Initiative on Business and Public Policy

Brookings Papers on Economic Activity:  Microeconomics

From 1989 to 1998, The Brookings Papers on Economic Activity: Microeconomics journal delivered research and analysis on current issues of economic performance that confronted public policymakers and executives in the private sector. Particular attention was devoted to recent and current economic developments that were directly related to the current scene or especially challenging because they stretched our understanding of economic theory or previous empirical findings. Such issues were typically quantitative, and the research findings were often statistical. Nevertheless, in all the articles and reports, the reasoning and the conclusions were developed in a form intelligible to the interested, informed nonspecialist as well as useful to the expert in microeconomics. In short, the papers aim at several objectives-meticulous and incisive professional analysis, timeliness and relevance to current issues, and lucid presentation. As with the macroeconomic focused Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, each journal is a collection of articles produced after presentation and discussion at a conference at Brookings.

As of February 2012, all papers published in The Brookings Papers on Economic Activity: Microeconomics are available for free download in the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity past editions archive.