Current Social Science Research Report--Economics #1, February 6, 2007.

CSSRR-Economics is a weekly report produced by the Data and Information Services Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It seeks to help social science researchers keep up to date with the latest developments in the field. This report will contain selected listings of new: reports, articles, bibliographies, working papers, tables of contents, conferences, data, and websites. For more information, including an archive of back issues and subscription information see:

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Index to this issue:

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND NGO STATISTICAL PUBLICATIONS

US

US STATES

NGO AND OTHER COUNTRIES

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

WORKING PAPERS

TABLES OF CONTENTS

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Government Printing Office Report: "Budget of the United States Government: Fiscal Year 2008" (February 2007, ASCII text and .pdf format, with accompanying tables in Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/usbudget/fy08/index.html

2. White House Report: "President Bush Delivers State of the Economy Report" (Jan. 31, 2007).

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2007/01/20070131-1.html

3. Census Bureau Reports:

A. 2005 Service Annual Summaries: 2005 Service Annual Survey (SAS): Information Sector Services and 2005 Service Annual Survey (SAS): Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments Activities and Related Activities (January 2007, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.census.gov/econ/www/servmenu.html

B. "State Government Finances" (2005).

http://www.census.gov/govs/www/state.html

4. Government Accountability Report: "Poverty in America: Economic Research Shows Adverse Impacts on Health Status and Other Social Conditions as well as the Economic Growth Rate," (GAO-07-344, January 2007, .pdf format, 30p.).

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d07344.pdf

Note: This is a temporary address. GAO correspondence may be available at:

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/gaoreports/index.html

5. Energy Information Administration Country Brief: "India" (January 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cabs/India/Background.html

6. Geological Survey Report: "Mineral Commodity Summaries 2007" (January 2007, .pdf format, 195p.).

http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/mcs/2007/mcs2007.pdf

7. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Report: "An Overview of Recent Work on Standard Budgets in the United States and Other Anglophone Countries," by Gordon M. Fisher (January 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 29p.).

http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/papers/std-budgets/

8. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Periodical, Report:

A. Amber Waves (February 2007).

http://www.ers.usda.gov/AmberWaves/AllIssues/

B. "Off-Farm Income, Technology Adoption, and Farm Economic Performance," by Jorge Fernandez-Cornejo (Economic Research Report No. (ERR-36), February 2007, .pdf format, 53p.).

http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/err36/

9. US Government Economic Releases from the National Bureau of Economic Research: Links to releases for Feb. 1-5, 2007 are available at the site.

http://www.nber.org/releases/

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US States:

Hawai'i:

Department of Economic Development and Tourism Report "Monthly Economic Indicators" (December 2006, .pdf format, 5p., with Microsoft Excel tables).

http://www.hawaii.gov/dbedt/info/economic/data_reports/mei

Maryland:

State Data Center Update: "State Quarterly Personal Income Through The 3th Quarter of 2006" (February 2007, .pdf format, 9p., with tables in .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, and charts in .pdf format).

http://www.mdp.state.md.us/msdc/bea/sq06III/dw_quarter.htm

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NGOs and Other Countries

United Nations:

1. Development Programme: International Poverty Center Policy Research Brief: "Privatising Basic Utilities inSub-Saharan Africa: The MDG Impact," by Kate Bayliss and Terry McKinley (Research Brief No. 3, January 2007, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.undp-povertycentre.org/pub/IPCPolicyResearchBrief003.pdf

2. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Policy Brief: "Policy Brief in ICT Applications in the Knowledge Economy" (November 2006, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.unescap.org/publications/detail.asp?id=1191

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Various:

A. OECD Observer (January 2007).

http://www.oecdobserver.org/

B. OECD Policy Brief: "Economic Survey of Norway: 2007" (January 2007, .pdf format, 11p.).

http://www.oecd.org/document/17/0,2340,en_2649_201185_37971921_1_1_1_1,00.html

C. "Economic survey of Spain 2007," (January 2007, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.oecd.org/document/13/0,2340,en_2649_201185_37919629_1_1_1_1,00.html

For both Economic Surveys, scroll to or "find in page" "Policy Brief (pdf format)" (without the quotes)

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European Commission Statistics in Focus: "Farm structure in the Netherlands--2005" (Statistics in Focus 13, January 2007, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page?_pageid=1073,46587259&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&p_product_code=KS-SF-07-013

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International Monetary Fund Reports: IMF has added several country reports from Feb. 1-5, 2007. Reports are all in .pdf format).

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/date_sp.cfm

See country reports from Feb. 1-5).

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World Bank, Various:

A. "10 Most Popular World Bank Reports on South Asia in 2006." (Jan. 2007).

The 10 Reports are:

1. Afghanistan: Drug Industry and Counter-Narcotics Policy
2. Can South Asia End Poverty in a Generation
3. India Development Policy Review: Inclusive Growth and Service Delivery, Building on India's Success
4. AIDS in South Asia, Understanding and Responding
5. Afghanistan: Managing Public Finances for Development
6. Nepal: Resilience Amidst Conflict
7. India's Undernourished Children: A Call for Reform and Action
8. Pakistan: Bridging the Gender Gap: Opportunities and Challenges
9. India-Bangladesh Trade, Trade Policies and Potential Free Trade Agreement
10. India: Unlocking Opportunities for Forest-Dependent People

http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/NEWS/0,,contentMDK:21184620~menuPK:51062075~pagePK:34370~piPK:34424~theSitePK:4607,00.html

B. "Migration and Remittances: Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union," edited by Ali Mansoor and Bryce Quillin
(January 2007, .pdf format, 213p.).

http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/COUNTRIES/ECAEXT/0,,contentMDK:21173991~pagePK:146736~piPK:146830~theSitePK:258599,00.html

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Barbados:

Government Information Service News Release: "Sugar Industry Here to Stay" (Feb. 1, 2007).

http://www.barbados.gov.bb/ViewNews.asp?ID=4811&Dat=2/1/2007

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Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Research Papers, Periodical:

A. "Understanding Regional Differences in Work Hours," by Andrew Heisz and Sebastien LaRochelle-Cote (Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series No. 293, January 2007, .pdf format, 48p.). Links to the executive summary and full text are available at:

http://www.statcan.ca/english/research/11F0019MIE/11F0019MIE2007293.htm

B. "Chronic Low Income and Low-income Dynamics Among Recent Immigrants," by Garnett Picot, Feng Hou and Simon Coulombe (Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series No. 294, January 2007, .pdf format, 48p.). Links to the executive summary and full text are available at:

http://www.statcan.ca/english/research/11F0019MIE/11F0019MIE2007294.htm

Links to full text for A. and B. are at the bottom of each page.

C. Perspectives on Labour and Income (Vol. 8, No. 1, January 2007, HTML and .pdf format). (Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series No. 293, January 2007, .pdf format, 48p.). Links to the executive summary and full-text at:

http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/75-001-XIE/75-001-XIE2007101.htm

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China:

National Bureau of Statistics News Release: "The National Economy Maintained a Steady and Fast Growth in 2006," by Xie Fuzhan (Jan. 25, 2007).

http://www.stats.gov.cn/english/newsandcomingevents/t20070125_402382300.htm

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Iceland:

Statistics Iceland Report: "Risk of poverty and income distribution 2003-2004" ( February 2007, .pdf format, 16p.). The report is linked to from an English language news release: "Risk of poverty and income distribution 2003-2004 (12/2007, Feb. 2, 2007).

http://www.statice.is/?PageID=444&NewsID=2600

Link to full text is at the bottom of the news release. While the report is in Icelandic, table heads are in Icelandic and English.

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Japan:

Statistics Bureau Report: "Labour Force Survey: 2006" (January 2006, HTML format, with tables in Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/roudou/154b.htm

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Kazakhstan:

Agency of Statistics News Release: "Unemployment rate amounted to 7,8% in 2006" (Jan. 31, 2007).

http://www.stat.kz/stat/?p=news_42&l=en

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Luxembourg:

STATEC Periodical: Cahiers economiques: (No. 103, January 2007, .pdf format, 52p.). The major article for this issue is "Une typologie des entrepreneurs luxembourgeois," by Jean Ries. The _CE_ is a French language publication.

http://www.statistiques.public.lu/fr/publications/conjoncture/cahiersEconomiques/2006/103_typologie_entrepreneurs/index.html

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Malta:

National Statistics Office News Release: "Expenditure of General Government Sector by function 2001-2005" (Jan. 31, 2007, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.nso.gov.mt/statdoc/document_view.aspx?id=1874&backUrl=news_by_date.aspx%3fretainCriteria%3dtrue

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Press Release, Web Magazine Article:

A. "Unemployment among foreigners down slightly (Jan. 30, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/dossiers/allochtonen/publicaties/persberichten/2007-005-pb.htm

B. "Sustained reduction in fatal work-related accidents," by Wim van den Berg (Web Magazine, Jan. 30, 2007).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/bevolking/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2007/2007-2124-wm.htm

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Oman:

Ministry of the National Economy: "Monthly Statistical Bulletin" (Vol. 17, No. 12, December 2006, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.moneoman.gov.om/monthly_bulletin/dec2006/contents.htm

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Serbia:

Statistical Office Communication: "Economic Trends in the Republic of Serbia, 2006" (No. 330, Dec. 2006, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://webrzs.statserb.sr.gov.yu/axd/en/dokumenti/ks10122006.pdf

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Uganda:

Bureau of Statistics Report: "Consumer Price Index - December 2006" (with historical tables in Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.ubos.org/cpidec06.html

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UK:

1. Department for Work and Pensions Report: "Fraud and Error in the Benefit System from April 2005 to March 2006" (2007, .pdf format, 50p.).

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd2/fraud_error.asp

2. Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs News Release: "Provisional estimates of farm incomes, UK - 2006" (Jan. 31, 2007, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://statistics.defra.gov.uk/esg/statnot/account.pdf

3. National Statistics Office Report: "Local area labour markets: statistical indicators January 2007" (January 2007, .pdf format, 28p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=14160&Pos=1&ColRank=1&Rank=272

4. Parliament Research Paper: "Economic Indicators, February 2007," edited by Edward Beale (07/12, February 2007, .pdf format, 28p.).

http://www.parliament.uk/commons/lib/research/rp2007/rp07-012.pdf

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Periodical: Stock Market Report (January 2007, .pdf format, 24p.).

http://www.bos.frb.org/economic/smr/smr.htm

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Brookings Institution Budgeting for National Priorities Papers: The following papers have recently been added: "Taming the Deficit," by Bill Frenzel, Charles Stenholm, William Hoagland, Isabel V. Sawhill (January 2007, .pdf format, 21p.); "Restraining Federal Domestic Spending," by James C. Capretta (January 2007, .pdf format, 24p.); "Pruning the Defense Budget," by Jeffrey M. Tebbs (January 2007, .pdf format, 43p.). "Reducing the Deficit Through Better Tax Policy," by Diane Lim Rogers (January 2007, .pdf format, 45p.); and "Cost-Effective Investments in Children," by Julia B. Isaacs (January 2007, .pdf format, 40p.). Links to abstracts and full text for all are available at:

http://www.brookings.edu/budget

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Tax Foundation Fiscal Facts:

A. "President to Propose Large Tax Deduction to Spur Health Insurance Purchases," by Gerald Prante (Fiscal Fact No. 74, January 2007, .pdf and HTML format, 3p.

http://www.taxfoundation.org/publications/show/2162.html

B. "Married Couples with Children No Longer in Statistical 'Middle Class'," by Scott A. Hodge (Fiscal Fact No. 76, January 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.taxfoundation.org/publications/show/2182.html

More information on TF:

http://www.taxfoundation.org/about/

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Conference Board Press Release: "U.S. Institutional Investors Continue to Boost Ownership of U.S. Corporations," (Jan. 22, 2007, tables and charts in .pdf format).

http://www.conference-board.org/utilities/pressDetail.cfm?press_ID=3046

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American Enterprise Institute Periodical: European Outlook (2007, No. 1, .pdf format, 5p.). This issue is "Europe (Re)Joins the FTA Bandwagon," by Claude Barfield.

http://www.aei.org/publications/contentID.20040422085131994/default.asp

More information about AEI:

http://www.aei.org/about/filter.all/default.asp

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Mortgage Bankers Association Report: "The Residential Mortgage Market and Its Economic Context in 2007" (February 2007, .pdf format, 40p.). The report is linked to from a MBA news release: "MBA Releases 2007 Economic Research Study on the Housing and Mortgage Markets" (Feb. 2, 2007).

http://www.mortgagebankers.org/NewsandMedia/PressCenter/48215.htm

More information on MBA:

http://www.mortgagebankers.org/AboutMBA

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WORKING PAPERS:

US Federal Reserve Banks:

A. Finance and Economics Discussion Series (FEDS): "Measurement of Monetary Aggregates across Countries," by Yueh-Yun C. O'Brien (WP 2007-2, February 2007, .pdf format, 32p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.federalreserve.gov/Pubs/feds/2007/200702/200702abs.html

B. FRB Boston (Massachusetts): "GARCH-Based Identification of Triangular Systems with an Application to the CAPM: Still Living with the Roll Critique," by Todd Prono (WP 07-1, December 2006, .pdf format, 46p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.bos.frb.org/economic/wp/wp2007/wp0701.htm

C. FRB Minneapolis (Minnesota): "Dollarization and Financial Integration," by Cristina Arellano and Jonathan Heathcote (Staff Report No. 385, January 2007, .pdf and PostScript format, 38p.).Links to an abstract and full text can be found at:

http://minneapolisfed.org/research/common/pub_detail.cfm?pb_autonum_id=1082

D. FRB San Fancisco (California): "Is There Evidence of FDI Spillover on Chinese Firms' Productivity and Innovation?" by Galina Hale and Cheryl Long (WP 2006-13, January 2007, .pdf format, 37p.).

Abstract:

We review previous literature on productivity spillovers of foreign direct investment (FDI) in China and conduct our own analysis using a cross-section of firm data. We find that the evidence of FDI spillovers on the productivity of Chinese domestic firms is mixed, with many positive results largely due to aggregation bias or failure to control for endogeneity of FDI. Attempting over 2500 specifications which take into account forward and backward linkages, we find no evidence of systematic positive productivity spillovers from FDI. We do, however, find robust evidence that Chinese private firms tend to invest less in innovation in the presence of FDI. Combined with our previous findings that domestic private firms tend to be more involved in providing inputs and intermediary goods for foreign firms (Hale and Long, 2006), these results suggest a more passive role played by domestic firms in the global division of labor than envisioned by the Chinese government.

http://www.frbsf.org/publications/economics/papers/2006/wp06-13bk.pdf

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National Bureau of Economic Research: NBER has released the following working papers for the week of Jan. 15-Jan. 22, 2007. New Papers are #12850-12866.

http://www.nber.org/new.html#latest

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Levy Economics Institute (Bard College) [Annandale-on-Hudson, NY]:

A. "Class Structure and Economic Inequality," by Edward N. Wolff and Ajit Zacharias (Working Paper No. 487, January 2007, .pdf format, 42p.). Note: Links to an abstact and full text are available at:

http://www.levy.org/default.asp?view=publications_view&pubID=1100785ab82

B. "Demand Constraints and Big Government," by L. Randall Wray (Working Paper No. 488, January 2007, .pdf format, 26p.). Note: Links to the abstact and full text are available at:

http://www.levy.org/default.asp?view=publications_view&pubID=1103b433c8f

C. "Fixed and Flexible Exchange Rates and Currency Sovereignty," by C. Sardoni and L.Randall Wray (WP 489, January 2007, .pdf format, 22p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.levy.org/default.asp?view=publications_view&pubID=11079a0b9e8

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United Nations World Institute for Development Economics Research: WIDER has recently released several working papers that may be of interest to researchers in development economics. Papers are all in .pdf format. Newly release papers are numbered RP 2006/150-155, and RP 2007/01-06.

http://www.wider.unu.edu/publications/rps/research-papers-2006.htm

http://www.wider.unu.edu/publications/rps/research-papers-2007.htm

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United Nations Economic Commission and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific: "Workers' Remittances, Economic Growth and Poverty in Developing Asia and the Pacific Countries," by Juthathip Jongwanich (WP 07/01, January 2007, .pdf format, 20p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.unescap.org/publications/detail.asp?id=1196

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International Monetary Fund: IMF has added two working papers in early February. The papers are Nos. 07/21 -- 07/23.

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/wp1_sp.cfm?s_year=2007&e_year=2007&brtype=default

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World Bank Development Programme: WDP has recently released several new working papers. New papers are #4125-4134. See the list at:

http://econ.worldbank.org/resource.php?type=5

and click on "More" for the rest.

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Center for Global Development [Washington, D.C.]: "Evaluating the Impact of Microfinance." CGD has released six working papers on the topic by Dean Karlan and co-authors. Links to abstracts and full text can be found at the bottom of the page at:

http://www.cgdev.org/content/article/detail/12338/

More information on CGD:

http://www.cgdev.org/section/about/

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Center for Economic Studies/Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo) [Munich, Bavaria, Germany]: CESifo has recently released several new working papers:

http://www.cesifo.de/wp

and "Browse Working Paper List" for 2007.

The new papers are numbered 1896-1905

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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]: IZA has recently released several new working papers.

http://www.iza.org/index_html?lang=en&mainframe=http%3A//www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/index_html%3Fyear%3D2007&topSelect=publications&subSelect=papers

The new working papers are: 2585-2605

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University of Essex [UK] Department of Economics: "Is Beauty only Skin-deep? Disentangling the Beauty Premium on a Game Show," by Michele Belot V. Bhaskar and Jeroen van de Ven (No. 624, January 2007, .pdf format, 29p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.essex.ac.uk/economics/discussion-papers/abstracts-07.shtm#dp624

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New Economic Papers (NEP)-ALL. The latest list of New Economic Papers (Jan. 28, 2007) is available at:

http://ideas.repec.org/n/nep-all/2007-01-28.html

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Agecon Search: This week's new working papers from Agecon Search at the University of Minnesota are available at:

http://agecon.lib.umn.edu/cgi-bin/new.pl

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JOURNAL TABLES OF CONTENTS (check your library for availability):

Annals of Statistics (Vol. 34, No. 5, October 2006).

http://projecteuclid.org/Dienst/UI/1.0/Journal?authority=euclid.aos

Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue canadienne d'économique (Vol. 40, No. 1, February 2007). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/CAJE

Econometrica (Vol. 75, No. 1, January 2007). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://www.econometricsociety.org/issue.asp?ref=0012-9682&vid=75&iid=1&oc=&s=

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Economic Inquiry: OnlineEarly articles. Articles have been added for Feb. 2, 2007. You may have full text or abstract only access. Check your organization's library.

http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/toc/ecin/0/0

Economic Inquiry (Vol. 45, No. 1, January 2007). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/ecin

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Economics Letters (Vol. 94, No. 2, February 2007).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01651765

European Economic Review (Vol. 51, No. 2, February 2007). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database and the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of these databases and this issue.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00142921

Health Economics, Policy, and Law (Vol. 2, No. 1, January 2007).

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?jid=HEP&volumeId=2&issueId=01

Industrial Relations (Vol. 38, No. 1, January 2007).

http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/toc/irj/38/1

Journal of Econometrics (Vol. 137, No. 1, March 2007). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of these databases and this issue.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03044076

Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control (Vol. 31, No. 3, March 2007).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01651889

Journal of Financial Economics (Vol. 83, No. 2, February 2007).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/0304405X

Journal of Management Science (Vol. 53, No. 1, January 2007).

http://mansci.journal.informs.org/content/vol53/issue1/index.dtl

Journal of Mathematical Economics (Vol. 43, No. 2, February 2007).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03044068

Journal of Public Economics (Vol. 91, No. 1-2, February 2007). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of these databases and this issue.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00472727

Journal of the American Statistical Association (Vol. 102, No. 477, March 2007). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://caliban.asa.catchword.org/vl=9680012/cl=18/nw=1/rpsv/cw/vhosts/asa/01621459/contp1.htm

Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Part A (Statistics in Society), Vol. 170, Pt. 1, 2007; Part B (Statistical Methodology) Vol. 68, Pt. 5, 2006).

http://www.rss.org.uk/main.asp?page=1805

Quarterly Journal of Economics (Vol. 122, No. 1, February 2007). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of these databases and this issue.

http://www.mitpressjournals.org/toc/qjec/122/1

Review of Economic Studies Forthcoming Papers: RES added forthcoming papers on Jan. 29, 2007.

http://www.restud.org.uk/forthcoming.asp

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US Senate Budget Committee Hearing Testimony:

A. "Exploring Solutions to Our Long-Term Fiscal Challenges," a hearing held Jan. 31, 2007 (.pdf format).

B. "The Current Account Deficit and the U.S. Foreign Debt," a hearing held Feb. 1, 2007 (.pdf format).

http://budget.senate.gov/democratic/hearingstate.html

See Jan. 31, and Feb. 1, 2007 items

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US House Ways and Means Committee Hearing Testimony: "Hearing on Economic Challenges Facing Middle Class Families," a hearing held Jan. 31, 2007 (HTML or .pdf format).

http://waysandmeans.house.gov/hearings.asp?formmode=detail&hearing=514

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US House Committee on the Budget Hearing Testimony: "The Budget and Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2008-2017," a hearing held January 30, 2007.

http://www.cbo.gov/showdoc.cfm?index=7761&sequence=0

Response from the Committee on the Budget staff (.pdf format, 9p.):

http://budget.house.gov/analyses/07CBO_baseline_report_1_24.pdf

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DATA:

US Bureau of Economic Analysis: "Monthly NIPA tables have been updated to include the release of December 2006 personal income and outlays." (February 2007, various download format options).

http://bea.gov/bea/dn/nipaweb/index.asp

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US Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration: "The Financial Reporting System Public Data, 1977-2005" (Excel format). "The Financial Reporting System (FRS) is designed to permit review of the functional performance of the major U.S. energy-producing companies in total, as well as by specific functions and geographic areas of operation. The financial reporting schedules obtain data on revenues, costs, and profits, thereby indicating financial flows and performance characteristics. In addition, Form EIA-28 collects balance sheet data (i.e., accumulated property, plant, and equipment, etc.), along with data on new investment in these accounts. To complement the financial data, a series of statistical schedules are included to trace physical activity patterns and to evaluate several physical/financial relationships."

http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/finance/frsdata.html

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International Monetary Fund: "Coordinated Compilation Exercise (CCE) for Financial Soundness Indicators (FSIs)" (January 2007, Microsoft Excel, comma separated value [.csv], and .pdf format).

http://www.imf.org/external/np/sta/fsi/eng/cce/index.htm

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BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES:

Panel Survey of Income Dynamics Bibliography Update: The following items have been added to the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research PSID Bibliography. The entire bibliography can be searched or browsed by author or keyword.

http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/Publications/Bibliography/default.aspx

Ackerman, D. and Auten, G. Floors, Ceilings and Opening the Door for a Non-Itemizer Deduction. National Tax Journal. 2006; 59(3):509-530

Alan, S. Entry Costs and Stock Market Participation Over the Life Cycle. Review of Economic Dynamics. 2006; 9(4):588-611.

Gouskova, Elena; Juster, F. Thomas, and Stafford, Frank P. Trends and Turbulence: Allocations and Dynamics of American Family Portfolios, 1984-2001. Wolff, Edward N., ed. International Perspectives on Household Wealth. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc. in Association with The Levy Economics Institute; 2006; pp365-393.

Grafova, Irina. Your Money or Your Life: Managing Health, Managing Money. Journal of Family and Economic Issues. 2007.

Hacker, Jacob S. Family Income Instability: Transitory Variance of Log Family Income, 1974-2002. . The Great Risk Shift: The Assault on American Jobs, Families Health Care, and Retirement -- And How You Can Fight Back. New York: Oxford University Press; 2006.

Hertz, Tom. Trends in the Intergenerational Elasticity of Family Income in the United States. Industrial Relations. 2007; 46(1):22-50.

Olivetti, C. Changes in Women's Hours of Market Work: The Role of Returns to Experience. Review of Economic Dynamics. 2006; 9(4):557-587.

Swain, Li Li and Garasky, Steven. Migration Decisions of Dual-Earner Families: An Application of Multilevel Modeling. Journal of Family and Economic Issues. 2006.

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