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Special Report on

Behavioral Public Finance

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Edward J. McCaffery joined the USC law faculty in 1989. An internationally recognized expert in tax law, Professor McCaffery studies tax policy, tax structures, public finance theory including behavioral public finance, as well as property law and theory, intellectual property, and law and economics. He teaches Federal Income Taxation, Property, Intellectual Property, and Tax Law and Policy at USC, and Law and Economics and Law and Technology at the California Institute of Technology. Professor McCaffery’s scholarship has been widely cited by economists, government officials, journalists and policy analysts. Among his ...
McCaffery & Siemrod on Behavioral Public Finance Edward J ...
This essay, written as part of a symposium issue to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the University of San Diego Law School, discusses the evaporating distinction between sentence - serving convicts and mentally disordered nonconvicts who are involved in, or who were involved in, the criminal process - people we label as both bad and mad. By examining one Supreme Court case from each of the decades that follow the opening of the University of San Diego School of Law, the essay demonstrates how the promise that nonconvict mentally disordered persons would be treated equally with other civilly committed mental patients was made ... market research, surveys and trends
The Height Tax, and Other New Ways to Think about Taxation — HBS ...
tall people pay higher taxes than the rest of us? It is an idea that is bound to raise eyebrows, if not a smile. Yet the underlying notion is not entirely silly, grounded as it is in serious questions about why we tax the way we do and how to make paying taxes if not enjoyable then at least less burdensome for all citizens. "While the idea of a height tax follows directly from the standard economic framework for tax analysis, most people find the idea crazy," allows HBS professor Matthew C. Weinzierl, an economist who studies optimal taxation in theory and practice. With Harvard economist N. Gregory Mankiw, Weinzierl ... market research, surveys and trends


Behavioral Public Finance: Tax Design as Price Presentation
Realizations of capital gains were $322 billion in 1986, compared to $167 billion ..... forgiveness of 75 percent of the lower of a taxpayer's 1942 or 1943 ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Public Finance in Practice and Theory
billion and $17 billion around 1985, around 1 to 2 percent of federal ..... Krishna, Aradhna, and Joel Slemrod (2003), —Behavioral Public Finance: Tax ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Calif. woman in child-custody battle with Ohio man
ORANGE, Calif. — A Southern California woman faces the prospect of relinquishing a little girl she has been trying to adopt for 18 months while an Ohio court considers the biological father's custody claim, according to a court decision Friday. A teleconference between judges and lawyers in Orange County, Calif., and Montgomery County, Ohio, determined that Ohio has jurisdiction in the case, said Stacey Doss, 45, of Rancho Santa Margarita. Doss, a public relations consultant, has raised 2-year-old Vanessa since just after the girl's birth and has been trying to adopt the toddler for the last 18 months. An ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Caldwell, West Caldwell residents earn degrees
Amanda E. Dilger of West Caldwell graduated from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor of science degree in behavioral neuroscience on Monday, May 24, 2010. Dilger was a recipient of the George B. Lemmon Prize 2010 for outstanding academic performance by a member of the Eckardt Scholars program. She was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest national honors society. A graduate of James Caldwell High School, West Caldwell, Dilger will be attending Harvard Medical School in Boston, Mass., in August. Jeffrey Krone son of Steve and Jeanette Krone of West Caldwell graduated with a bachelor of arts ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Also part of emerging area of “behavioral public finance”. -- Individual faces cognitive constraints in achieving true optimum when faces ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Public Finance and Public Policy
6.2 Political Behavior and Public Policy ..... can improve on markets, or whether public finance is socially beneficial. Positive ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Behavioral Definitions can help reduce unhealthy habits. Which is ...
Our sense is that the latent power of definitions is often overlooked in Healthcare Reform efforts. Three seminal healthcare behavioral definitions follow to spur your thoughts. 1. The term ‘Secondhand Smoke’ created the behavior definitions that ostracized smokers and helped create local ordinances and workplace restrictions on smoking in public. The result has been a dramatic decline in smoking in the developed world with the population proportion of U.S. smokers cut in half from 40% to 20%. 2. The creation of the behavior definition ‘Designated Driver’ spurred the reduction in alcohol related ...
Behavioral changes after attending public school? - Yahoo! Answers
I homeschooled my 5 year old for 7 months, but then - because of financial reasons - I had to put her to public school and get a job. Although I live in a safe and (relatively) great school district, the first teacher my daughter had was just awful, so I finally made the school to move my daughter to another class. She's been in school for 5 weeks, 2 days in new class. She actually likes her new teacher and is not scared. So that's good. But by the time she gets home, she's tired and very very irritable. I don't care for her attitude, but understand she's been under a lot of stress, ...