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Author:Benson, David 

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Macroeconomic policy and labor markets: lessons from Dale Mortensen’s research
On April 15?16, 2011, Northwestern University and the Chicago Fed co-sponsored a conference in honor of Dale Mortensen?a Northwestern University professor, Chicago Fed consultant, and co-recipient (along with Peter Diamond and Christopher Pissarides) of the 2010 Nobel Prize in economics, awarded for his analysis of markets with search frictions. This article summarizes one panel that presented work on the current state of the U.S. labor market, using Mortensen?s research.
AUTHORS: Benson, David
DATE: 2011

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How do sudden large losses in wealth affect labor force participation?
The authors assess whether the sudden large losses in household wealth due to recent declines in stock and home values have significantly affected the U.S. labor market. They find that the overall labor force participation rate would be 0.7 percentage points lower were it not for the declines in the values of stocks and houses over the 2006?10 period.
AUTHORS: French, Eric; Benson, David
DATE: 2011

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Consumption and the Great Recession
In 2009, Medicaid spent over $75 billion on 5.3 million elderly beneficiaries. This article describes the Medicaid rules for the elderly and discusses their economic implications.
AUTHORS: Benson, David; French, Eric; De Nardi, Mariacristina
DATE: 2012

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