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J. Bradford DeLong
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Papers to be read...

In Name Title Comments Disposition
Telegeography Hubs and Spokes: A Telegeography of the Internet Wonderful... Ordered internet map from Peacock. Enthused about book...
  Carol Harvey, Michael Camasso, Radha Jagannathan Welfare Reform Evaluation Under Section 1115 hard to figure out what it says; in one eye and out the other...  
2000-04-20 Marc Muendler Agreeing to Diverge: Growth and Welfare in an Integrated Trade Model    
  Tim Taylor Textbook Outline   Reread...
  Erik Brynjolfsson and Lorin Hitt Beyond Computation: Information Technology, Organizational Transformation, and Business Practice    
  John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid The Social Life of Information    
  Petra Geraats How Central Banks Can 'Just Do It' Better perhaps to write about why it is that reputation is so hard to build Waiting for revision...
  Sean Flynn Dividend Based Incentives Under Expected Firm Growth Nice explanation of free cash flow economics as long as the firm is growing. But what happens when it stops growing? Waiting for revision... 
2000-04-27 Sean Flynn Dissertation Prospectus: Introduction Introduction looks fine...

Now waiting for the rest of the prospectus Rest of prospectus arrived. Sent email message:

Your introduction--and your section II--need to say that your free cash flow model has wide applicability far beyond closed-end funds, but that for now you are applying it to closed-end funds only...

It needs to be double-spaced...

It needs to be edited: losing a quarter of its bulk would be good.

And it needs a few more pretty pictures.

 

But I'm happy to sign it as something to show Helga (though you should revise before you ship it to the oral examiners). I put it in your mailbox...

 

Brad DeLong

2000-05-01 Gregory Clark and Marianne Page Is There Profit in Reforming the Poor? The English Poor Law 1830-1842 Supports Boyer on the Old Poor Law as a way of providing a subsidy to farmers with political power...  
Dongjeen Kim The East Asian Financial Crisis: Korea vs. China Senior thesis...  
2000-05-01 Bob Davis and Gerald Seib Policing a Wildfire: Technology Will Test a Washington Culture Born in Industrial Age   Get from WSJ archives...
Douglas Elmendorf and Louise Sheiner Should America Save for Its Old Age?: Fiscal Policy, National Saving, and Population Aging Latest draft is very nice indeed... Ready to publish in the _JEP_...
2000-05-06 Doug Irwin How Did the U.S. Become a Net Exporter of Manufactured Goods? Because of the exploitation of natural resources like the Mesabi  
2000-05-07 Alan Krueger and Mikael Lindahl Education for Growth: Why and For Whom Previous cross-country findings of low impacts of schooling on growth have been driven by huge measurement errors in education data. Make sure T.T. Yang has read this...
2000-05-09 Kevin O'Rourke and Jeffrey Williamson When Did Globalization Begin? Argues that globalization begins only when trade affects countries' internal factor price ratios--that is, in the mid-nineteenth century, not before. A monetarist approach would give a very different conclusion...  
2000-05-09 Petra Moser Dissertation Prospectus: Determinants of Innovation: Evidence from Nineteenth-Century World Fairs    
2000-05-09 Haas New Economy Forum Selected readings from Business Week    
2000-05-10 Muge Adelet Monetary Interdependence: Britain and India 1834-1930 Econ 210b term paper, spring 2000  
2000-05-10 Karl Whelan A Guide to the Use of Chain-Aggregated NIPA data

non-additivity of index numbers

 
2000-05-11 Joseph Stiglitz, Peter Orszag, and Jonathan Orszag The Role of Government in a Digital Age    
2000-05-11 Matthew Rabin and Richard Thaler Anomalies: Risk Aversion    
2000-05-11 Caroline Fohlin Sanwa Monograph proposal    
2000-05-11 Kris Mitchener Regulatory Chaos and the Great Depression: the Evolution of State Bank Regulation He should go read Ellis Hawley, The New Deal and the Problem of Monopoly.  
2000-05-11 Wei-Kang Wong Do "Idea Flows" Help Close "Idea Gaps"?: Some Preliminary Results    
2000-05-14 Harry Kitsikopolous "Choice of Technique in Medieval Agriculture"    
2000-05-14 James Foreman-Peck "Choice of Technique in the Turn of the Century Auto Industry"    
2000-05-25 R.W Hafer and David C. Wheelock The Rise and Fall of Monetary Policy Rules: A Case Study of the Monetarist Rule

 rhafer@siue.edu

p. 33 "During the 1980s, however, the advent of new payments technologies and sweeping regulatory changes casued M1 velocity to deviate considrably from its previous path."

 Thanks for your very nice paper with David Wheelock.

One thing I have never understood is the swiftness of the collapse of monetarism as a monetary policy doctrine in the 1980s. Given how every other dying research program from Ptolemy on forward managed to maintain significant allegiance even when they were in the epicycles-on-epicycles stage, the failure of monetarism to maintain significant market share in the 1980s be appealing to factors to explain shifts in velocity seems to me to be surprising...

 

Brad DeLong

2000-05-25 James H. Williams, David von Hippel, and Peter Hayes Fuel and Famine: Rural Energy Crisis in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea   Down by 2/3 in energy use since 1990...
2000-05-25 Mark Blaug No History of Ideas, Please; We're Economists    
2000-05-25 Daren Acemoglu Labor and Capital Augmenting Technical Change Capital-augmenting technical change tends to push down the capital share, and so reduce the incentive to undertake further capital-augmenting technical change  
2000-05-25 Dani Rodrik Institutions for High-Quality Growth Democracy is a good meta-institution... local knowledge is important; experimentation is important  property rights; regulatory institutions; macroeconomic stablization; social insurance; "conflict management"; combine blueprints with local knowledge;
2000-05-25 Stanley Fischer and Ratna Sahay The Transition Economies After 10 Years    


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