National Bureau of Economic Research

NBER

National Bureau of Economic Research

Type Nonprofit
Website nber.org
Wikipedia Wikipedia
Year founded 1920
Headquarters Cambridge, MA United States of America United States of America
Budget USD 20M-49M
Functions Research
Tags economics
Summary The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) is a private, nonpartisan organization that facilitates cutting-edge investigation and analysis of major economic issues. It disseminates research findings to academics, public and private-sector decision-makers, and the public by posting more than 1,200 working papers and convening more than 120 scholarly conferences, each year.


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Life Satisfaction and Body Mass Index: Estimating the Monetary Value of Achieving …

NBER · 13 May 2021 English

According to the World Health Organization, obesity is one of the greatest public-health challenges of the 21st century. Body weight is also known to affect individuals’ self-esteem and interpersonal relationships, …


The Business of City Hall

NBER · 13 May 2021 English

Compared to the federal government, the average citizen in the U.S. has far greater interaction with city governments, including policing, health services, zoning laws, utilities, schooling, and transportation. At the …


The Cross-Section of Household Preferences

NBER · 13 May 2021 English

This paper estimates the cross-sectional distribution of Epstein-Zin preference parameters in a large administrative panel of Swedish households. We consider life-cycle model of saving and portfolio choice that incorporates risky …


Language Barriers in Multinationals and Knowledge Transfers

NBER · 13 May 2021 English

A distinct feature of MNCs is a three-tier organizational structure: foreign managers (FMs) supervise domestic managers (DMs) who supervise production workers. Language barriers between FMs and DMs could impede transfers …


Loss Aversion in Housing Sales Prices: Evidence from Focal Point Bias

NBER · 13 May 2021 English

Estimates of loss aversion in housing sales prices may be biased because expected losses correlate with housing and borrower unobservables. We provide new evidence of loss aversion in sales price …


The Changing Relationship between Bodyweight and Longevity in High- and Low-Income Countries

NBER · 13 May 2021 English

Standard measures of bodyweight (overweight and obese, for example) fail to reflect technological progress over time - and in particular, recent progress disproportionately promoting longevity at higher bodyweights (and differences …


Endogenous Driving Behavior in Tests of Racial Profiling

NBER · 13 May 2021 English

African-American motorists may adjust their driving in response to increased scrutiny by police. In daylight, when their race is more easily observable, minority motorists are the only group less likely …


Simplifying Bias Correction for Selective Sampling: A Unified Distribution-Free Approach to Handling …

NBER · 13 May 2021 English

Unlike random sampling, selective sampling draws units based on the outcome values, such as over-sampling rare events in choice outcomes and extreme activities on continuous and count outcomes. Despite high …


The Legal Origins of Financial Development: Evidence from the Shanghai Concessions

NBER · 13 May 2021 English

We assemble new data on the British and French concessions in Shanghai between 1845 and 1936 to assess the legal origins view of financial development. During this period, two regime …


Statewide Reopening During Mass Vaccination: Evidence on Mobility, Public Health and Economic …

NBER · 13 May 2021 English

During the first four months of 2021, the United States distributed approximately 250 million doses of COVID-19 vaccinations, which resulted in the complete vaccination of nearly 45 percent of the …


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