Current Social Science Research Report--Economics #102, March 4, 2009.

CSSRR-Economics is a weekly email 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:

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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

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

DATA

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodicals, Report, Press Release:

A. Employment and Earnings (Vol. 56, No. 1, January 2009, .pdf format, 317p.).

http://www.bls.gov/opub/ee/empearn200901.pdf

B. Compensation and Working Conditions Online (February 2009). Note: The most recent articles are dated Feb. 25, 2009.

http://www.bls.gov/opub/cwc/home.htm

C. Monthly Labor Review (Vol. 132, No. 2, February 2009, .pdf format).

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/home.htm

Note: This is a temporary address. When the next MLR is released, this one, along with all others back to 1981, will be available at:

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/archive.htm

D. "Occupational Employment and Wages, 2007," (February 2009, .pdf format, 81p.).

http://www.bls.gov/oes/2007/may/chartbook.htm

E. "Regional and State Unemployment (Annual)," (February 2009, .pdf and ASCII text, 14p.).

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/srgune.toc.htm

2. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Periodical: Amber Waves (Vol. 7, No. 1, March 2009, .pdf format).

http://www.ers.usda.gov/AmberWaves/March09/

3. US Government Economic Releases from the National Bureau of Economic Research: Links to releases for Feb. 25- Mar. 3, 2009 are available at the site.

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

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US States:

Hawai'i:

Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism Report: "Quarterly Statistical & Economic Report" (1st Quarter 2009, .pdf format, 152p., with tables in compressed and uncompressed Microsoft Excel format). Link to full text .pdf report is at the bottom of the page.

http://hawaii.gov/dbedt/info/economic/data_reports/qser/

Indiana:

Stats Indiana Updates: The following files have been updated. Updates are on the right side of the page.

Tax Returns for Indiana and Counties (Greenbar), 2007

Sales Tax (State and County totals), 2007

Business Starts and Dissolutions, Dec 2008

http://www.stats.indiana.edu/

Iowa:

State Data Center Updates: The SDC released the following updates (all .pdf and Microsoft Excel format) on Feb. 13, 2009.

STATE OF IOWA:

State government finances (Summary): 2000-2007

Cash and investment holdings of state and local government employee-retirement systems by level of government: Fiscal years 1993-2007

Expenditures of state and local government employee-retirement systems by level of government: Fiscal years 1993-2007

Number and membership of state and local government employee-retirement systems: Fiscal years 1993-2007

Revenues of state and local government employee-retirement systems by level of government: Fiscal years 1993-2007

US AND STATES:

Income and apportionment of state-administered lottery funds: 2000-2007 (.pdf or

State government revenue and expenditure: 2000-2007

http://www.iowadatacenter.org/indexlinks/New

See under the Feb. 13, 2009 listing

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NGOs and Other Countries:

United Nations:

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean Compendium: Statistical Yearbook for Latin America and the Caribbean, 2008 (February 2009, .pdf format 426p.).

http://websie.eclac.cl/anuario_estadistico/anuario_2008/

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European Community:

Eurostats Periodical: Statistics In Focus (No. 11/2009, 14/2009-16/2009).

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page?_pageid=2173,49287715&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&ci=1130657,0

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International Monetary Fund Country Reports: International Monetary Fund Country Reports: The latest Country Reports (.pdf format) span the time period from Feb. 25, 2008-Mar. 3, 2009 (No. 09-72 to 09-77).

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/scr1_sp.cfm?s_year=2009&e_year=2009&brtype=default

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Fiji Islands:

Bureau of Statistics Report: 2007 Census Labour Force, Employment and Unemployment (February 2009, .pdf format, 34p.).

http://www.statsfiji.gov.fj/Census2007/Release%202%20-%20Labour%20Force.pdf

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands: SN has updated its Web Magazine, Economic Monitor, and Press Releases from Feb. 25- March 3, 2009).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/_unique/_nieuws/default.htm

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Release: Statistics Norway News Releases: SN has updated its news releases from Feb. 25- Mar. 3, 2009).

http://www.ssb.no/english/previous14days/

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Switzerland:

Federal Statistical Office Report: "Key Findings of the Swiss Labour Force Survey SLFS 2008 in Brief" (2009, .pdf format, 15p.).

http://www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/portal/en/index/news/publikationen.html?publicationID=3470

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Thailand

National Statistics Office Reports:

A. "The 2008 Labor Force Survey" (February 2009, executive summary in .pdf format, 3p., with "key statistics time series in Microsoft excel format).

http://web.nso.go.th/survey/lfs/lfs2008.htm

B. "Household Socio-economic Survey 2007" (February 2009, executive summary in .pdf format, 3p., with tables in .zip compressed Microsoft Excel format).

http://web.nso.go.th/survey/house_seco/socio.htm

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Ukraine:

State Statistics Committee Tables: The SSC has released several tables covering various aspects of the economy that cover the year 2008. The tables can be found under the dates Feb. 25-Mar 3, 2009.

http://www.ukrstat.gov.ua/Noviny/new_e.html

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UK:

1. Department of Energy and Climate Change Report: "Monthly Energy Statistics" (February 2009, Microsoft Excel format).

http://stats.berr.gov.uk/uksa/energy/sa20090226a.htm

2. Office of National Statistics Periodical: Economic & Labour Market Review (Vol. 3, No. 2, February 2009, .pdf format).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/elmr/02_09/

3. Department for Work and Pensions Report: "Differential pricing in contracted out employment programmes: Review of international evidence," by Dan Finn (Research Report 564, 2009, .pdf format, 62p.).

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/rports2009-2010/rrep564.pdf

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

MDRC (Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation) Report: "Welfare-to-Work Program Benefits and Costs: A Synthesis of Research," by David Greenberg, Victoria Deitch, and Gayle Hamilton (February 2009, .pdf format, 109p.).

http://www.mdrc.org/publications/511/overview.html

More information about MDRC:

http://www.mdrc.org/about.htm

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Urban Institute Report: "Nine in Ten: Using the Tax System to Enroll Eligible, Uninsured Children into Medicaid and SCHIP," by Stan Dorn, Bowen Garrett, Cynthia Perry, Lisa Clemans-Cope, and Aaron Lucas (January 2009, .pdf format, 26p.).

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=411844

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Tax Foundation Report: "Budget Shortfalls in Many States Present Opportunities for Tax Reform," by Joseph Henchman (Special Report No. 164, February 2009, .pdf format, 20p.).

http://www.taxfoundation.org/publications/show/24321.html

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WORKING PAPERS:

Federal Reserve Banks:

The latest Federal Reserve Bank Working Papers can be found at:

http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/feds/

NEW:

No 2009-11: Salience and Taxation: Theory and Evidence," by Raj Chetty, Adam Looney, and Kory Kroft

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District 1: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (Massachusetts):

http://www.bos.frb.org/economic/wp/index.htm

NEW:

No. 09-1: "Why Are (Some) Consumers (Finally) Writing Fewer Checks? The Role of Payment Characteristics," by Scott Schuh and Joanna Stavins.

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District 5: Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (Virginia):

http://www.richmondfed.org/publications/research/working_papers/index.cfm

NEW:

No. 09-1: "Fiscal Policy and Default Risk in Emerging Markets," by Gabriel Cuadra, Juan M. Sanchez, and Horacio Sapriza.

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District 8: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Missouri):

http://research.stlouisfed.org/wp/

NEW:

No. 2009-06A: "Who Benefits from Increased Government Spending? A State-Level Analysis," by Michael T. Owyang, and Sarah Zubairy

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National Bureau of Economic Research: NBER has released the following working papers for the week of Mar 1-8, 2009:

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

New papers are: 14762-14774

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US Bureau of Economic Analysis: "Measuring the Price of Research and Development Output," by Adam Copeland and Dennis Fixler (WP2009-02, February 2009, .pdf format, 43p.).

Abstract:

This paper develops a framework for constructing an R&D output price index. Based on a model of the innovator, we show that the price of innovation is equal to the expected discounted stream of profits attributable to the adoption of the innovation. Using this relationship, we construct an R&D output price index using data on NAICS 5417, Scientific R&D services. We compute that R&D output prices increased, on average, by 5.8 percent at an annual rate from 1987 to 2005. Using our price index, we deflate nominal Scientific R&D services revenues and find that real Scientific R&D services revenues grew at an average rate of 2.6 percent. Finally, we propose deflating total R&D nominal expenditures with two price indexes; use our output-based price index for the portion of total R&D expenditures from NAICS 5417 and an aggregate input-cost price index for the remainder of R&D expenditures. Under this strategy we find that real total R&D expenditures grew at an average annual rate of 1.4 percent. Only using an aggregate input-cost price index understates R&D price growth for NAICS 5417. This boosts the real growth of total R&D expenditures over our time horizon, leading to substantial mis-measurement of total R&D expenditures.

http://www.bea.gov/papers/pdf/MeasuringthePriceofRDcurrent.pdf

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Economics Department (.pdf format).

http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/49/29/40284939.pdf

NEW: No: 666-673

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World Bank Policy Research Programme:

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

New papers are WPS 4843-4851.

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Institute for Financial Studies [London, UK]: "Career progression and formal versus on-the-job training," by Jerome Adda, Christian Dustmann, Costas Meghir and Jean-Marc Robin (W09/06, February 2009, .pdf format, 54p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.ifs.org.uk/publications/4446

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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/papers%3Fyear%3D2009&topSelect=publications&subSelect=papers

The new working papers are: 4026-4040.

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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 2009.

The new papers are numbered 2556-2566.

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Bank for International Settlements:

http://www.bis.org/list/wpapers/index.htm

NEW:

No. 271: "Private information, stock markets, and exchange rates," by Jacob Gyntelberg, Mico Loretan, Tientip Subhanij and Eric Chan.

No. 272: "Bank ties and firm performance in Japan: some evidence since FY2002," by Patrick McGuire

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European Central Bank:

http://www.ecb.eu/pub/scientific/wps/date/html/wpsall.en.html

NEW:

No. 1011-1020.

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Bank of Canada:

http://www.bankofcanada.ca/en/res/wp/wp(y)_2009.html

NEW:

No. 2009-9: "Inventories and Real Rigidities in New Keynesian Business Cycle Models," by Oleksiy Kryvtsov and Virgiliu Midrigan

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Bank of Finland/Finlands Bank:

http://www.bof.fi/en/julkaisut/tutkimukset/keskustelualoitteet/index.htm?year=2009

NEW:

No. 8/2009: "Public infrastructures, public consumption and welfare in a new open economy macro model," by Giovanni Ganelli and Juha Tervala

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Deutsche Bundesbank:

http://www.bundesbank.de/vfz/vfz_diskussionspapiere_2009.en.php

Banking and Financial Studies:

NEW:

No. 01/2009: "Dominating estimators for the global minimum variance portfolio," by Gabriel Frahm and Christoph Memmel

No. 02/2009: "Stress testing German banks in a downturn in the automobile industry," by Klaus Düllmann and Martin Erdelmeier

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Bank of Israel:

http://www.bankisrael.gov.il/publeng/publeslf.php?misg_id=1

NEW:

No. 2009.03: "The financial strength of Israel's real business sector and the banking system credit risk," by Nagar Weitzman

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Banco de Mexico:

http://www.banxico.org.mx/publicaciones/JSP/b_docinvestigacion_en.jsp

NEW:

No. 2009-03: "The Factor-Spline-GARCH Model for High and Low Frequency Correlations," by Jose Gonzalo Rangel and Robert F. Engle

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De Nederlandsche Bank:

http://www.dnb.nl/en/news-and-publications/dnb-publications/dnb-working-papers-series/dnb-working-papers/index.jsp

NEW:

No. 200-205

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New Economic Papers (NEP)-ALL. The latest list of New Economic Papers (Feb. 22, 2009).

http://ideas.repec.org/n/nep-all

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

http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/browse-date

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

Asia-Pacific Development Journal (Vol. 15, No. 1, June 2008).

http://www.unescap.org/publications/detail.asp?id=1310

Journal of Labor Economics (Vol. 27, No. 1, January 2009).

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/jole/2009/27/1

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

US Census Bureau: "The Census Bureau is advertising an Economist position. For more information see:

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/jobsearch.asp?q=HHES-2009-0010

Those outside the Census Bureau should use the "D" application.

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American Economic Association: Job Openings for Economists (Mar. 2009).

http://www.aeaweb.org/joe/current/joe_output.php?joe_issue=200903

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Chronicle of Higher Education:

Economics positions has been updated through Mar. 3, 2009.

http://chronicle.com/jobs/100/200/2000/

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US House Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Hearing Testimony: "A Review of TARP Oversight, Accountability and Transparency for U.S. Taxpayers," a hearing February 24, 2009 (.pdf format).

http://www.house.gov/apps/list/hearing/financialsvcs_dem/hr022409.shtml

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DATA:

UK Data Archive (Essex University, Colchester, UK): The UK Data Archive has recently added the following datasets to its holdings. Note: There maybe charges or licensing requirements on holdings of the UK Data Archive. For more information see:

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/

For new data or new editions of new data in the last month:

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/newdata.asp

and pick "1 month" for either.

New datasets are:

SN 6119: Quarterly Labour Force Survey, October - December, 2008

SN 6120: "Quarterly Labour Force Survey, October - December, 2008: Special Licence Access

More information about "Special Licence Access":

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/orderingdata/specialLicence.asp

SN 6118: Expenditure and Food Survey, 2007

SN 6122: Labour Force Survey Five-Quarter Longitudinal Dataset, October 2007 - December 2008

SN 6121: Labour Force Survey Two-Quarter Longitudinal Dataset, July - December, 2008

SN 6116: Effects of Taxes and Benefits on Household Income, 2006-2007

SN 6117: Expenditure and Food Survey, 2005-2006: Teaching Dataset

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