BPEA | 1983 No. 2

Editors’ Summary of the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity – 1983 No 2

1983, No. 2

THIS ISSUE of Brookings Papers on Economic Activity contains articles
and reports presented at the thirty-sixth conference of the Brookings
Panel on Economic Activity, which was held in Washington, D.C., on
September 15 and 16, 1983. The papers address questions of immediate
concern for decisionmakers,a s well as other long-standingi ssues about
the economic system and how its performance can be improved. Topics
include experience with disinflationary policies in both the United
Kingdom and the United States, the possible importance of attitudinal
factors in the productivity slowdown, and the distortions caused by
many aspects of business taxation.