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Author Bavetta, Sebastiano
Title The Economics of Freedom : Theory, Measurement, and Policy Implications
Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
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Note Cover -- The Economics of Freedom -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of tables and figures -- Preface -- 1: Introduction -- 1.1 CHOICE AND THE MEASUREMENT OF FREEDOM -- 1.2 UNRESOLVED QUESTIONS AND THE BOOK'S AIMS -- 1.3 AN OUTLINE OF THE STUDY -- PART I: CONCEPTS AND TOOLS -- 2: Choice and Freedom -- 2.1 THE IMPORTANCE OF CHOICE -- The Changing Role of Choice: Facts -- The Changing Role of Choice: Ideas -- Choice, Capitalism, and Freedom -- Choice, Well-Being, and Freedom -- Choice, Public Services, and Freedom -- 2.2 A SIMPLE MEASURE OF CHOICE -- 2.3 THE VALUE OF CHOICE -- The Intrinsic and Instrumental Value of Choice -- The Procedural Value of Choice -- 2.4 CHOICE AND FREEDOM -- 2.5 DIFFICULTIES -- Similarity -- Dominance -- 3: Measuring Autonomy Freedom -- 3.1 A SHIFT IN PERSPECTIVE -- 3.2 CHOICE, DELIBERATION, AND AUTONOMY -- 3.3 POTENTIAL PREFERENCES -- Definition and Interpretation -- 3.4 MEASURING ECCENTRIC OPPORTUNITIES -- 3.5 AWARENESS -- Unanimity Principle -- Similarity and Dominance Again -- 3.6 AN AXIOMATIC MEASURE OF AUTONOMY FREEDOM -- 4: The Empirical Measure of Autonomy Freedom -- 4.1 INTRODUCTION -- 4.2 OPTIONS, PREFERENCES, AND AUTONOMY FREEDOM -- 4.3 ACHIEVEMENT AND AUTONOMY FREEDOM -- Attribution Theory -- Locus of Control -- 4.4 DOES AUTONOMY FREEDOM LEAD TO CONTROL? -- The Data and the Empirical Model -- Estimation Results -- 4.5 THE AUTONOMOUS PERSON -- The Data -- The Empirical Methodology -- Estimation Results -- 4.6 WRAPPING UP OUR RESULTS -- PART II: AUTONOMY FREEDOM AND THE WELFARE STATE -- 5: Why Redistribute? -- 5.1 INTRODUCTION -- 5.2 THE REDISTRIBUTION PARADOX -- 5.3 SOCIAL MOBILITY AND REDISTRIBUTION -- 5.4 DISTRIBUTIVE JUSTICE AND REDISTRIBUTION -- 5.5 FURTHER MOTIVATIONS FOR REDISTRIBUTION -- 5.6 CONCLUDING REMARKS -- 6: Autonomy Freedom and Redistribution -- 6.1 INTRODUCTION
6.2 AUTONOMY FREEDOM AND TASTE FOR REDISTRIBUTION -- Some Preliminary Concepts -- The Theoretical Model -- The Comparative Statics -- 6.3 THE DATA -- The Individual's Choice Variables -- The Primary Independent Variables -- Other Independent Variables -- 6.4 THE EMPIRICAL METHODOLOGY -- 6.5 ESTIMATION AND RESULTS -- Robustness Check -- 6.6 CONCLUDING REMARKS AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS -- 7: Autonomy Freedom and Welfare Spending -- 7.1 INTRODUCTION -- 7.2 INCOME INEQUALITY AND WELFARE SPENDING -- Levels and Trends in the OECD Countries -- Does Income Inequality Affect Welfare Spending? -- 7.3 AUTONOMY FREEDOM AND WELFARE SPENDING -- From Individual Preferences to Policy Choices -- Autonomy Freedom and Welfare Spending: A Taxonomy of Welfare Systems -- 7.4 CONCLUDING REMARKS -- 8: Choice, Freedom, and the Good Society -- 8.1 FREEDOM AND THE VALUE OF CHOICE -- Intrinsic Importance of Choice and Economic Freedom -- Capabilities, Functionings, and the Value of Choice -- 8.2 CHOICE, VOLUNTARINESS, AND DIVERSITY -- Complementing Economic Freedom -- Diversity and the Capability Approach -- 8.3 THE FREEDOM'S BOX -- Bibliography -- Index
This book develops a measure of Autonomy Freedom and sheds light on its consequences for policy and political design
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Bavetta, Sebastiano The Economics of Freedom : Theory, Measurement, and Policy Implications New York : Cambridge University Press,c2012 9781107017849
Subject Economics -- Political aspects.;Liberty -- Economic aspects.;Autonomy -- Economic aspects
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Alt Author Navarra, Pietro
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