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Articles from Spring

Asset Pricing. (Conferences)
The NBER's Program on Asset Pricing met at the University of Chicago on March 1. Organizers John H. Cochrane and Jesus Santos, both of NBER and University of Chicago, chose these papers for discussion: Andrew Ang, NBER and Columbia University, Joseph...
Development of the American Economy. (Conferences)
Members of the NBER's Program on the Development of the American Economy met in Cambridge on March 2. Program Director Claudia Goldin, NBER and Harvard University, organized the meeting at which these papers were discussed: Richard Sylla, NBER and...
Economic Fluctuations and Growth. (Conferences)
The NBER's Program on Economic Fluctuations and Growth met at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco on February 2. Timothy Kehoe, University of Minnesota, and Michael Kremer, NBER and Harvard University, organized this program: Laurent Calvet,...
Environmental Economics. (Conferences)
The NBER's Working Group on Environmental Economics met in Cambridge on April 6. Don Fullerton, NBER and University of Texas, organized this program: Robert Mendelsohn, Yale University, and Brent Sohngen, Ohio State University, "Optimal Forest Carbon...
FDI Flows: A Critical Look. (Research Summaries)
The resilience of foreign direct investment (FDI) during financial crises may have led many developing countries to regard this type of international capital flow as the private capital inflow of choice. But evidence on the size of the specific benefits...
Industrial Organization. (Conferences)
Members and guests of the NBER's Program on Industrial Organization met at the Bureau's California office on January 25 and 26. The meeting was organized by Frank Wolak, NBER and Stanford University, and Catherine Wolfram, NBER and University of California,...
Insurance Project. (Conferences)
The NBER's Insurance Project held a workshop in Cambridge on February 1. Project Director Kenneth A. Froot, NBER and Harvard University, and Howard Kunreuther, NBER and University of Pennsylvania, organized this program: Christian Gollier, Universite...
International Finance and Macroeconomics. (Conferences)
The NBER's Program on International Finance and Macroeconomics met in Cambridge on March 22. Research Associates Richard K. Lyons and Andrew K. Rose, both of the University of California, Berkeley, organized this program: Michele Cavallo, Fabrizio...
International Trade and Investment. (Conferences)
Members and guests of the NBER's Program on International Trade and Investment met in Cambridge on March 15 and 16. M. Scott Taylor, NBER and University of Wisconsin, organized the meeting. The following papers were discussed: Antoni Estevadeordal,...
Monetary Policy Analysis. (Research Summaries)
The past several years have seen very rapid development in the area of monetary policy analysis. (1) One welcome aspect is the convergence of approaches used by academic and central-bank economists. For example, a look at a notable NBER conference...
Not-for-Profit Organizations. (Conferences)
An NBER Conference on Not-for-Profit Organizations, organized by Edward Glaeser of NBER and Harvard University, took place on January 18-19. The following papers were discussed: Raymond Fisman, Columbia University; and R. Glenn Hubbard, Chairman,...
Productivity. (Conferences)
Members and guests of the NBER's Program on Productivity and Technological Change met in Cambridge on March 15. Timothy F. Bresnahan, NBER and Stanford University, organized this program: Ashish Arora, Carnegie Mellon University; Marco Ceccagnoli,...
Productivity. (Program Report)
The NBER's research efforts traditionally have been organized along the same lines as university economics departments' Ph.D. fields: labor, public finance, macroeconomics, and so on. The Productivity Program has been a major exception to this general...
Program on Children. (Conferences)
The NBER's Program on Children, directed by Research Associate Jonathan Gruber of MIT, met in Cambridge on April 4. They discussed these papers: Lance Lochner, NBER and University of Rochester, "A Theoretical and Empirical Study of Individual Perceptions...
Saving and Spending Retirement Wealth. (Research Summaries)
I am keenly interested in the mechanisms by which people accumulate and decumulate retirement wealth, as well as the factors that shape this process. The subject is of considerable international concern in light of looming Social Security shortfalls...
Seventeenth Annual Conference on Macroeconomics. (Conferences)
The NBER's Seventeenth Annual Conference on Macroeconomics, organized by Mark Gertler, NBER and New York University, and Kenneth S. Rogoff, NBER and Princeton University, was held in Cambridge on April 5 and 6. The following papers were discussed:...
Strategic Alliances. (Conferences)
An NBER Conference on Strategic Alliances, organized by Josh Lerner, NBER and Harvard University, and Raghuram G. Rajan, NBER and University of Chicago, took place on March 1 and 2. The program was: Mihir A. Desai, NBER and Harvard University; C....
Structural Impediments to Growth in Japan. (Conferences)
More than 50 economists from several countries, representing universities, governments, and business, gathered in Tokyo on March 18 and 19 for an NBER Conference on "Structural Impediments to Growth in Japan." Magnus Blomstrom, NBER and Stockholm School...
The Market for Child Care. (Research Summaries)
Recent research reveals a positive relationship between cognitive skills and labor market success. (1) Developmental psychologists argue that the cognitive, social, and emotional development of children is enhanced by exposure to high-quality child...