Vol. 90, No. 3
Third Quarter 2005
Buy Foreign While You Can: The Cheap Dollar and Exchange Rate Pass-Through
Eduardo J.J. Ganapolsky and Diego Vilán
This article presents evidence on the degree of exchange rate pass-through (ERPT)—the extent to which U.S. domestic import prices have moved in response to changes in the exchange rate—from December 1993 through December 2004.
Social Security Private Accounts: A Risky Proposition?
Gerald P. Dwyer Jr.
This article discusses what private accounts can and cannot do for individuals who choose to use them and for future Social Security deficits.
It's Who You Are and What You Do: Explaining the IT Industry Wage Premium
Jason DeBacker, Julie Hotchkiss, Melinda Pitts, and John Robertson
This article explores the extent to which variations in wages between IT-producing and non-IT industries can be accounted for by differences in wages paid to IT-related occupations.