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  crowding- FREE crowding Information | Encyclopedia.com: Facts, Pictures, Information!
crowding A collective or public good is said to suffer from crowding if the ratio of individual benefit to total cost declines as the number of people who use or enjoy the good increases; in short, the more who enjoy it, the less each enjoys it.
The vibrations cause alternating compressions (regions of crowding) and rarefactions (regions of scarcity) in the particles of the medium.
Coping in outdoor recreation: causes and consequences of crowding and conflict among community residents.
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  Crowding out (economics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In economics, crowding out theoretically occurs when the government expands its borrowing more to finance increased expenditure or tax cuts in excess of revenue (i.e., is engaged in deficit spending) crowding out private sector investment by way of higher interest rates.
Crowding out can, in principle, be avoided if the deficit is financed by simply printing money, but this quickly leads to hyperinflation as seen in Germany in the period between WWI and WWII, or in Brazil before the introduction of the real.
Crowding out of another sort may occur due to the prevalence of floating exchange rates.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Crowding_out_(economics)   (579 words)

 Issue Brief No. 03
Crowding out occurs to some degree in all social insurance programs because of the difficulties (practical and political) of targeting benefits precisely to those who most need them.
For example, estimates of the extent of crowding out are more similar when data on the near-poor are examined separately from the poor, or data on pregnant women are compared separately from those on children.
Crowding out of private health insurance might be reduced or ameliorated by introducing income-based fees for Medicaid services or offering a leaner package of Medicaid benefits to enrollees with higher incomes.
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 Web exclusive: 'Crowding out' by Terence Kealey | Prospect Magazine October 2006 issue 127
Crowding out happens when the state pays for a public service: its money crowds out private money.
He found that during the 19th century, the share of GDP spent on education had risen inexorably, but that once the state had nationalised the schools and crowded out their sources of private money, their share of GDP stagnated.
Once the nation understands crowding out, Cameron’s policies will emerge naturally if only because, once ordinary people are paying for their services again, they will demand real local autonomy and real devolution, and thus ensure better management.
www.prospect-magazine.co.uk /article_details.php?id=7833   (1672 words)

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This extreme neutrality result came under fire almost immediately as Cornes and Sandler (1984) showed that crowding out would be less than perfect if contributions to the public good produced both a private benefit to the donor and a public benefit to the community.
In either event, crowding out is on more than a dollar for dollar basis; that is, a dollar increase in taxes and public provision induces a reduction in private donations in excess of one dollar.
Note that the comparative statics equation reveals that either crowding out or crowding in may occur depending on the relative efficiencies of the two sectors.
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 Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis-Annual Report-The Unpleasant Arithmetic of Budget and Trade Deficits (1986)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The initial question is whether those concerned that outsized budget deficits would "crowd out" domestic investment were simply "crying wolf." We find that they were not, but that their concern was misplaced.
The conventional view of crowding out, for example, assumes that the trade balance is both relatively small and slow to change; hence, it largely ignores the trade deficit and focuses on the relation between the government deficit and the savings surplus.
While the conventional crowding out story is indeed plausible, it is not what happened as the current economic expansion progressed.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Crowding out occurs when an increase in government spending raises interest rates, which reduces private spending (especially investment).
Some degree of crowding out will always occur as long as the LM-curve is upward sloping, that is, in all cases except the liquidity trap.
Crowding out is more likely to occur when output is close to the full-employment level since, in this case, fiscal expansion will be reflected mainly in an increase in interest rates and prices, with little effect on output.
students.washington.edu /egulyas/ECON301ASU04/HW5_ECON301A_SU04_SOL.doc   (1838 words)

 Coverage and Access | Study Finds Public Health Insurance Programs Result in Only Small Reduction in Uninsured, May ...
But among adults with incomes between 100% and 200% of the federal poverty levels, the programs did lead to crowding out; combining the four states across this population, 45% of the increase in insured adults could be attributed to crowding out of private coverage.
The study found that the Oregon program had "virtually no crowding out" of private health insurance and that there was "relatively little" crowding out in the program in Washington, where 80% of enrollees would have lacked health coverage without the program.
However, the study found that 42% of the enrollment in Tennessee's program resulted from crowding out of private insurance and 100% of enrollment in the Minnesota program resulted from a decrease in private coverage, despite the "greater explicit protections against crowding out" in the latter two states.
www.kaisernetwork.org /daily_reports/rep_index.cfm?DR_ID=8866   (465 words)

 Crowding Out - P2P Foundation
Crowding out refers to the phenomena that within peer production projects in particular, and volunteering in general, paying those volunteers actually diminishes their motivation and might destroy the dynamic of peer production projects.
As a result, the parents’ intrinsic motivation to keep to the time schedules is reduced or is crowded-out altogether; the feeling now is that the teachers are “paid” for the disamenity of having to stay longer.
That parents’ intrinsic motivation was crowded out for good by the introduction of a penalty system is supported by the fact that the number of late-coming parents remained stable at the level prevailing even after the fine was cancelled in the third phase.' (https://courses.ischool.berkeley.edu/i296a-3/f06/wiki/index.php/Incentives_for_participation)
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 Crowding Out
If the amount crowded out was substantial, then the effects of fiscal policy on total spending would be largely eliminated.
In the past few decades another avenue of crowding out has become apparent, one involving the international flow of funds.
The time and effort players spent trying to figure out what the rules were for the inning would probably detract from the quality of play.
www.ingrimayne.com /econ/FiscalDead/deadfour.htm   (891 words)

It was especially common when grouse numbers bottomed out earlier this decade.
While you can find newly arrived turkeys in former grouse-only woods, the birds' differing habits and food preferences ensure that neither is likely to displace the other, according to Scott Lutz, a wildlife ecologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.
Grouse in northern Wisconsin are pretty tied to aspen leaves and buds, Lutz points out.
www.cals.wisc.edu /media/news/09_98/turkeys_grouse.html   (973 words)

 Re: Does Crowding Out Make Sense?
The United States was a little string of villages strung out along the east coast of only North America until the 1820's -- two or three hundred ears later than the period we have been talking about.
Captain Morgan stealing from the Spanish in Panama, Clive's soldiers picking the jewels out of the walls of the Taj Mahal with their bayonets.
I pointed out the main facts in my earlier notes, and here I have fleshed it out a bit for you.
www.talkaboutinvestments.com /group/sci.econ/messages/183605.html   (1137 words)

 SSRN-Motivation Crowding Theory: A Survey of Empirical Evidence by Bruno S. Frey, Reto Jegen
The motivation crowding effect suggests that an external intervention via monetary incentives or punishments may undermine (and under different indentifiable conditions strengthen) intrinsic motivation.
This survey shows that such scepticism is unwarranted and that there exists indeed compelling empirical evidence for the existence of crowding out and crowding in.
Crowding effects thus are an empirically relevant phenomenon, which can, in specific cases, even dominate the traditional relative price effect.
papers.ssrn.com /sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=203330   (417 words)

 Brad DeLong's Semi-Daily Journal: Crowding Out During the Industrial Revolution
Winslow, I think the most basic take-away lesson is that massive government borrowing -- whether for war or other purposes -- crowds out private borrowers trying to finance entrepeneurial ventures, and thus presumably slows the growth of the economy.
It seems to be assumed that it is "obvious" how crowding out works, but it is not really.
For this reason, crowding out is another term I'd prefer to see less used by economists.
delong.typepad.com /sdj/2005/05/crowding_out_du.html   (1176 words)

 Crowding out - Definition of word from Investor Dictionary - Define meaning of Crowding out
Crowding out is also a term in economics.
The state is in other words borrowing so much that the interest rates increases which in effect squeezes the privat sector out of the credit markets.
Crowding out can also come from state spending on areas that might be provided more efficiently by the private sector, such as health care, or even through charity and redistribution.
www.investordictionary.com /definition/crowding+out.aspx   (230 words)

 Brian's Education Blog • Crowding out in the exam industry
Which means that (b), the crowding out effect, would be important.
Crowding out is what the government does when it participates in a market, or threatens to, or is widely assumed to have to, in a way that makes it impossible to tell what it will be doing in two or three years time.
It might, for example, copy what you've done but decide to be in charge of such a system itself, and cut you out of it, by bribing half your workers away from you.
www.brianmicklethwait.com /education/archives/000373.htm   (1303 words)

 Jayne Anne Phillips - DeLillo Review
"Crowds came to hear Hitler speak," Gladney points out in his classes, "crowds erotically charged, the masses he once called his only bride.
White noise includes the ever-present sound of expressway traffic, "a remote and steady murmur around our sleep, as of dead souls babbling at the edge of a dream." Television is "the primal force in the American home, sealed-off, self-contained, self-referring.
Coke is it, Coke is it, Coke is it." Television, Murray Siskind asserts, "practically overflows with sacred formulas." White noise includes the bold print of tabloids, those amalgams of American magic and dread, with their comforting "mechanism of offering a hopeful twist to apocalyptic events.
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 The social capital of European welfare states: the crowding out hypothesis revisited -- van Oorschot and Arts 15 (1): 5 ...
The social capital of European welfare states: the crowding out hypothesis revisited
crowding out hypothesis on the basis of data from the European
crowding out effect in case of people’s trustworthiness.
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 --Beetles fight pesky plant Battle: Loosestrife is crowding out native Maryland plants, and the insects might be the ...
Bean, an energetic entomologist with the state Department of Agriculture, quickly found the target - a stand of purple loosestrife, an invasive, flowering plant that is crowding out native vegetation in fields and gardens in 30 states across the country.
He and colleague Robert Trumbule unsealed the cooler, revealing four cardboard cartons, each containing 2,500 Galerucella beetles that had spent the night in the fridge to stay lethargic until it was time to go to work.
But it is an invader, crowding out native grasses and creating a bland habitat in woods and marshes once rich in native plants.
www.wvnps.org /invasivesarticle2.html   (907 words)

 Families are crowding out revelers on island   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Perhaps its the aging of America, but families seem to be crowding out college-age spring break revelers to the delight of Galveston merchants who report solid receipts Sunday despite an average turnout.
Although the crowds around Crystal Beach on the Bolivar Peninsula were heavier than those along the seawall Sunday, Galveston County Beach Patrol Sgt. Chuck Walsh said they were "well behaved" over the weekend.
In general, the crowds have been moderate, said Walsh, due to recent cloudy days.
www.chron.com /content/chronicle/aol-metropolitan/96/03/18/break.html   (275 words)

 S-WoPEc: Crowding Out in Blood Donation: Was Titmuss Right?
To test this claim we carry out a field experiment with three different treatments.
For women there is a significant crowding out effect.
There is also a significant effect of allowing individuals to donate the payment to charity, and this effect fully counteracts the crowding out effect.
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 Economist's View: Crowding Out
When crowing out is 100%, the increase in government spending (or tax cut) is matched dollar for dollar with a decrease in consumption and investment.
It might be worth pointing out to your readers that the example I was discussing, raised by the question from Bryan Caplan, was the WWII fiscal expansion.
That means that the degree of crowding out that the Fed requires depends on the size and sign of the output gap.
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 Crowding Out
If the amount crowded out was substantial, then the effects of fiscal policy on total spending would be largely eliminated.
For fiscal policy to be effective as a tool of macroeconomic policy, it must not crowded out other spending.
The time and effort players spent trying to figure out what the rules were for the inning would probably detract from the quality of play.
ingrimayne.com /econ/FiscalDead/deadfour.htm   (880 words)

 The Deficit Debates Again
One of the crucial terms in the lexicon of the new deficit debates of the 1970s was the "crowding out" effects of deficit-financed government expenditures.
A more short-run version of "real crowding in" would be that the rising output induced by a bond-financed fiscal expansion could lead to expectations of higher future profits and thus increasing valuation of stock prices (raising Tobin's q), thereby reducing their required rate of return and consequently inducing greater private investment (e.g.
It is surprising to find, towards the turn of the century, Neoclassical economists such as Robert Barro (1981) and D.A. Aschauer (1989), analyzing fiscal policy according to optimality and efficiency (and, potentially, equity) of government expenditure while holding on to the notion of debt-neutrality.
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 Americans for Prosperity - Americans for Prosperity Foundation :: Crowding Out the Truth; by Jan Brauner
Crowding is defined by “poverty experts” as household has 1.1 people or more per room.
According to Heritage; “Crowding is quite rare; only 2.5 percent of all households and 5.7 percent of poor households are crowded with more than one person per room.
The bottom line is that crowding is the least of the problems among the poor and is generally merely defined in relative terms.
americansforprosperity.org /index.php?id=1835   (445 words)

 Ma.tt » Crowding Out
Lower spending can mean lower taxes, and paying down of some of the debt; the interest on the debt alone takes a significant portion of every dollar you give to the government.
So in effect the government is crowding out private investment.
Republicans believe that the ultimate economic cost of the crowding out effect negates (to varying degrees, depending on who you ask) whatever benefits you may have gotten from the government spending.
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 Crowding Out   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Consequently, the better-qualified teachers often get "crowded out" of the inner-city, low-income, heavily minority, heavily immigrant schools where they are needed most.
Not only did the districts start out with different space needs, but several districts have succeeded in getting their own local school construction bonds approved by voters.
First, the state economy had gone from recession to boom by 1996, and a fixed percentage of the new surplus had to be spent on education, thanks to the voter-approved Proposition 98.
www.rand.org /publications/randreview/issues/rr.fall.99/crowd.html   (2145 words)

 The Progress & Freedom Foundation Blog
In these two articles, Mossberg and Pogue review the new wireless broadband technologies coming to market today and point out that speeds are getting much better and coverage is growing rapidly.
Rivals like are rushing to build out similar networks and get newer, faster, more capable devices to market too.
Not only is it unlikely that most cities will be able to keep up with the rapid pace of technological change, but their municipalization plans could crowd out the sort of private investment that we're already seeing in major metro markets.
blog.pff.org /archives/2005/06/muni_wifi_syste.html   (580 words)

 IOL: Man crowding out the leatherback turtle
Rantau Abang - After 150 million years swimming the waters of the South China Sea, time may be running out for the giant leatherback turtle, the government-sponsored Turtle Information Centre in Malaysia warns.
"Children used to ride on their backs on this beach," Mazlan Awang said, pointing out of his beach-side resort that was packed most nights in the 70s and 80s.
They shared the world with the dinosaurs and survived the ice age, but man may be crowding them out.
www.iol.co.za /index.php?set_id=1&click_id=143&art_id=qw1123565763125B254   (976 words)

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