Report December 2002
An overview of the Institute's recent conference "Economic Mobility in America and Other Advanced Countries" leads off this issue of the Report. The conference encompassed sessions on a range of issues, from the effect of education on intergenerational mobility to the persistence of hardship over the life cycle.
Contents: Conference: "Economic Mobility in America and other Advanced Countries" * New Working Paper topics include: Polish and Italian Schooling Then, Mexican Schooling Now?; Race, Ethnicity, and the Gender-Poverty Gap; the Political Economy of the Euro; Managed Care, Physician Incentives, and Norms of Medical Practice; Should Banks Be Narrowed?; Threshold Effects in the US Budget Deficit; and Financial Globalization * Summaries of Policy Notes on Brazil and the Larger International Monetary Problem and European Integration and the "Euro Project" * New Chair of the Board of Governors * New research staff