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From the Editor Business Economics (2020) 55:65–66 https://doi.org/10.1057/s11369-020-00170-8 Charles Steindel © National Association for Business Economics 2020 This issue has been prepared as the world is dealing with the which has lasted since September 2008. Laurie Goodman’s COVID-19 pandemic. None of the material deals with the paper critiques the proposal. Her view is that the plan is event. I thank the contributors and the publishing staff for ill-founded: many details will be hard to implement expedi- enabling us to put it together. tiously and some likely require Congressional action, mean- The first piece is the tribute that Jim Poterba, the presi- ing that the Treasury’s intent to carry the plan forward by dent of the NBER, paid to the late Martin Feldstein, his administrative action alone may not be possible. Perhaps predecessor, at the 2019 NABE Annual Meeting. Poterba more fundamentally, the plan deals only with the GSEs, not emphasizes how Feldstein revolutionized empirical econom- the deeper issue of restructuring housing finance. ics, both by his creative use of databases and by his trans- Diego Coelho’s article deals with Brazil’s economic forming the NBER into the key clearinghouse for economic reforms. Over the last 4 or 5 years—a period that predates researchers, allowing a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Business Economics Springer Journals

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Business Economics , Volume 55 (2): 2 – Apr 1, 2020

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Springer Journals
Copyright
2020 National Association for Business Economics
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0007-666X
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1554-432X
DOI
10.1057/s11369-020-00170-8
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Business Economics (2020) 55:65–66 https://doi.org/10.1057/s11369-020-00170-8 Charles Steindel © National Association for Business Economics 2020 This issue has been prepared as the world is dealing with the which has lasted since September 2008. Laurie Goodman’s COVID-19 pandemic. None of the material deals with the paper critiques the proposal. Her view is that the plan is event. I thank the contributors and the publishing staff for ill-founded: many details will be hard to implement expedi- enabling us to put it together. tiously and some likely require Congressional action, mean- The first piece is the tribute that Jim Poterba, the presi- ing that the Treasury’s intent to carry the plan forward by dent of the NBER, paid to the late Martin Feldstein, his administrative action alone may not be possible. Perhaps predecessor, at the 2019 NABE Annual Meeting. Poterba more fundamentally, the plan deals only with the GSEs, not emphasizes how Feldstein revolutionized empirical econom- the deeper issue of restructuring housing finance. ics, both by his creative use of databases and by his trans- Diego Coelho’s article deals with Brazil’s economic forming the NBER into the key clearinghouse for economic reforms. Over the last 4 or 5 years—a period that predates researchers, allowing a

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Published: Apr 1, 2020

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