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By G.L. Perry, J Tobin The Brookings Institute

The Sixties represented a turning element within the software of financial research to U.S. policymaking. the last decade was once marked by means of common optimism that executive guidelines may well enhance fiscal and social results. advancements considering that then illustrate how rules can shift, in addition to adjustments within the setting, adjustments in concept and knowing, or alterations in dominant values. The papers during this quantity are taken from a November 1999 convention: monetary occasions, principles and regulations: The Nineteen Sixties and After. subsidized by way of Yale college and the Brookings establishment, the convention used to be held in reminiscence of economist Arthur Okun. Okun, in addition to George L. Perry, based the Brookings Panel on fiscal task and its magazine, the Brookings Papers on financial job. A former professor of economics at Yale college and chairman of the President's Council on fiscal Advisers, Okun authored many very important articles and books, together with Equality and potency, a Brookings bestseller. costs and amounts, released after his dying in 1980, remains to be thought of an immense expert contribution to macroeconomic research and the issues confronting stabilization coverage. members contain William J. Baumol (Princeton collage, long island University), Robert Haveman (University of Wisconsin), Barry Eichengreen (University of California), Richard Cooper (Harvard University), Alan Krueger (Princeton University), Paul Krugman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Robert Solow (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), William Brainard (Yale University), and George Perry (Brookings Institution).

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