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    Précis 2008:
ArrowAugust 2008:
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Competing in a global economy; International price differences
ArrowJuly 2008:
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The optimal inflation rate; Surging oil prices
ArrowMay 2008:
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Does the age at which children start school make a difference?;
Contributing factors in rising world food prices
ArrowApril 2008:
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Obesity and labor market outcomes; Inflation and inflation expectations
ArrowMarch 2008:
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Home ownership in New England; Okun’s Law or rule of thumb
ArrowJanuary 2008:
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Urban economics; The high school graduation rate
  Précis 2007:
ArrowDecember 2007:
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Entrepreneurs in the U.S. economy; Spendthrift nation?
ArrowNovember 2007:
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What drives gasoline prices?; Wage structure over the long run
ArrowOcotober 2007:
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The role of small and large businesses in economic development; Boomers and the economy’s future
ArrowSeptember 2007:
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State and local government pension plans; Information technology employment in the San Francisco area
ArrowJune 2007:
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The negative saving rate; The rise in the highest incomes
ArrowMay 2007:
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The “great moderation”; Productivity gains: who benefits?
ArrowApril 2007:
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Neighborhood-level unemployment trends; Big firm-small firm redux
ArrowMarch 2007:
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Less bucks for the books?; Reducing poverty in the Appalachian region
ArrowJanuary 2007:
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Productivity in real time; Analyzing individual worker productivity
Précis 2006:
ArrowDecember 2006:
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Self-employment duration over the business cycle; Services and trade
ArrowOctober 2006:
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Inflation expectations and oil shocks; A tale of four cities
ArrowSeptember 2006:
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Rising income inequality and technological change; Louisiana and Mississippi before and after Katrina and Rita
ArrowJuly 2006:
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The 1990’s acceleration in labor productivity: causes and measurement
ArrowJune 2006:
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Analyzing employment trends; Household spending on energy
ArrowMay 2006:
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The reversal of the college gender gap; The geographic education gap
ArrowApril 2006:
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Screening for work ethic; Teen’s labor force participation
ArrowFebruary 2006:
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Labor supply behavior of married women; Aging baby boomers and the labor supply
ArrowJanuary 2006:
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New evidence on U.S. mobility; New York in recovery
Précis 2005:
ArrowDecember 2005:
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Is the football draft rational?; The burden of knowledge
ArrowNovember 2005:
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Measuring regional entrepreneurial activity; Turnover and unemployment
ArrowOctober 2005:
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State labor productivity; Economic role of the city
ArrowSeptember 2005:
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Slow employment recoveries; Bargaining and the Fed
ArrowAugust 2005:
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Immigrants of New York; Productivity and business cycles
ArrowJuly 2005:
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Wage inequality and technological change; New numbers
ArrowJune 2005:
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Re-spacing work; Global variety
ArrowMay 2005:
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Child labor around the world; Population, employment, and unemployment
ArrowApril 2005:
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Productivity down, costs down?; Discount rate or learning curve?
ArrowMarch 2005:
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The 1970s slowdown revisited; Health, longevity, and retirement
ArrowFebruary 2005:
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Measuring health; Affording gas; Raising productivity
ArrowJanuary 2005:
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Trends in youth employment rates; Sports arenas and economic development
Précis 2004:
ArrowNovember 2004:
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Concrete productivity statistics; Up the ladder
ArrowOctober 2004: Earning less, rationally; Time stress and its causes
ArrowSeptember 2004: Self-employment around the world; Goods output versus manufacturing production
ArrowAugust 2004: Temporary help in Georgia; Family in the fast track; Structural change in New York
ArrowJuly 2004: The Fed reports
ArrowJune 2004: Effects of new work practices on workers; Actual and preferred working hours
ArrowMay 2004: High-tech rankings; Next: flexible upper lips?
ArrowApril 2004: The “brain drain”
ArrowMarch 2004: Structural changes in the 1990s; Regional dispersion of unemployment; Less economic volatility?
ArrowFebruary 2004: Trade and the city; Europe’s shorter work years; Human capital on the hoof
ArrowJanuary 2004: New journal from OECD; Pensions and retirement; Attitude and altitude
 Précis 2003:
ArrowOctober 2003: Intra-regional differences in recession; Valuing the intangibles; Brains and the city
ArrowSeptember 2003: Views of a different recession; A different view of the Depression
ArrowAugust 2003: Theory and new measures; Vacations and work hours
ArrowJuly 2003: Banks and factories; Money and happiness; Recovery began in November 2001
ArrowJune 2003: Routine exam; Skill-weighted human capital; The quality market
ArrowMay 2003: Uncertainty and labor turnover; Cyclical well-being; Innovative workplaces and their workers
ArrowApril 2003: Jobs, gender, and marriage; Marriage, motherhood, and earning power; Midwest work force composition
ArrowMarch 2003: Structural change and price changes; Job loss expectations and consumption
ArrowFebruary 2003: Effects of September 11
ArrowJanuary 2003: Disability and employment; Low-wage labor markets
   Précis 2002:
ArrowDecember 2002: Flows of factory jobs; Regional cycles: spillovers or common shocks?; Regional perspectives
ArrowNovember 2002: Workforce development and economic opportunity; Dispersion of commercial Internet use; Why are there tuition assistance plans?; U.S. most competitive country
ArrowOctober 2002: Productivity issue; Productivity conference; Productivity essay
ArrowSeptember 2002: New economy, better work?; Men’s retirement puzzle
ArrowAugust 2002: Inequality update; Telecommuting and home life; Economic importance of good schools; Consumer confidence post-September 11
ArrowJuly 2002: Contingent “new economy” jobs?; Pollution and discrimination; California’s minimum wage workers; Retirement and well-being
ArrowJune 2002: Nations and inequality; Factory life-cycles; Multiple jobholding in Canada
ArrowMay 2002: A moveable workforce
ArrowApril 2002: The marketization hypothesis; Inequality, families, and growth; Tale of three trends
ArrowMarch 2002: Perceiving inflation; Explaining economic growth; Building organizational capital
ArrowFebruary 2002: Stock options and wage puzzles; Technology, work, and wages
ArrowJanuary 2002: Why be flexible?; Forecasting worker quality; New economy, new workforce
 Précis 2001:
ArrowDecember 2001: NBER: expansion ended in March; Old dogs and new tricks; Why use so many statistics?
ArrowOctober 2001: Welfare reform conference; Statistics for welfare-to-work; Welfare and neighborhoods
ArrowSeptember 2001: Let’s shake on it
ArrowAugust 2001: Headquarters job; Health measures; Whither productivity
ArrowJuly 2001: Welfare, work, and location; Analyzing skill content; Measuring ‘core’ inflation
ArrowJune 2001: Computer use and older workers; Biology of unions; Noncognitive skills
ArrowMay 2001: Measures and models; Cancer survivors keep working
ArrowApril 2001: Entrepreneurial women and minorities; Intangible values; Cognitive skills and wage inequality
ArrowMarch 2001: New economy and productivity; The ‘Net and the labor market
ArrowFebruary 2001: The third wave of revolution?; Employee involvement; Rise in stocks and labor supply
ArrowJanuary 2001: Internet promises; Internet rust; Internet wage gap; What makes an entrepreneur?
   Précis 2000:
ArrowDecember 2000: Where the jobs are now; A place in the sun for baby-boomers; Escaping unemployment
ArrowNovember 2000: IT improves emergency outcomes; Social Security's earnings test; Productivity and LMDs
ArrowOctober 2000: For whom the tide rises; In the Internet boat; Ability and returns to schooling
ArrowSeptember 2000: Becoming new; Hourly wage rates
ArrowAugust 2000: Return on training investment; Inflation uncertainty and labor contracts; Downsizing deconstructed
ArrowJuly 2000: Firms, plants, and jobs; 'Net job growth; Indexing the 'Net Economy
ArrowJune 2000: Paradigm for the new economy
ArrowMay 2000: Uncertainty and labor contracts; Tales of total factor production; Changes in job satisfaction
ArrowApril 2000: Conferring on the new economy
ArrowMarch 2000: Telecommuting or work invasion?; Computer-aided instruction; Workplace practices and the New Economy
ArrowFebruary 2000: Unemployment and wealth; High performance practices; Going back to work; Erratum
ArrowJanuary 2000: Productivity Boom?; Young workers and unemployment rates; Inequality
  Précis 1999:
ArrowDecember 1999: Measuring regional economies; Efficiency and affirmative action; Women college, and careers
ArrowNovember 1999: Millennial challenges; The States and the new economy; Today's dynamics
ArrowOctober 1999: Steadier GDP growth; The parking perk; Returns to education in the early 20th century
ArrowSeptember 1999: Training and minimum wages; Explaining long-duration unemployment; Health and the labor market
ArrowAugust 1999: Power couples and location choice; Child care costs and employment; Unionization and productivity
ArrowJuly 1999: Technology and displacement; Lottery prizes and life changes; Bequests and retirement
ArrowJune 1999: Business cycles then and now; Job loss and older men; Wage gaps and segregation
ArrowMay 1999: Unemployment vs. help-wanted; Statistical rankings vs. movable feet; From whence wealth?
ArrowApril 1999: Labor markets and the euro; Perception of job security; Transformed work: workers' views
ArrowMarch 1999: Global turmoil, local impact; Workforce 2020; College education and unequal wages
ArrowFebruary 1999: Unemployment reviewed; Playing with technology
  Précis 1998:
ArrowDecember 1998: Job losers and unemployment duration; Severance pay and job search; Travel and the home-based worker
ArrowNovember 1998: Careers and displacement symposium
ArrowOctober 1998: Waiting for the paradigm; America's changing well-being; Why cities are important
ArrowSeptember 1998: Work, home, and real life; Normal cycle or new economy?; Counting computers in today's economy; Union, skills, and wage inequality
ArrowAugust 1998: Immigration's law of motion; Demanufacturing and urban jobs; Deconcentration of urban jobs; More and less unequal
ArrowJuly 1998: Where are computers most productive?; Children and labor supply; A new labor supply regime?; A new output variability regime?
ArrowJune 1998: Skills are starting blocks for competitiveness; The working rich; Style of corporate governance affects workers; Health insurance affects the labor market
ArrowMay 1998: Returns to education: controlling for high school; How scarce is labor?; Child labor; Unions have small impact on managers' pay
ArrowApril 1998: Welfare, work, and transit; Time well spent; Retirement planning: today's workers must make more decisions
ArrowMarch 1998: Capital and labor; Democracy pays; Wealth and savings; Industrial diversity; Different surveys, different measures
ArrowJanuary 1998: Precisely what is Précis?; GS-11 CEOs?; If you can't read this....; Trends in job security; Can we measure job quality?

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