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What's in an economic recovery?

...conventional media definition of a recession is two or more successive quarters with GDP contraction.The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) has been given the official task of dating recessions. The NBER defines recession as a period...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...three ideas behind the tax structure that most people agree with, says Dan Feenberg, an analyst for the National Bureau of Economic Research: (1) It should be progressive, i.e., wealthier people should pay at a higher rate. (2) Families...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...causes of death for young people ages 15-24 - accidents, homicides, and suicides. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the higher the taxes on alcohol the more lives saved in the young age groups. Many politicians now in...
Stimulus to nowhere

...increase their savings or pay down debts - neither of which puts people back to work. A recent study for the National Bureau of Economic Research, by Joel Slemrod and Matthew Shapiro of the University of Michigan and Claudia Sahm of the Federal Reserve...
Con: Flat tax won't restore our global competitiveness

...popping of the real estate bubble five years ago, the United States slid into recession. Although the National Bureau of Economic Research found that the slump ended in June 2009, the recovery has remained weak, with unemployment still hovering...
Outside editorial: For-profit colleges are feeding the student loan crisis

...snake-oil salesmen promise more than they can deliver.So say not one but two recent studies published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.One of the studies, from Harvard University economists, found that for-profit college students pay...
Cap-and-trade: All cost, no benefit

...Martin Feldstein, a professor of economics at Harvard University and president emeritus of the nonprofit National Bureau of Economic Research, was chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers from 1982 to 1984.
Economics of minimum wages, taxes

...alcohol consumption by teens. One of the most telling studies on the effect of liquor was done by the National Bureau of Economic Research in 1993. This study showed that if the price of beer had increased as much as the inflation rate since...
Financial boom eludes Alaska

...product excludes compensation paid for federal employees and members of the military stationed overseas. The National Bureau of Economic Research has ruled that the country's longest period of economic growth ended in March 2001, exactly 10 years...
Empire editorial: Shop locally

It's now official. The National Bureau of Economic Research issued a news release this week proclaiming the U.S. recession ended in late 2001. According to the report, the national economy...


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