NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Policymaking for Posterity

Lawrence H. Summers, Richard J. Zeckhauser

NBER Working Paper No. 14359
Issued in September 2008

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Guan Yang for his research assistance with the literature, and Nils Wernerfelt for both research assistance and the computation of the results of our uncertainty and learning model. Kip Viscusi provided helpful comments. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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