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Ten Years and Beyond: Economists Answer NSF’s Call for Long-Term Research Agendas (Compendium)

October 8, 2011 Comments off

Ten Years and Beyond: Economists Answer NSF’s Call for Long-Term Research Agendas (Compendium)
Source: American Economic Association (via SSRN)

This is a compendium of fifty-four papers written by distinguished economists in response to an invitation by the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (NSF/SBE) to economists and relevant research communities in August 2010 to write white papers that describe grand challenge questions in their sciences that transcend near-term funding cycles and are “likely to drive next generation research in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences.” These papers offer a number of exciting and at times provocative ideas about future research agendas in economics. The papers could also generate compelling ideas for infrastructure projects, new methodologies and important research topics.

American Economic Review Celebrates 100 Years of Publishing

April 13, 2011 Comments off

American Economic Review Celebrates 100 Years of Publishing (PDF)
Source: American Economic Association

To commemorate the 100th anniversary, the American Economic Review centenary issue, edited by Robert A. Moffitt of Johns Hopkins University, will be published in February 2011. The special edition will include:

  • A paper on the 20 most important articles from the AER’s first 100 years of publishing. This article was written by Kenneth J. Arrow, B. Douglas Bernheim, Martin S. Feldstein, Daniel L. McFadden, James M. Poterba, and Robert M. Solow;
  • An essay on the history of the AER by Robert A. Margo;
  • A reprint of the lead article in the inaugural issue of the AER, “Some Unsettled Problems of Irrigation,” by Katharine Coman, who examined the common property resource problem as applied to water in the Western United States.

Current scholars working on similar problems provide three further articles:

  • “Reflections on ‘Some Unsettled Problems of Irrigation,’” by Elinor Ostrom;
  • “Institutional Path Dependence in Climate Adaptation: Coman’s ‘Some Unsettled Problems of Irrigation,’” by Gary D. Libecap; and
  • “The Problem of the Commons: Still Unsettled after 100 Years,” by Robert N. Stavins.

The top 20 articles, as well as the featured articles mentioned above, are available to the public, free of charge, at The February issue will also contain 11 regular articles and shorter papers.


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