Brookings Papers on Economic Activity: Fall 2008

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Douglas W. Elmendorf, Senior Douglas W Elmendorf, N. Gregory Mankiw, Lawrence H. Summers
Brookings Institution Press, Dec 1, 2010 - Business & Economics - 439 pages
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"Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (BPEA)" provides academic and business economists, government officials, and members of the financial and business communities with timely research on current economic issues.

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Financial Crash, Commodity Prices, and Global Imbalances, By Ricardo J. Caballero, Emmanuel Farhi, and Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas

Making Sense of the Subprime Crisis, By Kristopher Gerardi, Andreas Lehnert, Shane M. Sherlund, and Paul Willen

The Central Role of Home Prices in the Current Financial Crisis: How Will the Market Clear? By Karl E. Case

Beyond Leveraged Losses: The Balance Sheet Effects of the Home Price Downturn, By Jan Hatzius

Financial Regulation in a System Context, By Stephen Morris and Hyun Song Shin

The Unofficial Economy and Economic Development, By Rafael La Porta and Andrei Shleifer

The Real Exchange Rate and Economic Growth, By Dani Rodrik

 

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Contents

Financial Crash Commodity Prices and Global Imbalances
1
Making Sense of the Subprime Crisis
69
How Will the Market Clear?
161
The Balance Sheet Effects of the Home Price Downturn
195
Financial Regulation in a System Context
229
The Unofficial Economy and Economic Development
275
The Real Exchange Rate and Economic Growth
365
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Douglas W. Elmendorf is a senior fellow in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. He previously served as a staff member at the Federal Reserve Board, Treasury Department, Council of Economic Advisers, and Congressional Budget Office. N. Gregory Mankiw is the Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics at Harvard University. From 2003 to 2005, he served as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. Lawrence H. Summers is the Charles W. Eliot University Professor at Harvard University. He served as president of Harvard from 2001 to 2006 and as secretary of the U. S. Treasury from 1999 to 2001. He is also a former chief economist with the World Bank.

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