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Economics

What are Working Papers?

Working Papers in economics are pre-publication versions of technical papers, academic articles, book chapters, or reviews. Authors may release working papers to share ideas or to receive feedback on their work. This is done before the author submits the final version of the paper to a peer reviewed journal or conference for publication. Working paper can be cited by other peer-reviewed work.

National Bureau of Economic Research Database

The National Bureau of Economic Research, NBER, is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works. Research is conducted by more than 500 university professors around the country, the leading scholars in their fields.

Click on the database link below and then click on the Working Papers & Publications tab to the left of the page. Full text of all working papers are available to CSUS students and faculty.

Collections of Working Papers