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Volume 50, issue 1 (Spring), 2015

Deciphering the Fall and Rise in the Net Capital Share pp. 1-69 Downloads
Matthew Rognlie
Welfare and Distributional Implications of Shale Gas pp. 71-139 Downloads
Catherine Hausman and Ryan Kellogg
Risk Management for Monetary Policy Near the Zero Lower Bound pp. 141-219 Downloads
Charles Evans, Jonas Fisher, Francois Gourio and Spencer Krane
Economic Analysis and Statistical Disclosure Limitation pp. 221-293 Downloads
John Abowd and Ian Schmutte
Grasp the Large, Let Go of the Small: The Transformation of the State Sector in China pp. 295-366 Downloads
Chang-Tai Hsieh and Zheng (Michael) Song
Support for Redistribution in an Age of Rising Inequality: New Stylized Facts and Some Tentative Explanations pp. 367-433 Downloads
Vivekinan Ashok, Ilyana Kuziemko and Ebonya Washington

Volume 49, issue 2 (Fall), 2014

Why the Geographic Variation in Health Care Spending Cannot Tell Us Much About the Efficiency or Quality of Our Health Care System pp. 1-72 Downloads
Louise Sheiner
Efficient Credit Policies in a Housing Debt Crisis pp. 73-136 Downloads
Janice Eberly and Arvind Krishnamurthy
Seesaws and Social Security Benefits Indexing pp. 137-196 Downloads
Matthew Weinzierl
Labor Force Participation: Recent Developments and Future Prospects pp. 197-275 Downloads
Stephanie Aaronson, Tomaz Cajner, Bruce Fallick, Felix Galbis-Reig, Christopher Smith and William Wascher
The Early Impact of the Affordable Care Act, State by State pp. 277-355 Downloads
Amanda Kowalski

Volume 48, issue 1 (Spring), 2014

Abenomics: Preliminary Analysis and Outlook pp. 1-76 Downloads
Joshua K. Hausman and Johannes F. Wieland
The Wealthy Hand-to-Mouth pp. 77-153 Downloads
Greg Kaplan, Giovanni L. Violante and Justin Weidner
Effects of Unconventional Monetary Policy on Financial Institutions pp. 155-227 Downloads
Gabriel Chodorow-Reich
Are the Long-Term Unemployed on the Margins of the Labor Market? pp. 229-299 Downloads
Alan Krueger, Judd Cramer and David Cho
Debt and Incomplete Financial Markets: A Case for Nominal GDP Targeting pp. 301-373 Downloads
Kevin Sheedy
The Political Economy of Discretionary Spending: Evidence from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act pp. 375-441 Downloads
Chris Boone, Arindrajit Dube and Ethan Kaplan

Volume 47, issue 2 (Fall), 2013

The Decline of the U.S. Labor Share pp. 1-63 Downloads
Michael Elsby, Bart Hobijn and Ayseful Sahin
Unseasonal Seasonals? pp. 65-126 Downloads
Jonathan H. Wright
The Impacts of Expanding Access to High-Quality Preschool Education pp. 127-192 Downloads
Elizabeth Cascio and Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach
Amerisclerosis? The Puzzle of Rising U.S. Unemployment Persistence pp. 193-260 Downloads
Olivier Coibion, Yuriy Gorodnichenko and Dmitri Koustas
Is This Time Different? The Slowdown in Healthcare Spending pp. 261-323 Downloads
Amitabh Chandra, Jonathan Holmes and Jonathan Skinner
Boom, Bust, Recovery Forensics of the Latvia Crisis pp. 325-388 Downloads
Olivier Blanchard, Mark Griffiths and Bertrand Gruss

Volume 46, issue 1 (Spring), 2013

The Missing "One-Offs": The Hidden Supply of High-Achieving, Low-Income Students pp. 1-65 Downloads
Caroline Hoxby and Christopher Avery
Rising Inequality: Transitory or Persistent? New Evidence from a Panel of U.S. Tax Returns pp. 67-142 Downloads
Jason DeBacker, Bradley Heim, Vasia Panousi, Shanthi Ramnath and Ivan Vidangos
The Portugese Slump and Crash and the Euro Crisis pp. 143-210 Downloads
Ricardo Reis
The Minimum Balance at Risk: A Proposal to Mitigate the Systemic Risks Posed by Money Market Funds pp. 211-278 Downloads
Patrick E. McCabe, Marco Cipriani, Michael Holscher and Antoine Martin
Measuring Financial Inclusion: Explaining Variation in Use of Financial Services across and within Countries pp. 279-340 Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Leora Klapper
Fifty Years of Family Planning: New Evidence on the Long-Run Effects of Increasing Access to Contraception pp. 341-409 Downloads
Martha Bailey

Volume 45, issue 2 (Fall), 2012

Political Polarization and the Dynamics of Political Language: Evidence from 130 Years of Partisan Speech pp. 1-81 Downloads
Jacob Jensen, Ethan Kaplan, Suresh Naidu and Laurence Wilse-Samson
The Ins and Outs of Forecasting Unemployment: Using Labor Force Flows to Forecast the Labor Market pp. 83-131 Downloads
Régis Barnichon and Christopher Nekarda
Winning the War: Poverty from the Great Society to the Great Recession pp. 133-200 Downloads
Bruce Meyer and James Sullivan
The Reveral of the Employment-Population Ratio in the 2000s: Facts and Explanations pp. 201-264 Downloads
Robert Moffitt
What Have They Been Thinking? Homebuyer Behavior in Hot and Cold Markets pp. 265-315 Downloads
Karl Case, Robert Shiller and Anne K. Thompson
Capital Controls: Gates versus Walls pp. 317-367 Downloads
Michael W. Klein

Volume 44, issue 1 (Spring), 2012

Macroeconomic Effects of Federal Reserve Forward Guidance pp. 1-80 Downloads
Jeffrey Campbell, Charles Evans, Jonas Fisher and Alejandro Justiniano
Disentangling the Channels of the 2007-09 Recession pp. 81-156 Downloads
James H. Stock and Mark Watson
The Euro's Three Crises pp. 157-231 Downloads
Jay Shambaugh
Fiscal Policy in a Depressed Economy pp. 233-297 Downloads
J. Bradford DeLong and Lawrence Summers
Is a Household Debt Overhang Holding Back Consumption pp. 299-362 Downloads
Karen Dynan
Democratic Change in the Arab World, Past and Present pp. 363-414 Downloads
Eric Chaney

Volume 43, issue 2 (Fall), 2011

Editors' Summary pp. vii-xiv Downloads
The Editors
Recessions and the Costs of Job Loss pp. 1-72 Downloads
Steven Davis and Till von Wachter
What do Small Businesses Do? pp. 73-142 Downloads
Erik Hurst and Benjamin Pugsley
Unemployment Insurance and Job Search in the Great Recession pp. 143-213 Downloads
Jesse Rothstein
The Effects of Quantitative Easing on Interest Rates: Channels and Implications for Policy pp. 215-287 Downloads
Arvind Krishnamurthy and Annette Vissing-Jorgensen
The Labor Market in the Great Recession — An Update to September 2011 pp. 353-384 Downloads
Michael Elsby, Bart Hobijn, Aysegul Sahin and Robert Valletta
The Income- and Expenditure-Side Estimates of U.S. Output Growth — An Update to 2011Q2 pp. 385-411 Downloads
Jeremy J. Nalewaik

Volume 42, issue 1 (Spring), 2011

Editors' Summary pp. vii-xiii Downloads
The Editors
Job Search, Emotional Well-Being and Job Finding in a Period of Mass Unemployment: Evidence from High-Frequency Longitudinal Data pp. 1-81 Downloads
Alan Krueger and Andreas Mueller
Financially Fragile Households: Evidence and Implications pp. 83-150 Downloads
Annamaria Lusardi, Daniel Schneider and Peter Tufano
Let's Twist Again: A High-Frequency Event-study Analysis of Operation Twist and Its Implications for QE2 pp. 151-207 Downloads
Eric Swanson
An Exploration of Optimal Stabilization Policy pp. 209-272 Downloads
N. Gregory Mankiw and Matthew Weinzierl
What Explains the German Labor Market Miracle in the Great Recession pp. 273-335 Downloads
Michael Burda and Jennifer Hunt
Practical Monetary Policy: Examples from Sweden and the United States pp. 289-352 Downloads
Lars Svensson
Inflation Dynamics and the Great Recession pp. 337-405 Downloads
Laurence Ball and Sandeep Mazumder
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