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Noreen Goldman
2016
ABSTRACT: Telomere length has generated substantial interest as a potential predictor of aging-related diseases and mortality. Some studies have reported significant associations, but few have tested its ability to discriminate between decedents and ...
Janet Currie
2016
ABSTRACT:  Many recent studies point to increasing inequality in mortality in the U.S. over the past twenty years. These studies often use mortality rates in middle and old age. Here we study inequality in mortality for all age groups in 1990, 2000, and ...
Sara McLanahan
2016
ABSTRACT:  In the United States, the Great Recession was marked by severe negative shocks to labor market conditions. In this study, we combine longitudinal data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data ...
Janet Currie
2016
In this essay, we ask whether the distributions of life expectancy and mortality have become generally more unequal, as many seem to believe, and we report some good news. Focusing on groups of counties ranked by their poverty rates, we show that gains in ...
Janet Currie
2016
Janet Currie April, 2016 Health Economics and Finance Download File ...
Robert Keohane
2016
The institutions of global governance have changed dramatically in recent years. New organizational forms—including informal institutions, transgovernmental networks, and private transnational regulatory organizations (PTROs)—have expanded rapidly, while ...
Charles Cameron
2016
This essay reviews Epstein, Landes, and Posner’s The Behavior of Federal Judges: A Theoretical and Empirical Study of Rational Choice. Their book systematically asks how the role of ideology varies across the tiers of the federal judicial hierarchy. A ...
Roland Benabou
2016
To analyze the impact of labor market competition on the structure of compensation, we embed multitasking and screening within a Hotelling framework. Competition for talent leads to an escalation of performance pay, shifting effort away from long-term ...
Alan Blinder
2016
George Stigler, the Nobel prize winner in economics in 1982, once wrote that “economists exert a minor and scarcely detectable influence on the societies in which they live.” It’s not a proposition that Don Patinkin, who trained several generations of ...
Charles Cameron
2016
Associate Justices may acquire influence on the Court through force of intellect, force of personality, political skill, or the good fortune to be ideologically pivotal. And so may the Chief Justice. But, by virtue of the procedural rules employed on the ...
2016
We propose a measure for systemic risk, ∆CoVaR, defined as the conditional value at risk (CoVaR) of the financial system conditional on an institution being under distress in excess of the CoVaR conditional on the median state of the institution. Our ...
2016
We develop a structural theory of beliefs and behavior, that relaxes the assumption of time consistency in beliefs. Our theory is based on the trade-off between optimism, which raises anticipatory utility, and objectivity, which promotes efficient actions ...
Jan De Loecker
2016
This paper examines how prices, markups and marginal costs respond to trade liberalization. We develop a framework to estimate markups from production data with multi-product firms. This approach does not require assumptions on the market structure or ...
Douglas Massey
2016
ABSTRACT:  In this article the authors undertake a systematic analysis of why border enforcement backfired as a strategy of immigration control in the United States. They argue theoretically that border enforcement emerged as a policy response to a moral ...
Janet Currie
2016
Expert performance is often evaluated assuming that good experts have good outcomes. We examine expertise in medicine and develop a model that allows for two dimensions of physician performance: decision making and procedural skill. Better procedural ...
G. John Ikenberry
2016
G. John Ikenberry March, 2016 Political Science Quarterly 131(1) Diplomacy International Security Foreign Policy American Foreign Policy China Foreign Relations East Asia International Relations of East Asia Download File External Link ...
2016
March, 2016 Business Economics Demography Domestic and Social Policy Download File ...
Heather Howard
2016
Heather Howard February, 2016 With Daniel Meuse, Health Affairs Blog Health Domestic and Social Policy External Link ...
Jacob Shapiro
2016
Challenging conventional wisdom, previous research in South Asia and the Middle East has shown that poverty and exposure to violence are negatively correlated with support for militant organizations. Existing studies, however, provide evidence consistent ...
Noreen Goldman
2016
The Social Environment and Biomarkers of Aging Study (SEBAS) is a nationally representative longitudinal survey of Taiwanese middle-aged and older adults. It adds the collection of biomarkers and performance assessments to the Taiwan Longitudinal Study of ...

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