For almost thirty years, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (BPEA) has provided academic and business economists, government officials, and members of the financial and business communities with timely research of current economic issues. Contents include: Articles "Valuing the Effect of Regulation on New Services in Telecommunications" by Jerry A. Hausman "The Changing Face of Job Loss in the United States, 1981-1995"" by Henry S. Farber "Health Care Productivity" by Martin Neil Baily and Alan M. Garber "Measuring the Health of the U. S. Population" by David M. Cutler and Elizabeth Richardson "Antitrust Issues in the Licensing of Intellectual Property: The Nine No-No's Meet the Nineties" by Richard Gilbert and Carl Shapiro
Martin Neil Baily is the director of the Business Initiative at Brookings, Washington, D.C., USA. He was chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers from 1999 to 2001. He is the author of Transforming the European Economy (Institute for International Economics, 2004). Peter C. Reiss is a professor of economics at Stanford University and directs the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, also at Stanford. Clifford Winston is a senior fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution. Among his previous books are Deregulation of Network Industries: What's Next? coedited with Sam Peltzman (AEI-Brookings, 2000), and Alternate Route: Toward Efficient Urban Transportation , cowritten with Chad Shirley (Brookings, 1998).