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Capital Inflows to Emerging Markets
Participants in an NBER project on "Capital Inflows to Emerging Markets," organized by Sebastian Edwards of NBER and the University of California, Los Angeles, gathered in Cambridge on February 20 and 21 to hear the following reports: Sebastian Edwards,...
Conference on Immigration
On January 23 and 24, the NBER held a "Conference on Immigration" in Cambridge. This conference, organized by NBER Research Associate George J. Borjas, also of Harvard University, reported on the results of a long-term NBER project on the same topic....
Developments in Pension
The share of the world's population over age 60 will triple between 1990 and 2030, exceeding 30 percent among developed countries by then. This massive demographic shift will force insolvency on many of the large unfunded public social security programs...
Institutions for Managing Risks to Living Standards
Do our existing institutions for investment, hedging, and insurance allow individuals to manage risks to their living standards effectively? How effectively can people manage risks to the various components of U.S. household wealth? Figure 1 shows a...
International Capital Flows
On October 17 and 18, 1997 leading academics, policymakers, and business people gathered in Woodstock, Vermont to discuss the growing importance of international capital flows to the world economy. For this conference, organized by NBER President Martin...
International Capital Flows: Sustainability, Sudden Reversals, and Market Failures
The Mexican peso debacle and, most recently, the balance-of-payments crises in Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia show how changes in the direction of capital flows after a period of large current account deficits can force the adoption...
International Taxation
On November 14 and 15, 1997, the NBER held a "Conference on International Taxation" in Cambridge. The conference papers report the results of research developed as part of the larger NBER project on International Capital Flows sponsored by the Center...
Monetary Policy Rules
NBER Research Associate John B. Taylor, also of Stanford University, organized a three-day NBER conference on "Monetary Policy Rules" which took place in Florida on January 15-18. This conference brought together academic economists whose research deals...
NBER Holds Conference on Currency Crises
To mark the conclusion of a project on "Currency Crises," the NBER held a conference on February 6 and 7 in Cambridge to hear the research reports of project participants. NBER Research Associate Paul R. Krugman, also of MIT, was director of the project...
NBER's Japan Project Meets in Tokyo
A number of U.S. and Japanese economists gathered in Tokyo on December 18, 1997 for a meeting of the NBER's Japan Project. The program, organized by NBER Research Associates Fumio Hayashi, also of University of Tokyo, Takatoshi Ito, also of Hitotsubashi...
Program Meeting on Development of the American Economy
The NBER's Program on the Development of the American Economy met at the Bureau's Cambridge office on March 7, 1998. Organizers Claudia Goldin, Program Director, also of Harvard University, and John J. Wallis, NBER and University of Maryland, chose the...
Programs on Health Care and Industrial Organization
On February 6 and 7, the NBER sponsored a joint meeting of the "Programs on Health Care and Industrial Organization." Organized by Alan M. Garber of NBER, and Garth Saloner and Frank A. Wolak of NBER and Stanford University, this joint session was held...
Project on Higher Education Meets
Members and guests of the NBER's Project on Higher Education, directed by NBER Research Associate Charles T. Clotfelter, also of Duke University, gathered in Cambridge on December 5, 1997. Their day-long meeting covered the following topics: Charlotte...
Research Meeting on Economic Fluctuations and Growth
On February 6, more than 30 members and guests of the NBER's Program on Economic Fluctuations and Growth met to discuss their research. Michael Kremer, of NBER and MIT, and Mark W. Watson, of NBER and Princeton University, chose the following papers...
Tenth Annual Inter-American Seminar on Economics
The NBER held its Tenth Annual "Inter-American Seminar on Economics" in Santiago, Chile on November 21 and 22, 1997. Organizers Sebastian Edwards, NBER and University of California, Los Angeles, and Harald Beyer, Centro de Estudios Publicos, chose the...
The Economics of School Reform
Structural reforms for elementary and secondary (K-12) schools are being seriously debated these days. The majority of U.S. states have now enacted at least some form of choice among public schools, for example a charter school program, open enrollment...
The Impact of International Trade on Wages
On February 27 and 28, 1998, the NBER held a conference on "The Impact of International Trade on Wages." Organized by Robert C. Feenstra, of the NBER and the University of California, Davis, the conference was held in Monterey, CA, and focused on the...
The International Monetary Regime in the 21st Century
The NBER, the Tokyo Center for Economic Research (TCER) and London's Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) jointly sponsored a conference on "The International Monetary Regime in the 21st Century" in Tokyo on December 19 and 20, 1997. NBER Research...