Tax Incentives and Economic Growth

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Contents
1. The Supply-Side Debate1
The Evolution of Macroeconomic Policy3
Alternative Views on Supply-Side Economics9
Issues in Supply-Side Economics19
2. The Role of Capital Formation23
A Slowdown in Productivity Growth25
Industrial Capacity47
The Rate of Return on Capital50
Summary55
3. Saving and Private Capital Formation59
Major Issues59
Historical Perspective62
Determinants of Private Saving67
Summary94
4. Investment Demand and Its Relation to Saving97
Models of Investment Behavior98
Housing Investment110
An Overview of Taxation and Capital Formation116
The Linkage between Saving and Investment120
Summary127
5. Labor Supply130
Taxes and Hours of Work133
Transfer Programs146
Education and the Quality of Labor168
Summary172
6. Implications for Economic Policy177
Capital Formation and Productivity Growth177
Saving or Investment Incentives?180
Labor Supply185

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Foreword vii
  • Contents ix
  • Chapter One - the Supply-Side Debate 1
  • Chapter Two - the Role of Capital Formation 23
  • Summary 55
  • Chapter Three - Saving and Private Capital Formation 59
  • Summary 94
  • Chapter Four - Investment Demand and Its Relation to Saving 97
  • Summary 127
  • Chapter Five - Labor Supply 130
  • Summary 172
  • Chapter Six - Implications for Economic Policy 177
  • Index 205
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