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Marc Fleurbaey
2015
This paper questions the distinction between egalitarianism and prioritarianism, arguing that it is important to separate the reasons for particular social preferences from the contents of these preferences, that it is possible to like equality and ...
Marc Fleurbaey
2015
A free trade is always Pareto-improving. But some “free trades” are actually forced in the sense that they reflect the trader’s poverty rather than his or her preferences. We propose a rigorous concept of forced trade, and apply it to the ethical ...
Marc Fleurbaey
2014
The achievements and limitations of the classical theory of optimal labor-income taxation based on social welfare functions are now well known, although utilitarianism still dominates public economics. We review the recent interest that has arisen for ...
Brandice Canes-Wrone
2014
We consider two classes of explanations for the rise in policy-related economic uncertainty in the United States since 1960. The first stresses growth in government spending, taxes, and regulation. A second stresses increased political polarization and ...
Rafaela Dancygier
2013
Rafaela Dancygier January, 2013 With Michael Donnelly; Journal of Politics, Vol. 75, Issue 1 Immigration Employment Macroeconomics Domestic and Social Policy dancygier_sectoral_economies_economic_context_and_attitudes_toward_immigration.pdf http://dx.doi ...
Alicia Adsera
2011
We explored the relation between fertility and the business cycle in Latin America. First, we used aggregate data on fertility rates and economic performance for 18 countries. We then studied these same associations in the transitions to first, second, ...
Alicia Adsera
2011
Cross-country differences in both the age at first birth and fertility are substantial in Europe. This paper uses distinct fluctuations in unemployment rates across European countries during the 1980s and the 1990s combined with broad differences in their ...
Rafaela Dancygier
2010
Rafaela Dancygier August, 2010 Cambridge University Press Immigration Macroeconomics Politics Domestic and Social Policy http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/politics-international-relations/c... ...