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NBER reporter online by National Bureau of Economic Research( )

in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

R & D and the productivity slowdown by Zvi Griliches( )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The question I shall address in this pa-per is: Can the slowdown in productivity growth be explained, wholly or in part, by the recent slowdown in the growth of real R & D expenditures? But first we have to review the following questions: I) What is to be explained? Which productivity and what slowdown? 2) What is the mechanism by which R & D could have contributed to this slowdown? 3) What did happen to R & D in the relevant period? Besides traversing this somewhat familiar ground and reviewing some of the recent literature on this topic, I shall also report on some estimates of my own. The direct answer to the opening question is "probably not." But how we get there needs documenting and may prove instructive on its own merits
Works councils : consultation, representation, and cooperation in industrial relations by Joel Rogers( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Se estudia la historia, estructura y funciones de los comités de empresa en Holanda, Alemania, Francia, España, Suecia, Italia, Polonia, Canadá y Estados Unidos; fijándose de modo especial en las relaciones entre comités de empresa, sindicatos y convenios colectivos, comités de empresa y gestión, y función e interés de los gobiernos en los comités de empresa
The Technology factor in international trade by Universities-National bureau committee for economic research( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philanthropy and public policy by Conference on Philanthropy( Book )

5 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economics of crime : lessons for and from Latin America by Ernesto Schargrodsky( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Crime rates in Latin America are among the highest in the world, and in several countries they have steadily risen over the past two decades, making crime the primary concern of many citizens. Despite this situation, there has been a lack of systematic effort to study crime in the region or the effectiveness of policies designed to tackle it. This book contributes to the current debate on causes and solutions by applying lessons learned from recent developments in the economics of crime." "The Economics of crime addresses a variety of topics, including the impact of mandatory arrest laws, education in prisons, and the relationship between poverty and crime. the book also presents research from outside Latin America, illustrating the broad range of approaches that have been fruitful in studying crime in developed nations. The Economics of Crime will be vital for researchers, policy makers, and students of both crime and of Latin American economic policy."--Del editor
Topics in empirical international economics : a festschrift in honor of Robert E. Lipsey by Magnus Blomstrom( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The next section features articles on international trade, including such significant issues as deterring child labour exploitation in developing countries, exchange rate regimes, and mapping US comparative advantage across various factors. The book concludes with research on multinational corporations and includes a discussion of the long-debated issue of whether growth of production abroad substitutes for or is complementary to production growth at home. The papers in the volume are dedicated to Robert E. Lipsey, who, for more than a half century at the NBER contributed significantly to the broad field of empirical international economics
Alternatives for growth : the engineering and economics of natural resources development by Charles Carter Newman Symposium on Natural Resources Engineering( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economics of school choice by Caroline M Hoxby( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has declared school voucher programs constitutional, the many unanswered questions concerning the potential effects of school choice will become especially pressing. Contributors to this volume draw on state-of-the-art economic methods to answer some of these questions, investigating the ways in which school choice affects a wide range of issues.Combining the results of empirical research with analyses of the basic economic forces underlying local education markets, The Economics of School Choice presents evidence concerning the impact of school choice on studen
The political economy of U.S. export subsidies for wheat by Bruce L Gardner( )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During 1985-93 the U.S. Government provided $4.9 billion in subsidies to targeted foreign buyers of U.S. wheat under its Export Enhancement Program (EEP). The subsidies averaged $31 per metric ton, or about 25 percent of the U.S. price. The EEP generates a small gain to U.S. farmers, compared to its costs. Lacking a clear economic justification, the debate on the EEP indicates the following were the key factors in its political success: farmers and agribusiness have been unified in support of the program, and have excellent political channels through which to express their views; domestic users of wheat have not opposed the program; and the program received an initial boost because of its use of large government-owned wheat stocks, allowing it to be treated as budget neutral in Congress. An economic argument that carried political weight was that the EEP, by increasing the costs of the European Community's wheat export subsidies, would encourage them to negotiate joint U.S./EC subsidy reductions. In fact, the EC in 1993 did agree to multilateral subsidy reductions in the GATT, as well as reforming their own policies unilaterally. But it remains questionable whether this outcome justifies the EEP
A la recherche des moments perdus : covariance models for unbalanced panels with endogenous death( )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We develop a model for decomposing the covariance structure of panel data on firms into a part due to permanent heterogeneity, a part due to differential histories with unknown ages, and a part due to the evolution of economic shocks to the firm. Our model allows for the endogenous death of firms and correctly handles the problems arising from the estimation of this death process. We implement this model on an unbalanced longitudinal sample of French firms which have both known and unknown ages and histories. For firms with unknown birthdates, we find that the structural autocorrelation in employment, compensation and capital is dominated by the part due to initial heterogeneity and random growth rates. Serial correlation in the periodic shocks is less important. For these firms, profitability, value-added and indebtedness have processes in which the heterogeneity components are less important. Firms with known birthdates and histories (which are younger than the censored firms) have autocorrelation structures dominated by the heterogeneity
Mexican immigration to the United States( )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume consists of papers presented at a conference held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in February 2005"--Page ix
The cyclical behavior of the term structure of interest rates by Reuben A Kessel( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estimating the value added of attending physicians on patient outcomes by Jason M Fletcher( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite increasing calls for value-based payments, existing methodologies for determining physicians' "value added" to patient health outcomes have important limitations. We incorporate methods from the value added literature in education research into a health care setting to present the first value added estimates of health care providers in the literature. Like teacher value added measures that calculate student test score gains, we estimate physician value added based on changes in health status during the course of a hospitalization. We then tie our measures of physician value added to patient outcomes, including length of hospital stay, total charges, health status at discharge, and readmission. The estimated value added varied substantially across physicians and was highly stable for individual physicians. Patients of physicians in the 75th versus 25th percentile of value added had, on average, shorter length of stay (4.76 vs 5.08 days), lower total costs ($17,811 vs $19,822) and higher discharge health status (8% of a standard deviation). Our findings provide evidence to support a new method of determining physician value added in the context of inpatient care that could have wide applicability across health care setting and in estimating value added of other health care providers (nurses, staff, etc)
Issues in US-EC trade relations by Robert E Baldwin( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Non-legal-tender paper money : the structure and performance of Maryland's bills of credit, 1767-1775 by Farley Ward Grubb( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maryland's non-legal-tender paper money emissions between 1765 and 1775 are reconstructed to determine the quantities outstanding and their redemption dates, providing a substantial correction to the literature. Over 80 percent of this paper money's current market value was expected real asset present value and under 20 percent was liquidity premium. It was primarily a real barter asset and not a fiat currency. The liquidity premium was positively related to the amount of paper money per capita in circulation. This paper money traded below face value only due to time-discounting and not depreciation. Past scholars have simply confused time-discounting with depreciation
Merger movements in American industry, 1895-1956 by Ralph L Nelson( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Works councils : consultation, representation, and cooperation in industrial relations
The economics of crime : lessons for and from Latin AmericaTopics in empirical international economics : a festschrift in honor of Robert E. LipseyThe economics of school choiceMexican immigration to the United StatesIssues in US-EC trade relations
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