Product Description: David Card and Alan B. Krueger have already made national news with their pathbreaking research on the minimum wage. Here they present a powerful new challenge to the conventional view that higher minimum wages reduce jobs for low-wage workers...read more
Product Description: Surely everyone wants to know the source of happiness, and indeed, economists and social scientists are increasingly interested in the study and effects of subjective well-being. Putting forward a rigorous method and new data for measuring, comparing, and analyzing the relationship between well-being and the way people spend their timeâacross countries, demographic groups, and historyâthis book will help set the agenda of research and policy for decades to come...read more
9780226454566 | Univ of Chicago Pr, November 15, 2009, cover price $81.00 | About this edition: Surely everyone wants to know the source of happiness, and indeed, economists and social scientists are increasingly interested in the study and effects of subjective well-being.
Many popular ideas about terrorists and why they seek to harm us are fueled by falsehoods and misinformation. Leading politicians and scholars have argued that poverty and lack of education breed terrorism, despite the wealth of evidence showing that most terrorists come from middle-class, and often college-educated, backgrounds. In What Makes a Terrorist, Alan Krueger argues that if we are to correctly assess the root causes of terrorism and successfully address the threat, we must think more like economists do. Krueger is an influential economist who has applied rigorous statistical analysis to a range of tough issues, from the minimum wage and education to the occurrence of hate crimes. In this book, he explains why our tactics in the fight against terrorism must be based on more than anecdote and speculation. Krueger closely examines the factors that motivate individuals to participate in terrorism, drawing inferences from terrorists' own backgrounds and the economic, social, and political conditions in the societies from which they come. He describes which countries are the most likely breeding grounds for terrorists, and which ones are most likely to be their targets. Krueger addresses the economic and psychological consequences of terrorism. He puts the terrorist threat squarely into perspective, revealing how our nation's sizeable economy is diverse and resilient enough to withstand the comparatively limited effects of most terrorist strikes. And he calls on the media to be more responsible in reporting on terrorism. What Makes a Terrorist brings needed clarity to one of the greatest challenges of our time.
Product Description: In the Economic Policy Institute's book, The Class Size Debate, two eminent economists debate the merits of smaller class size and the research methods used to gauge the efficacy of this education reform measure.
9780944826928 | Economic Policy Inst, June 1, 2002, cover price $13.50 | About this edition: In the Economic Policy Institute's book, The Class Size Debate, two eminent economists debate the merits of smaller class size and the research methods used to gauge the efficacy of this education reform measure.
Product Description: The positive social benefits of low unemployment are manyâit helps to reduce poverty and crime and fosters more stable families and communities. Yet conventional wisdomâborn of the stagflation of the 1970sâholds that sustained low unemployment rates run the risk of triggering inflation...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
9780871548177 | Russell Sage Foundation, January 1, 2002, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: The positive social benefits of low unemployment are manyâit helps to reduce poverty and crime and fosters more stable families and communities.
Product Description: Education Matters presents in one volume many of Alan B. Krueger's contributions to the economics of education. This invaluable collection of papers, based on his groundbreaking research from the 1990s, has been published in a wide range of professional outlets and has influenced public policy and research in the US and throughout the world...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)