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Robert Eisner (1922-1998) was William R. Kenan Emeritus Professor of Northwestern University. He is well known for his contributions to understanding investment, consumption behavior, macroeconomic theory, and fiscal and monetary policy. He published extensively in academic journals such as the American Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Econometrica, Economic Journal, Survey of Current Business, Review of Income and Wealth. Eisner is the author of many books including Social Security: More Not Less (1998), The Misunderstood Economy: What Counts and How to Count It (1994), and The Total Incomes System of Accounts (1989).

Selected Publications
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Eisner, Robert. "The NAIRU and Fiscal and Monetary Policy for Now and Our Future," Seminar Paper No. 1, Center for Full Employment and Price Stability (January 2000).

Eisner, Robert. Social Security: More Not Less. New York: Century Foundation Press, 1998.

Eisner, Robert. "State of the Union: Black Holes in the Statistics." Challenge (January-February 1997): 615.

Eisner, Robert. The Misunderstood Economy: What Counts and How to Count It. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 1994.

Eisner, Robert. "Divergences of Measurement and Theory and Some Implications for Economic Policy." Presidential address to the American Economic Association, New York (December 29, 1988), American Economic Review, 79 (March 1989): 113.

Eisner, Robert. The Total Incomes System of Accounts. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989.

Eisner, Robert. How Real is the Federal Deficit? New York: The Free Press, 1986.

Eisner, Robert. "The Total Incomes System of Accounts." Survey of Current Business, 65 (January 1985): 2448.

Eisner, Robert. "Transfers in a Total Incomes System of Accounts." In Economic Transfers in the United States. Studies in Income and Wealth, vol. 49, edited by Marilyn Moon, 936. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984. With David H. Nebhut.

Eisner, Robert. "Total Incomes in the United States, 194676: A Summary Report." Review of Income and Wealth, series 28 (June 1982): 133174.

Eisner, Robert. "An Extended Measure of Government Product: Preliminary Results for the United States, 194676." Review of Income and Wealth, series 27 (March 1981): 3364. With Emily R. Simons, Paul J. Pieper, and Steven Bender.

Eisner, Robert. "Capital Gains and Income: Real Changes in the Value of Capital in the United States, 194677." In The Measurement of Capital. Studies in Income and Wealth, vol. 45, edited by Dan Usher, 175342. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1980.

Eisner, Robert. "Limitations and Potentials of Countercyclical Fiscal and Monetary Policies," in Business Cycle and Public Policy, 1980.

Eisner, Robert. "Total Income, Total Expenditure and Growth," American Economic Review, 1980.

Eisner, Robert. "Total Incomes in the United States, 1959 and 1969." Review of Income and Wealth, series 24, (March 1978): 4170.

Eisner, Robert. Comment on "A Framework for the Measurement of Economic and Social Performance," by F. Thomas Juster. In The Measurement of Economic and Social Performance. Studies in Income and Wealth, vol. 38, edited by Milton Moss, 99102. New York: Columbia University Press, 1973.

Eisner, Robert. "Components of Capital Expenditure: Replacement and modernization versus expansion," Revue of Economics and Statistics, 1972.

Eisner, Robert. "New Twists to Income and Product." In The Economic Accounts of the United States: Retrospect and Prospect. Survey of Current Business, 51, part II, 50th anniversary issue (July 1971): 6768.

Eisner, Robert. "Investment and the Frustrations of Econometricians," American Economic Review, 1969.

Eisner, Robert. "Investment Behavior and Neoclassical Theory," with M.I. Nadiri, , Review of Economics and Statistics, 1968.

Eisner, Robert. "Capital and Labor in Production: Some Direct Estimates." In The Theory and Empirical Analysis of Production. Studies in Income and Wealth, vol. 31, edited by Murray Brown, 431462. New York: Columbia University Press, 1967.

Eisner, Robert. "The Permanent Income Theory for Investment: Some empirical explorations," American Economic Review, 1967.

Eisner, Robert. "Realization of Investment Anticipations," in Duesenberry et al, editors, Brookings Quarterly Model, 1965.

Eisner, Robert. "Capital Expenditures, Profits and the Acceleration Principle," in Models of Income Determination, 1964.

Eisner, Robert. "Capacity, Investment and Profits," Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1964.

Eisner, Robert. "Investment: Fact and fancy," American Economic Review, 1963.

Eisner, Robert. "Determinants of Business Investment," with R.H. Strotz, in Impacts of Monetary Policy, 1963.

Eisner, Robert. "Investment Plans and Realizations," American Economic Review, 1962.

Eisner, Robert. "A Distributed Lag Investment Function," Econometrica, 1960.

Eisner, Robert. "On Growth Models and the Neo-Classical Resurgence," Economic Journal, 1958.

Eisner, Robert. "The Permanent Income Hypothesis: Comment," American Economic Review, 1958.

Eisner, Robert. Studies in Income and Wealth, vol. 19, 513584. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1957.

Eisner, Robert. Determinants of Capital Expenditures: An interview study, 1956.

Eisner, Robert. Studies in Income and Wealth, vol. 17, 484488. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1955.

Eisner, Robert. Comment on "The Contribution of Consumer Anticipations in Forecasting Consumer Demand," by Irving Schweiger. In Short-Term Economic Forecasting.

Eisner, Robert. "Interview and Other Survey Techniques and the Study of Investment." In Problems of Capital Formation.

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