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Economic events, ideas, and policies : the 1960s and after / George L. Perry, James Tobin, editors.

Contributor(s): Perry, George L, 1934- | Tobin, James, 1918-2002.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, DC : Brookings Institution Press, c2000Description: xiv, 365 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 081577012X (hc : acid-free); 9780815770121 (hc : acid-free); 0815770111 (pb : acid-free); 9780815770114 (pb : acid-free).Subject(s): United States -- Economic policy -- 1961-1971 | United States -- Economic policy | United States -- Economic conditions -- 1961-1971 | United States -- Economic conditionsDDC classification: 338.973/009/046 Also available via the World Wide Web.
Contents:
Part I. Stabilization and growth. Rapid economic growth, equitable income distribution, and the optimal range of innovation spillovers / William J. Baumol. Comments by George Akerlof [and] Martin Neil Baily -- Making policy in a changing world / William C. Brainard and George L. Perry. Comments by Ray C. Fair [and] John B. Taylor -- The end of stabilization policy? / Paul Krugman. Comments by Stanley Fischer [and] Benjamin M. Friedman -- The Kennedy Council and the long run / Robert M. Solow. Comments by Robert E. Hall [and] Charles L. Schultze.
Part II. The United States and the international economy. Foreign economic policy in the 1960s : an enduring legacy / Richard N. Cooper. Comments by Francis M. Bator [and] Maurice Obstfeld -- From benign neglect to malignant preoccupation: U.S. balance of payments policy in the 1960s / Barry Eichengreen. Comments by Robert Z. Lawrence [and] Jeffrey Sachs -- Part III. Labor markets and distribution. Poverty and the distribution of economic well-being since the 1960s / Robert Haveman. Comments by Gary Burtless [and] Lawrence F. Katz -- Labor policy and labor research since the 1960s : two ships sailing in orthogonal directions? / Alan B. Krueger. Comments by James Heckman [and] Frank Levy.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Part I. Stabilization and growth. Rapid economic growth, equitable income distribution, and the optimal range of innovation spillovers / William J. Baumol. Comments by George Akerlof [and] Martin Neil Baily -- Making policy in a changing world / William C. Brainard and George L. Perry. Comments by Ray C. Fair [and] John B. Taylor -- The end of stabilization policy? / Paul Krugman. Comments by Stanley Fischer [and] Benjamin M. Friedman -- The Kennedy Council and the long run / Robert M. Solow. Comments by Robert E. Hall [and] Charles L. Schultze.

Part II. The United States and the international economy. Foreign economic policy in the 1960s : an enduring legacy / Richard N. Cooper. Comments by Francis M. Bator [and] Maurice Obstfeld -- From benign neglect to malignant preoccupation: U.S. balance of payments policy in the 1960s / Barry Eichengreen. Comments by Robert Z. Lawrence [and] Jeffrey Sachs -- Part III. Labor markets and distribution. Poverty and the distribution of economic well-being since the 1960s / Robert Haveman. Comments by Gary Burtless [and] Lawrence F. Katz -- Labor policy and labor research since the 1960s : two ships sailing in orthogonal directions? / Alan B. Krueger. Comments by James Heckman [and] Frank Levy.

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In November 1999 The Brookings Institution and Yale University assembled a group of outstanding senior economists to discuss the economic theories and policies of the 1960s in light of subsequent research and events. The papers collected here include William Baumol on economic growth, Paul Krugman on stabilization policy, Robert Solow on the Kennedy Council, Richard Cooper on foreign economic policy, Robert Haveman on poverty, and Alan Krueger on labor research. Discussants include George Ackerlof, John Taylor, Benjamin Friedman, Robert Hall, and Jeffrey Sachs. One contributor is a Nobel Prize winner (Solow) as is one of the two editors (Tobin); others have surely received serious Nobel consideration. The papers are thoughtful, well written, and informed by a deep and comprehensive understanding of the topic. Essays by Baumol and by Krugman are particularly provocative. The distinguished discussants highlight what they perceive to be the strengths and weaknesses of their particular topics. The reader is treated to a synopsis of a generation of American economics by some of those who formulated and applied it. An informing and rewarding backward glance. Recommended for upper-division undergraduate through professional collections. R. T. Averitt; Smith College

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<p> George L. Perry is a senior fellow in the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution. James Tobin is Sterling Professor of Economics Emeritus at Yale University and a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Science. He is author or editor of numerous book and articles.</p>

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