NBER Summer Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts 2011

The NBER Summer Institute is a four-week gathering of applied economists that takes place in Cambridge, Massachusetts during July and early August each year. All NBER research programs sponsor meetings during the Summer Institute. The Summer Institute typically includes a number of relatively informal meetings that bring together researchers working on a narrowly-focused topic. Each December, the NBER issues a call for papers in connection with the upcoming Summer Institute. (In recent years, more than 1500 economists have participated in the Summer Institute).

Major Programs at the NBER

The research activities of the NBER are organized into a series of nineteen research programs and fourteen working groups. Each is led by a director, or a pair of co-directors. Research programs correspond loosely to traditional fields of study within the field of economics, and they encompass a wide range of research within such fields. Virtually all NBER researchers are affiliated with one or more research programs. The researchers in most programs meet twice each year, at program meetings, and in addition participate in the NBER Summer Institute meetings. The link for each program in the list below will direct you to the most recent summary of research by program members.

Aging, (AG)
Asset Pricing, (AP)
Children, (CH)
Corporate Finance, (CF)
Development of the American Economy, (DAE)
Economics of Education, (ED)
Economic Fluctuations and Growth, (EFG)
Environmental and Energy Economics , (EEE)
Health Care, (HC)
Health Economics, (HE)
Industrial Organization, (IO)
International Finance and Macroeconomics, (IFM)
International Trade and Investment, (ITI)
Labor Studies, (LS)
Law and Economics, (LE)
Monetary Economics, (ME)
Political Economy, (POL)
Productivity, (PR)
Public Economics, (PE)



About timpohlmann

Tim Pohlmann is a post-doctoral researcher in economics at Mines ParisTech and Berlin Institute of Technology. He specializes in the economic analysis of markets for technology. He earned his doctoral degree with the highest distinctions in August 2012 from the Berlin Institute of Technology with a dissertation on patenting and coordination in ICT standardization. Tim’s research covers the empirical analysis of the trade of patents, patent trolls, standardization consortia and patent pools. He has presented his work at a large number of international conferences. Tim has been actively involved in preparing studies for the European Commission and the German Federal Government on the role of patents in technological standardization and business models in Open Source Software. Doctoral Thesis SSRN author page
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