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Famine: a simple general equilibrium model.
October 1, 1998... 1. Introduction Famine, according to Thomas Malthus (1798), 'seems to be the last, the most dreadful resource of nature', that restores demographic equilibrium after the arithmetic advance of the means of subsistence is overwhelmed by the geometric explosion of population. Such a...
Who should be on workfare? The use of work requirements as part of an optimal tax mix.
October 1, 1998... 1. Introduction The aim of the optimal income taxation literature is to make precise the limits to redistribution implied by behavioural responses to progressive taxation. In its modern form, as expressed by Mirrlees (1971), the optimal tax problem is essentially a problem of hidden...
Poverty and the welfare state in interwar London.
October 1, 1998... 1. Introduction The measurement of working class poverty and its relationship to social security was a growing preoccupation in the decades before the Second World War and it has been widely discussed by historians. This debate was greatly influenced by the results and interpretation of a...
On economic causes of civil war.
October 1, 1998... 1. Introduction This paper investigates whether civil wars have economic causes. Explanations of particular civil wars often invoke such causes. For example, the war in Rwanda has been attributed to pressure on land, while that in Angola has been interpreted as a contest for natural...
Roy Harrod and the Oxford Economists' Research Group's inquiry on prices and interest, 1936-39.
October 1, 1998... 1. Introduction(1) In 1936, a group of economists in Oxford (Hubert D. Henderson as the chairman, Roy F. Harrod, James E. Meade, Redvers Opie, Henry Phelps Brown, Russell F. Bretherton, Jacob Marschak, Robert Hall, Charles Hitch, later joined by D. H. MacGregor, Maurice Allen, Eric L....