New England Economic Review

New England Economic Review is a magazine specializing in Economic topics.

Articles from July-August

An Assessment of the "Official" Economic Forecasts
While the private sector generates dozens of macroeconomic forecasts, only three "official" forecasts emanate from government agencies. The oldest derives from the Employment Act of 1946, which created the Council of Economic Advisers and requires...
Stocks, Bonds, Options, Futures, and Portfolio Insurance: A Rose by Any Other Name
Trading volume and open interest in options and futures contracts on stock indices, equities, and interest rate instruments traded on world exchanges have experienced remarkable growth. From 1986 through 1991, the open interest in exchange-traded derivatives...
The Uruguay Round of Trade Negotiations: Industrial and Geographic Effects in the United States
History records many international trade negotiations, some trivial and some impressive, but no others so comprehensive as the Uruguay Round. As the negotiations peaked, on December 15, 1993, in Geneva, Switzerland, more countries--117 in all--reached...