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    Machine Learning in Health Care An NBER conference on Machine Learning in Health Care, supported by the National Institute on Aging, took place online on January 15. Research Associate David M. Cutler and Faculty Research Fellow Timothy Layton of Harvard University organized the meeting. These researchers’ papers were presented and discussed: Suproteem Sarkar, Harvard University; N. Meltem Daysal, University of Copenhagen; Sendhil Mullainathan, University of Chicago...
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    Entrepreneurship Group Meets The NBER's Working Group on Entrepreneurship met in Cambridge on December 2, 2011. Working Group Directors Josh Lerner of Harvard Business School and Antoinette Schoar of MIT chose these papers for discussion: Ola Bengtsson, University of Illinois; Magnus Johannesson, Stockholm School of Economics; and Tino Sanandaji, University of Chicago, "Do Women Have a Less Entrepreneurial Personality?" Konrad Burchardi, London School of...
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    Causes and Consequences of Corporate Culture An NBER Conference on the "Causes and Consequences of Corporate Culture" took place in Cambridge on December 8-9, 2011. Luigi Zingales, University of Chicago and NBER, and James Poterba, MIT and NBER, organized the conference. These papers were discussed: Serguey Braguinsky, Carnegie Mellon University, and Sergey V. Mityakov, Clemson University, "Foreign Corporations and the Culture of Transparency: Evidence from...
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    2011 Awards and Honors A number of NBER researchers received honors, awards, and other forms of professional recognition during 2011 and early 2012. A list of these honors, excluding those that were bestowed by the researcher's home university and listing researchers in alphabetical order, is presented below. John M. Abowd was elected Second Vice-president (and will be President in 2014) of the Society of Labor Economists. He was also elected Chair-elect (to be...
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    Public Economics The NBER's Program on Public Economics, directed by James M. Poterba of MIT, met in Cambridge on April 5. The following papers were discussed: William M. Gentry, NBER and Columbia University, and David M. Schizer, Columbia University Law School, "Frictions and Tax-Motivated Hedging: An Empirical Exploration of Publicly-Traded Exchangeable Debt" Discussant: Mihir A. Desai, NBER and Harvard University Susan Dynarski, NBER and Harvard University, "...