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This project supports research on three central issues in transportation economics: the impact of the transportation...
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The NBER Center for Aging and Health Research has three primary aims. The first is to coordinate research on health and...
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The NBER Retirement and Disability Research Center is one of four Centers funded by a cooperative agreement with the...

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Gita Gopinath, the first deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund, delivered the 2022 Martin...
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Large data sets that include observations on many workers at a given firm, multiple decisions by individual judges,...
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Former NBER research associate Ben Bernanke, current research associate Douglas Diamond, and Philip Dybvig have been awarded the 2022 Nobel Memorial...