Thursday, April 28, 2011

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Working Papers Now Available Online

The National Bureau of Economic Research is the nation's leading nonprofit economic research organization. Founded in 1920, the NBER is a private, nonpartisan organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works. The NBER is committed to undertaking and disseminating unbiased economic research among public policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community. Eighteen of the 33 American Nobel Prize winners in Economics and six of the past Chairmen of the President's Council of Economic Advisers have been researchers at the NBER. The more than 1,000 professors of economics and business now teaching at colleges and universities in North America who are NBER researchers are the leading scholars in their fields. These Bureau associates concentrate on four types of empirical research: developing new statistical measurements, estimating quantitative models of economic behavior, assessing the economic effects of public policies, and projecting the effects of alternative policy proposals.

The Working Papers collection makes available online several thousand papers produced by NBER researchers from 1973 to the present. The full text of the papers is available in PDF format. Fifteen different subject-oriented groups produce the papers. The current working groups are organized around the following subject areas:

  • Behavioral Economics
  • Chinese Economy
  • Cohort Studies
  • Economics of Crime
  • Economics of National Security
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Household Finance
  • Insurance
  • Innovation Policy and the Economy
  • Market Design
  • Market Microstructures
  • Organizational Economics
  • Personnel Economics
  • Risks of Financial Institutions
  • Urban Economics

The Working Papers collection can be searched or browsed. Browse options include browsing by major NBER program, by Journal of Economic Literature subject classification, by NBER Working Group category, or by date of release. Students and faculty can also stay current with newly released papers by adding an RSS Feed for one or more NBER Programs to their feed readers. Bibliographic records for all of the papers (with links to the full text) will soon be available in the Cheng Library's catalog as well.

Please contact Richard Kearney (x 2165 / ) if you have any questions about the NBER Working Papers collection.

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