of Inequality and Poverty

    John Creedy
    This important book is concerned with the evaluation of changes in income distribution and the analysis of tax and transfer systems. Learn More
    1998   Hardback Price: $ 151.00   Web: $ 135.90
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  16. Pensions and Population Ageing

    Pensions and Population Ageing

    John Creedy
    The analysis of pensions presents many complex problems. A major aim of this book is to demonstrate how reasonably simple economic models can be designed and used to shed some light on the issues involved in population growth and pension provision. The basic analytics of population growth and pension structure are first explored. Projections for Australia are examined and used to model ageing and social expenditure and to estimate the ‘burden’ of aged care on future workers. The author goes on to investigate pensions and pension finance, and examines several types of economic model before turning to the analysis of alternative pension arrangements using a lifetime simulation model. The results of the study suggest that both lower contribution rates and a universal pension encourage a later retirement age. Learn More
    1998   Hardback Price: $ 134.00   Web: $ 120.60
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  17. The Economics of Housing

    The Economics of Housing

    Edited by John M. Quigley
    Housing is an important commodity in the national accounts of all countries and has generated a high quality specialised literature. The papers in this scholarly collection span a thirty-five year period from 1960 when the field of housing economics was just beginning to attract attention. Topics covered include housing and urban spatial structures, housing supply, the analysis of housing demand and empirical and theoretical studies of housing quality and prices. Learn More
    1997   Hardback Price: $ 635.00   Web: $ 571.50
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  18. Baumol’s Cost Disease

    Baumol’s Cost Disease

    Edited by Ruth Towse
    Baumol’s Cost Disease is the inevitable escalation of the real costs that occur in labour-intensive industries like the arts, health care and education. The labour costs in these industries tend to increase at the same rate as other industries, but their scope for utilizing labour-saving technical progress is either small or non-existent. Learn More
    1997   Hardback Price: $ 223.00   Web: $ 200.70
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  19. Enterprise and the Welfare State

    Enterprise and the Welfare State

    Edited by Martin Rein, Eskil Wadensjö
    Enterprise and the Welfare State argues that there is more to welfare than simply provision by the state and so the focus of this book is on the welfare society rather than the welfare state. This requires a new system of statistical accounting and a different focus for case studies. Learn More
    1997   Hardback Price: $ 168.00   Web: $ 151.20
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    1998   Paperback Price: $ 57.00   Web: $ 45.60
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  20. Cultural Economics

    Cultural Economics

    Edited by Ruth Towse
    These volumes contain a spread of influential articles on economic issues arising in all aspects of the cultural sector – the performing and creative arts, (including the art market); the heritage (museums and monuments) and the media industries (film, TV, recording etc.). Cultural economics, including in this term the economics of the arts, has developed steadily over the last thirty years, with a literature that is theoretical, empirical and institutional. Some of the most prominent economists have written on subjects in this field – Coase, Baumol, Peacock, Robbins, Scitovsky, West and it is now being developed by their successors, of whom Frey and Throsby are the best established. Learn More
    1997   Hardback Price: $ 685.00   Web: $ 616.50
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