American Economic Policy in the 1980s
In his introduction, Martin Feldstein provides compelling analysis of policies with which he was closely involved as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers during the Reagan administration: monetary and exchange rate policy, tax policy, and budget issues. Other leading economists and policymakers examine a variety of domestic and international issues, including monetary and exchange rate policy, regulation and antitrust, as well as trade, tax, and budget policies.
The contributors to this volume are Alberto Alesina, Phillip Areeda, Elizabeth Bailey, William F. Baxter, C. Fred Bergsten, James Burnley, Geoffrey Carliner, Christopher DeMuth, Douglas W. Elmendorf, Thomas O. Enders, Martin Feldstein, Jeffrey A. Frankel, Don Fullerton, William M. Isaac, Paul L Joskow, Paul Krugman, Robert E. Litan, Russell B. Long, Michael Mussa, William A. Niskanen, Roger G. Noll, Lionel H. Olmer, Rudolph Penner, William Poole, James M. Poterba, Harry M. Reasoner, William R. Rhodes, J. David Richardson, Charles Schultze, Paula Stern, David Stockman, William Taylor, James Tobin, W. Kip Viscusi, Paul A. Volcker, Charles E. Walker, David A. Wise, and Richard G. Woodbury.
1 American Economic Policy in the 1980s: A Personal View, Martin Feldstein
2 Monetary Policy
Michael Mussa, Paul A. Volcker, James
3 Tax Policy
Don Fullerton, Charles E. Walker, Russell B.
4 Budget Policy
James M. Poterba, David Stockman, Charles
5 Exchange Rate Policy
Jeffrey A. Frankel, C. Fred Bergsten,
6 Economic Regulation
Paul L. Joskow and Roger G. Noll,
William A. Niskanen, Elizabeth Bailey
7 Health and Safety Regulation
W. Kip Viscusi, Christopher
DeMuth, James Burnley
8 Financial Regulation
Robert E. Litan, William M. Isaac,
9 Antitrust Policy
Phillip Areeda, William F. Baxter, Harry M.
10 Trade Policy
J. David Richardson, Lionel H. Olmer, Paula
11 LDC Debt Policy
Paul Krugman, Thomas O. Enders, William R.
12 Policy Toward the Aged
David A. Wise and Richard G.
Woodbury, Rudolph Penner