1. Ifo Economic Policy series

    Series editor: Hans-Werner Sinn, Ifo Institute of Economic Research and University of Munich, Germany

    Managing editor: Chang Woon Nam, Ifo Institute for Economic Research, Germany

Books in this series

TOTAL: 5
  1. Information Technology and Productivity Growth

    Information Technology and Productivity Growth

    Theo S. Eicher, Thomas Strobel
    Theo S. Eicher and Thomas Strobel present an industry-level account of the recent changes in German productivity growth and compare the trends to Europe and the US. The specific focus is on how differential investments in information and communication technologies (ICT) affected the economic performance of these economies. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 124.00   Web: $ 111.60
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  2. School Accountability, Autonomy and Choice Around the World

    School Accountability, Autonomy and Choice Around the World

    Ludger Woessmann, Elke Luedemann, Gabriela Schuetz, Martin R. West
    Accountability, autonomy and choice are now the watchwords of education reformers around the globe. This book presents new evidence from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) test on whether students perform better in school systems with such institutional measures in place. It also provides a theoretical framework for considering these reforms and summarizes previous international evidence. The results confirm that various policies promoting accountability, autonomy and choice are strongly associated with higher achievement for students from both disadvantaged and advantaged backgrounds. In particular, choice through public funding for private schools is associated with both higher performance overall and higher equality of opportunity. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  3. Divergences in Productivity Between Europe and the United States

    Divergences in Productivity Between Europe and the United States

    Edited by Gilbert Cette, Michael Fouquin, Hans-Werner Sinn
    In the 1990s, labour productivity growth accelerated in the United States, yet slowed down in other industrialised countries, reversing a three decade long tendency of convergence. The book explores this phenomenon. It first identifies the methodological and statistical problems involved in measuring productivity and making cross-country comparisons in this area. Then the role of factor accumulation for the diverging trends across the OECD world, with a particular focus on the dispersion of information and communication technology (ICT), is reviewed. In-depth studies of single countries provide further insights regarding growth trends in the United States, Japan, Germany, and France. Finally, empirical investigations regarding the determinants of productivity growth at an international level complement the analyses. The results stress that public infrastructure and education, employment rates and working hours, and ICT spending play an important role in explaining the existing differences in levels and changes of productivity. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 138.00   Web: $ 124.20
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  4. Handbook of Survey-Based Business Cycle Analysis

    Handbook of Survey-Based Business Cycle Analysis

    Edited by Georg Goldrian
    This Handbook aims to provide an overview of regular survey activities, as well as to show how survey results can be used scientifically in the context of business-cycle analysis and forecasting. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 196.00   Web: $ 176.40
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  5. Redesigning the Welfare State

    Redesigning the Welfare State

    Hans-Werner Sinn, Christian Holzner, Wolfgang Meister, Wolfgang Ochel, Martin Werding
    Redesigning the Welfare State argues that the current high level of unemployment in Germany not only creates a major challenge for the German welfare state, but is to a good extent caused by the way the country's welfare system is designed. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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