Each of the NBER's major programs involves 20 or more NBER Research Associates
and a number of Faculty Research Fellows. Economists within the Bureau's programs
meet periodically to discuss their work and to further their research efforts.
Each program includes one or more primary projects, involving ten to twelve economists,
and several smaller projects.
These projects focus on more specialized areas of research.
NBER researchers initially report their findings in scientific papers aimed at
other professional economists in academic institutions, business, government, and
the business media around the world. Nearly 700 NBER Working Papers are published
each year, and many subsequently appear in scholarly journals.
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Books In Progress
These conference volumes are in the preliminary stages of publication.
Subsequent drafts will be made available to allow greater access to the latest research
being conducted at the NBER. These pages will be updated as individual chapters are
submitted and revised, and as new titles are added to the list of Books in Progress.
The Sloan Foundation/NBER Project On Industrial Technology And Productivity
This NBER project has three intertwined objectives. First, we seek to foster research on
the fundamental determinants of productivity improvement. Second, the project
encourages economists studying these issues to supplement their traditional theoretical
and empirical research methods with direct observation of business firms and conversations
with managers and workers. Finally, the project provides a framework for communication
among economists interested in productivity issues, researchers from other academic
disciplines, and policymakers responsible for science and technology policy.
NBER Project On Exchange Rate Crises In Emerging Market Countries
This NBER project is examining the causes of currency crises in emerging market
countries as well as the policies that can reduce the risk of future crises and the
adverse effects when such crises occur.
In the summer, the NBER held its annual Summer Institute. Economists from universities and organizations throughout the world attended. The papers presented at dozens of different sessions during the four-week Summer Institute covered a wide variety of topics. A complete agenda, and many of the papers presented at the various sessions, are available in PDF files.