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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.

Edited by Paul De Grauwe

Leading economists analyze the multiple factors that drive competitiveness among nations in world markets.

A Promising New Cross-Disciplinary Field

Leading economics scholars consider the influence of psychology on economics, discussing topics including pro-social behavior, conditional trust, neuroeconomics, procedural utility, and happiness research.

The Economic Causes and Consequences of Conflict
Edited by Gregory D. Hess

Insights into war and domestic insecurity, terrorism, and the costs of war and peace from new research that takes the political economy perspective on conflict.

Experts examine the dynamics of poverty and inequality in Latin America and policies to address them using new tools and data.

Leading economists offer theoretical, quantitative, and policy perspectives on climate policy.

Theoretical and empirical perspectives on how fiscal policies in Europe and the United States can avoid government bankruptcy.

Top economists examine one of the key forces in globalization from a wide range of theoretical and empirical perspectives.

Leading economists analyze topical issues in pension policy, including structural reform of pay-as-you-go systems, the political sustainability of pension reforms, and the need for private, funded systems.

Experts address “the development puzzle”--unprecedented growth coupled with unequal distribution of that growth across different countries--and focus on the importance of institutional arrangements and norms and culture.

Leading researchers from the United States and Europe report on new findings on the effect of education on equal opportunity, using economic and statistical techniques to assess the results of education policy reform in countries including the United States, Britain, Sweden, Germany, and Italy.

Theory and Policy Implications
Theory and Evidence
Edited by Jay Pil Choi

Specialists discuss current conceptual and empirical issues involved in the formulation and enforcement of antitrust policy.

The effect of tax policies and welfare state incentives on the performance of the labor market: theoretical and empirical analyses by leading European and American economists.

Experts evaluate the varied outcomes of privatization experiences in Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and the UK.

Theory and Policy Implications

Leading international economists offer new insights on recent developments in the economic analysis of the limits of insurability, with particular attention of adverse selection and moral hazard.

Financial and Monetary Policy Lessons for Advanced Economies

Experts on the Japanese economy examine Japan's prolonged period of economic underperformance, analyzing the ways in which the financial system, monetary policy, and international financial factors contributed to its onset and duration.

Leading international economists discuss how and why institutions influence growth; empirical and theoretical studies that provide an overview and contribute to the current research.

Reasons and Remedies
Edited by Martin Werding

Leading international economists examine the different patterns and long-term trends behind persistent unemployment across Western Europe in light of recent developments in labor market theory.

Empirical and theoretical studies on such questions as the desirability and optimal functioning of monetary unions, the enlargement of the eurozone, and the institution of monetary unions in Latin America and East Asia.

Where Do We Stand?
Edited by Paul De Grauwe

Discussions of the different theoretical and empirical paradigms for setting and predicting exchange rates.

Experts in public economics and financial economics discuss the special role of venture capital and if public policy should promote the venture capital industry; empirical and theoretical perspectives are developed.

The effect of public regulation on the labor market: detailed analyses of a wide range of policy interventions.

International economists and other scholars address the major issues that arise in writing a European constitution, including the evolution of federalism and the role of direct democracy.

A guide to current approaches to measuring the effective tax rate, with case studies that illustrate the different methods discussed.

Leading international economists assess the effects of the 2004 expansion of the European Union.

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