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Articles from Vol. 2011, No. 3, Fall

Economic Shocks, Weather, and Civil War
Civil War and Economic Development Internal civil conflict has been common during the past half century, a fact that until recently escaped the notice of most economists. (1) Civil wars--internal conflicts with more than 1,000 battle deaths in a...
Finance and Macroeconomics: The Role of Household Leverage
The increase in household leverage prior to the most recent recession was stunning by any historical comparison. From 2001 to 2007, household debt doubled, from $7 trillion to $14 trillion. The household debt-to-income ratio increased by more during...
Japan Project Meets
The NBER together with the Center on the Japanese Economy and Business, he Center for Advanced Research in Finance, and the Australia-Japan Research Centre held a project meeting on the Japanese economy in Tokyo on June 24 and 25, 2011. he organizers...
NBER Conference in Beijing
The thirteenth annual NBER-CCER Conference on China and the World Economy took place at the China Center for Economic Research (CCER) in Beijing on June 29--July 1, 2011. The conference program was jointly arranged by the National Bureau of Economic...
Selection and Asymmetric Information in Insurance Markets
Since the seminal theoretical work of Arrow, Akerlof, and Rothschild and Stiglitz, economists have been aware of the potential for market failures arising from the existence of asymmetric information in private insurance markets. The possibility that...
Sovereign Debt in the Second Great Contraction: Is This Time Different?
As the aftershocks of the recent financial crisis continue to radiate, it is a troubling period for the global economy. While the current popular moniker for the recent crisis is "The Great Recession," perhaps a more appropriate description is "The...
The Global Financial Crisis
The NBER held a conference on "The Global Financial Crisis" in Bretton Woods, NH on June 3 and 4, 2011. NBER Research Associates Charles Engel of the University of Wisconsin, Kristin Forbes of MIT, and Jeffrey Frankel of Harvard's Kennedy School organized...
The Labor Market Effects of Immigrants
Introduction International migration is firmly restricted by national policies and national laws. While capital, technology, and goods move globally with few restrictions, governments heavily regulate the movement of labor, restricting the number...
Twenty-Second Annual EASE Conference
The NBER, the Australian National University, the China Center for Economic Research, the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Korea Development Institute, the National University of Singapore,...
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