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Articles from Vol. 2019, No. 2, June

Changes in the Character of the Labor Market over the Business Cycle
Economists have long been interested in the immediate consequences of business cycle fluctuations. However, until recently, they have paid less attention to the lasting impacts of recessions on workers and firms. In this piece, I summarize some of my...
Children
Members of the NBER's Program on Children met May 2-3 in Cambridge. Program Directors Anna Aizer of Brown University and Janet Currie of Princeton University organized the meeting. These researchers' papers were presented and discussed: * Maria Micaela...
Cohort Studies
Members of the NBER's Cohort Studies Working Group met April 26-27 in Cambridge. Research Associate Dora Costa of the University of California, Los Angeles organized the meeting, which was sponsored by the National Institute on Aging. These researchers'...
East Asian Seminar on Economics
The NBER's East Asian Seminar on Economics took place June 6-7 in Thailand. Research Associates Takatoshi Ito of Columbia University and Andrew K. Rose of the University of California, Berkeley organized the meeting. These researchers' papers were presented...
Economic Consequences of Trade
An NBER conference on Economic Consequences of Trade took place April 5-6 in Cambridge. Research Associate Stephen J. Redding of Princeton University organized the meeting, which was sponsored by the Smith Richardson Foundation. These researchers' papers...
Economic Fluctuations and Growth
Over the last decade, research in the Economic Fluctuations and Growth (EFG) Program has responded to important macroeconomic challenges. This report emphasizes four areas in which there have been significant developments. First, the global financial...
Economics of Autonomous and Electric Vehicles
An NBER conference on the Economics of Autonomous and Electric Vehicles took place June 6-7 at Stanford University. Research Associates Susan Athey of Stanford and Ryan Kellogg of the University of Chicago, and Jing Li of MIT organized the meeting, which...
Education
Members of the NBER's Education Program met April 11-12 at Stanford University. Program Director Caroline M. Hoxby of Stanford University organized the meeting. These researchers' papers were presented and discussed: * Andrew Morgan, Minh Nguyen, and...
Martin Feldstein, 1939-2019: Renowned Economist and NBER President Emeritus
Martin Feldstein, president of the NBER for nearly 30 years, George F. Baker Professor of Economics at Harvard University, chair of the President's Council of Economic Advisers from 1982 to 1984, and one of the most prolific and influential economists...
New Developments in Long-Term Asset Management
The NBER conference New Developments in Long-Term Asset Management took place May 9-10 in Cambridge. Research Associates Monika Piazzesi of Stanford University and Luis M. Viceira of Harvard University organized the meeting, which was sponsored by Norges...
New Research Associates, Faculty Research Fellows Named
The NBER Board of Directors appointed 14 research associates at its April 2019 meeting. New research associates, who must be tenured faculty members at North American colleges or universities, are recommended to the board by the directors of the NBER's...
Organizational Economics
Members of the NBER's Organizational Economics Working Group met April 12-13 in Cambridge. Research Associate Robert S. Gibbons of MIT organized the meeting. These researchers' papers were presented and discussed: * Andrea Prat, Columbia University;...
Population Aging, Retirement Income Security, and Asset Markets in China
Among the many challenges facing the Chinese economy, population aging is no doubt one of the most important. The old-age dependency ratio in China increased from 10 percent in 2000 to 13 percent in 2015, and is expected to increase to 44 percent by...
Public Economics
Members of the NBER's Public Economics Program met April 4-5 in Cambridge. Program Director Raj Chetty of Harvard University, Research Associate John N. Friedman of Brown University, and Faculty Research Fellow Eric Zwick of the University of Chicago...
The Economics of Fair Trade
Fair Trade certification, a labeling initiative that offers better terms to producers and helps them to organize, aims to offer ethically minded consumers the opportunity to help lift producers in developing countries out of poverty. In a series of recent...
The Sustainable Investing Proposition
In a recent, widely covered press release, Larry Fink, chief executive of the world's largest asset management company, BlackRock, pledged significant resources toward developing sustainable investing, for example by offering funds that invest using...
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