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Articles from Vol. 2018, No. 4, December

Economics of Artificial Intelligence
An NBER conference on Economics of Artificial Intelligence took place in Toronto September 13-14. Research Associates Ajay K. Agrawal, Joshua S. Gans, and Avi Goldfarb of University of Toronto and Catherine Tucker of MIT organized the meeting, which...
Economics of Education
Members of the NBER's Economics of Education Program met in Cambridge on November 1-2. Program Director Caroline M. Hoxby of Stanford University organized the meeting. These researchers' papers were presented and discussed: * David J. Deming, Harvard...
Household Finance
Amid calls for greater attention to the policies and market institutions that affect household financial choices, the NBER Household Finance Working Group was established in 2009 with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. It provides a forum...
Market Design
Members of the NBER's Market Design Working Group met at Stanford University on October 19-20. Research Associates Michael Ostrovsky of Stanford and Parag A. Pathak of MIT organized the meeting. These researchers' papers were presented and discussed:...
NBER Researchers Tapped for Leading Policy Roles
Five NBER research associates have taken leave from their academic and NBER posts to serve in important policy positions. Paul Beaudry, a professor of economics at the Vancouver School of Economics of the University of British Columbia and a research...
New Research Associates and Faculty Research Fellows for 2018
The NBER Board of Directors appointed 58 research associates at its two meetings in 2018. New research associates (RAs), who must be tenured faculty members at North American colleges or universities, are recommended to the board by the directors of...
Organizational Economics
Members of the NBER's Organizational Economics Working Group met in Cambridge on November 16-17. Research Associate Robert S. Gibbons of MIT organized the meeting. These researchers' papers were presented and discussed: * Anna Gumpert, LMU Munich;...
Price and Quality of Prescription Drugs
It is difficult for patients to perceive the quality of prescription drugs even after they consume them, because they lack medical knowledge and because symptom alleviation depends on comorbidities, diet, and other factors. Additionally, multiple factors,...
Public Economics
Members of the NBER's Public Economics Program met in Cambridge on October 25-26. Program Director Amy Finkelstein of MIT and Research Associate Henrik Kleven of Princeton University organized the meeting. These researchers' papers were presented and...
Public Sector Personnel Management in Developing Countries
Government effectiveness in the provision of basic services like education and health directly affects the quality of life of poor people in developing countries. Yet, the quality of such service delivery is quite weak. (1) Understanding ways of improving...
The Rate of Return on Everything
Asset returns occupy a special place in the history of economic thought. From John Stuart Mill to Karl Marx, the profession's most influential thinkers have devoted much of their time to the study of interest and profits. Today the rate of return on...
The Role of Financial Factors in Economic Fluctuations
The 2008-09 global financial crisis and ensuing worldwide recession have brought renewed attention to the importance of credit conditions for the macroeconomy. From a theoretical perspective, two broad mechanisms link credit conditions to macroeconomic...
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