Brookings Papers on Economic Activity: Spring 2011

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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  • Job Search, Emotional Well-Being, and Job Finding in a Period of Mass Unemployment: Evidence from High-Frequency Longitudinal Data (Abstract)
    By Alan Krueger (Princeton University) and Andreas Mueller (Stockholm University)

  • Financially Fragile Households: Evidence and Implications (Abstract)
    By Annamaria Lusardi (George Washington University), Daniel Schneider (Princeton University), and Peter Tufano (Harvard University)

  • Let's Twist Again: A High-Frequency Event-Study Analysis of Operation Twist and Its Implications for QE2 (Abstract)
    By Eric Swanson (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco)

  • An Exploration of Optimal Stabilization Policy (Abstract)
    By N. Gregory Mankiw and Matthew Weinzierl (Harvard University)

  • What Explains the German Labor Market Miracle in the Great Recession? (Abstract)
    By Michael Burda (Humboldt University) and Jennifer Hunt (McGill University)

  • Inflation Dynamics and the Great Recession (Abstract)
    By Laurence Ball (Johns Hopkins University) and Sandeep Mazumder (Wake Forest University)