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Friedman, Benjamin M.

Works: 198 works in 1,092 publications in 7 languages and 18,243 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Honoree
Classifications: HJ257.2, 174
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Publications about Benjamin M Friedman
Publications by Benjamin M Friedman
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Most widely held works by Benjamin M Friedman
Day of reckoning : the consequences of American economic policy under Reagan and after by Benjamin M Friedman( Book )
25 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 1,602 libraries worldwide
Analyzes the long term consequences of the American economic policy under the Reagan administration
Handbook of monetary economics by Benjamin M Friedman( Book )
117 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,063 libraries worldwide
What tools are available for setting and analyzing monetary policy? World-renowned contributors examine recent evidence on subjects as varied as price-setting, inflation persistence, the private sector's formation of inflation expectations, and the monetary policy transmission mechanism. Stopping short of advocating conclusions about the ideal conduct of policy, the authors focus instead on analytical methods and the changing interactions among the ingredients and properties that inform monetary models. The influences between economic performance and monetary policy regimes can be both grand
The Changing roles of debt and equity in financing U.S. capital formation by Benjamin M Friedman( Book )
22 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 675 libraries worldwide
New challenges to the role of profit by Benjamin M Friedman( Book )
24 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 646 libraries worldwide
Inequality in America : what role for human capital policies? by James J Heckman( Book )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 600 libraries worldwide
"Inequality in America What Role for Human Capital Polices? examines the ways in which human capital policies can address this important problem. Taking it as a given that potentially low-income workers would benefit from more human capital in the form of market skills and education, James Heckman and Alan Krueger discuss which policies would be most effective in providing it. Should we devote more resources to the entire public school system or to specialized programs like Head Start? Would relaxing credit restraints encourage more students to attend college? Does vocational training actually work? What is the best balance of private and public sector programs?"--Jacket
Corporate capital structures in the United States ( Book )
12 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 566 libraries worldwide
The research reported in this volume represents the second stage of a wide-ranging National Bureau of Economic Research effort to investigate "The Changing Role of Debt and Equity in Financing U.S. Capital Formation." The first group of studies sponsored under this project, which have been published individually and summarized in a 1982 volume bearing the same title (Friedman 1982), addressed several key issues relevant to corporate sector behavior along with such other aspects of the evolving financial underpinnings of U.S. capital formation as household saving incentives, international capit
Financing corporate capital formation by Benjamin M Friedman( Book )
18 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 502 libraries worldwide
Six leading economists examine the financing of corporate capital formation in the U.S. economy. In clear and nontechnical terms, their papers provide valuable information for economists and nonspecialists interested in such questions as why interest rates are so high, why corporate debt has accelerated in recent years, and how government debt affects private financial markets. Addressing these questions, the contributors focus chiefly on three themes: the actual use of debt and equity financing by corporations in recent years; the factors that drive the financial markets' pricing of debt and
Should the United States privatize Social Security? by Henry J Aaron( Book )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 446 libraries worldwide
The two papers that make up the core of this book address a fundamental question in the current debate over Social Security, whether to shift, in part or entirely, from today's pay-as-you-go system to one in which individuals retain control over the investment of their funds and therefore personally bear the associated risk. John Shoven argues yes, Henry Aaron no
Reforming U.S. financial markets : reflections before and beyond Dodd-Frank by Randy Kroszner( Book )
19 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 350 libraries worldwide
Papers and discussions presented at the fifth Alvin Hansen Symposium on Public Policy, held at Harvard University on April 30, 2009
Offshoring of American jobs : what response from U.S. economic policy? by Jagdish N Bhagwati( Book )
14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 311 libraries worldwide
Two leading economists discuss a range of issues relating to the "offshoring" of American jobs, from free trade to unemployment levels
Does debt management matter? by Jonas Agell( Book )
12 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 284 libraries worldwide
The moral consequences of economic growth by Benjamin M Friedman( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 213 libraries worldwide
Análise comprativa sobre a democracia e seus efeitos no desenvolvimento econômico nos seguintes países: Estados Unidos, Reino Unido, França, Alemanha
The rise and fall of money growth targets as guidelines for U.S. monetary policy by Benjamin M Friedman( Book )
35 editions published between 1974 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 129 libraries worldwide
The notion of targets and instruments is basic to the conceptual framework that economists have used to bring economic analysis to bear on practical issues of how central banks can and/or should conduct monetary policy. This paper surveys the literature of targets and instruments of monetary policy, focusing primarily on the progression of analytical developments during the past two decades. The two issues that have been most central to this entire line of research are the "instrument problem" -- what price or quantity the central bank should fix directly through its open market operations -- and the "intermediate target problem" -- what role (if any) the central bank should assign to variables that it cannot set directly but over which it can exert substantial influence (the most obvious example, of course, being the money stock). Other issues that have figured prominently in this literature include how best to control money growth, should the central bank choose to do so; the potential role of money, credit, and other financial variables as sources of information that might guide the central bank's operations; the implications of alternative policy frameworks for the information available to the economy's private sector; the positive empirical question of determining when and whether any given central bank has actually based its operations on one kind of targeting strategy or another; and the empirical basis for making normative choices among different targets and instruments. The survey concludes by drawing connections to some broader issues, including rules versus discretion and activism versus nonresponsivenless, as well as to the long-standing issue "why money?'
Inflation, unemployment, and monetary policy by Robert M Solow( Book )
32 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 110 libraries worldwide
"In this volume, Robert M. Solow and John B. Taylor present their views on the dilemmas facing U.S. monetary policymakers. The discussants are Benjamin M. Friedman, James K. Galbraith, N. Gregory Mankiw, and William Poole. The aim of this lively exchange of views is to make both an intellectual contribution to macroeconomics and a practical contribution to the solution of a public policy question of central importance."--Jacket
What have we learned from the Reagan deficits and their disappearance? by Benjamin M Friedman( Book )
25 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
Abstract: This paper draws six observations from the U.S. fiscal policy actions of the 1980s and their apparent macroeconomic aftermath. in each case focusing on implications for familiar debates about economic behavior: (1) Across-the-board cuts in personal income tax rates reduced the government's tax revenues. (2) Reducing tax revenues did not restrain government spending, at least not by enough to avoid the emergence of historically large deficits. (3) Greater government deficits did not result in greater private saving. (4) Greater deficits did result in -- or at least coincide with -- higher real interest rates. (5) Greater deficits did result in reduced private investment (6) Greater deficits also resulted in lower net foreign investment
Monetary policy in the United States : design and implementation by Benjamin M Friedman( Book )
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
Indicator properties of the paper-bill spread : lessons from recent experience by Benjamin M Friedman( Book )
14 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
A feature of U.S. post-war business cycle experience that is by now widely documented is the tendency of the spread between the respective interest rates on commercial paper and Treasury bills to widen shortly before the onset of recessions. By contrast, the paper- bill spread did not anticipate the 1990-91 recession. Empirical work presented in this paper supports two (not mutually exclusive) explanations for this departure from past experience. First, at least part of the paper-bill spread's predictive content with respect to business cycle fluctuations stems from its role as an indicator of monetary policy, but the 1990-91 recession was unusual in post-war U.S. experience in not being immediately precipitated by tight monetary policy. Second, movements of the spread during the few years just prior to the 1990-91 recession were strongly influenced by changes in the relative quantities of commercial paper, bank CDs and Treasury bills that occurred for reasons unrelated to the business cycle. This latter finding in particular sheds light on the important role of imperfect substitutability of different short-term debt instruments in investors portfolios, and highlights the burdens associated with using relative interest rate relationships as business cycle indicators
The future of monetary policy : the central bank as an army with only a signal corps? by Benjamin M Friedman( Book )
12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
The influence of monetary policy over interest rates, and via interest rates over nonfinancial economic activity, stems from the central bank's role as a monopolist over the supply of bank reserves. Several trends already visible in the financial markets of many countries today threaten to weaken or even undermine the relevance of that monopoly, and with it the efficacy of monetary policy. These developments include the erosion of the demand for bank-issued money, the proliferation of nonbank credit, and aspects of the operation of bank clearing mechanisms. What to make of these threats from a public policy perspective in particular, whether to undertake potentially aggressive regulatory measures in an effort to forestall them depends in large part on one's view of the contribution of monetary policy toward successful economic performance
Lessons on monetary policy from the 1980s by Benjamin M Friedman( Book )
14 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
The experience of U.S. monetary policy during 1979-82 provided useful and potentially important new evidence about how monetary policy affects economic activity. This paper considers, inthe light of that evidence, six familiar propositions supporting the use of monetary aggregate targets for monetary policy. These propositions deal with money and nominal income, with price inflation and real economic growth, and with long-term interest rates. The evidence from the1979-82 experiment leads to doubt rather than confidence in each of these six propositions, and hence doubt rather than confidence in the use of monetary aggregate targets
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Benjamin Friedman
Benjamin Friedman economista statunitense
Benjamin M. Friedman Amerikaans econoom
Benjamin M. Friedman amerikansk ekonom
Benjamin M. Friedman amerikansk økonom
Benjamin M. Friedman US-amerikanischer Ökonom
Benjamin Morton Friedman
Friedman, B.
Friedman, Ben 1944-
Friedman, Benjamin 1944-
Friedman, Benjamin L.
Friedman, Benjamin Morton.
Friedman, Benjamin Morton 1944-
Фридмен, Бенджамин
بنجامین ام. فریدمن اقتصاددان آمریکایی
프리드만, 벤자민
프리드먼, 벤저민 M
フリードマン, ベンジャミン・M
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