Peter A. Diamond

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics

Institute Professor

50 Memorial Drive

Room E52-344

Cambridge, MA 02142

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Poschinger Str. 5

Munich, DE-81679

Germany

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (42)

1.

The Case for a Progressive Tax: From Basic Research to Policy Recommendations

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3548
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 24 Aug 2011
Peter A. Diamond and Emmanuel Saez
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics
Downloads 946 (9,755)
Citation 6

Abstract:

optimal taxation

2.
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Citation 3

Reforming Pensions

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 08-22
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 15 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 17 Dec 2008
Nicholas Barr and Peter A. Diamond
London School of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
Downloads 485 (43,904)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Pension, social security

Reforming Pensions

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2523
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 21 Feb 2009
Nicholas Barr and Peter A. Diamond
London School of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
Downloads 228 (105,115)
Citation 3

Abstract:

pension, social security

Reforming Pensions

Posted: 05 Mar 2010
Nicholas Barr and Peter A. Diamond
London School of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics

Abstract:

3.

A Summary of Saving Social Security: A Balanced Approach

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 04-21
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 20 May 2004
Peter A. Diamond and Peter R. Orszag
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Brookings Institution
Downloads 666 (23,849)
Citation 30

Abstract:

Social Security, actuarial balance, individual accounts

4.

Behavioral Economics

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 08-03
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 20 Mar 2008
Peter A. Diamond
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
Downloads 588 (32,931)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Behavioral economics, Happiness, Changing preferences

5.
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Citation 69

Annuities and Individual Welfare

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 03-15, CRR Working Paper No. 2003-11, AFA 2005 Philadelphia Meetings
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 28 Dec 2004
Thomas Davidoff, Jeffrey R. Brown and Peter A. Diamond
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Finance and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
Downloads 514 (40,763)
Citation 69

Abstract:

Annuities, annuitization, Social Security, pensions, longevity risk, insurance, standard-of-living, habit

Annuities and Individual Welfare

NBER Working Paper No. w9714
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 26 May 2003
Thomas Davidoff, Jeffrey R. Brown and Peter A. Diamond
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Finance and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
Downloads 56 (300,596)
Citation 69

Abstract:

6.

Social Security, the Government Budget and National Savings

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 05-09
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 07 Apr 2005
Peter A. Diamond
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
Downloads 566 (34,667)
Citation 5

Abstract:

Social Security, government budget, national savings

7.

Optimal Taxation and The Le Chatelier Principle

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 02-30
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 24 Sep 2002
Peter A. Diamond and James A. Mirrlees
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and University of Cambridge - Faculty of Economics and Politics
Downloads 455 (45,151)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Taxation (or Optimal Taxation), Le Chatelier Principle, Human Capital

8.

The Beveridge Curve

NBER Working Paper No. R1405
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 05 Jul 2004
Olivier J. Blanchard and Peter A. Diamond
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
Downloads 403 (49,134)
Citation 136

Abstract:

9.
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Citation 2

Cyclical Unemployment, Structural Unemployment

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 13-05
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 05 Feb 2013
Peter A. Diamond
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
Downloads 323 (71,962)
Citation 2

Abstract:

unemployment, vacancies, Beveridge Curve, matching function, stimulus policy

Cyclical Unemployment, Structural Unemployment

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4130
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 28 Feb 2013
Peter A. Diamond
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
Downloads 44 (335,826)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Cyclical Unemployment, Structural Unemployment

FRB of Boston Working Paper No. 13-5
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 26 Jun 2013
Peter A. Diamond
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
Downloads 22 (428,502)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Cyclical Unemployment, Structural Unemployment

NBER Working Paper No. w18761
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 02 Feb 2013
Peter A. Diamond
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
Downloads 10 (496,623)
Citation 2

Abstract:

10.

The Base for Direct Taxation

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 08-11
Number of pages: 120 Posted: 01 Apr 2008
James W. Banks and Peter A. Diamond
Institute for Fiscal Studies and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
Downloads 389 (51,064)
Citation 16

Abstract:

Earnings tax, Capital income tax, Income tax, Age-dependent tax, Horizontal equity, Meade Report

11.

Towards an Optimal Social Security Design

CeRP Working Paper No. 4
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 02 Apr 2001
Peter A. Diamond
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
Downloads 371 (59,743)
Citation 2

Abstract:

12.
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Citation 22

Social Security Investment in Equities I: Linear Case

Yale Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper No. 1314
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 25 Aug 2001
Peter A. Diamond and John Geanakoplos
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Yale University - Cowles Foundation
Downloads 174 (136,491)
Citation 22

Abstract:

Social Security, Privatization, Diversification

Social Security Investment in Equities I: Linear Case

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper Series No. 99-10
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 12 Jul 1999
Peter A. Diamond and John Geanakoplos
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Yale University - Cowles Foundation
Downloads 144 (161,220)
Citation 22

Abstract:

Social Security Investment in Equities I: Linear Case

NBER Working Paper No. w7103
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 11 Jul 2000
Peter A. Diamond and John Geanakoplos
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Yale University - Cowles Foundation
Downloads 30 (387,844)
Citation 22

Abstract:

Social Security Investment in Equities I: Linear Case

Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, 1999
Posted: 10 Mar 2010
Peter A. Diamond and John Geanakoplos
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Yale University - Cowles Foundation

Abstract:

13.

Social Security Investment in Equities

Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper No. 1314R
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 06 Sep 2002
Peter A. Diamond and John Geanakoplos
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Yale University - Cowles Foundation
Downloads 321 (70,967)
Citation 23

Abstract:

Social Security, Privatization, Diversification

14.

Quasi-Hyperbolic Discounting And Retirement

MIT Dept. of Economics Working Paper No. 00-03
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 26 Jul 2000
Peter A. Diamond and Botond Koszegi
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Central European University (CEU) - Department of Economics
Downloads 279 (82,342)
Citation 36

Abstract:

15.

Three Important Themes: Taxation of Capital Income, Behavioral Economics in Equilibrium Analyses, and Systemic Risk

American Economic Association, Ten Years and Beyond: Economists Answer NSF's Call for Long-Term Research Agendas
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 12 Aug 2011
Peter A. Diamond
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
Downloads 194 (121,747)

Abstract:

16.
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Citation 5

Taxes and Pensions

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2636
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 29 Apr 2009
Peter A. Diamond
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
Downloads 122 (183,993)
Citation 5

Abstract:

pension, income tax, social security

Taxes and Pensions

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 09-10
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 25 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 23 May 2009
Peter A. Diamond
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
Downloads 70 (267,006)
Citation 5

Abstract:

pension, income tax, social security

Taxes and Pensions

Posted: 05 Mar 2010
Peter A. Diamond
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics

Abstract:

17.
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Citation 5

Pensions for an Aging Population

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 05-33
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 06 Dec 2005
Peter A. Diamond
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
Downloads 148 (157,481)
Citation 5

Abstract:

social security, retirement, unemployment, life expectancy, normal retirement age

Pensions for an Aging Population

NBER Working Paper No. w11877
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 03 Apr 2006
Peter A. Diamond
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
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Citation 5

Abstract:

18.
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Citation 1

Reforming Public Pensions in the US and the UK

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 05-19
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 08 Aug 2005
Peter A. Diamond
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
Downloads 154 (152,071)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Social Security, individual accounts

Reforming Public Pensions in the US and the UK

Economic Journal, Vol. 116, No. 509, pp. F94-F118, February 2006
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 15 Aug 2006
Peter A. Diamond
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
Downloads 16 (462,480)
Citation 1

Abstract:

An Assessment of the Proposals of the President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 02-28
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 15 Aug 2002
Peter A. Diamond and Peter R. Orszag
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Brookings Institution
Downloads 138 (166,932)
Citation 21

Abstract:

Social security, individual accounts, actuarial balance

An Assessment of the Proposals of the President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security

NBER Working Paper No. w9097
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 01 Aug 2002
Peter A. Diamond and Peter R. Orszag
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Brookings Institution
Downloads 25 (412,179)
Citation 21

Abstract:

20.

Pensions, Taxes and the Budgetary Process

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 12-21
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 15 Aug 2012
Peter A. Diamond
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
Downloads 133 (167,464)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Social Security, Income Tax

21.

Privatization of Social Security: Lessons from Chile

NBER Working Paper No. w4510
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 16 Jul 2000
Peter A. Diamond
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
Downloads 129 (170,382)
Citation 23

Abstract:

Capital Income Taxes with Heterogeneous Discount Rates

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 09-22
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 18 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 29 Jan 2010
Peter A. Diamond and Johannes Spinnewijn
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)
Downloads 52 (311,556)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Optimal Taxation, Capital Income, Discount Rates

Capital Income Taxes with Heterogeneous Discount Rates

Netspar Discussion Paper No. 07/2009-019
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 21 Nov 2009
Peter A. Diamond and Johannes Spinnewijn
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)
Downloads 15 (468,113)
Citation 3

Abstract:

optimal taxation, capital income, discount rates

Capital Income Taxes with Heterogeneous Discount Rates

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 05 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 09 Mar 2010
Peter A. Diamond and Johannes Spinnewijn
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)
Downloads 14 (473,932)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Optimal Taxation, Capital Income, Discount Rates

Capital Income Taxes with Heterogeneous Discount Rates

NBER Working Paper No. w15115
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 30 Jun 2009
Peter A. Diamond and Johannes Spinnewijn
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)
Downloads 12 (485,276)
Citation 3

Abstract:

23.
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Disaggregating the Matching Function

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 16-12
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 15 Dec 2016
Peter A. Diamond and Aysegul Sahin
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 61 (287,923)

Abstract:

Trade, International Conflicts, War, Exhaustible Resources

Disaggregating the Matching Function

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6266
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 02 Feb 2017
Peter A. Diamond and Aysegul Sahin
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 14 (473,932)

Abstract:

Beveridge curve, unemployment matching function, hiring function, vacancies, worker flows

Disaggregating the Matching Function

NBER Working Paper No. w22965
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 27 Dec 2016
Peter A. Diamond and Aysegul Sahin
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 4 (528,234)

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24.

The Economics of Social Security Reform

NBER Working Paper No. w6719
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 19 May 1999
Peter A. Diamond
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
Downloads 76 (240,766)
Citation 42

Abstract:

25.

Social Security and Retirement in the U.S

NBER Working Paper No. w6097
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 27 Jan 1998
Peter A. Diamond and Jonathan Gruber
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
Downloads 55 (286,566)
Citation 239

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26.

Delays in Claiming Social Security Benefits

NBER Working Paper No. w7318
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 09 Mar 2000
Wellesley College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and University of Liege
Downloads 52 (293,835)
Citation 48

Abstract:

27.

The Aggregate Matching Function

NBER Working Paper No. w3175
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 14 Nov 2007
Olivier J. Blanchard and Peter A. Diamond
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
Downloads 44 (194,178)
Citation 23

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28.

Ranking, Unemployment Duration, and Wages

NBER Working Paper No. w3387
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 26 Jul 2001
Olivier J. Blanchard and Peter A. Diamond
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
Downloads 36 (342,350)
Citation 71

Abstract:

29.

Insulation of Pensions from Political Risk

NBER Working Paper No. w4895
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 25 May 2006
Peter A. Diamond
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
Downloads 32 (352,339)
Citation 8

Abstract:

30.

Shifts in the Beveridge Curve

FRB of New York Staff Report No. 687
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 29 Aug 2014
Peter A. Diamond and Aysegul Sahin
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 29 (339,127)

Abstract:

Beveridge curve, unemployment, vacancies

31.

Reforming Public Pensions in the US and the UK

The Economic Journal, Vol. 116, pp. F94-F118, February 2006
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 08 May 2006
Peter A. Diamond
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
Downloads 29 (382,271)
Citation 1

Abstract:

32.

Administrative Costs and Equilibrium Charges with Individual Accounts

NBER Working Paper No. w7050
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 07 Apr 1999
Peter A. Diamond
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
Downloads 29 (370,348)
Citation 14

Abstract:

33.

Structural Unemployment

FRB of Boston Public Policy Brief No. 13-6
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 22 Oct 2014
Peter A. Diamond
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
Downloads 14 (378,126)

Abstract:

34.

The Public Pension Reform Debate in the United States and International Experience

Risk Management & Insurance Review, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 9-35, March 2006
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 14 Feb 2007
Peter A. Diamond
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
Downloads 14 (455,743)

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35.

Inequality: Comments, Questions, and Answers

Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 34, Issue 3, pp. 412-414, 2016
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 27 May 2016
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Economics and Politics, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) - Division of Economics and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) - Nanyang Business School
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36.

Addressing the Forces Driving Inequality in the United States

Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 34, Issue 3, pp. 403-411, 2016
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 27 May 2016
Peter A. Diamond
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
Downloads 0 (531,865)

Abstract:

37.

The Economics of Pensions

Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 15-39, 2006
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Nicholas Barr and Peter A. Diamond
London School of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics

Abstract:

38.

Assessing the Plans Proposed by the President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security

Tax Notes, Vol. 96, No. 5, July 29, 2002
Posted: 26 Jul 2002
Peter A. Diamond and Peter R. Orszag
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Brookings Institution

Abstract:

Integrating Punishment and Efficiency Concerns in Punitive Damages for Reckless Disregard of Risks to Others

Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 117-139, 2002
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Peter A. Diamond
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics

Abstract:

Integrating Punishment and Efficiency Concerns in Punitive Damages for Reckless Disregard of Risks to Others

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper 97-19
Posted: 03 Dec 1998
Peter A. Diamond
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics

Abstract:

Integrating Punishment and Efficiency Concerns in Punitive Damages for Reckless Disregard of Risks to Others

Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization, Vol. 18, No. 1, Spring 2002
Posted: 07 Dec 2001
Peter A. Diamond
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics

Abstract:

40.

Efficiency Effects of Punitive Damages

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper 97-17
Posted: 03 Dec 1998
Peter A. Diamond
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics

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41.

Rationing Medical Care: An Economist?s Perspective

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 97-10
Posted: 03 Dec 1998
Peter A. Diamond
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics

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42.

Managerial Incentives: On the Near Linearity of Optimal Compensation

Journal of Political Economy
Posted: 16 Oct 1998
Peter A. Diamond
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics

Abstract: