Peter A. Diamond

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NBER Program Affiliations: PE , EFG
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliations: Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

NBER Working Papers and Publications

December 2016Disaggregating the Matching Function
with Ayşegül Şahin: w22965
February 2013Cyclical Unemployment, Structural Unemployment

Published: Peter Diamond, 2013. "Cyclical Unemployment, Structural Unemployment," IMF Economic Review, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 61(3), pages 410-455, August. citation courtesy of

June 2009Capital Income Taxes with Heterogeneous Discount Rates
with Johannes Spinnewijn: w15115

Published: Peter Diamond & Johannes Spinnewijn, 2011. "Capital Income Taxes with Heterogeneous Discount Rates," American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, American Economic Association, vol. 3(4), pages 52-76, November. citation courtesy of

December 2005Pensions for an Aging Population

Published: Diamond, Peter. “Système de retraite et vieillissement de la population.” (“Pensions for an Aging Population.”) Revue Française d'Economie 20 (April 2006): 21-49.

May 2003Annuities and Individual Welfare
with Thomas Davidoff, Jeffrey R. Brown: w9714

Published: Thomas Davidoff & Jeffrey R. Brown & Peter A. Diamond, 2005. "Annuities and Individual Welfare," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 95(5), pages 1573-1590, December. citation courtesy of

August 2002An Assessment of the Proposals of the President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security
with Peter R. Orszag: w9097


January 2000Administrative Costs and Equilibrium Charges with Individual Accounts
in Administrative Aspects of Investment-Based Social Security Reform, John B. Shoven, editor
August 1999Delays in Claiming Social Security Benefits
with Courtney Coile, Jonathan Gruber, Alain Jousten: w7318

Published: Coile, Courtney, Peter Diamond, Jonathan Gruber and Alan Jousten. "Delays In Claiming Social Security Benefits," Journal of Public Economics, 2002, v84(3,Jun), 357-385. citation courtesy of

April 1999Social Security Investment in Equities I: Linear Case
with Jean Geanakoplos: w7103

Published: Diamond, Peter and John Geanakoplos. "Social Security Investment In Equities," American Economic Review, 2003, v93(4,Sep), 1047-1074.

March 1999Administrative Costs and Equilibrium Charges with Individual Accounts
January 1999Social Security and Retirement in the United States
with Jonathan Gruber
in Social Security and Retirement around the World, Jonathan Gruber and David A. Wise, editors
September 1998The Economics of Social Security Reform

Published: Arnold, R. D., M. J. Graetz and A. H. Munnell (eds.) Framing the Social Security Debate: Values, Politics, and Economics, National Academy of Social Insurance. Brookings Institution Press, 1998.

July 1997Social Security and Retirement in the U.S.
with Jonathan Gruber: w6097

Published: Gruber and Wise (eds.) Social Security and Retirement around the World. University of Chicago Press, 1998.

October 1994Insulation of Pensions from Political Risk

Published: in S. Valdez, editer, The Economics of Pensions: Principles, Policies, and International Experience; Cambridge University Press ; Cambridge, 1997

January 1994Pension Reform in a Transition Economy: Notes on Poland and Chile
in The Transition in Eastern Europe, Volume 2, Restructuring, Olivier Blanchard, Kenneth Froot, Jeffrey Sachs, editors
October 1993Privatization of Social Security: Lessons from Chile

Published: Revista de Analisis Economico, June 1994, pp. 21-33

February 1992The Flow Approach to Labor Markets
with Olivier Jean Blanchard: w4000

Published: American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, May 1992, pp. 354-359 citation courtesy of

August 1991The Cyclical Behavior of the Gross Flows of U.S. Workers
with Olivier Jean Blanchard: r1582

Published: Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Vol. 2, pp. 85-143 and 154-155, (1990).

June 1990Ranking, Unemployment Duration, and Wages
with Olivier Jean Blanchard: w3387

Published: Review of Economic Studies, Vol. 61-3 No. 208, July 1994, pp. 417-434. citation courtesy of

May 1990The Beveridge Curve
with Olivier Jean Blanchard: r1405

Published: Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, No. 1, pp. 1-60 and 74-76, (1989).

November 1989The Aggregate Matching Function
with Olivier Jean Blanchard: w3175

Published: Growth/Productivity/Unemployment, edited by Peter Diamond, pp. 159-201. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1990.

1985Insurance Aspects of Pensions
with James Mirrlees
in Pensions, Labor, and Individual Choice, David A. Wise, editor
1982Protection, Trade Adjustment Assistance, and Income Distribution
in Import Competition and Response, Jagdish N. Bhagwati, editor
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