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American Economic Policy in the 1980s

With an Introductory Essay by Martin Feldstein
Destined to become the standard guide to the economic policy of the United States during the Reagan era, this book provides an authoritative record of the economic reforms of 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.

834 pages | 50 line drawings, 75 tables | 6 x 9 | © 1994

National Bureau of Economic Research Conference Report

Economics and Business: Economics--Government Finance, Economics--History

History: American History

Table of Contents

Preface
1 American Economic Policy in the 1980s: A Personal View, Martin Feldstein

2 Monetary Policy
Michael Mussa, Paul A. Volcker, James
Tobin

3 Tax Policy
Don Fullerton, Charles E. Walker, Russell B.
Long

4 Budget Policy
James M. Poterba, David Stockman, Charles
Schultze

5 Exchange Rate Policy
Jeffrey A. Frankel, C. Fred Bergsten,
Michael Mussa

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,
William Taylor

9 Antitrust Policy
Phillip Areeda, William F. Baxter, Harry M.
Reasoner

10 Trade Policy
J. David Richardson, Lionel H. Olmer, Paula
Stern

11 LDC Debt Policy
Paul Krugman, Thomas O. Enders, William R.
Rhodes

12 Policy Toward the Aged
David A. Wise and Richard G.
Woodbury, Rudolph Penner

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