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National Saving and Economic Performance

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ISBN-10: 0226044041

ISBN-13: 9780226044040

Edition: 1991

Authors: B. Douglas Bernheim, John B. Shoven

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The past decade has witnessed a decline in saving throughout the developed world--the United States has the dubious distinction of leading the way. The consequences can be serious. For individuals, their own economic security and that of their families is jeopardized. For society, inadequate rates of saving have been blamed for a variety of ills--decreasing the competitive abilities of American industry, slowing capital accumulation, increasing our trade deficit, and forcing the sale of capital stock to foreign investors at bargain prices. Restoring acceptable rates of saving in the United States poses a major challenge to those who formulate national economic policy, especially since…    
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Book details

List price: $101.00
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 5/1/1991
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 396
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Market Value versus Financial Accounting Measures of National Saving
Comment
Dividends, Capital Gains, and the Corporate Veil: Evidence from Britain, Canada, and the United States
Comment
Corporate Savings and Shareholder Consumption
Comment
The Saving Effect of Tax-deferred Retirement Accounts: Evidence from SIPP
Comment
Consumption Taxation in a General Equilibrium Model: How Reliable Are Simulation Results?
Comment
Taxes and Capital Formation: How Important Is Human Capital?
Comment
National Saving and International Investment
Comment
Quantifying International Capital Mobility in the 1980s
Comment
A Cross-Country Study of Growth, Saving, and Government
Comment
Consumption Growth Parallels Income Growth: Some New Evidence
Comment
Saving Behavior in Ten Developing Countries
Comment
Contributors
Author Index
Subject Index