Elizabeth Elzer

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This is a discussion of the paper "Simple versus Optimal Rules as Guides to Policy" by Brock, Durlauf, Nason and Rondina (BDNR) presented in November 2006 at Carnegie-Mellon University under the auspices of the Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy. I review the authors’arguments, present a few suggestions for extension and outline where I(More)
We explore how the effects of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) are influenced by the level of the minimum wage. Our results indicate that the EITC boosts employment and earnings for single women with children, and coupling the EITC with a higher minimum wage enhances this positive effect. In contrast, employment and earnings of less-skilled minority men(More)
The concentrations of serum immunoglobulins (Ig) C, A, and M were correlated with specific features in the $y region of densitometer patterns of serum protein electrophoresis on cellulose acetate membranes; visual analysis of densitometer patterns permitted semiquantitative prediction of values for lgC and lgA. Important immunoglobulin abnormalities,(More)
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