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Working Papers

2013

  1. Malaria and Early African Development: Evidence from the Sickle Cell Trait
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
  2. The Cognitive Effects of Micronutrient Deficiency: Evidence from Salt Iodization in the United States
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)
  3. The Effect of Fertility Reduction on Economic Growth
    Department of Economics Working Papers, Department of Economics, Williams College Downloads View citations (3)

2011

  1. How Flexible Can Inflation Targeting Be and Still Work?
    Department of Economics Working Papers, Department of Economics, Williams College Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Mobile Banking: The Impact of M-Pesa in Kenya
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (28)
    Also in Working Papers, Brown University, Department of Economics (2011) Downloads View citations (6)

    See also Chapter (2014)
  3. The Economic Effects of Micronutrient Deficiency: Evidence from Salt Iodization in the United States
    ESE Discussion Papers, Edinburgh School of Economics, University of Edinburgh Downloads View citations (4)
  4. The Effect of Interventions to Reduce Fertility on Economic Growth
    Working Papers, Brown University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (3)
    Also in Center for Development Economics, Department of Economics, Williams College (2011) Downloads View citations (2)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2011) Downloads

2010

  1. Evaluating the Effects of Large Scale Health Interventions in Developing Countries: The Zambian Malaria Initiative
    Working Papers, Brown University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (2)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2010) Downloads View citations (4)

    See also Chapter (2014)

2009

  1. Measuring Economic Growth from Outer Space
    Working Papers, Brown University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (25)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2009) Downloads View citations (25)

    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2012)

2008

  1. Post-1500 Population Flows and the Long Run Determinants of Economic Growth and Inequality
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (4)
    Also in Working Papers, Brown University, Department of Economics (2008) Downloads

    See also Journal Article in The Quarterly Journal of Economics (2010)
  2. When Does Improving Health Raise GDP?
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (38)
    Also in Working Papers, Brown University, Department of Economics (2008) Downloads View citations (28)

    See also Chapter (2009)

2006

  1. Accounting for the Effect of Health on Economic Growth
    DEGIT Conference Papers, DEGIT, Dynamics, Economic Growth, and International Trade Downloads View citations (7)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2005) Downloads View citations (35)
    Working Papers, Brown University, Department of Economics (2005) Downloads View citations (32)

    See also Journal Article in The Quarterly Journal of Economics (2007)
  2. Mortality Change, the Uncertainty Effect, and Retirement
    2006 Meeting Papers, Society for Economic Dynamics
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2002) Downloads View citations (29)
    Macroeconomics, EconWPA (2002) Downloads View citations (17)
    Working Papers, Department of Economics, University of Houston (2004) Downloads View citations (1)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economic Growth (2010)
  3. Population Ageing
    Working Papers, eSocialSciences Downloads View citations (8)
    Also in Working Papers, Brown University, Department of Economics (2006) Downloads View citations (14)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2006) Downloads View citations (12)
  4. The Dynamics of the Age Structure, Dependency, and Consumption
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in Working Papers, Brown University, Department of Economics (2006) Downloads

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Population Economics (2012)

2003

  1. How Much of Cross-Country Income Variation is Explained by Health?
    Working Papers, Brown University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (23)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of the European Economic Association (2003)
  2. The Baby Boom and the Stock Market Boom
    Working Papers, Brown University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (17)
    See also Journal Article in Scandinavian Journal of Economics (2003)

1999

  1. From Malthusian Stagnation to Modern Growth
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (198)
    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (1999)

1998

  1. Population, Technology and Growth: From the Malthusian Regime to the Demographic Transition
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (41)
    Also in Working Papers, Brown University, Department of Economics (1998) Downloads View citations (103)
  2. Population, Technology, and Growth: From the Malthusian Regime to the Demographic Transition and Beyond
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (9)

1997

  1. Comparison Utility in a Growth Model
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (126)
    Also in Economics Working Paper Archive, The Johns Hopkins University,Department of Economics (1997) View citations (129)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economic Growth (1997)
  2. Intergenerational Earnings Mobility, Inequality, and Growth
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (3)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Monetary Economics (1998)
  3. The Equity Premium Puzzle and the Risk-Free Rate Puzzle
    Levine's Working Paper Archive, David K. Levine Downloads View citations (75)
  4. The Genesis and Evolution of Social Security
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (6)
    See also Chapter (1998)

1996

  1. Appropriate Technology and Growth
    Working Papers, Brown University, Department of Economics View citations (10)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (1996) Downloads View citations (8)

    See also Journal Article in The Quarterly Journal of Economics (1998)

1995

  1. Saving and growth with habit formation
    Finance and Economics Discussion Series, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.) View citations (24)
    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2000)
    Software Item (2000)
  2. The Annuitization of Americans' Resources: A Cohort Analysis
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (10)
    Also in Working Paper, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (1994) Downloads View citations (2)
  3. The Gender Gap, Fertility and Growth
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (31)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (1993) Downloads View citations (40)

    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (1996)

1994

  1. An Asset Allocation Puzzle
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (6)
    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (1997)

1993

  1. Historical Perspectives on the Monetary Transmission Mechanism
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (12)
    See also Chapter (1994)
  2. Intergenerational Transfers, Aging, and Uncertainty
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Chapter (1996)
  3. Saving and Growth: A Reinterpretation
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (15)
    Also in Working Paper Series / Economic Activity Section, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.) (1993) View citations (14)

    See also Journal Article in Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy (1994)

1992

  1. The Effect of News on Bond Prices: Evidence from the United Kingdom 1900-1920
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
    See also Journal Article in The Review of Economics and Statistics (1996)
  2. The Housing Wealth of the Aged
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (29)
  3. The Increasing Annuitization of the Elderly - Estimates and Implications for Intergenerational Transfers, Inequality and National Saving
    Working Papers, Boston University - Department of Economics View citations (15)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (1992) Downloads View citations (4)

1990

  1. A Contribution to the Empirics of Economic Growth
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (2879)
    See also Journal Article in The Quarterly Journal of Economics (1992)
  2. Optimal Advice for Monetary Policy
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads

1988

  1. The Baby Boom, The Baby Bust, and the Housing Market
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (6)
    See also Journal Article in Regional Science and Urban Economics (1989)

1987

  1. The Adjustment of Expectations to a Change in Regime: A Study of the Founding of the Federal Reserve
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (38)
    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (1987)
  2. The Worldwide Change in the Behavior of Interest Rates and Prices in 1914
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)

Journal Articles

2012

  1. Measuring Economic Growth from Outer Space
    American Economic Review, 2012, 102, (2), 994-1028 Downloads View citations (49)
    See also Working Paper (2009)
  2. On the dynamics of the age structure, dependency, and consumption
    Journal of Population Economics, 2012, 25, (3), 1019-1043 Downloads View citations (8)
    See also Working Paper (2006)

2011

  1. A Bright Idea for Measuring Economic Growth
    American Economic Review, 2011, 101, (3), 194-99 Downloads View citations (9)

2010

  1. Endemic Diseases and African Economic Growth: Challenges and Policy Responses-super-
    Journal of African Economies, 2010, 19, (suppl_3), 81-109 Downloads
  2. Mortality change, the uncertainty effect, and retirement
    Journal of Economic Growth, 2010, 15, (1), 65-91 Downloads View citations (14)
    See also Working Paper (2006)
  3. Post-1500 Population Flows and the Long-Run Determinants of Economic Growth and Inequality
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2010, 125, (4), 1627-1682 Downloads View citations (41)
    See also Working Paper (2008)

2009

  1. How Relevant Is Malthus for Economic Development Today?
    American Economic Review, 2009, 99, (2), 255-60 Downloads View citations (15)

2007

  1. Accounting for The Effect of Health on Economic Growth
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2007, 122, (3), 1265-1306 Downloads View citations (91)
    See also Working Paper (2006)

2003

  1. How Much of Cross-Country Income Variation is Explained By Health?
    Journal of the European Economic Association, 2003, 1, (2-3), 387-396 Downloads View citations (35)
    See also Working Paper (2003)
  2. The Baby Boom and the Stock Market Boom
    Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2003, 105, (3), 359-378 Downloads View citations (13)
    See also Working Paper (2003)

2001

  1. Demographic shocks: the view from history: discussion
    Conference Series ; [Proceedings], 2001, 46 Downloads

2000

  1. Mortality decline, human capital investment, and economic growth
    Journal of Development Economics, 2000, 62, (1), 1-23 Downloads View citations (192)
  2. Population, Technology, and Growth: From Malthusian Stagnation to the Demographic Transition and Beyond
    American Economic Review, 2000, 90, (4), 806-828 Downloads View citations (610)
  3. Saving and Growth with Habit Formation
    American Economic Review, 2000, 90, (3), 341-355 Downloads View citations (254)
    See also Working Paper (1995)
    Software Item (2000)

1999

  1. From Malthusian Stagnation to Modern Growth
    American Economic Review, 1999, 89, (2), 150-154 Downloads View citations (228)
    See also Working Paper (1999)
  2. Population Growth, Dependency, and Consumption
    American Economic Review, 1999, 89, (2), 251-255 Downloads View citations (11)

1998

  1. Appropriate Technology And Growth
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1998, 113, (4), 1025-1054 Downloads View citations (185)
    See also Working Paper (1996)
  2. Intergenerational earnings mobility, inequality and growth
    Journal of Monetary Economics, 1998, 41, (1), 71-104 Downloads View citations (52)
    See also Working Paper (1997)

1997

  1. An Asset Allocation Puzzle
    American Economic Review, 1997, 87, (1), 181-91 Downloads View citations (67)
    See also Working Paper (1994)
  2. Comparison Utility in a Growth Model
    Journal of Economic Growth, 1997, 2, (4), 339-67 Downloads View citations (128)
    See also Working Paper (1997)

1996

  1. The Effect of News on Bond Prices: Evidence from the United Kingdom, 1900-1920
    The Review of Economics and Statistics, 1996, 78, (2), 341-44 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (1992)
  2. The Gender Gap, Fertility, and Growth
    American Economic Review, 1996, 86, (3), 374-87 Downloads View citations (413)
    See also Working Paper (1995)

1994

  1. Saving and growth: a reinterpretation
    Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy, 1994, 40, (1), 133-192 Downloads View citations (117)
    See also Working Paper (1993)
  2. The Saving of the Elderly in Micro and Macro Data
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1994, 109, (1), 55-81 Downloads View citations (49)
  3. The founding of the Fed and the behavior of interest rates: What can be learned from small samples?
    Journal of Monetary Economics, 1994, 34, (3), 555-559 Downloads

1992

  1. A Contribution to the Empirics of Economic Growth
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1992, 107, (2), 407-37 Downloads View citations (3033)
    See also Working Paper (1990)
  2. The Impact of the Demographic Transition on Capital Formation: Comment
    Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 1992, 94, (2), 297-301

1991

  1. The baby boom, the baby bust, and the housing market A reply to our critics
    Regional Science and Urban Economics, 1991, 21, (4), 573-579 Downloads View citations (2)
  2. What determines savings?: A review essay
    Journal of Monetary Economics, 1991, 28, (1), 161-170 Downloads View citations (2)

1990

  1. The Adjustment of Expectations to a Change in Regime: Reply
    American Economic Review, 1990, 80, (4), 977-79 Downloads View citations (5)

1989

  1. The baby boom, the baby bust, and the housing market
    Regional Science and Urban Economics, 1989, 19, (2), 235-258 Downloads View citations (167)
    See also Working Paper (1988)

1987

  1. The Adjustment of Expectations to a Change in Regime: A Study of the Founding of the Federal Reserve
    American Economic Review, 1987, 77, (3), 358-74 Downloads View citations (44)
    See also Working Paper (1987)

Chapters

2014

  1. Evaluating the Effects of Large Scale Health Interventions in Developing Countries: The Zambian Malaria Initiative
    A chapter in African Successes: Human Capital, 2014 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2010)
  2. Mobile Banking: The Impact of M-Pesa in Kenya
    A chapter in African Successes: Modernization and Development, 2014 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2011)

2009

  1. When Does Improving Health Raise GDP?
    A chapter in NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2008, Volume 23, 2009, pp 157-204 Downloads View citations (9)
    See also Working Paper (2008)

1998

  1. The Genesis and Evolution of Social Security
    A chapter in The Defining Moment: The Great Depression and the American Economy in the Twentieth Century, 1998, pp 297-322 Downloads View citations (9)
    See also Working Paper (1997)

1996

  1. Intergenerational Transfers, Aging, and Uncertainty
    A chapter in Advances in the Economics of Aging, 1996, pp 321-342 Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Working Paper (1993)

1994

  1. Historical Perspectives on the Monetary Transmission Mechanism
    A chapter in Monetary Policy, 1994, pp 263-306 Downloads View citations (5)
    See also Working Paper (1993)

1993

  1. The economics of population aging
    Chapter 17 in Handbook of Population and Family Economics, 1993, vol. 1, Part B, pp 967-1014 Downloads View citations (2)

Software Items

2000

  1. Mathematica code for 'Saving and Growth with Habit Formation' and 'Comparison Utility in a Growth Model'
    QM&RBC Codes, Quantitative Macroeconomics & Real Business Cycles Downloads
    See also Working Paper (1995)
    Journal Article in American Economic Review (2000)
 
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