New England Economic Review

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

Articles from January-February

Fiscal Pressures and the Privatization of Local Services
The privatization movement appears to have lost some momentum in the United States over the 1990s. Although local governments continue to look for ways to deliver services more efficiently by using private contractors, the pace at which they are issuing...
Fund Flows and Security Returns
This study is the second in a two-part analysis of the mutual fund industry. The first part (Fortune 1997, referred to here as "Part I") examined the basic structure of the industry and discussed the historical relationship between mutual fund flows...
Problem Loans at New England Banks, 1989 to 1992: Evidence of Aggressive Loan Policies
The New England banking industry experienced serious problems between 1989 and 1992. As the region's economy deteriorated, banks failed at an unprecedented rate and many others barely survived. But even though banking problems were widespread, they were...