Issues

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Economic Development

Research into the economies of the developing world, ranging from the role of democratic institutions in development to field experiments on credit and savings in Malawi and Rwanda.

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Energy and Environmental Economics

Research evaluating environmental regulations and the cost of pollution, including work on global climate change and environmental policy in the developing world.

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Innovation, Growth, and the Business Cycle

Research focusing on economic growth and business cycles, with attention to the role of technological change in growth and monetary policy near the zero lower bound of interest rates.

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Labor Markets, Education, and Social Policy

Research on the impact of government policies on unemployment, labor market dynamics, education, retirement security, and inequality.

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Making Markets Work

Research on the design and regulation of markets, including analyses of high frequency trading and the prescription drug industry.

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Trade and International Finance

Research concerning international trade, trade policy, capital flows across nations, and the international financial system.