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A number of large NBER research projects are organized as Centers or Study Groups, administrative structures that facilitate the interactions between multiple research studies that explore related questions. 

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This project supports research on three central issues in transportation economics: the impact of the transportation...
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The NBER Center for Aging and Health Research has three primary aims. The first is to coordinate research on health and...
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The NBER Retirement and Disability Research Center is one of four Centers funded by a cooperative agreement with the...

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Alan J. Auerbach, the Robert D. Birch Professor of Economics and Law at the University of California, Berkeley, and...
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Long-time NBER research associates Joshua Angrist, David Card, and Guido Imbens have been awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in recognition of...
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The credible estimation of causal effects is a central task of applied econometrics. Two tools for this purpose that...