This is the seventh in a series of annuals from the National Bureau of Economic Research that are designed to stimulate research on problems in applied economics, to bring frontier theoretical developments to a wider audience, and to accelerate the interaction between analytical and empirical research in macroeconomics.
Olivier Blanchard and Stanley Fischer are both Professors of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Contents: What Shall We Do Today? Goals and Signposts in the Operation of Monetary Policy, Ben S. Bernanke and Frederic S. Mishkin. A Tale of Two Cities: Factor Accumulation and Technical Change in Hong Kong and Singapore, Alwyn Young. International Trade and the Wage Structure, Steven J. Davis. Imperfect Information and Macroeconomic Analysis, Joseph E. Stiglitz and Bruce Greenwald. Asset Pricing Lessons for Macroeconomics, Lars P. Hansen and John H. Cochrane. Postmortem on the Debt Crisis, Daniel Cohen.
About the Editors
Olivier J. Blanchard is Economic Counselor and Director of the Research Department at the International Monetary Fund. He is the author of Macroeconomics, among other books, and coauthor of Lectures on Macroeconomics (MIT Press).
Stanley Fischer is Governor of the Bank of Israel. First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund from 1994 to 2001, Fischer is the author of IMF Essays from a Time of Crisis: The International Financial System, Stabilization, and Development (MIT Press).