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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 Matthew 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 J. 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 J. Nekarda
Winning the War: Poverty from the Great Society to the Great Recession pp. 133-200 Downloads
Bruce D. Meyer and James Xavier 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 E. Case, Robert J. 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 R. Campbell, Charles L. Evans, Jonas D.M. Fisher and Alejandro Justiniano
Disentangling the Channels of the 2007-09 Recession pp. 81-156 Downloads
James H. Stock and Mark W. Watson
The Euro's Three Crises pp. 157-231 Downloads
Jay C. Shambaugh
Fiscal Policy in a Depressed Economy pp. 233-297 Downloads
J. Bradford DeLong and Lawrence H. 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 J. Davis and Till Marco von Wachter
What do Small Businesses Do? pp. 73-142 Downloads
Erik Hurst and Benjamin Wild 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 G. 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 B. 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 T. Swanson
An Exploration of Optimal Stabilization Policy pp. 209-272 Downloads
N. Gregory Mankiw and Matthew C Weinzierl
What Explains the German Labor Market Miracle in the Great Recession pp. 273-335 Downloads
Michael Christopher Burda and Jennifer Hunt
Practical Monetary Policy: Examples from Sweden and the United States pp. 289-352 Downloads
Lars E. O. Svensson
Inflation Dynamics and the Great Recession pp. 337-405 Downloads
Laurence Ball and Sandeep Mazumder

Volume 41, issue 2 (Fall), 2010

Editors' Summary pp. vii-xii Downloads
The Editors
The Increase in Income Cyclicality of High-Income Households and Its Relation to the Rise in Top Income Shares pp. 1-70 Downloads
Jonathan A. Parker and Annette Vissing-Jorgensen
The State of Social Safety Net in the Post-Welfare Reform Era pp. 71-147 Downloads
Marianne P. Bitler and Hilary Williamson Hoynes
The Impact of No Child Left Behind on Students, Teachers, and Schools pp. 149-207 Downloads
Thomas Dee and Brian A. Jacob
How Useful Are Estimated DSGE Model Forecasts for Central Bankers? pp. 209-259 Downloads
Rochelle M. Edge and Refet S. Gürkaynak
Regulating the Shadow Banking System pp. 261-312 Downloads
Gary Gorton and Andrew Metrick
State Fiscal Policies and Transitory Income Fluctuations pp. 313-350 Downloads
James R. Hines

Volume 41, issue 1 (Spring), 2010

Editors' Summary pp. vii-xiii Downloads
The Editors
The Labor Market in the Great Recession pp. 1-69 Downloads
Michael Elsby, Bart Hobijn and Aysegul Sahin
The Income- and Expenditure-Side Estimates of U.S. Output Growth pp. 71-127 Downloads
Jeremy J. Nalewaik
The Rug Rat Race pp. 129-199 Downloads
Garey Ramey and Valerie Ann Ramey
The Crisis pp. 201-261 Downloads
Alan Greenspan
The Initial Impact of the Crisis on Emerging Market Countries pp. 263-323 Downloads
Olivier J Blanchard, Mitali Das and Hamid Faruqee
Geographic Variation in Health Care: The Role of Private Markets pp. 325-361 Downloads
Tomas J. Philipson, Seth A. Seabury, Lee M. Lockwood, Dana P. Goldman and Darius N. Lakdawalla

Volume 40, issue 2 (Fall), 2009

Editors' Summary pp. vii-xii Downloads
Robert E. Hall
Heeding Daedalus: Optimal Inflation and the Zero Lower Bound pp. 1-49 Downloads
John C. Williams
The Age of Reason: Financial Decisions over the Life Cycle and Implications for Regulation pp. 51-117 Downloads
Sumit Agarwal, John C. Driscoll, Xavier Gabaix and David Isaac Laibson
Interpreting the Unconventional U.S. Monetary Policy of 2007-09 pp. 119-182 Downloads
Ricardo Reis
By How Much Does GDP Rise If the Government Buys More Output? pp. 183-249 Downloads
Robert Ernest Hall
When the North Last Headed South: Revisiting the 1930s pp. 251-276 Downloads
Carmen M. Reinhart and Vincent Raymond Reinhart

Volume 40, issue 1 (Spring), 2009

Editors' Summary pp. vii-xi Downloads
The Editors
The Financial Crisis: An Inside View pp. 1-78 Downloads
Phillip Lee Swagel
Understanding Inflation-Indexed Bond Markets pp. 79-138 Downloads
John Y. Campbell, Robert J. Shiller and Luis M. Viceira
Do Tax Cuts Starve the Beast? The Effect of Tax Changes on Government Spending pp. 139-214 Downloads
Christina Duckworth Romer and David Romer
Causes and Consequences of the Oil Shock of 2007-08 pp. 215-283 Downloads
James Hamilton
Why Doesn't Capitalism Flow to Poor Countries? pp. 285-332 Downloads
Rafael Di Tella and Robert Jack MacCulloch
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