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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.

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.

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.

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