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2017 PAA Annual Meeting, April 27-29, Chicago

NIH funding opportunity: Etiology of Health Disparities and Health Advantages among Immigrant Populations (R01 and R21), open Jan 2017

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Matthew D. Shapiro's Select Publications

Books

Shapiro, Matthew D. 2003. Scanner Data and Price Indexes. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Abstract.

Journal Articles

Gelman, Michael, Shachar Kariv, Matthew D. Shapiro, Daniel Silverman, and Steven Tadelis. 2014. "Harnessing naturally occurring data to measure the response of spending to income." Science, 345(6193): 212-215. DOI. Abstract.

Dominguez, Kathryn, and Matthew D. Shapiro. 2013. "Forecasting the Recovery from the Great Recession: Is This Time Different?" American Economic Review, 103(3): 147-52. DOI. Abstract.

Sahm, Claudia R., Matthew D. Shapiro, and Joel Slemrod. 2012. "Check in the Mail or More in the Paycheck: Does the Effectiveness of Fiscal Stimulus Depend on How It Is Delivered?" American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 4(3): 216-250. PMCID: PMC3747574. DOI.

Elsby, Michael W.L., and Matthew D. Shapiro. 2012. "Why does trend growth affect equilibrium employment? A new explanation of an old puzzle." American Economic Review, 102(4): 1378-1413. DOI. Abstract.

Shapiro, Matthew D., and J. Slemrod. 2009. "Did the 2008 Tax Rebates Stimulate Spending?" American Economic Review, 99(2): 374-379. PMCID: PMC3522430. DOI. Abstract.

Kimball, Miles, Claudia R. Sahm, and Matthew D. Shapiro. 2009. "Risk Preferences in the PSID: Individual Imputations and Family Covariation." American Economic Review, 99(2): 363-368. PMCID: PMC2995549. DOI. Abstract.

House, C.L., and Matthew D. Shapiro. 2008. "Temporary investment tax incentives: Theory with evidence from bonus depreciation." American Economic Review, 98(3): 737-768. DOI. Abstract.

Kimball, Miles, Claudia R. Sahm, and Matthew D. Shapiro. 2008. "Imputing Risk Tolerance from Survey Responses." Journal of the American Statistical Association, 103(483): 1028-1038. PMCID: PMC2856097. DOI. Abstract.

Gorodnichenko, Yuriy , and Matthew D. Shapiro. 2007. "Monetary Policy When Potential Output Is Uncertain: Understanding the Growth Gamble of the 1990s." Journal of Monetary Economics, 54(4): 1132-1162. DOI. Abstract.

House, C.L., and Matthew D. Shapiro. 2006. "Phased-in tax cuts and economic activity." American Economic Review, 96(5): 1835-1849. DOI. Abstract.

Shapiro, Matthew D. 2005. "Comments on 'Index number theory using differences rather than ratios'." American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 64(1): 361-366. DOI.

Shapiro, Matthew D., and Joel Slemrod. 2003. "Did the 2001 Tax Rebate Stimulate Spending? Evidence From Taxpayer Surveys." Tax Policy and the Economy, 17.

Shapiro, Matthew D., and J. Slemrod. 2003. "Consumer response to tax rebates." American Economic Review, 93(1): 381-396.

Shapiro, Matthew D., Susanto Basu, and John G. Fernald. 2001. "Productivity Growth in the 1990s: Technology, Utilization, or Adjustment?" Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy, 55(1): 117-165.

Ramey, Valerie A., and Matthew D. Shapiro. 2001. "Displaced capital: a study of aerospace plant closings." Journal of Political Economy, 109: 958-992.

Chapters

Sahm, Claudia R., Matthew D. Shapiro, and Joel Slemrod. 2010. "Household Response to the 2008 Tax Rebate: Survey Evidence and Aggregate Implications." In Tax Policy and the Economy. Vol. 24. edited by Jeffery R. Brown. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Abstract.

Shapiro, Matthew D., Michael Geske, and Valerie Ramey. 2007. "Why Do Computers Depreciate?" In Hard-to-Measure Goods and Services: Essays in Memory of Zvi Griliches edited by Ernst R. Berndt and Charles M. Hulten. :121-152. University of Chicago Press.

Shapiro, Matthew D., and Robert C. Feenstra. 2003. "High-Frequency Substitution and the Measurement of Price Indexes." In Scanner Data and Price Indexes. Pp. 381-396. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Shapiro, Matthew D. 2001. "Measuring the Value of Cataract Surgery, with Irving Shapiro and David W. Wilcox." In Medical Care Output and Productivity edited by David M. Cutler and Ernst R. Berndt. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Shapiro, Matthew D., and Rebecca M. Blank. 2001. "Labor and the Sustainability of Output and Productivity Growth." In The Roaring Nineties: Can Full Employment Be Sustained? edited by Alan B. Krueger and Robert M. Solow. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

PSC Reports

House, Christopher L., and Matthew D. Shapiro. 2006. "Temporary investment tax incentives." PSC Research Report No. . 4 2006. Abstract.

Barsky, Bob, Miles Kimball, and Matthew D. Shapiro. 1993. "An Experimental Approach to Preference Parameters and Behavioral Heterogeneity in the Health and Retirement Study." AHEAD/HRS Report No. 94-019. 12 1993. Abstract.

Other Reports

Sahm, Claudia R., Matthew D. Shapiro, and Joel Slemrod. 2010. "Check in the mail or more in the paycheck: does the effectiveness of fiscal stimulus depend on how it is delivered?" Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research)Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research. Abstract.