Brookings Papers on Economic Activity: Spring 2010

Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (BPEA) provides academic and business economists, government officials, and members of the financial and business communities with timely research on current economic issues.

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  • Editors' Summary (Full Text)

  • The Labor Market in the Great Recession (Abstract)
    By Michael W. L. Elsby (University of Michigan), Bart Hobijn (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco), and Ayşegül Şahin (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)

  • The Income- and Expenditure- Side Estimates of U.S. Output Growth (Abstract)
    By Jeremy J. Nalewaik (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System)

  • The Rug Rat Race (Abstract)
    By Garey Ramey and Valerie A. Ramey (University of California, San Diego)

  • The Crisis (Abstract)
    By Alan Greenspan (Greenspan Associates LLC)

  • The Initial Impact of the Crisis on Emerging Market Countries (Abstract)
    By Olivier J. Blanchard (International Monetary Fund and MIT), Mitali Das (International Monetary Fund), and Hamid Faruqee (International Monetary Fund)

  • Geographic Variation in Health Care: The Role of Private Markets (Abstract)
    By Tomas J. Philipson (University of Chicago), Seth A. Seabury (RAND Corporation), Lee M. Lockwood (University of Chicago), Dana P. Goldman (University of Southern California), and Darius Lakdawalla (Univeresity of Southern California)

  • ISSN 007-2303