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Harvey S. Rosen

Data de nascimento: 29. Março 1949

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Harvey Sheldon Rosen is the John L. Weinberg Professor of Economics and Business Policy at Princeton University, and former chairperson of the Council of Economic Advisers. His research focuses on public finance. Harvard University economist and former Council of Economic Advisers chairman Greg Mankiw credits Rosen as one of four mentors who taught him how to practice economics, along with Alan Blinder, Larry Summers, and Stanley Fischer.

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„If the goal is to help the poor, why not give them the money directly?“

—  Harvey S. Rosen
Context: Why should the central government be in the business of giving unconditional grants to states and localities? The usual response is that such grants can equalize the income distribution. It is not clear that this argument stands up under scrutiny. Even if a goal of public policy is to help poor people, it does not follow that the best way to do so is to help poor communities. After all, the chances that a community with a low average income will probably have some relatively rich members and vice versa. If the goal is to help the poor, why not give them the money directly? Chapter 20, Public Finance in a Federal System, p. 501

„It may be worthwhile to spend a few million dollars to determine the efficacy of program that would involve spending billions of dollars.“

—  Harvey S. Rosen
Context: It may be worthwhile to spend a few million dollars to determine the efficacy of program that would involve spending billions of dollars. Chapter 2, Tools of Positive Analysis, p. 24-25

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