AEI Economic Policy Working Paper Series

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►2014-07 (September) State taxation of interstate commerce and income flows: The economics of Neutrality
  Alan D. Viard and Ryan Lirette

►2014-06 (July) How fast are semiconductor prices falling?
  Stephen D. Oliner, Daniel E. Sichel, and David M. Byrne

►2014-05 (May) House prices and land prices under the microscope: a property-level analysis for the Washington, DC area
  Edward J. Pinto, Stephen D. Oliner, and Morris A. Davis

►2014-04 (April) Overpaid or underpaid? A state-by-state ranking of public-employee compensation
  Andrew G. Biggs and Jason Richwine

►2014-03 (April) Shops and the city
  Stan Veuger and Daniel Shoag

►2014-02 (February) Strategic voting in proportional representation systems
  Stan Veuger and Tim Ganser

►2014-01 (January) Taking the risk out of systemic risk management, I
  Paul Kupiec and Levent Guntay


►2013-08 (December) Macroprudential policies and the growth of bank credit
   Paul H. Kupiec

►2013-07 (October) Incentive compensation for risk managers when effort is unobservable
   Paul H. Kupiec

►2013-06 (October) In name only: Are free trade zones assisting capitalism or criminals and crony capitalists?
   Roger Bate

►2013-05 (September) Uncertainty and the geography of the Great Recession
   Daniel Shoag and Stan Veuger

►2013-04 (August) Cost and benefit of regulatory oversight
   Stan Veuger and Kristin Wilson

►2013-03 (August) Escaping Domestic Violence: Empowering Women through Employment, Earnings and Wealth in India?
   Aparna Mathur and Sita Slavov

►2013-02 (March) Is the Information Technology Revolution Over?
   David M. Byrne, Stephen D. Oliner, and Daniel E. Sichel

►2013-01 (March) Do volatile firms pay volatile earnings? Evidence using linked worker-firm data
   Michael R. Strain


►2012-06 (December) Time-to-Plan Lags for Commercial Construction Projects
  Jonathan N. Millar, Stephen D. Oliner, and Daniel E. Sichel

►2012-05 (December) Do Political Protests Matter? Evidence from the Tea Party Movement
  Andreas Madestam, Daniel Shoag, Stan Veuger, and David Yanagizawa-Drott

►2012-04 (October) A Simple Measure of the Distributional Burden of Debt Accumulation
   Aspen Gorry and Matthew H. Jensen

►2012-03 (July) Swings in Commercial and Residential Land Prices in the United States
   Joseph B. Nichols, Stephen D. Oliner, and Michael R. Mulhall

►2012-02 (May) The Impact of Act 10 on Public Sector Compensation in Wisconsin
   Andrew G. Biggs and Jason Richwine

►2012-01 (February) Combating Dangerous Medicines – Differences in Quality of Medicines Sold    by Small Pharmacies and Large Chain Pharmacies
   Roger Bate


►2011-05 (December) The Market for Inferior Medicines: Comparing the Price of Falsified and    Substandard Products with the Legitimate Medicines in Emerging Markets
   Roger Bate

►2011-04 (June) The United States and China: Macroeconomic Imbalances and Economic    Diplomacy
   Philip I. Levy

►2011-03 (May) Beyond Bankruptcy: Does the Bankruptcy Code Provide a Fresh Start To    Entrepreneurs
   Aparna Mathur

►2011-02 (March) Comparing Federal and Private Sector Compensation
   Andrew G. Biggs and Jason Richwine

►2011-01 (February) The Impact of Improved Detection Technology on Drug Quality: A Case Study    of Lagos, Nigeria
   Roger Bate and Aparna Mathur


►2010-04 (December) A Roadmap for Deficit Reduction in the United States Based on Historial    Consolidations That Worked
   Andrew G. Biggs, Kevin Hassett, and Matthew H. Jensen

►2010-03 (June) Distributional Impacts in a Comprehensive Climate Policy Package
   Kevin A. Hassett, Aparna Mathur, and Gilberg Metcalf

►2010-02 (May) The Effect of Labor Market Regulations on Educational Attainment
   Aparna Mathur

►2010-01 (March) Hedging Against Peak Oil Shocks
   Marc D. Weidenmier


►2008-05 (December) The Consumer Burden of a Cap-and-Trade System with Freely Allocated    Permits
   Kevin A. Hassett, Aparna Mathur, and Gilbert E. Metcalf

►2008-04 (July) Policies to Improve the Resiliency of Long-Term Social Security Financing
   Andrew G. Biggs

►2008-03 (March) Economic Integration and Incipient Democracy
   Philip I. Levy

►2008-02 (January) The Incidence of a US Carbon Tax: A Lifetime and Regional Analysis
   Kevin A. Hassett, Aparna Mathur, and Gilbert E. Metcalf

►2008-01 (January) An Examination of State Non-Group and Small-Group Health Insurance    Regulations
   Anthony T. Lo Sasso


►2007-06 (October) The Dormant Commerce Clause and the Balkanization of the Municipal Bond    Market (with technical appendix)
   Alan D. Viard

►2007-05 (August) Predicting Tax Reform
   Kevin A. Hassett and Aparna Mathur

►2007-04 (July) Revenue-Maximizing Corporate Income Taxes: The Laffer Curve in OECD    Countries
   Alex Brill and Kevin A. Hassett

►2007-03 (June) The Taxation of Corporate Gains on Sales of Depreciable Property
   Kevin A. Hassett and Alan D. Viard

►2007-02 (May) Foreign Direct Investment, Corruption, and Democracy
   Aparna Mathur and Kartikeya Singh

►2007-01 (January) An Empirical Analysis of Middle Class Welfare
   Kevin A. Hassett and Aparna Mathur


►2006-09 (November) WHO's Comprehensive HIV Treatment Failure
   Roger Bate and Lorraine Mooney

►2006-08 (October) The Little Bank That Could: Poor Countries Need Relief from the World Bank's    'Help' on Malaria
   Roger Bate

►2006-07 (September) The Welfare Effects of Pay-as-You-Go Retirement Programs: The Role of    Tax and Benefit Timing
   Alan D. Viard

►2006-06 (August) Tariffs, Corruption, and Other Impediments to Medicinal Access in Developing    Countries
   Roger Bate, Richard Tren, Lorraine Mooney, and Kathryn Boateng

►2006-05 (July) Competition and Shareholder Fees in the Mutual Fund Industry
   John C. Coates IV and R. Glenn Hubbard

►2006-04 (July) Taxes and Wages
   Kevin A. Hassett and Aparna Mathur

►2006-03 (June) Is There a Right Way to Promote Health Insurance Through the Tax System?
   Joseph Antos

►2006-02 (April) Why the Small Business Administration's Loan Programs Should Be Abolished
   Veronique de Rugy

►2006-01 (February) Will Competition Return to Medicare?
   Joseph Antos


►2005-18 (December) The Vioxx Litigation: Part II
  Ted Frank

►2005-17 (December) Are Small Businesses the Engine of Growth?
   Veronique de Rugy

►2005-16 (December) The Politics and Economics of Offshore Outsourcing
   N. Gregory Mankiw and Phillip Swagel

►2005-15 (December) How do Tax Policies Affect Low Income Workers?
   Kevin A. Hassett and Anne Moore

►2005-14 (December) The 2003 Dividend Tax Cuts and the Value of the Firm
   Alan J. Auerbach and Kevin A. Hassett

►2005-13 (December) Optimal Long-Run Fiscal Policy
   Alan J. Auerbach and Kevin A. Hassett

►2005-12 (December) Ensuring Access to Affordable Drug Coverage in Medicare
   Joseph Antos

►2005-11 (December) The Vioxx Litigation: Part 1
   Ted Frank

►2005-10 (September) Rethinking the California Air Resources Board's Ozone Standards
   Joel Schwartz

►2005-09 (September) Is Port Security Making Us Safer?
   Veronique de Rugy

►2005-08 (August) Expensing Employee Stock Options
   Charles W. Calomiris

►2005-07 (July) Political Roulette and the Public Health
   Scott Gottlieb

►2005-06 (June) US-India Relations: Report on AEI's 2003-04 Roundtable Discussions
   Gautam Adhikari

►2005-05 (June) Remaking Domestic Intelligence
   Richard A. Posner

►2005-04 (May) Government by Indictment
   Michael S. Greve

►2005-03 (May) The Blind Hydra: USAID Policy Fails to Control Malaria
   Roger Bate and Benjamin Schwab
   Updated from the original (4/22/05) version

►2005-02 (April) Entrepreneurial Public Management as a Replacement for Bureaucratic Public    Administration
   Newt Gingrich

►2005-01 (April) What Does Homeland Security Spending Buy?
   Veronique de Rugy
   Updated from the original (10/29/04) version


►2004-04 (July) The Impact of Driver Cell Phone Use on Accidents
   Robert W. Hahn and James E. Prieger

►2004-03 (June) Federal Government Debt and Interest Rates
   Eric M. Engen and R. Glenn Hubbard

►2004-02 (April) The Fiscal and Social Costs of Consolidating Student Loans at Fixed Interest    Rates
   Kevin A. Hassett and Robert J. Shapiro

►2004-01 (January) Options Pricing and Accounting Practice
   Charles W. Calomiris and R. Glenn Hubbard


►2003-02 (December) Replacing the Income Tax with a Progressive Consumption Tax
   Daniel Shaviro

►2003-01 (February) The Economic and Legal Consequences of Requiring the Expensing of    Employee Stock Options without Specifying the Valuation Method
   Kevin A. Hassett and Peter J. Wallison

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