Contemporary Economic Policy

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 2, April

Active Labor Market Programs and Regional Mobility of Labor: Evidence from the Swedish Recession, 1994-1995
I. INTRODUCTION This paper addresses the impact of participation in Active Labor Market Programs (ALMPs) on migration in Sweden. its purpose is to determine the extent to which programs that provide training and labor market assistance to jobless...
A Matched Pairs Analysis of State Growth Differences
I. INTRODUCTION The American states have been and continue to be a useful laboratory for testing influences on economic growth, including convergence, physical capital, human capital, and a variety of policy variables. Routinely, all 50 states or...
Community Homogeneity and Revealed Preferences for Environmental Goods
I. INTRODUCTION Social scientists have examined election results to understand the demand for public goods. Deacon and Shapiro (1975), Fisehel (1979), Matsusaka (1992), and Dubin, Kiewiet, and Noussair (1992) are among the seminal papers in this...
Corruption and Income Inequality in the United States
I. INTRODUCTION An increasing number of empirical studies (e.g., Keefer and Knack 1997; Knack 1996; Knack and Keefer 1995; Mauro 1995; Mo 2001; Pellegrini and Gerlagh 2004) present persuasive evidence regarding the detrimental effects of corruption...
Did the Great Recession Reduce Visitor Spending and Willingness to Pay for Nature-Based Recreation? Evidence from 2006 and 2009
I. INTRODUCTION The U.S. economy experienced considerable change from 2006 to 2009. During 2006-2007. the unemployment rate was under 5%; however, in fall 2009, the national unemployment rate topped 10% for the first time since 1983 (Bureau of Labor...
Size Matters: The Economic Value of Beach Erosion and Nourishment in Southern California
I. INTRODUCTION Beaches are among the most popular outdoor destinations because they offer archetypal tranquility--the repeating white noise of breaking waves, sun-warmed sand and cool breezes, the gentle cry of shorebirds, and the sight arid sounds...
Some New Evidence on Competition in Payday Lending Markets
1. INTRODUCTION The rapid and widespread growth of the payday loan market has sparked considerable controversy. One active debate in that controversy is about whether prevailing rates/fees charged by payday lenders are "too high." (1) Payday lenders...
Taxes, Health Insurance, and Women's Self-Employment
I. INTRODUCTION The incidence of self-employment has increased in the United States since the mid-1970s, both among men and women. Unincorporated self-employment rose from 6.9% in 1970 to 7.5% in 1990 (Hipple 2004). This phenomenon is well documented...
The Cost of Land Use Regulation versus the Value of Individual Exemption: Oregon Ballot Measures 37 and 49
I. INTRODUCTION For a long time, property rights advocates have maintained that the current level of protection for private property rights, particularly rights associated with real property such as land, is inadequate. They argue that although...
The Property Value Premium of a Place of Worship
I. INTRODUCTION As state and local budgets begin to feel the impacts of the recent sharp decline in property values, the debate surrounding property taxes and tax-exempt properties is finding its way into the news and political debate. In municipalities,...
The Value of In-Stream Water Temperature Forecasts for Fisheries Management
I. INTRODUCTION This paper examines the economic value of short-term stream temperature forecasts for salmonid management. Factors inhibiting the growth and survival of Pacific Northwest salmonids have received extensive attention for over 50 years....
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