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Author:Little, Jane Sneddon 

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Technology diffusion in U.S. manufacturing: the geographic dimension

Conference Series ; [Proceedings] , Volume 40 , Issue Jun , Pages 215-268

Journal Article
How humans behave: implications for economics and economic policy

Economic policymakers attempt to improve the welfare of their citizens, based on assumptions about how people think, feel, and behave, and on what they view as welfare-improving. Economists usually describe economic agents as fully informed and model them as striving to maximize a set of stable preferences. While these assumptions provide a simple framework for analyzing economic activity, actual human behavior has proved more complex. As a result, economists have started looking to psychologists and others who study human behavior for guidance on the decision-making process, the roles of ...
New England Economic Review

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Public-private cost shifts in nursing home care

This article presents estimates of the degree to which individuals paying privately for nursing home services are being asked to subsidize their states Medicaid program. Recently published data permit making some first rough estimates of the extent of this activity. Although these crude measures must be interpreted with great care, the data suggest that cost-shifting activity is widespread and sizable. ; Because, as the article shows, cost-shifting activity undermines policy makers efforts to regulate nursing home costs, the article suggests that private patients should not be asked to ...
New England Economic Review , Issue Jul , Pages 3-14

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The impact of demographic change on U. S. labor markets

According to the U. S. Census Bureau projections, the United States will face dramatic demographic changes over the next one hundred years. Indeed, the country will be entering largely uncharted territory. In the twenty-first century, the population is expected to grow more slowly than ever before over an extended period. The population will also age rapidly, with the share of the population over 65 climbing to a succession of new record highs. Finally, the United States will once again become a nation of immigrants. Over the past decade, the wave of new immigrants has already neared ...
Conference Series ; [Proceedings] , Volume 46

Conference Paper
Why the interest in reform?

Conference Series ; [Proceedings] , Volume 43 , Issue Jun , Pages 41-97

Conference Paper
Rethinking the international monetary system : proceedings of a conference June 1999

Conference Series ; [Proceedings] , Volume 43 , Issue Jun

Journal Article
Anatomy of a currency crisis

Regional Review , Issue Fall , Pages 8-13

Journal Article
Necessity and invention: trade in high-tech New England

Regional Review , Issue Win , Pages 6-12

Journal Article
At stake in the U.S.-Canada free trade agreement: modest gains or a significant setback

New England Economic Review , Issue May , Pages 3-20

Journal Article
Lessons from variations in state Medicaid expenditures

Because Medicaid is absorbing a large and growing share of government spending in every state, policymakers are under intense pressure to control the cost of this budget-breaking program. In search of clues concerning Medicaid cost containment, this article examines state data on per-recipient Medicaid spending by type of service. This effort suggests focusing on nursing homes, because per-recipient payments to these institutions are highly variable across states. Indeed, the article concludes that a key explanation for cross-state differences in per-recipient Medicaid expenses is the ...
New England Economic Review , Issue Jan , Pages 43-66


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