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The Impact of Rural Pensions in China on Labor Migration

Karen Eggleston, Ang Sun and Zhaoguo Zhan.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2018; p ublished online July 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; Fiscal Policies and Behaviour of Economic Agents; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Welfare and Poverty; Demand and Supply of Labour; Economic Development. 11495 words.

Abstract

We study the impact of China’s new rural pension program on promoting migration of labor by applying a regression discontinuity analysis to this new...

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The Incidence of Public Spending on Healthcare: Comparative Evidence from Asia

Owen O'Donnell, Eddy van Doorslaer, Ravi P. Rannan-Eliya, Aparnaa Somanathan, Shiva Raj Adhikari, Deni Harbianto, Charu C. Garg, Piya Hanvoravongchai, Mohammed N. Huq, Anup Karan, Gabriel M. Leung, Chiu Wan Ng, Badri Raj Pande, Keith Tin, Kanjana Tisayaticom, Laksono Trisnantoro, Yuhui Zhang and Yuxin Zhao.

in The World Bank Economic Review

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Publicly Provided Goods; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue. 9769 words.

The article compares the incidence of public healthcare across 11 Asian countries and provinces, testing the dominance of healthcare concentration curves against ...

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Macroeconomic Effects From Government Purchases and Taxes

Robert J. Barro and Charles J. Redlick.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

February 2011; p ublished online February 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Fiscal Policies and Behaviour of Economic Agents; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue. 17845 words.

For U.S. annual data that include World War II, the estimated multiplier for temporary defense spending is 0.4–0.5 contemporaneously and 0.6–0.7 over 2 years. If the change in defense...

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Moral Hazard, Incentive Contracts, and Risk: Evidence from Procurement

Gregory Lewis and Patrick Bajari.

in The Review of Economic Studies

July 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Transport; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue. 14886 words.

Deadlines and late penalties are widely used to incentivize effort. Tighter deadlines and higher penalties induce higher effort, but increase the agent's risk. We model how these contract...

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The size and shape of government: preferences over redistributive tax policy

Lucy Barnes.

in Socio-Economic Review

January 2015; p ublished online March 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Capitalist Systems; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies. 9636 words.

Why do some people support government redistribution more than others? This article addresses this question with reference to attitudes towards redistributive tax policy. In doing so, it...

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Sovereign Wealth Funds and Natural Resource Management in Africa

Samuel E. Wills, Lemma W. Senbet and Witness Simbanegavi.

in Journal of African Economies

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; International Finance; Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance; Corporate Governance; Corporate Regulation; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; National Budget, Deficit, and Debt; Publicly Provided Goods; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Economic Development; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation. 8386 words.

Non-renewable resources dominate nearly one quarter of the world's economies. Over half of these economies are developing, with many in Africa. Managing resource revenues is one of the most...

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When Should Governments Subsidize Health? The Case of Mass Deworming

Amrita Ahuja, Sarah Baird, Joan Hamory Hicks, Michael Kremer, Edward Miguel and Shawn Powers.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Economics of Health; Education and Research Institutions; Welfare and Poverty; Economic Development. 6834 words.

We discuss how evidence and theory can be combined to provide insight on the appropriate subsidy level for health products, focusing on the specific case of deworming. Although intestinal...

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