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Articles from Fall

Alcohol and Violence
Sara Markowitz (*) Since the early 1980s, a number of economists have examined the impact of the price of alcoholic beverages on alcohol consumption. Recently their research has turned to the role of alcohol prices on negative outcomes, including...
Behavioral Finance. (Bureau News)
The NBER's Working Group on Behavioral Finance, directed by Robert J. Shiller, NBER and Yale University, and Richard H. Thaler, NBER and University of Chicago, met in Cambridge on November 10. They discussed the following papers: Andrei Shleifer,...
Economic Fluctuations and Growth. (Bureau News)
Roughly one hundred academic macroeconomists from all over the world gathered in Cambridge on July 21 to attend the summer research meeting of NBER's Program on Economic Fluctuations and Growth. The meeting was organized by Mark Bils, NBER and University...
Economic Fluctuations and Growth. (Bureau News)
The NBER's Program on Economic Fluctuations and Growth held its fall research meeting at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on October 19. Charles Jones and David H. Romer, both of the NBER and University of California at Berkeley, organized the meeting...
Economics of Education. (Bureau News)
The NBER's Program on the Economics of Education, directed by Caroline M. Hoxby, NBER and Harvard University, met in Cambridge on November 1. The following papers were discussed. Raquel Fernandez, NBER and New York University, "Education, Segregation,...
International Finance and Macroeconomics. (Bureau News)
Members and guests of the NBER's Program on International Finance and Macroeconomics met in Cambridge on October 26 Charles M. Engel, NBER and University of Wisconsin, and Linda Tesar, NBER and University of Michigan, organized this program: Daron...
Japan Group Meets in Tokyo. (Bureau News)
Members of the NBER's Working Group on Japan and their guests met in Tokyo on September 14-15. Theft two-day session was organized by Magnus Blomstrom, NBER and Stockholm School of Economics; Jennifer Corbett, Oxford University; Fumio Hayashi, NBER...
Medical Care and Economywide Price Indexes
Joseph P. Newhouse (*) It is well known that price indexes for service industries are subject to considerable error. However, errors in medical care price indexes are particularly significant because of that sector's share of the economy. Although...
More NBER Researchers Head to Service in Washington. (Bureau News)
Richard H. Clarida, an NBER Research Associate in the Programs in "International Finance and Macroeconomics" and "International Trade and Investment," has been nominated to become assistant secretary of the Treasury for economic policy. His appointment...
NBER Profile: Josepb P. Newhouse
Joseph P. Newhouse, an NBER Research Associate in the Programs on Health Care, Health Economics, Children, and Productivity, is the John D. MacArthur Professor of Health Policy and Management at Harvard University. He is a member of the faculties of...
Taxes, Welfare, and Work by Single Mothers
Bruce D. Meyer (*) Between 1984 and 1996, changes in tax and transfer programs sharply increased the incentives for single mothers to work. Two aspects of these policy changes are often overlooked. First, many important policy changes occurred even...
The Business Cycle Peak of March 2001: Business Cycle Dating Committee, National Bureau of Economic Research (*). (Program Report)
The NBER's Business Cycle Dating Committee has determined that a peak in business activity occurred in the U.S. economy in March 2001. A peak marks the end of an expansion and the beginning of a recession. The determination of a peak date in March...
Twelfth Annual East Asian Seminar on Economics: Privatization, Corporate Governance, and Transition Economies. (Conferences)
The NBER's Twelfth Annual East Asian Seminar on Economics (EASE) sponsored jointly with Hong Kong university of Science and Technology (HKU), Korea Development Institute(KDI), Korea for International Economic Policy (KIEP), Tokyo Center for Economic...
What Might School Accountability Do? (Research Summaries)
David N. Figlio (*) Education is currently at the forefront of the nation's political agenda: everyone, regardless of political persuasion, wants to see an improvement in the performance of U.S. schools. This consensus ends abruptly, however, when...