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Do capital markets predict problems in large commercial banks?

In the present climate of intense debate over deposit insurance reform, the nature and limits of market discipline become especially important. The widely accepted argument for greater reliance on market discipline is that it will restrain managerial risk-taking and reduce potential losses to the deposit insurance fund. Opponents of this view favor the traditional reliance on supervision by the bank regulatory agencies as the primary method to maintain the safety and soundness of the banking system and the integrity of the deposit insurance fund. ; This article attempts to shed some empirical ...
New England Economic Review , Issue May , Pages 51-56

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Spatial effects upon employment outcomes: the case of New Jersey teenagers

New England Economic Review , Issue May , Pages 41-64

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Does a trend toward early retirement create problems for the economy?

Many politicians, gerontologists, and editorial writers have come to deplore the trend toward early retirement. This trend, which began after World War II and accelerated in the 1960s and 1970s, has led to a dramatic decline in work effort and earnings among the elderly. Opponents of early retirement believe that keeping people in the work force longer will raise the nations output, reduce the costs of Social Security, and improve the well-being of older Americans. ; This article takes a closer look at the economic arguments behind the widespread call for continued employment of older ...
New England Economic Review , Issue Nov , Pages 17-32

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Is there a need for regulation in the government securities market?

New England Economic Review , Issue Sep , Pages 29-40

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Value at risk: new approaches to risk management

Managing risk has always been an integral part of banking. In the past two years an approach to risk management called "Value at Risk" has been accepted by both practitioners and regulators as the "right" way to measure risk, becoming a de facto industry standard. Yet, the danger is that overreliance on value at risk can give risk managers a false sense of security or lull them into complacency. Value at risk is only one of many tools of managing risk, and it is based on a number of unrealistic assumptions. There is no generally accepted way to calculate it, and various methods can ...
New England Economic Review , Issue Sep , Pages 3-13

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Exchange rate determination: sorting out theory and evidence

New England Economic Review , Issue Nov , Pages 39-52

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Is the United States for sale? Foreign acquisitions of U.S. companies

New England Economic Review , Issue Nov , Pages 47-56

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The Phillips curve is alive and well

Rumors of the death of the Phillips curve appear to have been greatly exaggerated. In fact, the Phillips curve is alive and well, and living in a good number of (although certainly not all) widely used macroeconometric models. The author takes the view that the primary reason for its longevity is that the Phillips curve has been an extremely robust empirical relationship, showing little or no sign of instability over the past 35 years.> He examines an array of empiracal evidence and finds that the Phillips curve has exhibited remarkable stability, even across data for what must be the most ...
New England Economic Review , Issue Mar , Pages 41-56

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Taxation of capital income in a global economy: an overview

Taxation of income from capital is difficult in todays global economy, where financial markets are international, investments flow freely over national borders, and multinational corporations abound. Yet fairness and equity require that capital income be taxed. ; This article reviews the options for achieving improved harmonization of taxation within the European Community (EC). A formula apportionment system, such as exists in the United States, could help EC countries curb tax avoidance by corporations that shift income away from subsidiaries in high-tax areas. The author also considers the ...
New England Economic Review , Issue Sep , Pages 33-52

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State business tax climate: how should it be measured and how important is it?

States are more concerned than ever before about their business tax climate. Over the past two decades, profound technological and political changes have enhanced employers' geographic mobility and extended their geographic range, thereby intensifying economic competition both within the United States and throughout the world. This study ranks the business tax climate of 22 states, including the six within New England. It finds only modest differences in business tax climate among most states. Within the region, New Hampshire and Massachusetts have the most attractive business tax climates.> ...
New England Economic Review , Issue Jan , Pages 23-38

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