American Economic Review: Vol. 89 No. 2 (May 1999)


Papers: Richard T. Ely Lecture

In Defense of Inequality (pp. 1-17)
Finis Welch
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Papers: Economic Well-Being in the United States: How Much Improvement?

Fifty Years of U.S. Income Data from the Current Population Survey: Alternatives, Trends, and Quality (pp. 18-22)
Daniel H. Weinberg, Charles T. Nelson, Marc I. Roemer and Edward J. Welniak
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Papers: Trends in Worker Pay: What Do the Data Show?

Why Do Different Wage Series Tell Different Stories? (pp. 34-39)
Katharine G. Abraham, James R. Spletzer and Jay C. Stewart
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Papers: The "Natural Rate" and the NAIRU After Four Years of Low Inflation

The NAIRU and Wages in Local Labor Markets (pp. 52-57)
Robert M. Coen, Robert Eisner, John Tepper Marlin and Suken N. Shah
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Papers: New Developments in Price Dynamics

Wage Dynamics: Reconciling Theory and Evidence (pp. 69-74)
Olivier Blanchard and Lawrence F. Katz
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Price Dynamics and Production Lags (pp. 81-88)
Assar Lindbeck and Dennis J. Snower
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Papers: Firm Size and Wages

Firm-Size Wage Differentials in Switzerland: Evidence from Job-Changers (pp. 89-93)
Rudolf Winter-Ebmer and Josef Zweimuller
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Papers: Productivity Growth: Current Recovery and Longer-Term Trends

Information Technology and Growth (pp. 109-115)
Dale W. Jorgenson and Kevin J. Stiroh
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Papers: New Ideas on Economic Growth

Zipf's Law and the Growth of Cities (pp. 129-132)
Xavier Gabaix
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Papers: Population and Economic Growth

Population and Economic Growth (pp. 145-149)
Gary S. Becker, Edward L. Glaeser and Kevin M. Murphy
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Papers: Generational Accounting Around the World

Generational Accounting around the Globe (pp. 161-166)
Laurence J. Kotlikoff and Bernd Raffelhuschen
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Lessons from Generational Accounting in Japan (pp. 171-175)
Noriyuki Takayama and Yukinobu Kitamura
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Analyzing the Fiscal Impact of U.S. Immigration (pp. 176-180)
Alan J. Auerbach and Philip Oreopoulos
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Papers: Immigration Policy and Immigrant Quality

Are Immigrants Favorably Self-Selected? (pp. 181-185)
Barry Chiswick
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Immigrants and Human-Capital Investment (pp. 186-191)
Harriet Orcutt Duleep and Mark C. Regets
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Papers: Prospects for the Long-Term Reform of Medicare

Medicare Reform: Obstacles and Options (pp. 217-221)
Joseph R. Antos and Linda Bilheimer
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The Geography of Medicare (pp. 228-233)
David M. Cutler and Louise Sheiner
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Parental Resources and Child Abuse and Neglect (pp. 239-244)
Christina Paxson and Jane Waldfogel
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Papers: Why Has Fertility Fallen Below Replacement in Industrial Nations, and Will It Last?

Population Growth, Dependency, and Consumption (pp. 251-255)
David N. Weil
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Papers: Agriculture and Transition: The First Decade

Measures of Agricultural Support Policies in Transition Economies: 1994-1997 (pp. 265-270)
Alberto Valdes
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Papers: History's Largest Labor Flow: Understanding China's Rural Migration

Inside China's Cities: Institutional Barriers and Opportunities for Urban Migrants (pp. 276-280)
Feng Wang and Xuejin Zuo
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Migration, Remittances, and Agricultural Productivity in China (pp. 287-291)
Scott Rozelle, J. Edward Taylor and Alan deBrauw
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Papers: Income Distribution in China

Markets and Inequality in Rural China: Parallels with the Past (pp. 292-295)
Dwayne Benjamin and Loren Brandt
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China's Lagging Poor Areas (pp. 301-305)
Martin Ravallion and Jyotsna Jalan
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Papers: Evolution of the Geographic Concentration of Industry

The Geographic Concentration of Industry: Does Natural Advantage Explain Agglomeration? (pp. 311-316)
Glenn Ellison and Edward L. Glaeser
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Papers: The Reliability of Aggregate Statistics

Decomposition of Productivity and Unit Costs (pp. 328-332)
Carol Corrado and Lawrence Slifman
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Papers: The State of Economic Education

How Departments of Economics Evaluate Teaching (pp. 344-349)
William E. Becker and Michael Watts
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What Do College Seniors Know about Economics? (pp. 350-354)
William B. Walstad and Sam Allgood
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The State of Economic Education (pp. 355-361)
Michael K. Salemi and John J. Siegfried
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Papers: Financial Services in the Black Community

Credit and Banking Structure: Asian and African-American Experience in Los Angeles (pp. 362-366)
Gary Dymski and Lisa Mohanty
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Papers: Gender and Economic Transactions

Financial Decision-Making: Are Women Really More Risk-Averse? (pp. 381-385)
Renate Schubert, Martin Brown, Matthias Gysler and Hans Wolfgang Brachinger
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Papers: Ineffectiveness of Economic Sanctions

Same Song, Same Refrain? Economic Sanctions in the 1990's (pp. 403-408)
Kimberly Ann Elliott and Gary Clyde Hufbauer
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Sanctions: Some Simple Analytics (pp. 409-414)
Jonathan Eaton and Maxim Engers
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Papers: The Soft Budget Constraint

Recent Theoretical Work on the Soft Budget Constraint (pp. 421-425)
Eric S. Maskin
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Institutions, Innovations, and Growth (pp. 438-443)
Haizhou Huang and Chenggang Xu
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Proceedings: Minutes of the Annual Meeting

Minutes of the Annual Meeting (pp. 447-448)
John J. Siegfried
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Proceedings: Minutes of the Executive Committee Meetings

Minutes of the Executive Committee Meetings (pp. 449-461)
John J. Siegfried
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Proceedings: Reports

Report of the Secretary for 1998 (pp. 462-464)
John J. Siegfried
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