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Behavioral Finance
Much of my research over the last several years has been in the broad area of behavioral finance. Some of this work investigates the beliefs of less-than-fully rational investors--the valuation models they use, and the particular sources of information...
Current Account Imbalances
NBER Research Associate Richard H. Clarida of Columbia University organized an NBER Conference on "G7 Current Account Imbalances: Sustainability and Adjustment", which was held on June 1 and 2. These papers were discussed: Richard H. Clarida, and...
East Asian Seminar on Economics Focuses on Fiscal Policy and Management
The NBER's Sixteenth Annual East Asian Seminar on Economics (EASE), sponsored jointly with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKU), Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), China Center for Economic Research (CCER), Singapore...
How Private Health Insurance Pools Risk
Introduction and Theory Most Americans obtain their health insurance in the private sector, in both group and non-group settings, and from for-profit, non-profit, and self-insured arrangements. A matter of concern to both consumers and policymakers...
Kotlikoff, Fehr, and Jokisch Develop a Dynamic, Life-Cycle, General Equilibrium Model to Study the Interdependent Demographic, Fiscal, and Economic Transition Path of China, Japan, the United States, and the EU
Kotlikoff, Fehr, and Joldsch develop a dynamic, life-cycle, general equilibrium model to study the interdependent demographic, fiscal, and economic transition path of China, Japan, the United States, and the EU. Each of these countries/regions is entering...
Matsudaira
In recent years, the role of bilingual education as the dominant pedagogy for teaching immigrant students has been challenged by federal and state policy reforms. Critics of bilingual education contend that bilingual programs hinder achievement by...
NBER Profile: Mark V. Pauly
Mark V. Pauly is a Research Associate in the NBER's Program on Health Care and the Bendheim Professor in the Department of Health Care Systems at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.. Also at the Wharton School, Pauly is a Professor...
Prospects for Social Security Reform in the United States
One of the most far-reaching shifts in fiscal policy around the world during the past two decades has been the fundamental restructuring of public pension systems. Over two dozen countries across five continents have converted at least part of their...
Some Perspective on Capital Flows to Emerging Market Economies
From Hume's discussion of the specie-flow mechanism under the gold standard to the Keynes-Ohlin debate on the transfer problem associated with German reparations after the WWI, understanding the flow of capital across national borders has been central...
The Conference on Research in Income and Wealth
In 1935, the National Bureau of Economic Research invited a consortium of universities to join with it in establishing a "program of cooperative research" in the area of economic measurement. The Conference on Research in Income and Wealth (CRIW) was...
Using a Standard Set of Data and a Simple Analytical Framework, Engen and Hubbard Reconsider and Add to Empirical Evidence on the Effect of Federal Government Debt and Interest Rates
Using a standard set of data and a simple analytical framework, Engen and Hubbard reconsider and add to empirical evidence on the effect of federal government debt and interest rates. They begin by analytically deriving the effect of government debt...
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