Susanto Basu

Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics

Professor

140 Commonwealth Avenue

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3806

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

29

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Scholarly Papers (29)

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Citation 132

Are Technology Improvements Contractionary?

Harvard Institute Research Working Paper No. 1986; FRB International Finance Discussion Paper No. 625; FRB of Chicago Working Paper No. 2004-20
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 14 Jan 1999
Susanto Basu, John G. Fernald and Miles S. Kimball
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
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Citation 132

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Are Technology Improvements Contractionary?

NBER Working Paper No. w10592
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 08 Jul 2004
Susanto Basu, John G. Fernald and Miles S. Kimball
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 133 (173,978)
Citation 132

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Productivity Growth in the 1990s: Technology, Utilization, or Adjustment?

FRB of Chicago Working Paper No. 2001-04
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 21 Jul 2001
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
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Citation 54

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Productivity Growth in the 1990s: Technology, Utilization, or Adjustment?

NBER Working Paper No. w8359
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 28 Jun 2001
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
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Citation 55

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The Case of the Missing Productivity Growth: Or, does Information Technology Explain why Productivity Accelerated in the United States but not the United Kingdom?

Harvard Economic Research Discussion Paper No. 2021, FRB Chicago Working Paper No. 2003-08
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 25 Nov 2003
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, London School of Economics - Centre for Macroeconomics(CFM) and Bank of England - Monetary Analysis
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Citation 49

Why is Productivity Procyclical? Why do we care?

FRB of Chicago Working Paper No. 2000-11
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 28 Dec 2000
Susanto Basu and John G. Fernald
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Downloads 173 (138,914)
Citation 49

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Why is Productivity Procyclical? Why Do We Care?

NBER Working Paper No. w7940
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 30 Sep 2000
Susanto Basu and John G. Fernald
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
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Citation 49

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Aggregate Productivity and Aggregate Technology

FRB International Finance Discussion Paper No. 593
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 20 Dec 1997
Susanto Basu and John G. Fernald
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
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Citation 56

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Productivity, Welfare and Reallocation: Theory and Firm-Level Evidence

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5226
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, Boston College, Boston College - Department of Economics and World Bank - Office of the Chief Economist
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Citation 7

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Economic Theory & Research, E-Business, Economic Growth, Labor Policies, Technology Industry

Productivity, Welfare, and Reallocation: Theory and Firm-Level Evidence

FRB of Boston Working Paper No. 09-19
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 02 Mar 2010
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, Boston College, Boston College - Department of Economics and World Bank - Office of the Chief Economist
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Citation 7

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Productivity, Welfare and Reallocation: Theory and Firm-Level Evidence

NBER Working Paper No. w15579
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 15 Dec 2009
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, Boston College, Boston College - Department of Economics and World Bank - Office of the Chief Economist
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Citation 7

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Productivity, Welfare and Reallocation: Theory and Firm-Level Evidence

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4612
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 08 Dec 2009
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, Boston College, Boston College - Department of Economics and World Bank - Office of the Chief Economist
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Citation 7

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productivity, welfare, reallocation, technology, TFP

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Citation 1

Productivity and the Welfare of Nations

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6026
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, Boston College, Boston College - Department of Economics and World Bank - Office of the Chief Economist
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Citation 1

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Economic Theory & Research, Currencies and Exchange Rates, Environmental Economics & Policies, Debt Markets, Emerging Markets

Productivity and the Welfare of Nations

NBER Working Paper No. w17971
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 07 Apr 2012
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, Boston College, Boston College - Department of Economics and World Bank - Office of the Chief Economist
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Citation 1

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Productivity and the Welfare of Nations

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6461
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 14 Apr 2012
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, Boston College, Boston College - Department of Economics and World Bank - Office of the Chief Economist
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Citation 1

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TFP, welfare, productivity, Solow residual

A General-Equilibrium Asset-Pricing Approach to the Measurement of Nominal and Real Bank Output

FRB of Boston Working Paper No. 04-7
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 13 Jan 2005
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
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Citation 9

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A General-Equilibrium Asset-Pricing Approach to the Measurement of Nominal and Real Bank Output

NBER Working Paper No. w14616
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 15 Jan 2009
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
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Citation 9

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The Value of Risk: Measuring the Service Output of U.S. Commercial Banks

FRB of Boston Working Paper No. 08-4
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 30 Jun 2008
Susanto Basu, Robert Inklaar and J. Christina Wang
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, University of Groningen - Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
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The Value of Risk: Measuring the Service Output of U.S. Commercial Banks

NBER Working Paper No. w14615
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 15 Jan 2009
Susanto Basu, Robert Inklaar and J. Christina Wang
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, University of Groningen - Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
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The Value of Risk: Measuring the Service Output of U.S. Commercial Banks

Economic Inquiry, Vol. 49, Issue 1, pp. 226-245, 2011
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 12 Jan 2011
Susanto Basu, Robert Inklaar and J. Christina Wang
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, University of Groningen - Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
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Risk Bearing, Implicit Financial Services, and Specialization in the Financial Industry

FRB of Boston Public Policy Discussion Paper No. 06-3
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 17 Jul 2006
J. Christina Wang and Susanto Basu
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics
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Citation 3

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Risk Bearing, Implicit Financial Services and Specialization in the Financial Industry

NBER Working Paper No. w14614
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 17 Feb 2009
J. Christina Wang and Susanto Basu
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics
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Citation 8

Some Evidence on the Importance of Sticky Wages

FRB of Boston Working Paper No. 10-11
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 10 Dec 2010
Boston College, Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics and Boston College
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Citation 8

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Some Evidence on the Importance of Sticky Wages

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5039
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 12 Jul 2010
Boston College, Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics and Boston College
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Citation 8

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wage stickiness, micro-level evidence, measurement error

Some Evidence on the Importance of Sticky Wages

NBER Working Paper No. w16130
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 29 Jun 2010
Boston College, Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics and Boston College
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Citation 8

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Information and Communications Technology as a General-Purpose Technology: Evidence from U.S Industry Data

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Working Paper Series No. 2006-29
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 05 Aug 2007
Susanto Basu and John G. Fernald
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
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Citation 9

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information technology

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Business Cycles in International Historical Perspective

NBER Working Paper No. w7090
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 31 Oct 1999
Susanto Basu and Alan M. Taylor
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics and University of California, Davis - Department of Economics
Downloads 67 (249,193)
Citation 37

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The Case of the Missing Productivity Growth: Or, Does Information Technology Explain Why Productivity Accelerated in the Us But Not the UK?

NBER Working Paper No. w10010
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 10 Oct 2003
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, London School of Economics - Centre for Macroeconomics(CFM) and Bank of England - Monetary Analysis
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Citation 31

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Citation 8

Uncertainty Shocks in a Model of Effective Demand

FRB of Boston Working Paper No. 12-15
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 26 Jun 2013
Susanto Basu and Brent Bundick
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics and Boston College - Department of Economics
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Citation 8

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uncertainty shocks, monetary policy, sticky-price models

Uncertainty Shocks in a Model of Effective Demand

NBER Working Paper No. w18420
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 02 Oct 2012
Susanto Basu and Brent Bundick
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
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Citation 8

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Cyclical Productivity with Unobserved Input Variation

NBER Working Paper No. w5915
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 07 Aug 2000
Susanto Basu and Miles S. Kimball
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 44 (324,630)
Citation 73

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Appropriate Technology and Growth

NBER Working Paper No. w5865
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 13 Jul 2000
Susanto Basu and David N. Weil
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Citation 84

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Citation 1

Optimal Advice for Monetary Policy

NBER Working Paper No. w3054
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 07 Nov 2007
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Optimal Advice for Monetary Policy

NBER Working Paper No. w3054
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 14 Apr 2007
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Citation 1

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Procyclical Productivity: Increasing Returns or Cyclical Utilization?

NBER Working Paper No. w5336
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 17 Jul 2000
Susanto Basu
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics
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Citation 90

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Endogenous Volatility at the Zero Lower Bound: Implications for Stabilization Policy

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Working Paper No. 15-01
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 22 Nov 2015
Susanto Basu and Brent Bundick
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
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Endogenous Volatility, Zero Lower Bound, Optimal Stabilization Policy

Endogenous Volatility at the Zero Lower Bound: Implications for Stabilization Policy

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Working Paper No. 15-01
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 28 Jun 2015
Susanto Basu and Brent Bundick
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
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Endogenous Volatility, Zero Lower Bound, Optimal Stabilization Policy

Endogenous Volatility at the Zero Lower Bound: Implications for Stabilization Policy

NBER Working Paper No. w21838
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 04 Jan 2016
Susanto Basu and Brent Bundick
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
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Are Apparent Productive Spillovers a Figment of Specification Error?

NBER Working Paper No. w5073
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 12 Jul 2000
Susanto Basu and John G. Fernald
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
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Citation 51

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Aggregate Productivity and the Productivity of Aggregates

NBER Working Paper No. w5382
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 11 Jul 2000
Susanto Basu and John G. Fernald
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
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Citation 54

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Intermediate Goods and Business Cycles: Implications for Productivity and Welfare

NBER Working Paper No. w4817
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 01 Sep 2010
Susanto Basu
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics
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Citation 61

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Whither News Shocks?

NBER Working Paper No. w20666
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 10 Nov 2014
Susanto Basu, Robert Barsky and Keyoung Lee
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
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Allocative and Remitted Wages: New Facts and Challenges for Keynesian Models

NBER Working Paper No. w22279
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 24 May 2016
Susanto Basu and Christopher L. House
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
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Why is Productivity Procylical? Why Do We Care?

International Finance Working Paper No. 638
Posted: 13 Jul 2000
John G. Fernald and Susanto Basu
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics

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productivity, business cycles, markups

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Corruption and Reform

The Davidson Institute Working Paper Series No. 55
Posted: 20 Jul 1998
Susanto Basu and David D. Li
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Department of Economics

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Returns to Scale in U.S. Production: Estimates and Implications

JOURNAL OF POLITICAL ECONOMY, Vol. 105, No. 2, April 1997
Posted: 16 Apr 1997
Susanto Basu and John G. Fernald
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

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Uncertainty Shocks in a Model of Effective Demand

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Working Paper No. 14-15
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 28 Nov 2014
Susanto Basu and Brent Bundick
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Downloads 28

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Uncertaity Shocks, Monetary Policy, Sticky-Price Models, Epstein-Zin Preferences, Zero Lower Bound on Nominal Interest Rates