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CESifo Seminar Series

The CESifo Seminar Series aims to cover topical policy issues in economics from a largely European perspective. The books in this series are the products of the papers and intensive debates that took place during the seminars hosted by CESifo, an international research network of renowned economists organized jointly by the Center for Economic Studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, and the Ifo Institute for Economic Research. All publications in this series have been carefully selected and refereed by members of the CESifo research network.

Theoretical and empirical perspectives on the fragmentation of production processes across borders, shedding light on global sourcing decisions and their economic effects.

Current and Emerging Avenues

A rich collection of current research in the growing field of social economics, covering such issues as culture, gender, ethics, and philanthropic behavior.

Insights from the application of economic theories and research methods to the management of linguistic diversity in an era of globalization.

Edited by Jon Strand

The economic and political aspects of energy subsidies, viewed both theoretically and empirically, with a focus on fossil fuel subsidies in developing nations.

Theoretically and empirically informed studies on the role and efficiency of the public sector, public wage and employment policy, privatization, tax policy, and fiscal sustainability.

The Changing Role of the State

The complexities of financing, installing, implementing, and regulating public infrastructures, including empirical research, analytical models, and theoretical insights.

Conceptual, empirical, and theoretical analyses of the effectiveness of market-based policy instruments in achieving environmental goals.

Evaluation and Prospects

Empirical and theoretical perspectives on the first two phases of the European Emissions Trading Scheme, the largest cap-and-trade market established so far.

Implications for Education Financing and Economic Policy

Analyses of the interrelated mobility of students and the highly skilled that consider its implications for fiscal policy, higher education financing, and economic development.

Analytical and empirical perspectives on the interplay of taxation and regulation in the financial sector.

The Green Paradox and Beyond

A detailed and rigorous analysis of the effect of climate policies on climate change that questions the empirical and theoretical support for the “green paradox.”

Theory and Empirical Evidence
Edited by Karl Wärneryd

Economists offer a rational-choice perspective on conflict, using approaches that range from the game theoretic to the experimental.

Firm Heterogeneity Meets International Business

Essays by leading scholars suggest that insights from international business could enrich firm heterogeneity research in international economics.

Investigations of the propagation and influence of global shocks among the economies of developed and developing countries.

What Reduces Offending?

Research from the United States, Europe, and South America demonstrates the usefulness of the tools of economic analysis for the study of crime.

Issues, Challenges, and Case Studies

Experts analyze the recent emphasis on central communication as an additional policy and accountability device.

Experts analyze the policy challenges of taxation in developing countries, including corruption, tax evasion, and ineffective political structures.

Experts analyze four factors in China’s economic growth: exchange rate policy, savings and investments, monetary policy, and foreign direct investments.

Economists explore the relationship between expanding international trade and the parallel growth in illicit trade, including illegal drugs, smuggling, and organized crime.

Economists address key challenges facing the EU, including financial instability, welfare state reform, inadequate institutional framework, and global economic integration.

Prominent economists present the pros and cons of government’s subsidizing or protecting firms that are “national champions.”

Leading economists consider the apparent underperformance of the European economy, testing various explanations against data.

How to Reverse the Trend of Declining Birth Rates

Experts discuss the appropriateness and effectiveness using public policy to influence fertility decisions.

Laws, Institutions, and Implementation
Edited by Vivek Ghosal

Experts examine how regulatory and institutional environments affect the functioning of markets and propose reforms.

Leading scholars examine political, legal, social, and market institutions through a microeconomic lens.

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