The National Bureau of Economic Research

The National Bureau of Economic Research.

 

I confess that I always enjoy—and learn from—reading NBER posted articles. Acquired this pleasure in college, while working at the Physics Library at UC Berkeley. Started out with the Bureau of Standards—-wonderfully arcane yet oddly important work defining the common things in ways that could carry contracts; that is, to stabilise referents. Little did I know then that my life now would be so concerned both with the economics writ large and standards, especially open standards.