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Volume 102, Number 3, May 2012

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Foreword

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Foreword
pp. x-x(1)
Author: Sims, Chris

Editors' Introduction

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Editors' Introduction
pp. xi-xi(1)
Authors: Johnson, William R.; Bennett, Samantha

Papers: Richard T. Ely Lecture

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Does the Current Account Still Matter?
pp. 1-23(23)
Author: Obstfeld, Maurice

Papers: Implications of Rational Inattention

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Simple Market Equilibria with Rationally Inattentive Consumers
pp. 24-29(6)
Authors: Matějka, Filip; McKay, Alisdair

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Information Processing and Limited Liability
pp. 30-34(5)
Authors: Maćkowiak, Bartosz; Wiederholt, Mirko

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Information Choice Technologies
pp. 35-40(6)
Authors: Hellwig, Christian; Kohls, Sebastian; Veldkamp, Laura

Papers: Attention and Choice

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Prospect Theory as Efficient Perceptual Distortion
pp. 41-46(6)
Author: Woodford, Michael

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Salience in Experimental Tests of the Endowment Effect
pp. 47-52(6)
Authors: Bordalo, Pedro; Gennaioli, Nicola; Shleifer, Andrei

Papers: Measuring Systemic Risk

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Getting at Systemic Risk via an Agent-Based Model of the Housing Market
pp. 53-58(6)
Authors: Geanakoplos, John; Axtell, Robert; Farmer, Doyne J.; Howitt, Peter; Conlee, Benjamin; Goldstein, Jonathan; Hendrey, Matthew; Palmer, Nathan M.; Yang, Chun-Yi

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Capital Shortfall: A New Approach to Ranking and Regulating Systemic Risks
pp. 59-64(6)
Authors: Acharya, Viral; Engle, Robert; Richardson, Matthew

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Privacy-Preserving Methods for Sharing Financial Risk Exposures
pp. 65-70(6)
Authors: Abbe, Emmanuel A.; Khandani, Amir E.; Lo, Andrew W.

Papers: Fiscal Policy During and After the Financial Crisis

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Fiscal Policy and the Great Recession in the Euro Area
pp. 71-76(6)
Authors: Coenen, Günter; Straub, Roland; Trabandt, Mathias

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Fiscal Policy in a Financial Crisis: Standard Policy versus Bank Rescue Measures
pp. 77-81(5)
Authors: Kollmann, Robert; Roeger, Werner; Veld, Jan in't

Papers: Bubbles and Financial Crisis

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Bubbles and Total Factor Productivity
pp. 82-87(6)
Authors: Miao, Jianjun; Wang, Pengfei

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Debt Financing in Asset Markets
pp. 88-94(7)
Authors: He, Zhiguo; Xiong, Wei

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Understanding Bubbly Episodes
pp. 95-100(6)
Authors: Carvalho, Vasco M.; Martin, Alberto; Ventura, Jaume

Papers: Financial Reform—What's Really Needed?

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The Safe-Asset Share
pp. 101-106(6)
Authors: Gorton, Gary; Lewellen, Stefan; Metrick, Andrew

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Three Principles for Market-Based Credit Regulation
pp. 107-112(6)
Author: Mehrling, Perry

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Limited-Purpose Banking—Moving from “Trust Me” to “Show Me” Banking
pp. 113-119(7)
Authors: Chamley, Christophe; Kotlikoff, Laurence J.; Polemarchakis, Herakles

Papers: Very Local House Price Dynamics

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Within-City Variation in Urban Decline: The Case of Detroit
pp. 120-126(7)
Authors: Guerrieri, Veronica; Hartley, Daniel; Hurst, Erik

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Housing Booms and City Centers
pp. 127-133(7)
Authors: Glaeser, Edward L.; Gottlieb, Joshua D.; Tobio, Kristina

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Heterogeneity in Neighborhood-Level Price Growth in the United States, 1993–2009
pp. 134-140(7)
Authors: Ferreira, Fernando; Gyourko, Joseph

Papers: Asset Prices and Wealth Dynamics with Heterogeneous Beliefs

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Market Prices of Risk with Diverse Beliefs, Learning, and Catastrophes
pp. 141-146(6)
Authors: Cogley, Timothy; Sargent, Thomas J.; Tsyrennikov, Viktor

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Financial Innovation and Asset Price Volatility
pp. 147-151(5)
Authors: Kubler, Felix; Schmedders, Karl

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International Robust Disagreement
pp. 152-155(4)
Authors: Colacito, Riccardo; Croce, Mariano M.

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Papers: Empirical Approaches to Sovereign Debt Default and Monetary-Fiscal Interactions

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Estimating Sovereign Default Risk
pp. 161-166(6)
Authors: Bi, Huixin; Traum, Nora

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Evolving Monetary/Fiscal Policy Mix in the United States
pp. 167-172(6)
Author: Bianchi, Francesco

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Monetary-Fiscal Policy Interactions and Indeterminacy in Postwar US Data
pp. 173-178(6)
Authors: Bhattarai, Saroj; Lee, Jae Won; Park, Woong Yong

Papers: Currency Unions and Macroeconomic Policies

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Real Exchange Rate Adjustment in and out of the Eurozone
pp. 179-185(7)
Authors: Berka, Martin; Devereux, Michael B.; Engel, Charles

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Fiscal Consolidation in an Open Economy
pp. 186-191(6)
Authors: Erceg, Christopher J.; Linde, Jesper

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Managing Currency Pegs
pp. 192-197(6)
Authors: Schmitt-Grohé, Stephanie; Uribe, Martín

Papers: International Monetary Reform

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Can Asia Overcome the IMF Stigma?
pp. 198-202(5)
Author: Ito, Takatoshi

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Capital Flow Management
pp. 203-206(4)
Author: Jeanne, Olivier

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International Liquidity in a Multipolar World
pp. 207-212(6)
Author: Eichengreen, Barry

Papers: The International Transmission of Financial Shocks: Bank-Level Evidence from the 2007–2009 Crisis

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Follow the Money: Quantifying Domestic Effects of Foreign Bank Shocks in the Great Recession
pp. 213-218(6)
Authors: Cetorelli, Nicola; Goldberg, Linda S.

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Flight Home, Flight Abroad, and International Credit Cycles
pp. 219-224(6)
Authors: Giannetti, Mariassunta; Laeven, Luc

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Papers: Coping with Economic and Environmental Shocks: Institutions and Outcomes

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Moving to Higher Ground: Migration Response to Natural Disasters in the Early Twentieth Century
pp. 238-244(7)
Authors: Boustan, Leah Platt; Kahn, Matthew E.; Rhode, Paul W.

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Adaptation to Climate Change in Preindustrial Iceland
pp. 250-255(6)
Authors: Turner, Matthew A.; Rosenthal, Jeffrey S.; Chen, Jian; Hao, Chunyan

Papers: Crime and Terrorism

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Race and Gender Differences Under Federal Sentencing Guidelines
pp. 256-260(5)
Authors: Sorensen, Todd; Sarnikar, Supriya; Oaxaca, Ronald L.

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Terrorism and Patriotism: On the Earnings of US Veterans following September 11, 2001
pp. 261-266(6)
Authors: Dávila, Alberto; Mora, Marie T.

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The Nonlinear Relationship between Terrorism and Poverty
pp. 267-272(6)
Authors: Enders, Walter; Hoover, Gary A.

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War and Stature: Growing Up during the Nigerian Civil War
pp. 273-277(5)
Authors: Akresh, Richard; Bhalotra, Sonia; Leone, Marinella; Osili, Una Okonkwo

Papers: Growth Inputs: From Human Capital to Nation Building

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Nation Building and Economic Growth
pp. 278-282(5)
Authors: Creasey, Ellyn; Rahman, Ahmed S.; Smith, Katherine A.

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The Determinants and Consequences of School Choice Errors in Kenya
pp. 283-288(6)
Authors: Lucas, Adrienne M.; Mbiti, Isaac M.

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Kinship and Financial Networks, Formal Financial Access, and Risk Reduction
pp. 289-293(5)
Authors: Kinnan, Cynthia; Townsend, Robert

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Child Health and Conflict in Côte d'Ivoire
pp. 294-299(6)
Authors: Minoiu, Camelia; Shemyakina, Olga

Papers: The Effects of Financial Education and Financial Literacy

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How Financial Literacy Affects Household Wealth Accumulation
pp. 300-304(5)
Authors: Behrman, Jere R.; Mitchell, Olivia S.; Soo, Cindy K.; Brava, David

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Financial Education and Timely Decision Support: Lessons from Junior Achievement
pp. 305-308(4)
Authors: Carlin, Bruce Ian; Robinson, David T.

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Financial Knowledge and Financial Literacy at the Household Level
pp. 309-313(5)
Authors: Gustman, Alan L.; Steinmeier, Thomas L.; Tabatabai, Nahid

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Effectiveness of Employer-Provided Financial Information: Hiring to Retiring
pp. 314-318(5)
Authors: Clark, Robert L.; Morrill, Melinda Sandler; Allen, Steven G.

Papers: Robustness and Approximation in Mechanism Design

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Efficient Auctions and Interdependent Types
pp. 319-324(6)
Authors: Bergemann, Dirk; Morris, Stephen; Takahashi, Satoru

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Robustly Ranking Mechanisms
pp. 325-329(5)
Authors: Börgers, Tilman; Smith, Doug

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Approximation in Mechanism Design
pp. 330-336(7)
Author: Hartline, Jason D.

Papers: Digitization and New Research Directions: Copyright, Privacy, and User-Generated Content

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Is Wikipedia Biased?
pp. 343-348(6)
Authors: Greenstein, Shane; Zhu, Feng

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Shifts in Privacy Concerns
pp. 349-353(5)
Authors: Goldfarb, Avi; Tucker, Catherine

Papers: New Challenges for Market Design

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New Challenges in Multihospital Kidney Exchange
pp. 354-359(6)
Authors: Ashlagi, Itai; Roth, Alvin E.

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Holdout in the Assembly of Complements: A Problem for Market Design
pp. 360-365(6)
Authors: Kominers, Scott Duke; Weyl, E. Glen

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Understanding Price Controls and Nonprice Competition with Matching Theory
pp. 371-375(5)
Authors: Hatfield, John William; Plott, Charles R.; Tanaka, Tomomi

Papers: In Remembrance of Alfred E. Kahn: Fred Kahn's Impact on Deregulation and Regulatory Reform

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After Airline Deregulation and Alfred E. Kahn
pp. 376-380(5)
Author: Rose, Nancy L.

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Dynamic Pricing of Electricity
pp. 381-385(5)
Authors: Joskow, Paul L.; Wolfram, Catherine D.

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Telecommunications Deregulation
pp. 386-390(5)
Authors: Hausman, Jerry A.; Taylor, William E.

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Papers: Global Production Chains

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Global Supply Chains and Wage Inequality
pp. 396-401(6)
Authors: Costinot, Arnaud; Vogel, Jonathan; Wang, Su

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Sustaining Production Chains through Financial Linkages
pp. 402-406(5)
Authors: Kim, Se-Jik; Shin, Hyun Song

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Proximity and Production Fragmentation
pp. 407-411(5)
Authors: Johnson, Robert C.; Noguera, Guillermo

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Measuring the Upstreamness of Production and Trade Flows
pp. 412-416(5)
Authors: Antràs, Pol; Chor, Davin; Fally, Thibault; Hillberry, Russell

Papers: Trade and Labor Markets: Evidence from Matched Employer-Employee Data

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Trade, Labor Market Frictions, and Residual Wage Inequality across Worker Groups
pp. 417-423(7)
Authors: Krishna, Pravin; Poole, Jennifer P.; Senses, Mine Zeynep

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Offshoring, Transition, and Training: Evidence from Danish Matched Worker-Firm Data
pp. 424-428(5)
Authors: Hummels, David; Munch, Jakob R.; Skipper, Lars; Xiang, Chong

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Liberalized Trade and Worker-Firm Matching
pp. 429-434(6)
Authors: Davidson, Carl; Heyman, Fredrik; Matusz, Steven; Sjöholm, Fredrik; Zhu, Susan Chun

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Exports and Within-Plant Wage Distributions: Evidence from Mexico
pp. 435-440(6)
Authors: Frías, Judith A.; Kaplan, David S.; Verhoogen, Eric

Papers: New Directions in Trade and Geography

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Village Economic Accounts: Real and Financial Intertwined
pp. 441-446(6)
Authors: Paweenawat, Archawa; Townsend, Robert M.

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Innovation in Space
pp. 447-452(6)
Authors: Desmet, Klaus; Rossi-Hansberg, Esteban

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Ricardo's Theory of Comparative Advantage: Old Idea, New Evidence
pp. 453-458(6)
Authors: Costinot, Arnaud; Donaldson, Dave

Papers: New Directions in Trade Policy

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Tariff Revenue and Tariff Caps
pp. 459-465(7)
Authors: Amador, Manuel; Bagwell, Kyle

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Trade Agreements and the Nature of Price Determination
pp. 470-476(7)
Authors: Antràs, Pol; Staiger, Robert W.

Papers: Model Selection

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On the Use of Holdout Samples for Model Selection
pp. 477-481(5)
Authors: Schorfheide, Frank; Wolpin, Kenneth I.

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Prediction with Misspecified Models
pp. 482-486(5)
Authors: Geweke, John; Amisano, Gianni

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Assumptions Matter: Model Uncertainty and the Deterrent Effect of Capital Punishment
pp. 487-492(6)
Authors: Durlauf, Steven N.; Fu, Chao; Navarro, Salvador

Papers: The 2006 Massachusetts Health Reform

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Health Reform, Health Insurance, and Selection: Estimating Selection into Health Insurance Using the Massachusetts Health Reform
pp. 498-501(4)
Authors: Hackmann, Martin B.; Kolstad, Jonathan T.; Kowalski, Amanda E.

Articles

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How Did Health Care Reform in Massachusetts Impact Insurance Premiums?
pp. 508-513(6)
Authors: Graves, John A.; Gruber, Jonathan

Papers: Causes and Consequences of Unemployment: New Microeconomic Evidence and Perspectives

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The Long-Term Effects of UI Extensions on Employment
pp. 514-519(6)
Authors: Schmieder, Johannes F.; von Wachter, Till; Bender, Stefan

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Contract Form, Wage Flexibility, and Employment
pp. 526-531(6)
Authors: Lemieux, Thomas; MacLeod, W. Bentley; Parent, Daniel

Papers: Immigration, Employment, and Entrepreneurship

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Access to Credit by Small Businesses: How Relevant Are Race, Ethnicity, and Gender?
pp. 532-537(6)
Authors: Asiedu, Elizabeth; Freeman, James A.; Nti-Addae, Akwasi

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The Labor Market Impact of Mandated Employment Verification Systems
pp. 543-548(6)
Authors: Amuedo-Dorantes, Catalina; Bansak, Cynthia

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The Employment of Low-Skilled Immigrant Men in the United States
pp. 549-554(6)
Authors: Duncan, Brian; Trejo, Stephen J.

Papers: Maternity Leave, Family Formation, and Caregiving

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Love and Money by Parental Matchmaking: Evidence from Urban Couples in China
pp. 555-560(6)
Authors: Huang, Fali; Jin, Ginger Zhe; Xu, Lixin Colin

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Business Cycles and Gender Diversification: An Analysis of Establishment-Level Gender Dissimilarity
pp. 561-565(5)
Authors: Bansak, Cynthia; Graham, Mary E.; Zebedee, Allan A.

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Birth Rates and the Vietnam Draft
pp. 566-569(4)
Authors: Bitler, Marianne P.; Schmidt, Lucie

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Papers: Measuring and Explaining the Collapse of the Labor Market in the Great Recession

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Hiring, Churn, and the Business Cycle
pp. 575-579(5)
Authors: Lazear, Edward P.; Spletzer, James R.

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Job-to-Job Flows in the Great Recession
pp. 580-583(4)
Authors: Hyatt, Henry; McEntarfer, Erika

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Recruiting Intensity during and after the Great Recession: National and Industry Evidence
pp. 584-588(5)
Authors: Davis, Steven J.; Faberman, R. Jason; Haltiwanger, John C.

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Papers: Time Away from Work

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Time Use, Emotional Well-being, and Unemployment: Evidence from Longitudinal Data
pp. 594-599(6)
Authors: Krueger, Alan B.; Mueller, Andreas I.

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Retirement and Home Production: A Regression Discontinuity Approach
pp. 600-605(6)
Authors: Stancanelli, Elena; Soest, Arthur Van

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Aggregate Impacts of a Gift of Time
pp. 612-616(5)
Authors: Lee, Jungmin; Kawaguchi, Daiji; Hamermesh, Daniel S.

Minutes of the Annual Business Meeting Chicago, IL January 7, 2012

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Minutes of the Annual Business Meeting Chicago, IL January 7, 2012
pp. 620-621(2)
Author: Siegfried, John J.

Report of the Secretary for 2011

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Report of the Treasurer

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Report of the Treasurer
pp. 626-630(5)

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List of Online Reports
pp. 635-635(1)

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