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Summers, Lawrence H.

Works: 292 works in 886 publications in 1 language and 7,523 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Honoree, Commentator, Editor, Redactor
Classifications: HJ10.3, 336.200973
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Understanding unemployment by Lawrence H Summers ( Book )
13 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book contains a number of articles that have changed the way economists think about unemployment. THese examine the burden of unemployment, the extent to which normal measures understate its consequences, its relationship to supply and demand factors, and the role of unions. Substantial introductory and concluding chapters present new and original material on the crucial facts that any theory of unemployment must grapple with, and the types of theories needed to accommodate the empirical facts of today's unemployment
Tax policy and the economy by National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) (Cambridge) ( )
in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Investing in all the people educating women in developing countries by Lawrence H Summers ( )
21 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Halifax to Lyons : what has been done about crisis management? by P Kenen ( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
World development report 1992 : Development and the environment ( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The World Development Report 1992 explores the links between economic development and the environment. The 1990 report on poverty, 1991 report on development strategies, and this report constitute a trilogy on the goals and means of development. The main message of this year's report is the need to integrate environmental considerations into development policy making. The report argues that continued, and even accelerated, economic and human development is sustainable and can be consistent with improving environmental conditions, but that this will require major policy, program, and institutional shifts. A twofold strategy is required. First, the positive links between efficient income growth and the environment need to be aggressively exploited. Second, strong policies and institutions need to be put in place which cause decision makers to adopt less damaging forms of behavior. Where trade offs exist between income growth and environmental quality, the report argues for a careful assessment of the costs and benefits of alternative policies. This approach will result in much less environmental damage
Renewing the Atlantic partnership report of an independent task force sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the year that has passed since the war in Iraq, the United States and its European allies have done much to repair their relations. Nonetheless, the end of the Cold War, Europe's continuing integration, and the new array of threats confronting the West continue to test the strength of the Atlantic partnership. To revitalize the Atlantic alliance, Europe and America must forge new "rules of the road" governing the use of force, adapt the North Atlantic Treaty Organizaton (NATO) to meet today's threats coming from outside Europe, and launch a major initiative to bring about political and economic reform in the greater Middle East. These are the conclusions of an independent Task Force chaired by former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and former Secretary of the Treasury Lawrence H. Summers
The U.S. current account deficit and the global economy by Lawrence H Summers ( )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unemployment benefits, labor market transitions, and spurious flows : a multinomial logit model with errors in classification by James M Poterba ( Book )
7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Good policy or good luck? : country growth performance and temporary shocks by William Easterly ( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Much of the new growth literature stresses country characteristics, such as education levels or political stability, as the dominant determinant of growth. However, growth rates are highly unstable over time, with a correlation across decades of .1 to .3, while country characteristics are stable, with cross-decade correlations of .6 to .9. Shocks, especially those to terms of trade, play a large role in explaining variance in growth. These findings suggest either that shocks are important relative to country characteristics in determining long-run growth, or that worldwide technological change determines long-run growth while country characteristics determine relative income levels
Taxation and the structure of labor markets : the case of corporatism by Lawrence H Summers ( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We propose an explanation for the wide variation in rates of taxation across developed economies, based on differences in labor market institutions. In "corporatist" economies, which feature centralized labor markets, taxes on labor input will be less distortionary than when labor supply is determined individually. Since the level of labor supply is set by a small group of decision-makers, these individuals will recognize the linkage between the taxes that workers pay and the benefits that they receive. Labor tax burdens are indeed higher in more corporatist nations, and non-labor taxes are lower, which is consistent with this theory. There is also some evidence that the distortionary effects of labor taxes are lower in more corporatist economies
What moves stock prices? by David M Cutler ( )
10 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Equipment investment and economic growth by J. Bradford De Long ( Book )
5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using data from the United Nations Comparison Project and the Penn World Table, we find that machinery and equipment investment has a strong association with growth: over l9 &)?l95 each percent of GDP invested in equipment is associated with an increase in GDP growth of 1/3 a percentage point per year. This is a much stronger association than found between growth and any of the other components of investment. A variety of considerations suggest that this association is causal, that higher equipment investment drives faster growth, and that the social return to equipment investment in well functioning market economies is on the order of 30 percent per year
The stock market, profit and investment by Olivier Blanchard ( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: assessments of fundamental value? This paper reviews the theoretical arguments
Japan's high saving rate reaffirmed by Robert Dekle ( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Compared to the U.S. national accounts, the Japanese accounts understate consumption and government spending, and therefore overstate the national saving rate. Recently, Hayashi has recalculated Japan's national saving according to the American Department of Commerce definition and found that from the mid-1970s until today, Japan's national saving rate is nearly halved. In this paper, we argue that Hayashi's adjustments to the Japanese income accounts are exaggerated, and present measures of Japanese and U.S. private saving that are immune from national income accounting biases. Our saving measures are constructed from the balance sheets of the household sectors in the United States and Japan. Far from being equal, we find that the two country gap in saving rates in the early 1980s has averaged between 15 and 30 percentage points, depending on the measure
Can inter-industry wage differentials justify strategic trade policy? by Lawrence F Katz ( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper examines the relationship between labor market imperfections and trade policies. The available evidence suggests that pervasive industry wage differentials of up to 20 percent remain even after controlling for differences in observed measures of workers' skill and the effects of unions. Theoretical analysis indicates that given non-competitive wage differentials of this magnitude policies directed at encouraging employment in high-wage sectors could significantly enhance allocative efficiency. For the United States and other developed countries, such policies are more likely to involve export promotion than import substitution. Increased international trade flows (at least through 1984) have been associated with increased employment in high-wage U.S. manufacturing industries relative to low-wage U.S. manufacturing industries
A tax-based test for nominal rigidities by James M Poterba ( Book )
13 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In classical macroeconomic models with flexible wages and prices, whether a tax is levied on producers or consumers does not affect its incidence. However, if wages or prices are rigid in the short run, as they are in Keynesian macroeconomic models, then shifting a tax from one side ofthe market to the other may have real effects. Tax changes therefore provide potential tests for the presence of nominal rigidities. This paper examines the price and output effects of revenue-neutral shifts between direct and indirect taxation. The results, based on post-war data from both Great Britain and the United States, reject the view that wages and prices are completely flexible in the short run
Speculative dynamics by David M Cutler ( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: range of asset returns. It highlights three stylized facts. First, returns tend to
Should nations learn to live with inflation? by Stanley Fischer ( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is often argued that the most important costs of inflation can be substantially mitigated by indexing reforms. Yet governments in moderate inflation countries have generally been very reluctant to promote institutional changes that would reduce the costs of inflation. Capital income continues to be taxed on a nominal basis, indexed bonds are a rarity, typical mortgage contracts keep nominal rather than real payments constant, and interest is not paid on required reserves. This paper examines the welfare consequences of inflation mitigation measures in the context of dynamic consistency theories of the determination of the inflation rate. Our general conclusion is that recognizing the effects of inflation mitigation measures on the choice of the inflation rate substantially undercuts the welfare case in their favor. It is easy to construct examples in which such measures actually reduce welfare. The case for indexing measures is strongest in settings where governments already have strong anti-inflation reputations, cannot precisely control the inflation rate, and can offset the effects of unanticipated inflation without reducing the costs of anticipated inflation. Conversely, the case for inflation mitigation measures is weakest where governments lack strong reputations, can control the inflation rate, and where indexing makes it easier to live with anticipated inflation
Consumption growth parallels income growth : some new evidence by Chris Carroll ( Book )
8 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: to the analysis of saving behavior. And they call for increased
Poverty in America Is Welfare the Answer or the Problem? by David T Ellwood ( Book )
8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper reviews the current policies for fighting poverty and explores the impact they have had. We begin by reviewing trends in poverty, poverty spending and economic performance. It is immediately apparent that economic performance is the dominant determinant of the measured poverty rate over the past two decades. Government assistance programs expanded greatly over this period, but the growth in cash assistance was too modest to have major effects, and the large growth in in-kind benefits could not reduce measured poverty since such benefits are not counted as income. Next we focus on three groups: the disabled, female family heads, and unemployed black youth. We find little evidence that government deserves the blame for the problems of each group, and suggest that the broad outlines of current policies are defensible on economic grounds
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Alternative Names
Summers, Larry
Summers, Larry, 1954-
Summers, Lawrence 1954-
Summers, Lawrence Henry 1954-
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