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Journal of Economic Literature: Vol. 50 No. 1 (March 2012)

Front Matter (pp. i-iv)
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Articles

The Elasticity of Taxable Income with Respect to Marginal Tax Rates: A Critical Review (pp. 3-50)
Emmanuel Saez, Joel Slemrod and Seth H. Giertz
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Economic Perspectives on Corporate Social Responsibility (pp. 51-84)
Markus Kitzmueller and Jay Shimshack
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The Enlightened Economy: An Economic History of Britain 1700-1850: Review Essay (pp. 85-95)
Gregory Clark
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Economic History or History of Economics? Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius: Review Essay (pp. 96-102)
Orley Ashenfelter
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Fighting Poverty One Experiment at a Time: Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty: Review Essay (pp. 103-14)
Martin Ravallion
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Thinking Small: Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty: Review Essay (pp. 115-27)
Mark R. Rosenzweig
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Forum on What Economists Should Read about the Financial Crisis

Getting Up to Speed on the Financial Crisis: A One-Weekend-Reader's Guide (pp. 128-50)
Gary Gorton and Andrew Metrick
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Reading about the Financial Crisis: A Twenty-One-Book Review (pp. 151-78)
Andrew W. Lo
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Book Reviews

Book Reviews (pp. 179-224)
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Keynes: The Return of the Master by Robert Skidelsky
Reviewed by Lance Taylor of New School for Social Research
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Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure by Tim Harford
Reviewed by David Audretsch of Indiana University
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Expectations, Employment and Prices by Roger E. A. Farmer
Reviewed by Patrick Pintus of Aix-Marseille School of Economics, Aix-Marseille University
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Exchange-Rate Dynamics by Martin D. D. Evans
Reviewed by Richard K. Lyons of University of California, Berkeley
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Understanding Global Trade by Elhanan Helpman
Reviewed by Robert C. Feenstra of University of California, Davis
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The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World by Michael Spence
Reviewed by Arvind Subramanian of Peterson Institute for International Economics and Center for Global Development
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Pandora's Risk: Uncertainty at the Core of Finance by Kent Osband
Reviewed by Nikolai Roussanov of University of Pennsylvania and NBER
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Reconsidering Retirement: How Losses and Layoffs Affect Older Workers by Courtney C. Coile and Phillip B. Levine
Reviewed by Wendy A. Stock of Montana State University
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Where Are All the Good Jobs Going? What National and Local Job Quality and Dynamics Mean for U.S. Workers by Harry J. Holzer, Julia I. Lane, David B. Rosenblum and Fredrik Andersson
Reviewed by Susan Houseman of W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
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Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men by Mara Hvistendahl
Reviewed by Lena Edlund of Columbia University
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Corporations in Evolving Diversity: Cognition, Governance, and Institutions by Masahiko Aoki
Reviewed by Martijn Cremers of Yale School of Management
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Hot Stove Economics: Understanding Baseball's Second Season by J. C. Bradbury
Reviewed by Raymond D. Sauer of Clemson University
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The Comingled Code: Open Source and Economic Development by Josh Lerner and Mark Schankerman
Reviewed by Georg von Krogh of ETH Zurich
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When Wall Street Met Main Street: The Quest for an Investors' Democracy by Julia C. Ott
Reviewed by William J. Hausman of College of William and Mary
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Economic Evolution and Revolution in Historical Time by Paul W. Rhode, Joshua L. Rosenbloom and David F. Weiman
Reviewed by Richard Steckel of Ohio State University
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Trade and Poverty: When the Third World Fell Behind by Jeffrey G. Williamson
Reviewed by Kris James Mitchener of Santa Clara University and NBER
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Unified Growth Theory by Oded Galor
Reviewed by Elias Dinopoulos of University of Florida
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The Long Divergence: How Islamic Law Held Back the Middle East by Timur Kuran
Reviewed by Nelly Hanna of American University in Cairo
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The Decision to Patent by Alexandra Zaby
Reviewed by Jonathan D. Putnam of Charles River Associates
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The Political Economy of Agricultural Price Distortions by Kym Anderson
Reviewed by Laura Kalambokidis of University of Minnesota
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The Economics of Climate Change: Adaptations Past and Present by Gary D. Libecap and Richard H. Steckel
Reviewed by Aaron Swoboda of Carleton College
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Annotated Listing of New Books (pp. 225-312)
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JEL Classification System (pp. 313-327)
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