Monday, November 14, 2005
A Big Pile Of AER
by Tom Bozzo
Thanks to some production snafu related to the May '05 Papers and Proceedings issue, the American Economic Review spent some time in periodical limbo. (Postal regulations forbid mailing issues of materials claiming Periodicals rates out of order.) That's finally resolved, and three AERs were in my mailbox this morning. What fun! Looks like there are a few items of interest:
- Karla Hoff and Arijit Sen, "Homeownership, Community Interactions, and Segregation" (Sept., p. 1167). The authors were assistant profs at Maryland in my grad school time there; this one might have something to say about a local debate over the future of the city's inclusionary zoning law.
- Petra Moser, "How Do Patent Laws Influence Innovation? Evidence from Nineteenth-Century World's Fairs" (Sept., p. 1214). In preprint form, this work had garnered attention from DeLong a while back.
- John Duffy and Eric O'N. Fisher, "Sunspots in the Laboratory" (June, p. 510). "Sunspots" here means random variables unrelated to "fundamentals" that drive economic equilibria.
- Charles R. Plott and Kathryn Zeiler, "The Willngness to Pay-Willingness to Accept Gap, the 'Endowment Effect,' Sunject Misconceptions, and Experimental Procedures for Eliciting Valuations" (June, p. 530). Quite a mouthful, but differences between methods for eliciting valuations of policy consequences lead to a less useful class of policy analysis disputes.
- International Intrafirm Production Decisions
- The Democratic Transition and Economic Growth
- Are Concerns about Relative Income Relevant for Public Policy?
- Insurance Markets and Health Care
- Cars, Gas, and Pollution Policies
- Regulation and the High Cost of Housing