Search for dissertations about: "optimal policy"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 196 swedish dissertations containing the words optimal policy.

  1. 1. Environmental policy and transboundary externalities : coordination and commitment in open economies

    Author : Lars Persson; Tomas Sjögren; Thomas Aronsson; Luca Micheletto; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; environmental policy; transboundary externalities; lobbying; international negotiations; policy coordination; endogenous world-market prices; optimal taxation; economic federation; Economics; Nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of an introductory chapter and four papers, which relate to environmental policy in the presence of transboundary environmental damage. Paper [I] concerns public policy in a multi-jurisdiction framework with transboundary environmental damage. READ MORE

  2. 2. Limits of Tax Policy

    Author : Åsa Hansson; Nationalekonomiska institutionen; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; economic systems; economic theory; econometrics; Economics; government size; growth; benefit- reduction rate; Marginal effective tax rates; economic policy; Nationalekonomi; ekonometri; ekonomisk teori; ekonomiska system; ekonomisk politik;

    Abstract : The size of government has increased dramatically over the last century. Given the magnitude of government involvement in the economy and the potential influence it has on individuals as well as the economy, studies documenting the effects of government size may offer particularly timely insights. This thesis addresses some of these issues. READ MORE

  3. 3. Optimal tax mixes

    Author : No-Ho Park; Stockholms universitet; []

    Abstract : The three self-contained papers and the note that constitute this thesis analyze the structure of optimal tax mixes in a general-equilibrium economy of heterogeneous individuals incorporating the issue of optimal provision of a pure public good in the last two papers. Paper I deals with the topics in an atemporal model of two individuals differing in their innate production abilities for different policy objectives using a Cobb-Douglas utility function. READ MORE

  4. 4. Banks, Shocks and Monetary Policy

    Author : Tamás Vasi; Nils Gottfries; Stefan Pitschner; Refet Gürkaynak; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Monetary Policy; Financial Markets; Banks;

    Abstract : Essay 1: This paper studies the effect of monetary policy on the economy, distinguishing the effects of exogenous monetary policy shocks from information shocks that reveal the Federal Reserve's assessment of the economic outlook. To identify these two shocks, I exploit the difference in information content in public announcements by the Fed in its statements (released on decision days) and minutes of FOMC meetings (transcripts of the policy decision, released at a later date). READ MORE

  5. 5. Essays on Voting Behavior, Labor Market Policy, and Taxation

    Author : Henrik Jordahl; Timothy Besley; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Economics; Elections; voting behavior; pocketbook voting; self-interest; public interest; intergovernmental grants; vote purchasing; redistribution; central bank independence; labor market reform; credibility; flexibility; inflation; unemployment; rigidities; horizontal equity; optimal taxation; heterogeneous preferences; utilitarianism; Nationalekonomi; val; röstningsbeteende; plånboksröstning; egenintresse; allmänintresse; statsbidrag till kommuner; röstköp; omfördelning; centralbanksoberoende; arbetsmarknadsreform; trovärdighet; flexibilitet; inflation; arbetslöshet; rigiditet; horisontell rättvisa; optimal beskattning; heterogena preferenser; utilitarism; Economics; Nationalekonomi; Economics; Nationalekonomi; nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of four self-contained essays.Essay 1 investigates the vote motive in Swedish general elections. A theoretical model of rational retrospective voting is tested empirically on pooled cross-sectional and panel data from the Swedish Election Studies between 1985 and 1994 supplemented with time series on inflation and unemployment. READ MORE