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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 six Centers funded by cooperative agreement with the...

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Dr. Mario Draghi, who served as President of the European Central Bank and Prime Minister of Italy, presented the 2023...
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Overview: Linear panel event studies are increasingly used to estimate and plot causal effects of changes in policies...
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Supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Lynde and Harry Bradley...