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Research Department Working Papers present statistical or technical research conducted by Boston Fed economists and are intended for publication in professional journals. The intended audience is scholars and informed specialists.


Latest Working Papers from the Research Department

No. 13-25
"Household Inflation Expectations and Consumer Spending: Evidence from Panel Data"
by Mary A. Burke and Ali Ozdagli

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No. 13-24
"An Evaluation of the Federal Reserve Estimates of the Natural Rate of Unemployment in Real Time"
by Fabià Gumbau-Brisa and Giovanni P. Olivei

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No. 13-23
"U.S. Consumer Demand for Cash in the Era of Low Interest Rates and Electronic Payments"
by Tamás Briglevics and Scott Schuh

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No. 13-22
"The Cost of Fiscal Policy Uncertainty: Industry Evidence of Its Impact on the Labor Market"
by J. Christina Wang

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No. 13-21
"Technological Progress, the "User Cost of Money," and the Real Output of Banks"
by Susanto Basu and J. Christina Wang

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No. 13-20
"Optimal Monetary Policy under Model Uncertainty without Commitment"
by Anna Orlik and Ignacio Presno

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No. 13-19
"Not So Fast: High-Frequency Financial Data for Macroeconomic Event Studies"
by Ali K. Ozdagli

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No. 13-18
"Walking a Tightrope: Are U.S. State and Local Governments on a Fiscally Sustainable Path?"
by Bo Zhao and David Coyne

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No. 13-17
"Is Bank Debt Special for the Transmission of Monetary Policy? Evidence from the Stock Market"
by Filippo Ippolito, Ali K. Ozdagli, and Ander Perez

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No. 13-16
"Optimal Recall Period Length in Consumer Payment Surveys"
by Marcin Hitczenko

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No. 13-15
"Modeling Anchoring Effects in Sequential Likert Scale Questions"
by Marcin Hitczenko

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No. 13-14
"Affirmative Action and Stereotype Threat"
by Anat Bracha, Alma Cohen, and Lynn Conell-Price

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No. 13-13
"How Many Cards Do You Use?"
by Oz Shy

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No. 13-12
"The Effect of Foreclosure on Boston Public School Student Academic Performance"
by Katharine Bradbury, Mary A. Burke, and Robert K. Triest

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No. 13-11
"How Low Can You Go? Charity Reporting When Donations Signal Income and Generosity"
by Anat Bracha and Lise Vesterlund

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No. 13-10
"Enforcement and Immigrant Location Choice"
by Tara Watson

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No. 13-9
"Occupation-Level Income Shocks and Asset Returns: Their Covariance and Implications for Portfolio Choice"
by Steven J. Davis and Paul S. Willen

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No. 13-8
"The Effect of Unemployment Duration on Future Earnings and Other Outcomes"
by Daniel Cooper

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No. 13-7
"The Value to Banks of Small Business Lending"
by Dmytro Holod and Joe Peek

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No. 13-6
"Payment Choice with Consumer Panel Data"
by Michael Cohen and Marc Rysman

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No. 13-5
"Cyclical Unemployment, Structural Unemployment"
by Peter Diamond

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No. 13-4
"Window Shopping"
by Oz Shy

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No. 13-3
"Do Real-Time Okun’s Law Errors Predict GDP Data Revisions?"
by Michelle L. Barnes, Fabià Gumbau-Brisa, and Giovanni P. Olivei

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No. 13-2
"The Power of Sunspots: An Experimental Analysis"
by Dietmar Fehr, Frank Heinemann, and Aniol Llorente-Saguer

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No. 13-1
"The Impact of Managed Care on the Gender Earnings Gap among Physicians"
by Alicia Sasser Modestino

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