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AN INTERVIEW WITH PETER DIAMOND

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 July 2007

Giuseppe Moscarini
Affiliation:
Yale University
Randall Wright
Affiliation:
University of Pennsylvania

Extract

Peter Diamond is one of the major contributors to economics during the last half century. His many contributions include research on growth, Social Security, public finance more generally, the economics of uncertainty, search theory, in particular, and economic dynamics, in general. This work has shaped the way we think about many economic problems, and the way in which we formalize them. Among his long list of honors and awards, he is a fellow of the Econometric Society, a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a Nemmers Prize winner. The National Science Foundation has supported his work for the last 40 years. A recent check indicated 9 books and 132 published articles, and there are few signs of any slowdown.

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July 12, 2006

References

PETER A. DIAMOND'S SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Diamond Peter A. Tjalling C. Koopmans, and Richard E. Williamson 1964 Stationary utility and time perspective. Econometrica 32 (1/2), 82100.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. 1964 Optimal growth in a model of Srinivasan. Yale Economic Essays. Spring, 273277.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. 1965 The evaluation of infinite utility streams. Econometrica 33, 170177.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. 1965 Disembodied technical change in a two-sector model. Review of Economic Studies XXXII (2), 161168.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. 1965 Technical change and the measurement of capital and output. Review of Economic Studies XXXII, 289298.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. 1965 National debt in a neoclassical growth model. American Economic Review LV (5), 11261150.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. 1967 The role of a stock market in a general equilibrium model with technological uncertainty. American Economic Review LVII (4), 759776.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. 1968 Effective protection of the East African transfer taxes. East African Economic Review. December, 3748.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. 1970 Incidence of an interest income tax. Journal of Economic Theory 2 (3), 211224.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. and James A. Mirrlees 1971 Optimal taxation and public production, I: Production efficiency and II: Tax rules. American Economic Review LXI (1), 827 and LXI(3), 261278.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. and Frank Mitchell 1971 Customs valuation and transport choice. Journal of International Economics 1 (1), 119126.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. 1971 A model of price adjustment. Journal of Economic Theory 3 (2), 156168.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. and Menahem Yaari 1972 Implications of the theory of rationing for consumer choice under uncertainty. American Economic Review LXII (3), 333343.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. and James A. Mirrlees 1973 Aggregate production with consumption externalities. Quarterly Journal of Economics LXXXVII (1), 124.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. 1973 Consumption externalities and imperfect corrective pricing. Bell Journal of Economics and Management Science 4 (2), 526538.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. and Daniel L. McFadden 1974 Some uses of the expenditure function in public finance. Journal of Public Economics 3, 321.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. and Joseph E. Stiglitz 1974 Increases in risk and in risk aversion. Journal of Economic Theory 8 (3), 337360.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. 1974 Accident law and resource allocation. Bell Journal of Economics and Management Science 5 (2), 366405.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. 1975 Inflation and the comprehensive tax base. Journal of Public Economics 4, 227244; correction (1981) Journal of Public Economics 16(1), 129.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. 1975 A many-person Ramsey tax rule. Journal of Public Economics 4, 335342.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. and James A. Mirrlees 1975 On the assignment of liability: The uniform case. Bell Journal of Economics and Management Science 6 (2), 487516.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. and James A. Mirrlees 1976 Private constant returns and public shadow prices. Review of Economic Studies XLIII (1), 4147.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. 1977 A framework for social security analysis. Journal of Public Economics 8, 275298.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. and Michael Rothschild 1978 Uncertainty in Economics, Readings and Exercises. San Diego, CA: Academic Press. Revised edition 1989.
Diamond Peter A. 1978 Welfare analysis of imperfect information equilibria. Bell Journal of Economics 9 (1), 82105.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. 1978 Tax incidence in a two good model. Journal of Public Economics 9 (3), 283299.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. and James A. Mirrlees 1978 A model of social insurance with variable retirement. Journal of Public Economics 10, 295336.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. and Eric Maskin 1979 An equilibrium analysis of search and breach of contract, I: Steady states. Bell Journal of Economics 10 (1), 282316.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. 1980 Income taxation with fixed hours of work. Journal of Public Economics 13, 101110.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. 1980 Efficiency with uncertain supply. Review of Economic Studies XLVII, 645651.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A., L.J. Helms, and James A. Mirrlees 1980 Optimal taxation in a stochastic economy: A Cobb-Douglas example (with L.J. Helms and J.A. Mirrlees). Journal of Public Economics 14, August 1980, 129.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. 1981 Mobility costs, frictional unemployment, and efficiency. Journal of Political Economy 89 (4), 798812.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. and Eric Maskin 1981 An equilibrium analysis of search and breach of contract II: A non-steady state example. Journal of Economic Theory 25 (2), 165195.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. 1982 Wage determination and efficiency in search equilibrium. Review of Economic Studies XLIX, 217227.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. 1982 Aggregate demand management in search equilibrium. Journal of Political Economy 90 (5), 881894.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. 1984 A Search Equilibrium Approach to the Micro Foundations of Macro-economics. The 1982 Wicksell Lectures. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Diamond Peter A. 1984 Money in search equilibrium. Econometrica 52 (1), 120.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. and Jerry Hausman 1984 Individual retirement and savings behavior. Journal of Public Economics 23 (1/2), 81114.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. and Joel Yellin 1985 The distribution of inventory holdings in a pure exchange barter search economy. Econometrica 53 (2), 409432.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. and James A. Mirrlees 1986 Payroll-tax financed social insurance with variable retirement. Scandinavian Journal of Economics 88 (1), 2550.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. 1987 Consumer differences and prices in a search model. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 429436.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. 1987 Equilibrium without an auctionee. In Truman Bewley (ed.), Advances in Economic Theory, pp. 363378. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Diamond Peter A. and Drew Fudenberg 1989 Rational expectations business cycles in search equilibrium. Journal of Political Economy XCVII, 606619; correction: Journal of Political Economy XCIX(1), 1991, 218–219.Google Scholar
Blanchard Olivier J. and Peter A. Diamond 1989 The Beveridge curve. Brookings Papers on Economic Activity 1, 176.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. 1990 Pairwise credit in search equilibrium. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 285319.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. and Joel Yellin 1990 Inventories and money holdings in search equilibrium. Econometrica 58 (4), 929950.Google Scholar
Blanchard Olivier J. and Peter A. Diamond 1990 The aggregate matching function. In Peter A. Diamond (ed.), Growth, Productivity, Unemployment: Essays to Celebrate Bob Solow's Birthday. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Blanchard Olivier J. and Peter A. Diamond 1990 The cyclical behavior of the gross flows of U.S. workers. Brookings Papers on Economic Activity 2, 85155.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. 1982 Organizing the health insurance market. Econometrica 60, 12331254.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. 1993 Search, sticky prices, and inflation. Review of Economic Studies 60, 5368.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. 1994 On Time: Lectures on Models of Equilibrium—The 1993 Churchill Lectures. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Blanchard Olivier J. and Peter A. Diamond 1994 Ranking, unemployment duration and wages. Review of Economic Studies 60, 417434.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. and Eytan Sheshinski 1995 Aspects of optimal disability insurance. Journal of Public Economics 57 (1), 123.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. 1996 Public provision of pensions: The Doug Purvis memorial lecture. Canadian Public Policy 22 (1), 16.Google Scholar
Shafir, Eldar Peter A. and Amos Tverski 1997 Money illusion. Quarterly Journal of Economics 112 (2), 341374.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. 1997 Macroeconomic aspects of social security reform. Brookings Papers on Economic Activity 2, 187.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. 1998 Optimal income taxation: An example with a u-shaped pattern for the optimal marginal rates. American Economic Review 88 (1), 8395.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. 1998 Managerial incentives: On the near linearity of optimal compensation. Journal of Political Economy 106 (5), 931957.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. 2002 Social Security Reform: The 1999 Lindahl Lectures. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Diamond Peter A. 2002, Taxation, Incomplete Markets and Social Security: The 2000 Munich Lectures. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Diamond Peter A. and John Geanakoplos 2003 Social security investment in equities. American Economic Review 93 (4), 10471074.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. and Botond Koszegi 2003 Quasi-hyperbolic discounting and retirement. Journal of Public Economics 87, 18391872.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. and Peter A.R. Orszag 2004 Saving Social Security: A Balanced Approach. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press. Revised edition 2005.
Diamond Peter A. 2004 Social security. American Economic Review, 124.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. and Peter A. R. Orszag 2005 Saving social security. Journal of Economic Perspectives 19 (2), 1132.Google Scholar
Davidoff Thomas, Jeffrey R. Brown, and Peter A. Diamond 2005 Annuities and welfare. American Economic Review 95 (5), 15731590.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. 2006 Optimal tax treatment of private contributions for public goods with and without warm glow preferences. Journal of Public Economics 90 (4–5), 897919.Google Scholar
Barr Nicholas and Peter A. Diamond 2006 The economics of pensions. Oxford Review of Economics Policy 22 (1), 1539.Google Scholar
Diamond Peter A. and James A. Mirrlees (in press) Social insurance with variable retirement and private saving. Journal of Public Economics.
Diamond Peter A. (in press) Comment: On Mikhail Golosov, Aleh Tsyvinski, Iván Werning, new dynamic public finance: A user's guide. NBER Macroeconomics Annual.
Diamond Peter A. and Hannu Vartiainen (eds.) (in press) Behavioral Economics and Its Applications. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Barr Nicholas and Diamond Peter A. (in press) Reforming Pensions: Principles and an Application to China. Oxford: Oxford University Press.