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Articles from Vol. 2014, No. 3, Fall

Education Inputs and Human Capital Production
Economists have long studied the role of education spending, schools, and teachers in the production of human capital. The recent availability of detailed datasets and powerful computing has permitted researchers to present more conclusive evidence...
Financial Sector Reform: How Far Are We?
Although the recession in the United States that started in December 2007 ended in June 2009, the impact of the Great Recession, which began when Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy on September 15, 2008, continues to be felt in the United States,...
Japan Project Meeting
The NBER in collaboration with the Center for Advanced Research in Finance, the Center on Japanese Economy and Business, and the Australia-Japan Research Centre held a meeting on the Japanese economy in Tokyo on July 31 and August 1, 2014. The organizers...
Productivity Growth and Innovation in the Long Run
In conjunction with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the NBER held a meeting on "Productivity Growth and Innovation in the Long Run" on September 25 and 26, 2014. The conference was held at the OECD's Conference Center...
Risk and Information in the Municipal Bond Market
Municipal bonds--munis--are issued by states, local governments, and other tax-exempt entities to raise money for roads, schools, utilities, public buildings, and other infrastructure investments. Totaling $3.7 trillion at the end of 2013, with approximately...
The Consequences of U.S. Fuel Performance Standards
The United States consumes more petroleum-based liquid fuel per capita than any other developed country--30 percent more than the second-highest consumer (Canada) and 40 percent more than the third-highest consumer (Luxembourg). The majority of U.S....
The Impact of New Deal Spending and Lending during the Great Depression
The Great Recession of the 2000s has led many policymakers and scholars to invoke Franklin Roosevelts New Deal as a source of ideas for how to deal with our current problems. Over the past 15 years, I have worked with Shawn Kantor and a number of other...
The Macroeconomic Consequences of Risk and Uncertainty
The NBER held its annual Universities Research Conference in Cambridge on September 19 and 20,2014. Research Associates Nicholas Bloom of Stanford University and Xavier Gabaix of New York University organized the meeting on the topic "The Macroeconomic...
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