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August 2014A New Method of Estimating Potential Real GDP Growth: Implications for the Labor Market and the Debt/GDP Ratio
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February 2014The Demise of U.S. Economic Growth: Restatement, Rebuttal, and Reflections
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August 2013The Phillips Curve is Alive and Well: Inflation and the NAIRU During the Slow Recovery
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August 2012Is U.S. Economic Growth Over? Faltering Innovation Confronts the Six Headwinds
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September 2010The End of the Great Depression 1939-41: Policy Contributions and Fiscal Multipliers
with Robert Krenn: w16380
March 2010Revisiting U. S. Productivity Growth over the Past Century with a View of the Future
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Published: IControversies about Work, Leisure, and Welfare in Europe and the United States In E. S. Phelps and H.-W. Sinn, Perspectives on the Performance of the Continental Economies, MIT Press, pp. 343-86.

September 2009Misperceptions About the Magnitude and Timing of Changes in American Income Inequality
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December 2008Did Economics Cause World War II?
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May 2008Controversies about the Rise of American Inequality: A Survey
with Ian Dew-Becker: w13982
March 2008The Role of Labor Market Changes in the Slowdown of European Productivity Growth
with Ian Dew-Becker: w13840

Published: DEW-BECKER, I., GORDON, R.. The Role of Labor-Market Changes in the Slowdown of European Productivity Growth. Review of Economics and Institutions, North America, 3, may. 2012. Available at: . Date accessed: 20 Dec. 2013.

June 2006The Boskin Commission Report: A Retrospective One Decade Later
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Published: Robert J. Gordon, 2006. "The Boskin Commission Report: A Retrospective One Decade Later," International Productivity Monitor, Centre for the Study of Living Standards, vol. 12, pages 7-22, Spring. citation courtesy of

December 2005Where Did the Productivity Growth Go? Inflation Dynamics and the Distribution of Income
with Ian Dew-Becker: w11842

Published: Dew-Becker, Ian and Robert J. Gordon. "Where Did The Productivity Growth Go? Inflation Dynamics And The Distribution Of Income," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2005, v2005(2), 67-150.

November 2005A Century of Housing Shelter Prices: Is There a Downward Bias in the CPI?
with Todd vanGoethem: w11776
What Caused the Decline in U.S. Business Cycle Volatility?
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Published: Robert J Gordon, 2005. "What Caused the Decline in US Business Cycle Volatility?," RBA Annual Conference Volume, in: Christopher Kent & David Norman (ed.), The Changing Nature of the Business Cycle Reserve Bank of Australia.

The 1920s and the 1990s in Mutual Reflection
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Published: Rhode, Paul W. and Gianni Toniolo (eds.) The Global Economy in the 1990s: A Long-Run Perspective. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

August 2005Apparel Prices 1914-93 and the Hulten/Brueghel Paradox
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Published: Diewert, W. Erwin, John S. Greenlees, and Charles R. Hulten (eds.) Price Index Concepts and Measurement. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009.

August 2004Five Puzzles in the Behavior of Productivity, Investment, and Innovation
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Published: Lopez-Claros, Augusto and Xavier Sala-i-Martin (eds.) The Global Competitiveness Report 2003-04. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Why was Europe Left at the Station When America's Productivity Locomotive Departed?
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Published: Gregory, Mary, Wiemer Salverda, and Ronald Schettkat (eds.) Services and Employment: Explaining the U.S.- European Gap. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007.

Two Centuries of Economic Growth: Europe Chasing the American Frontier
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January 2003Hi-tech Innovation and Productivity Growth: Does Supply Create Its Own Demand?
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February 2002Technology and Economic Performance in the American Economy
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August 2000Does the "New Economy" Measure up to the Great Inventions of the Past?
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Published: Gordon, Robert J. "Does The 'New Economy' Measure Up To The Great Inventions Of The Past?," Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2000, v14(4,Fall), 49-74. citation courtesy of

June 2000Interpreting the "One Big Wave" in U.S. Long-Term Productivity Growth
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Published: Gordon, Robert J. (ed.) Productivity growth, inflation, and unemployment: The collected essays of Robert J. Gordon, With a foreword by Robert M. Solow. Cambridge; New York and Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

The Boskin Commission Report and its Aftermath
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Published: Gordon, Robert-J, 1999. "The Boskin Commission Report and Its Aftermath," Monetary and Economic Studies, Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan, vol. 17(3), pages 41-68, December.

August 1999Foundations of the Goldilocks Economy: Supply Shocks and the Time-Varying NAIRU
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Published: Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 1998, no. 2, pp. 297-333, 345-346.

February 1999The Aftermath of the 1992 ERM Breakup: Was There a Macroeconomic Free Lunch?
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Published: The Aftermath of the 1992 ERM Breakup: Was There a Macroeconomic Free Lunch?, Robert J. Gordon. in Currency Crises, Krugman. 2000

May 1997The Economics of New Goods: Introduction
with Timothy F. Bresnahan: r2116

Published: The Economics of New Goods, T. F. Bresnahan and R. J. Gordon, eds., pp. 1-26, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997).

September 1996Macroeconomic Policy in the Presence of Structural Maladjustment
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Published: macroeconomic policy and structural reform (paris:oecd, 1996"),pp. 173-204.

August 1996The Time-Varying NAIRU and its Implications for Economic Policy
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Published: Journal of Economic Perspectives, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 11-32, Winter 1997. citation courtesy of

March 1996Problems in the Measurement and Performance of Service-Sector Productivity in the United States
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Published: Productivity and Growth, edited by Palle Andersen, Jacqueline Dwyer and David Gruen, Proceedings of a Conference, Economic Group, Reserve Bank of Australia, pp. 139-166 (1995)

April 1995Is There a Tradeoff between Unemployment and Productivity Growth?
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Published: Unemployment Policy: Government Options for the Labour Market, Dennis Snower and Guillermo de la Dehesa eds., Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

December 1993The Jobless Recovery: Does it Signal a New Era of Productivity-Led Growth?
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Published: The Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, pp. 271-306 and 316, (1993)

March 1993German and American Wage and Price Dynamics: Differences and Common Thenes
with Wolfgang Franz: w4292

Published: European Economic Review, Volume 37, Issue 4, pp. 719-754, (May 1993) citation courtesy of

February 1992Forward Into the Past: Productivity Retrogression in the Electric Generating Industry
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Published: Gordon, Robert J. (ed.) Productivity growth, inflation, and unemployment: The collected essays of Robert J. Gordon. Cambridge; New York and Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

January 1992Measuring the Aggregate Price Level: Implications For Economic Performance and Policy
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Published: "Price Stabilization in the 1990s: Domestic and International Policy Requirements," edited by Kumiharu Shigehara, pp. 233-268. Hampshire, England: The Macmillan Press, Ltd, 1993.

August 1991Productivity in the Transportation Sector
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Published: Productivity in the Transportation Sector, Robert J. Gordon. in Output Measurement in the Service Sectors, Griliches. 1992

February 1991What Is New-Keynesian Economics?
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Published: Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. XXVIII, pp. 1115-1171, (September 1990).

January 1991The Role of Wages in the Inflation Process
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Published: The American Economic Review, Vol. 78, No. 2, pp. 276-283, (May 1988).

July 1990Hysteresis in History: Was There Ever a Phillips Curve?
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Published: The American Economic Review, Vol. 79, No. 2, pp. 220-225, (May 1989).

June 1990The Phillips Curve Now and Then
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Published: "Comments: The Phillips Curve Now and Then." From Growth/Productivity/Unemployment, edited by Peter Diamond, pp. 207-217. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press , 1990.

June 1989The Productivity Slowdown, Measurement Issues, and the Explosion of Computer Power
with Martin Neil Baily: r1199

Published: Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 347-420, (1988).

February 1989Back to the Future: European Unemployment Today Viewed from America in 1939.
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Published: Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 271-304, (1988).

August 1988The Estimation of Prewar GNP: Methodology and New Evidence
with Nathan S. Balke: w2674

Published: "The Estimation of Prewar Gross National Product: Methodology and New Evidence." From Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 97, No. 1, pp. 38-92,(February 1989).

May 1988U.S. Inflation, Labor's Share, and the Natural Rate of Unemployment
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Published: Economics of Wage Determination, edited by Heinz Konig, pp. 1-34. New York: Springer Verlag, 1990.

December 1987Wage Gaps vs. Output Gaps: Is There a Common Story for All of Europe?
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Published: "Wage Gaps vs. Output Gaps: Is There a Common Story for All Europe?" Macro and Micro Policies for More Growth and Employment: Symposium 1987, edited by Herbert Giersch, pp. 97-151. Tubingen: J.C.B. Mohr, 1987.

April 1987The Postwar Evolution of Computer Prices
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Published: Technology and Capital Formation, edited by Dale W. Jorgenson and Ralph Landau, pp. 77-125. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1989.

1987Introduction: Continuity and Change in Theory, Behavior, and Methodology
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Published: Gordon, Robert J. "Introduction: Continuity and Change in Theory, Behavior , and Methodology." The American Business Cycle: Continuity and Change, edited by Robert J. Gordon, pp. 1-33. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986.

Fixed Investment in the American Business Cycle, 1919-83
with John M. Veitch: w1426

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November 1986Productivity, Wages, and Prices Inside and Outside of Manufacturing in the U.S., Japan, and Europe
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August 1986The Estimation of Prewar GNP Volatility, 1869-1938
with Nathan S. Balke: w1999

Published: Published as "The Estimation of Prewar Gross National Product: Methodologyand New Evidence", JPE, Vol. 97, no. 1 (1989): 38-92.

1986Supply Shocks and Monetary Policy Revisited
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Published: Gordon, Robert J. "Supply Shocks and Monetary Policy Revisted." American Economic Review, Vol. 74, No. 2, (May 1984), pp. 38-43. citation courtesy of

October 1985Understanding Inflation in the 1980's
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Published: Gordon Robert J. "Understanding Inflation in the 1980's." Brookings papers on Economic Activity, Vol. 1985, No. 1, (1985), pp. 263-299.

March 1985Unemployment and Potential Output in the 1980s
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Published: Gordon, Robert J. "Unemployment and Potential Output in the 1980s." Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Vol. 2, (1984), pp. 537-564.

August 1984The Short-Run Demand for Money: A Reconsideration
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Published: Gordon, Robert J. The Short-Run Demand for Money: A Reconsideration." Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Vol. 16, No. 4, Part 1, (November 1984),pp. 403-434. citation courtesy of

May 1984The 1981-82 Velocity Decline: A Structural Shift in Income or Money Demand?
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Published: in "The Proceedings of the Conference on Monetary Targeting and Velocity," Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, 1984, pp. 67-99.

October 1983Using Monetary Control to Dampen the Business Cycle: A New Set of First Principles
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Published: Gordon, Robert J. "Using Monetary Control to Dampen the Business Cycle: A New Set of First Principles," Removing Obstacles to Economic Growth, eds. M . and S. Wachter, 1984, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, pp . 302-336.

The Conduct of Domestic Monetary Policy
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Published: Ando, Albert, Hidekazu Eguchi, Roger Farmer, and Yoshio Suzuki (eds.) Monetary Policy in Our Times: Proceedings of the First International Conference Held by the Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies of the Bank of Japan. Cambridge, MA and London: The M.I.T. Press, 1985.

September 1983Why Stopping Inflation May be Costly: Evidence from Fourteen Historical Episodes
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February 1983Price Inertia and Policy Ineffectiveness in the United States, 1890-1980
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Published: Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 90, No. 6, pp. 1087-1117, (1982).(combined with W0361) citation courtesy of

December 1982The Output Cost of Disinflation in Traditional and Vector AutoregressiveModels
with Stephen R. King: r0342

Published: Gordon, Robert J. and Stephen R. King. "The Output Cost of Disinflation in Traditional and Vector Autoregressive Models." Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Vol. 1, ed. W.C. Brainard and G.L. Perry, pp.205-244. Washington, D.C.: The Brookings Institution, 1982.

1982Wages and Prices Are Not Always Sticky: A Century of Evidence for the United States, United Kingdom, and Japan
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Published: Gordon, Robert J. "A Century of Evidence on Wage and Price Stickiness in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan." Macroeconomics, Prices, and Quantities, James Tobin, editor, pp. 85- 133. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Inst., 1983.

November 1981Why U.S. Wage and Employment Behavior Differs from That in Britain and Japan
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Published: Gordon, Robert J. "Why U.S. Wage and Employment behavior Differs from Thatin Britain and Japan." The Economic Journal, Vol. 92, No. 365, (March 1982) , pp. 13-44. citation courtesy of

August 1981The Consumer Price Index: Measuring Inflation and Causing It
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Published: Gordon, Robert J. "The Consumer Price Index: Measuring Inflation and Causing It." The Public Interest, No. 63, (Spring 1981), pp. 112-134.

July 1981Inflation, Flexible Exchange Rates, and the Natural Rate of Unemployment
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Published: Gordon, Robert J. "Inflation, Flexible Exchange Rates, and the Natural Rateof Unemployment." Workers, Jobs and Inflation, edited by M. N. Baily. Washington, D.C.: The Brookings Insitution, 1982, pp. 89-158.

1981Output Fluctuations and Gradual Price Adjustment
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Published: Gordon, Robert J. "Output Fluctuations and Gradual Price Adjustment." Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. XIX, No. 2, (June 1981), pp. 493-530. citation courtesy of

September 1980Government Intervention in the Inflation Process: The Econometrics of "Self-Inflicted Wounds"
with Jon Frye: w0550

Published: Frye, Jon and Gordon, Robert J. "Government Intervention in the Inflation Process: The Econometrics of 'Self-Inflicted Wounds.'" The American Economic Review, Vol. 71, No. 2, (May 1981), pp. 288-294. citation courtesy of

The Variance and Acceleration of Inflation in the 1970s: Alternative Explanatory Models and Methods
with Jon Frye: w0551
February 1980A Consistent Characterization of a Near-Century of Price Behavior
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Published: Gordon, Robert J. "A Consistent Characterization of a Near Century of Price Behavior." The American Economic Review, Vol. 70, No. 2, (May 1980), pp. 2 43-249. citation courtesy of

Postwar Macroeconomics: The Evolution of Events and Ideas
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1980The "End-of-Expansion" Phenomenon in Short-run Productivity Behavior
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Published: Gordon, Robert J. "The 'End-of-Expansion' Phenomenon in Short-Run Productivity Behavior." Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2, edited by Arthur M. Okun and George L. Perry, pp. 448-461. Washington, D.C.: The Brookings Institution, 1979. citation courtesy of

December 1979Monetary Policy and the 1979 Supply Shock
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Published: Gordon, Robert J. "Supply Shocks And Monetary Policy Revisited," American Economic Review, 1984, v74(2), 38-43.

November 1979Energy Efficiency, User Cost Changes, and the Measurement of Durable Goods Prices
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June 1979New Evidence That Fully Anticipated Monetary Changes Influence Real Output After All
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Published: Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 90, No. 6, pp. 1087-1117, (1982).

November 1978Monetarist Interpretations of the Great Depression: An Evaluation and Critique
with James A. Wilcox: w0300

Published: Gordon, R. J. and Wilcox, J. A. "Monetarist Interpretations of the Great Depression: An Evaluation and Critique." The Great Depression Revisited, edited by Karl Brunner, pp. 49-107/165-173. Martinus Nijhoff Publishing: Boston/The Hague London, 1981.

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