Another relatively recent arrival is the NBER Annual Conference on Macroeconomics, founded in 1986, which differs from both the BPEA
and CRCS in paying more attention to recent developments in frontier macroeconomic research and methodology, and less to short-run policy issues.
Randy Snyder, Wesco Aircraft's Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer said, "The BPEA
award is a validation of our efforts to provide exceptional service to Boeing.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We thank Olivier Blanchard, Romain Ranciere, and the editors, as well as the conference participants at BPEA
meetings and our discussants, Ed Glaeser, and Paola Sapienza, for very helpful comments.