THIS ISSUE of Brookings Papers on Economic Activity contains articles
and reports presented at the thirty-fifth conference of the Brookings
Panel on Economic Activity, which was held in Washington, D.C., on
April 14 and 15, 1983. The papers address puzzles and policy issues from
many parts of the current economic scene: floating exchange rates, U.S.
competitiveness, labor market conditions, interest rate developments,
unemployment insurance in the United States, and unemployment
around the world.