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The Economists' Voice: Top Economists Take On Today's Problems

Joseph Stiglitz, Aaron Edlin, and J. Bradford DeLong


This book offers innovative policy ideas and insightful commentary on the United States' pressing economic issues, such as global warming, the global economy, government spending, Social Security, tax reform, real estate, and political and social policy, including an extensive look at the economics of capital punishment, welfare reform, and the recent presidential elections. The book takes a hard look at the high cost of the Iraq War, and provides insight and advice on global warming. It demystifies Social Security and presents divergent views on the coming dollar crisis. The book reconsiders ... More

Keywords: global warming, global economy, U.S. government spending, Social Security, tax reform, real estate, welfare reform, capital punishment, Iraq War, presidential elections

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780231143653
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231143653.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph Stiglitz, editor
Columbia University

Aaron Edlin, editor

J. Bradford DeLong, editor

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Front Matter

Chapter 1 Climate Change

Thomas C. Schelling

Chapter 7 Advance Market Commitments

Owen Barder, Michael Kremer, and Heidi Williams

Chapter 18 Tax Reform

Michael J. Graetz

Chapter 25 Does College Still Pay?

Lisa Barrow and Cecilia Elena Rouse

Chapter 29 The Death Penalty

John Donohue and Justin J. Wolfers

Chapter 31 Letter

John Donohue and Justin J. Wolfers

Chapter 32 Reply

Paul H. Rubin

Chapter 35 What to Do About Fannie and Freddie?

Edward L. Glaeser and Dwight M. Jaffee

End Matter