Contemporary Economic Policy

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 2, April

Biodiversity Loss and Economic Growth: A Cross-Country Analysis
I. INTRODUCTION Biodiversity loss is among the most serious environmental problems facing the world today. Natural habitats in the moist tropical regions, which harbor the majority of the world's flora and fauna, are being lost at an alarming rate....
Crouching Dragon, Hungry Tigers: China and Central Asia
I. INTRODUCTION From a historical and ethnic point of view, the Xinjiang-Uigur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) is part of Central Asia (see Box 1). Nowadays Xinjiang is also one of its most prosperous parts. So with...
Exact Unemployment Rate Indices
I. INTRODUCTION Few economic statistics command more widespread attention than the rate of unemployment. It is viewed as a key measure of a country's economic performance, and its release often makes the headlines and the evening news. It plays...
Explaining the Recent Decline in Domestic Violence
I. INTRODUCTION Domestic violence is a serious problem in our society with significant social costs. Despite the tremendous toll on both the victims and society, domestic violence was not recognized as a public health issue in the United States...
Food Insecurity and Hunger in the Kindergarten Classroom: Its Effect on Learning and Growth
I. INTRODUCTION Despite the existence of federal food aid programs, food insecurity and hunger remain a problem for some people in the United States. (1) In 1999, nearly 15% of all children lived in households that were either uncertain or unable...
Immigration Policy and Highly Skilled Workers: The Case of Japan
I. INTRODUCTION AND REVIEW It seems to be a stylized fact that economic globalization is resulting in an increasingly integrated global labor market, especially for highly skilled specialists. Indeed, frequent accounts from Europe and North America...
Incidence and Duration of Unemployment Spells: Implications on the Wage Differentials of Part-Time and Full-Time Workers
1. INTRODUCTION Many studies have analyzed the wage differentials between part-time and full-time workers over the years, but none focus on the potentially important role uncertainty in the labor market plays on the wage differentials of the two...
National Income Accounts: Measurement, Practice, and Welfare Implications of the Initial Estimates of Kosovo's GDP
I. INTRODUCTION National income accounts (NIAs), along with price, labor and monetary/financial data, are key aggregate statistics in macroeconomic analysis. The development of NIAs constituted one of the most far-reaching innovations in applied...
Policy Issues of China's Urban Unemployment
I. INTRODUCTION In the past two decades, China initiated many reforms, including agricultural, urban housing, pension, medical care, taxation, financial sector, and state-owned enterprise (SOB) reforms. With these reforms, China's economy experienced...
Scenario Analysis of Chinese Passenger Vehicle Growth
I. INTRODUCTION As personal incomes rise, China is rapidly becoming more dependent on personal vehicle, highway-based, passenger transportation. Among current developing countries, China represents the largest potential modal shift for passenger...

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