Brookings Papers on Economic Activity 2002: 1

George L. Perry, William C. Brainard
Release Date: July 1, 2003

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BPEA 1: 2002
Contents include:

  • Puzzles About the American Economy in the Current Recession and Recovery
    William Nordhaus (Yale)
  • Intangible Assets: How the Interaction of Computers and Organizational Structure Affects Stock Market Valuations
    Erik Brynjolfsson (MIT), Loren Hitt (MIT), and Shinkyu Yang (NYU)
  • Current Unemployment, Historically Contemplated
    Chinhui Juhn (University of Houston), Kevin Murphy (USC), and Robert Topel (University of Chicago)
  • Catching Up with the Leaders: The Irish Hare
    Patrick Honohan (World Bank) and Brendan Walsh (University College Dublin)
  • First World Governments and Third World Debt: A Bankruptcy Court for Sovereign Lending?
    Jeremy Bulow (Stanford)
  • Resolving the Debt Crisis of Low-Income Countries
    Jeffrey Sachs (Harvard)
  • Sovereigns in Distress: Do They Need Bankruptcy?
    Michelle White (University of Michigan)