The aim of the Journal of Public Economics is to encourage original scientific contributions on the problems of public economics, with particular emphasis on the application of modern economic theory and methods of quantitative analysis. It provides a forum for discussion of public policy of interest to an international readership.
Study finds that lure of prizes encourages saving
People are more willing to save money when offered the chance to win a prize, according to a study from The University of Texas at Dallas.
Crime rates may fluctuate depending on authority in charge
In 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court forced California to deal with the massive overcrowding in its prison system. The resulting reform shifted administrative and budgetary responsibility for low-level criminals from the state ...
Black mayoral candidates win close elections in the South, pointing to importance of voter mobilization
It wasn't until 1967 – the peak of the Civil Rights Movement – that an African-American was elected mayor of a large U.S. city. The interracial mayoral races that followed were often heated, involving high voter turnout ...
Bilingual education has spillover effect
Bilingual education programs have a substantial spillover effect on the students they're not designed for, according to a groundbreaking study co-authored by a Michigan State University scholar.
Researchers find appointed justices outperform elected counterparts
State supreme court justices who don't face voters are generally more effective than their elected counterparts, according to research led by Princeton University political scientists.
Preferences, incentives matter for capital tax levels, study finds
(Phys.org)—Against the backdrop of a nation obsessed with the debate on taxes, Cornell assistant professor of economics Maxim Troshkin and colleagues have completed a study that could help determine the ideal capital tax ...