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National Saving and Economic Performance

Bernheim (eds.), B. Douglas and John B. Shoven

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ISBN 10: 0226044041 / ISBN 13: 9780226044040
Published by University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1991
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385 pages. National Bureau of Economic Research Project Report. Dark yellow cloth covers with silver titles to spine, dark yellow dust jacket, profusely illustrated with b&w charts, diagrams and graphs. Light wear to dust jacket edges and corners, previous owner's signature in black ink to top right corner of endpaper, covers and pages clean and unmarked; a very neat, tight copy in great condition. Record # 807103. Bookseller Inventory # 807103

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Title: National Saving and Economic Performance

Publisher: University of Chicago Press, Chicago

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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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 economists and policymakers alike still understand little about what motivates people to save.

In National Saving and Economic Performance, edited by B. Douglas Bernheim and John B. Shoven, that task is addressed by offering the results of new research, with recommendations for policies aimed to improve saving. Leading experts in diverse fields of economics debate the need for more accurate measurement of official saving data; examine how corporate decisions to retain or distribute earnings affect household-level consumption and saving; and investigate the effects of taxation on saving behavior, correlations between national saving and international investment over time, and the influence of economic growth on saving.

Presenting the most comprehensive and up-to-date research on saving, this volume will benefit both academic and government economists.

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Presenting the most comprehensive and up-to-date research on saving, this volume will be a valuable resource for both academic and government economists.

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