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The Nuclear Weapons Complexes: Meeting the Conversion Challenge -- A Proposal for Expanded Action
(Russian-American Nuclear Security Advisory Council., 1997)
Since the end of the Cold War, the United States and Russia have undertaken a serious effort to convert their nuclear complexes to non-weapons work. However, it has been difficult to achieve significant progress toward ...
Motor Voter or Motivated Voter?
(New Prospect, Inc., 1996)
The Motor Voter law was supposed to dramatically increase turnout and give marginalized groups more voice in politics. Unfortunately, getting these groups to register doesn't do any good if you don't give them reason to vote.
The process of discovery
Foreign Portfolio Investors before and during a Crisis
Using a unique data set, we study the trading behavior of foreign portfolio investors in Korea before and during the currency crisis. Different categories of investors have significant differences as well as similarities. ...
Inequality and the Dynamics of Poverty and Growth
(Center for International Development at Harvard University, 1999-12)
This paper models the dynamic interactions between growth and distribution in the analysis of the behavior of poverty over time. The model permits formal analysis of the factors that led to the growth collapse as well as ...
The Big Players in the Foreign Exchange Market: Do They Trade on Information or Noise?
This paper studies whether there exists private information in the foreign exchange market, and whether speculation reduces or exacerbates volatility. It makes use of a recent data set on foreign currency positions by large ...
Currency Crises: Is Central America Different?
(Center for International Development at Harvard University, 1999-09)
In a recent paper we analyzed the determinants of currency crises in a sample of 30 high and middle income countries (Esquivel and Larraín, 1998). In this work we focus on Central America and analyze whether the determinants ...
International Trade and Income Distribution
(Center for International Development at Harvard University, 1999-06)
This paper applies the inframarginal analysis, which is a combination of marginal and total cost-benefit analysis, to investigate the relationship between division of labor, the extent of the market, productivity, and ...
Division of Labor, Transaction Cost, Emergence of the Firm and Firm Size
(Center for International Development at Harvard University, 1999-04)
In this paper a general equilibrium model is constructed to explain the emergence of firms and change in firm size by the tradeoff between economies of specialization and transaction cost. We show that firms emerge from ...
Financial Institutions, Financial Contagion, and Financial Crises
(Center for International Development at Harvard University, 1999-07)
This paper endogenizes financial contagion and financial crises from financial institutions. We show that financial crises can emanate from financial institutions which generate soft-budget constraints (SBC). The prevailing ...