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Journal of Economic Literature - Book Review

JEL Volume. 49, Issue 1 | Next Review right

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Better Living through Economics by John J. Siegfried

Published By: Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 978-0-674-03618-5
Date of Publication: 2010


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Reviewed by: Michael Watts of Purdue University
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.49.1.129.r1
Review Pages: 129-33

Book Review Abstract

Michael Watts of Purdue University reviews "Better Living through Economics" edited by John J. Siegfried. The EconLit Abstract of the reviewed work begins, “Twelve papers and fourteen comments explore the fundamental contributions of economic research to important public policy decisions over the past half century. Papers discuss the evolution of emissions trading; better living through improved price indexes; economics and the Earned Income Tax Credit;....”


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Michael Watts of Purdue University


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A11: Role of Economics; Role of Economists


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