Economic Affairs

Economic Affairs (Vol 34.1)


Economic Theory

The twentieth edition of the Heritage Foundation's popular survey of economic liberty


New IEA research calls on government to do more to end state-funded political activism
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  • Introduction (page 1) by J. R. Shackleton

  • Merging National Insurance Contributions and Income Tax: Lessons of History (pages 2–13) by Alan Peacock and George Peden

  • Can Government Intervention in Childcare be Justified? (pages 14–34) by Gillian Paull

  • Australia’s Carbon Tax: An Economic Evaluation (pages 35–45) by Alex Robson

  • The Contribution and Intellectual Legacy of Ronald Coase (1910–2013) (pages 46–58) by Martin Ricketts

  • The Paradoxes and Pitfalls of Revived Fiscal Activism (pages 59–67) by Anthony J. Makin

  • The Media’s Role in Influencing Perceptions of Housing Values and the Resulting Impact on the Macroeconomy (pages 68–77) by John McCollough and Komal Karani

  • Privatisation of the Royal Mail: Third Time Lucky? (pages 78–84) by David Parker

  • Discussion: Voluntary Unemployment and the UK Social Policy Literature (pages 85–91) by Andrew Dunn

  • Discussion: The Purpose of Inflation (pages 92–100) by Pete Comley

  • Discussion: The Cult of Mathematical Modelling in Financial Markets: Was the Gaussian Copula to Blame for the Crisis? (pages 101–103) by Anandadeep Mandal

  • Review Article: Margaret Remembered (pages 104–111) by John Blundell

  • Book reviews (pages 112-126)

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