The NBER Reporter 2012 Number 2: Books
Innovation Policy and the Economy, Volume 12
Innovation Policy and the Economy, Volume 12, edited by Josh Lerner and Scott Stern, is now available from the University of Chicago Press. The IPE conference series provides a forum for research on the interactions among public policy, the innovation process, and the economy. The distinguished contributors to these volumes look at policies that affect the ability of an economy to achieve scientific and technological progress, or that shape the impact of science and technology on economic growth. Volume 12 includes an exploration of recent events in the U.S. economy and their implications for innovation and growth; a consideration of the role of non-compete agreements in shaping labor market dynamics, the propensity for entrepreneurship, and regional migration; and an empirical analysis of the issues of rapid advance and increased centrality of digital networks and platforms, as well as the increasing attention on the role of individual privacy.
Josh Lerner is co-director of the NBER's Program on Productivity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship and the Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School. Scott Stern directs the NBER's Working Group on Innovation Policy and is the School of Management Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
This volume is priced at $75.00 for the cloth bound edition and $25.00 for the paperback.
NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics 2011
The 2011 volume of NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics, edited by Jeffrey A. Frankel and Christopher Pissarides, is available from the University of Chicago Press. This conference series brings together leading American and European economists to discuss a broad range of current issues in global macroeconomics. ISoM has met annually in Europe for over 30 years.
The papers in this year's volume fall into three categories: productivity in the international economy; a view of demand stimulus through the lens of the high level of unemployment that most advanced countries experienced in the recent global recession; and nominal and real exchange rates.
Frankel directs the NBER's Program of Research on International Finance and Macroeconomics and is the James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Growth at Harvard University's Kennedy School. Pissarides, one of the 2010 winners of the Nobel Prize for Economics, is the Norman Sosnow Chair in Economics at the London School of Economics.
This volume is priced at $90.00 for the clothbound edition and $50.00 for the paperback.
NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2011, Volume 26
The twenty-sixth edition of the NBER Macroeconomics Annual, edited by Daron Acemoglu and Michael Woodford, is available from the University of Chicago Press. This annual conference series has a long tradition of featuring both theoretical and empirical contributions that shed light on central issues in contemporary macroeconomics. The papers prepared for these meetings push the frontiers of macroeconomic work in areas ranging from short-run macroeconomic fluctuations to exchange rates, financial regulation, and political economy. This years volume features several papers that aim to illuminate the causes of the recent financial crisis and consider policies that might reduce the likelihood of similar crises in the future. Topics include analyses of the sources of asset market bubbles and their macroeconomic consequences; the reconsideration of financial regulation and ways in which it could be improved; exchange-rate determination; and the macroeconomic determinants of unemployment.
Acemoglu and Woodford are NBER Research Associates in the NBER's Program on Economic Fluctuations and Growth. Acemoglu is the Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics at MIT. Woodford is the John Bates Clark Professor of Political Economy at Columbia University.
This volume is priced at $90.00 for the clothbound edition and $60.00 for the paperback.
Tax Policy and the Economy, Volume 26
Tax Policy and the Economy, Volume 26, edited by Jeffrey R. Brown, will be available from the University of Chicago Press in summer 2012. This annual conference volume covers such topics as: how incentives built into Social Security affect labor supply and retirement decisions; what reforming the tax preference for employer health insurance might accomplish; how corporate tax reform in the EU might affect U.S. investment in Europe; and, whether tax expenditures and the size and efficiency of government affect decisions about budget reform.
Brown is an NBER Research Associate in the Programs on Aging and Public Economics. He is also the William G. Karnes Professor of Finance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The clothbound volume is priced at $60.00; the paperback price is $20.00.
Investigations in the Economics of Aging
Investigations in the Economics of Aging, edited by David A. Wise, will be available in early summer 2012 from the University of Chicago Press. Building on findings from earlier editions in this NBER series, this volume focuses on the changing financial circumstances of the elderly and the relationship between these circumstances and health and health care. Among the topics addressed are the significance of out-of-pocket health care costs; the effects of inflation on social security; and the impact of the recent financial crisis on Americans well-being. Encompassing new data and advances in research methodology, the developments discussed in this volume will have important implications for economies worldwide.
Wise directs the NBER's Program on the Economics of Aging and is the John F. Stambaugh Professor of Political Economy Harvard University's Kennedy School.
This cloth bound volume is priced at $110.00.