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The NBER Digest: February 2005 Issue

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Publication Date: February 2005

Publisher(s): National Bureau of Economic Research

Topic: Economics (Economic policy, planning, and development)

Abstract:

The following articles appear in this issue:

* Does the U.S. Outsource Polluting Industries? * The Cost of Entrenched Boards * School Accountability Raises Educational Performance * Better Health Increases Foreign Direct Investment * Why Do Firms Pay Dividends? * SEC Regulation FD Raises the Cost of Capital for Small Firms

The Digest is a monthly publication that summarizes at least four recent and newsworthy NBER Working Papers. Professional journalists write these summaries for a non-technical audience. The Bureau sends nearly 12,000 copies of the Digest each month to readers in government, business, universities, and the media. The NBER Digest is available in hard copy to the general public upon request.