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  • Yorgos Y. Papageorgiou
  • David Pines

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While there are many successes for students and teachers to enjoy in modern public …nance there remain some ‘awkward moments’ — moments when, you, the student or the teacher, would prefer to be somewhere other than the classroom. This essay discusses three of these ‘moments’ and suggests ways to diminish their awkwardness.

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Paper provided by McMaster University in its series Department of Economics Working Papers with number 2000-01.

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Length: 54 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2000
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Handle: RePEc:mcm:deptwp:2000-01

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  1. Robert Fenge & Volker Meier, 2001. "Why Cities Should not be Subsidized," CESifo Working Paper Series 546, CESifo Group Munich.
  2. Takatoshi Tabuchi & Jacques-François Thisse, 2006. "Regional Specialization, Urban Hierarchy, And Commuting Costs," International Economic Review, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association, vol. 47(4), pages 1295-1317, November.
  3. Calmette, Marie-Francoise & Pechoux, Isabelle, 2007. "Are environmental policies counterproductive?," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 95(2), pages 186-191, May.
  4. Gilles Duranton & Diego Puga, 2001. "From sectoral to functional urban specialisation," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 20101, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  5. Gilles Duranton, 2002. "City size distributions as a consequence of the growth process," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 20065, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  6. Hadar, Yossi & Pines, David, 2004. "Population growth and its distribution between cities: positive and normative aspects," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 34(2), pages 125-154, March.

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