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Articles from Vol. 2011, No. 4, Winter

A Summary of Recent Corporate Tax Research
Taxes are thought to influence corporate decisions in many ways. For that reason, in the past decade a number of changes (or proposed changes) to the U.S. tax code have been made in an attempt to affect corporate behavior. For example, U.S. and European...
Development of the American Economy
The Development of the American Economy (DAE) Program's 66 members--and the 14 affiliated researchers with primary appointments in other NBER Programs--undertake research that spans much of recorded history, every major sub-field of empirical economics,...
Economic Research on African Development Successes
The final NBER conference on "Economic Research on African Development Successes" took place in Zanzibar, Tanzania on August 3-5, 2011. The conference organizers, all NBER Research Associates, were Sebastian Edwards of the University of California,...
Education Program
The NBER's Program on Education, directed by Caroline M. Hoxby of Stanford University, met at Stanford on November 10 and 11, 2011. The following papers were discussed: * Karthik Muralidharan, University of California, San Diego and NBER, "Long-Term...
Fund Flows and Performance in the Venture Capital Industry
The venture capital industry in the United States has undergone a major expansion over the last three decades, starting from a handful of funds in the early 1980s to an industry with more than $50 billion in invested capital per year today. However,...
Is Environmental Quality Worth the Cost?
In outlining the principles for project evaluation over fifty years ago, Otto Eckstein--one of the fathers of benefit-cost analysis and a former member of the NBER Board of Directors--was skeptical about the prospects for reliably measuring the economic...
Market Design Working Group
The NBER's Working Group on Market Design, directed by Susan Athey and Parag A. Pathak of NBER and MIT, met in Cambridge on October 28 and 29, 2011. These papers were discussed: * Tayfun Sonmez, Boston College, and Tobias B. Switzer, U.S. Air Force,...
NBER Researchers in Public Service
A number of past or current NBER researchers have recently been tapped for important public policy positions. Alan B. Krueger and Katharine G. Abraham, both of whom resigned from their positions as Research Associates in the NBER's Program on Labor...
NBER Researchers Win Nobel Prize in Economics
NBER Research Associates Thomas J. Sargent and Christopher A. Sims are the winners of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Economics. Sargent is the Berkley Professor of Economics and Business at New York University, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and...
New Directors Elected to NBER Board
The NBER's Board of Directors has elected four new members: Timothy Bresnahan, the Landau Professor in Technology and the Economy at Stanford University and Director of the Center on Employment and Economic Growth in the Stanford Institute for Economic...
Offshoring, International Trade, and American Workers
In 1982, only one out of four employees of U.S. multinationals was located offshore, and over 90 percent of those employees were in industrial countries. By 2007, the share of offshore employment had reached 44 percent, and the majority of those jobs...
Organizational Economics Meeting
The NBER's Working Group on Organizational Economics met in Cambridge on November 18 and 19, 2011. The first day's program, organized by Working Group Director Robert S. Gibbons of MIT and Elizabeth Martinez of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)...
Public Economics Program Meeting
The NBER's Program on Public Economics (PE) met in Cambridge on November 3 and 4, 2011. The PE Program's Co-Director Raj Chetty of Harvard University and NBER Research Associate Emmanuel Saez of University of California, Berkeley organized this meeting....
Working Group on the Chinese Economy
The NBER's Working Group on the Chinese Economy met in Cambridge on September 30 and October 1 and 2, 2011. ShangJin Wei of Columbia University, who directs the group, organized the conference with Hanming Fang, University of Pennsylvania and NBER....
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