The American Economic Review is a general-interest economics journal. Established in 1911, the AER is among the nation's oldest and most respected scholarly journals in the economics profession and is celebrating over 100 years of publishing! The journal publishes 6 issues containing articles on a broad range of topics as well as the Papers and Proceedings issue in May, which presents selected papers from the AEA's annual meeting along with the reports of officers and committees.
When aid brings conflict, not relief
Although you might expect that providing aid to impoverished villages in the Philippines could only bring them relief, a University of Illinois study found that the villages that qualified for some forms of aid actually saw ...
Study finds the demand for positions strongly influences medical residents' salaries
When medical-school graduates apply for their residencies, they use a centralized clearinghouse that matches applicants with jobs. This system has sometimes been challenged, such as in a lawsuit several years ...
Study examines effectiveness of regulation in electricity markets
A study in the latest issue of the American Economic Review used recent state regulatory changes in electricity markets as a laboratory to evaluate which factors can contribute to a regulation causing a bigger mess than t ...
Addressing India's air quality, health and climate requires public action, study finds
Just weeks after New York City saw the largest climate march in history, new research shows that such public demand can have a direct impact on environmental improvements and associated health benefits.
New study finds Internet not responsible for dying newspapers
We all know that the Internet has killed the traditional newspaper trade, right? After all, until the general population started interacting with the web in the mid-90s, the newspaper business was thriving—offering readers ...
Swing voters hold more sway over candidates on economic issues
New research from two University of Illinois economics professors who study election trends analyzes how polarization on social issues affects competing candidates' economic platforms.
More US workers in jobs with limited upside and leverage
The widening chasm in the U.S. job market has brought many workers a long-term shift to low-skill service jobs, according to a study co-authored by an MIT economist.
Research shows 'endowment effect' is not present in hunter-gather societies
(Phys.org) —Centuries of economic theory have been based on one simple premise: when given a choice between two items, people make the rational decision and select the one they value more. But as with many ...
Crowd wisdom economics: The bad news
(Phys.org) —Volkswagen is simply a better car company than Fiat. Profits are higher, and so are wages. Why doesn't Fiat just be like VW? Why doesn't Italy, for that matter, emulate Germany? Is it elites that perpetuate ...
Women donate less to charity than men in some contexts
(Phys.org) —Given the chance, women are more likely than men to opt out of a request to give a charitable donation, a group of economists have found.
Study challenges notion that umpires call more strikes for pitchers of same race
(Phys.org) —A University of Michigan study challenges previous research that suggests umpire discrimination exists in Major League Baseball.
New insight: Consumers avoid high-deductible plans if they expect to reduce their use of medical care
Economists often talk about "moral hazard," the idea that people's behavior changes in the presence of insurance. In finance, for instance, investors may take more risks if they know they will be bailed out, ...
Ozone levels have sizeable impact on worker productivity
Researchers in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health assessed the impact of pollution on agricultural worker productivity using daily variations in ozone levels. Their ...
Economists calculate true value of who you know, rather than what, in US politics
(Phys.org)—Economists at the University of Warwick have calculated the true value of US political lobbyists, proving the old adage 'it is not what you know, but who you know'.