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  • Spyby David Wise

    Random House Publishing Group 2002; US$ 15.95

    Spy tells, for the first time, the full, authoritative story of how FBI agent Robert Hanssen, code name grayday, spied for Russia for twenty-two years in what has been called the ?worst intelligence disaster in U.S. history??and how he was finally caught in an incredible gambit by U.S. intelligence. David Wise, the nation?s leading espionage writer,... more...

  • Explorations in the Economics of Agingby David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 45.00

    The next two decades will mark a new phase in the demographic transition of the United States as baby boomers become eligible for Social Security and Medicare. Drawing on evidence from the United States and other nations, Explorations in the Economics of Aging yields important new findings on how economic decisions by households and policy choices... more...

  • Cassidy's Runby David Wise

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 15.00

    Cassidy's Run is the riveting story of one of the best-kept secrets of the Cold War?an espionage operation mounted by Washington against the Soviet Union that ran for twenty-three years. At the highest levels of the government, its code name was Operation shocker. Lured by a double agent working for the United States, ten Russian spies, including... more...

  • Advances in the Economics of Agingby David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 45.00

    This volume presents innovative research on issues of importance to the well-being of older persons: labor market behavior, health care, housing and living arrangements, and saving and wealth. Specific topics include the effect of labor market rigidities on the employment of older workers; the effect on retirement of the availability of continuation... more...

  • Analyses in the Economics of Agingby David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 45.00

    Analyses in the Economics of Aging summarizes a massive amount of new research on several popular and less-examined topics pertaining to the relationship between economics and aging. Among the many themes explored in this volume, considerable attention is given to new research on retirement savings, the cost and efficiency of medical resources,... more...

  • Frontiers in the Economics of Agingby David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 45.00

    As America's population ages, economic research related to the elderly becomes increasingly important to public policy. Frontiers in the Economics in Aging directs attention to four topics: the role of retirement accounts, such as IRAs and 401(k)s in personal saving; the economics of health care; new advances in research methodology; and aging... more...

  • Social Security Programs and Retirement around the Worldby David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 100.00

    In nearly every industrialized country, large aging populations and increased life expectancy have placed enormous pressure on social security programs—and, until recently, the pressure has been compounded by a trend toward retirement at an earlier age. With a larger fraction of the population receiving benefits, in coming decades social security... more...

  • Inquiries in the Economics of Agingby David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 45.00

    For over a decade, the National Bureau of Economic Research has sponsored the Economics of Aging Program, under the direction of David A. Wise. The program addresses issues that affect the well-being of individuals as they age and a society that is composed increasingly of older people. Within the next twenty years, an unprecedented proportion of... more...

  • Issues in the Economics of Agingby David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 45.00

    This companion volume to The Economics of Aging (1989) examines the economic consequences of an increasingly older population, focusing on the housing and living arrangements of the elderly, as well as their labor force participation and retirement. more...

  • Pensions, Labor, and Individual Choiceby David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 45.00

    In recent years a decline in the labor force participation of older workers has combined with rapid current and projected increases in the number of older Americans, producing major policy debates over looming "crises" in social security and, to a lesser extent, in the private pension system. That private system is playing an increasing role in the... more...