I thank Claire Black and Wei-Jang Huang for assistance in preparing this paper. I appreciate the comments of George Erickcek on a preliminary version of this paper. This paper was previously presented on November 20, 2009 at the 57th Annual Economic Outlook Conference of the Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics (RSQE) at the University of Michigan. I appreciate comments and questions for participants at that conference.
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