Current Social Science Research Report--Economics #106, March 31, 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:

http://www.disc.wisc.edu/reports/cssrindex.html

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CSSRR-Economics is compiled and edited by Jack Solock and Charlie Fiss.

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Index to this issue:

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND NGO STATISTICAL PUBLICATIONS

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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

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Census Bureau Report: "2008 Annual Survey of State Government Tax Collections" (March 2009, summary table in Microsoft Excel format, data in comma delimited ASCII text format, state tables in HTML format, documentation in .pdf format). The report is linked to from a Census Bureau news release: "State Tax Collections Reach Nearly 782 Billion Dollars in 2008" (CB09-50, Mar. 30, 2009).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/governments/013508.html

2. Bureau of Labor Statistics Report, Article, Periodicals, News Releases :

A. "A Chartbook Of International Labor Comparisons," (March 2009, .pdf format, 73p.).

http://www.bls.gov/fls/chartbook2009/home.htm

Related Press Release:

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

B. "Work-at-home patterns by occupation," (Issues in Labor Statistics, No. 09-2, March 2009, .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.bls.gov/opub/ils/pdf/opbils72.pdf

C. Compensation and Working Conditions Online. The latest article was added Mar. 25, 2009).

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

D. Employment & Earnings Online (February 2009, .pdf format, 215p.).

http://www.bls.gov/opub/ee/empearn200902.pdf

E. "International Comparisons of Hourly Compensation Costs in Manufacturing: 2007" (Mar. 26, 2009, HTML and .pdf format, 27p.).

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

F. "Labor Force Characteristics of Foreign-Born Workers: 2008" (Mar. 26, 2009, HTML and .pdf format, 14p.).

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

G. "Multifactor productivity trends, 2007" (Mar. 25, 2009, HTML and .pdf format, 19p.).

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/prod3.toc.htm

3. Department of Housing and Urban Development Periodical: U.S. Housing Market Conditions (4th Quarter 2008, .pdf format, 90p.).

http://www.huduser.org/periodicals/ushmc.html

4. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Reports:

A. "Consequences of Higher Input Costs and Wheat Prices for U.S. Wheat Producers," by Mir Ali and Gary Vocke (Outlook Report No. WHS-09c01, March 2009, .pdf format, 11p.).

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/WHS/Mar09/WHS09C01/

B. "State Variations in the Food Stamp Benefit Reduction Rate for Earnings: Cross-Program Effects from TANF and SSI Cash Assistance," by Kenneth Hanson and Margaret Andrews (Economic Information Bulletin No. EIB-46, March 2009, .pdf format, 30p.).

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/EIB46/

5. National Science Foundation Report: "Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions: FY 2006" (NSF 09-310, March 2009, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 297p.). The Excel tables can be accessed from the links on the main page.

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf09310/?govDel=USNSF_178

6. Government Accountability Office Report: "Troubled Asset Relief Program: March 2009 Status of Efforts to Address Transparency and Accountability Issues" (GAO-09-504, March 2009, .pdf format, 92p.).

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-09-504

7. US Government Economic Releases from the National Bureau of Economic Research: Links to releases for Mar. 25-31, 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: "Self-Sufficiency Income Standard: Estimates for Hawaii 2007" (January 2009, .pdf format, 31p.).

http://hawaii.gov/dbedt/main/about/annual/SelfSufficiencyFinal.pdf

Indiana:

Stats Indiana Updates: Stats Indiana has updated the following tables. See under "What's New" on the right side of the page:

State Quarterly Personal Income, 1st qtr. 2004 - 4th qtr. 2008

State Annual Personal Income, 2008 (preliminary)

Labor Force Estimates (Indiana counties, metros, cities), Feb 2009

Stats Indiana:

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

New Jersey:

Department of Labor and Work Force Development Table: "Total Labor Force, Employed, Unemployed and Unemployment Rate: New Jersey annual averages: 1970 - 2008 (updated March, 2009, Microsoft Excel format).

http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/lpa/employ/uirate/anavg.xls

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NGOs and Other Countries:

International Monetary Fund Country Reports: The latest Country Reports (.pdf format) span the time period from Mar. 25, 2008-Mar. 31, 2009 (No. 09-101 to 09-105).

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

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Missouri) Periodical: Monetary Trends (April 2009, .pdf format, 20p.).

http://research.stlouisfed.org/publications/mt/

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Urban Institute Reports:

A. "A New Minimum Benefit for Low Lifetime Earners," by Melissa Favreault (March 2009, .pdf format, 29p.).

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=411853

B. "Financial Hardship before and after Social Security's Eligibility Age," by Richard W. Johnson and Gordon Mermin (March 2009, .pdf format, 38p.).

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=411854

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WORKING PAPERS:

Federal Reserve Banks:

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

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

NEW:

2009-12A "Euro Membership as a U.K. Monetary Policy Option: Results from a Structural Model," by Riccardo DiCecio, and Edward Nelson

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District 9: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Minnesota):

http://www.minneapolisfed.org/research/wp/

NEW:

No. 669 "A Theory of Outsourcing and Wage Decline," by Thomas J. Holmes and Julia Thornton Snider.

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District 12: Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (California):

http://www.frbsf.org/publications/economics/papers/index.php

NEW:

2009-05 "What Do We Know and Not Know about Potential Output?" by Susanto Basu and John G. Fernald

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Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation:

http://www.fdic.gov/bank/analytical/cfr/workingpapers.html

NEW:

2009-05 "Implied Recovery," by Sanjiv R. Das and Paul Hanouna

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National Bureau of Economic Research: NBER has released the following working papers for the week of March 22-28, 2009:

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

New papers are: 14809-14828

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Urban Institute:

A. "Disability Onset Among Working Parents; Earnings Drops, Compensating Income Sources and Health Insurance Coverage," by Cynthia Perry, Genevieve M. Kenney, and Bogdan Tereshchenko (Low-Income Working Families Paper No. 11, March 2009, .pdf format, 23p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=411855

B. "Working for Cents on the Dollar; Race and Ethnic Wage Gaps in the Noncollege Labor Market," by Gregory Acs and Pamela J. Loprest (Low-Income Working Families Paper No. 13, March 2009, .pdf format, 13p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=411856

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International Monetary Fund: IMF has recently added several new working papers. The paper is No. 09/53, 09/63, 09/66 to 09/69.

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/wp1_sp.cfm?s_year=2007&e_year=2009&brtype=default

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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: 4056-4097.

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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 2594-2605.

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Institute for Financial Studies [London, UK]: "Why has home ownership fallen among the young?" by Jonas D. M. Fisher and Martin Gervais (W09/08, March 2009, .pdf format, 43p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.ifs.org.uk/publications/4466

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Bank for International Settlements:

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

NEW:

No. 273-279.

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Asian Development Bank: ADB has recently released the following working papers:

http://www.adb.org/economics/erd-working-papers.asp

NEW:

WP 152: Crises in Asia: Historical Perspectives and Implications," by Kiseok Hong, Jong-Wha Lee, and Hsiao Chink Tang

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Reserve Bank of Australia:

http://www.rba.gov.au/PublicationsAndResearch/RDP/

RDP2009-01 "Currency Misalignments and Optimal Monetary Policy: A Re-examination," by Charles Engel

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Bank of Canada:

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

NEW:

WP 2009-10 "Computing the Accuracy of Complex Non-Random Sampling Methods: The Case of the Bank of Canada's Business Outlook Survey," by Daniel de Munnik, David Dupuis, and Mark Illing

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Banco Central De Chile/Central Bank of Chile:

http://www.bcentral.cl/eng/studies/working-papers/index.htm

NEW:

No. 513 "From Crisis to IMF-Supported Program: Does Democracy Impede the Speed Required by Financial Markets?" by Ashoka Mody and Diego Saravia

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Danmarks National Bank:

http://www.nationalbanken.dk/DNUK/Publications.nsf/Publikationer.HTML?openview&RestrictToCategory=Working%20Papers

NEW:

No. 61/2009 "E-Payment products and value-added services - moving towards an innovative European internal market," by Elin Amundsen and Dace Kalsone.

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Bank of England:

http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/publications/workingpapers/wpabst09.htm#wp09

NEW:

No. 363 "Foreign exchange rate risk in a small open economy," by Bianca De Paoli and Jens S°ndergaard

No. 364 "What lies beneath: what can disaggregated data tell us about the behaviour of prices?" by Haroon Mumtaz, Pawel Zabczyk, and Colin Ellis

NO. 365: "Dynamics of the term structure of UK interest rates," by Francesco Bianchi, Haroon Mumtaz, and Paolo Surico

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Deutsche Bundesbank:

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

"Economic Studies"

NEW:

WP 05-08/2009

"Banking and Financial Studies"

NEW:

WP 06/2009 "Does banks' size distort market prices? Evidence for too-big-to-fail in the CDS market," by Manja V÷lz and Michael Wedow

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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. 207 "Forecasting Random Walks under Drift Instability," by M. Hashem Pesaran and Andreas Pick.

No. 206 "The Volatility Curse: Revisiting the Paradox of Plenty," by Frederick van der Ploeg and Steven Poelhekke.

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Central Bank of Ireland:

http://www.centralbank.ie/frame_main.asp?pg=pub_tech.asp&nv=pub_nav.asp

NEW:

No. 02/RT/09 "Adjusting for Quality of Labour and Labour Services in Productivity Measurement, by Mary Keeney

No. 03/RT/09: "Regional Tax Differences and Multinational Profits in Europe," by Alan Murphy

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Banca D'Italia:

http://www.bancaditalia.it/pubblicazioni/econo/temidi/td09

NEW:

No. 704-707

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Bank of Japan:

http://www.boj.or.jp/en/type/ronbun/ron/wps/index.htm

NEW:

09-E-01 "Macro Stress-Testing on the Loan Portfolio of Japanese Banks," by Akira Otani, Shigenori Shiratsuka, Ryoko Tsurui, and Takeshi Yamada.

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Bank of Norway:

http://www.norges-bank.no/templates/pagelisting____51603.aspx

NEW:

WP 2009/4 "Norwegian banks in a recession: Procyclical implications of Basel II," by Henrik Andersen

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Narodowy Bank Polski/National Bank of Poland: The National Bank of Poland has recently released the following working paper:

http://www.nbp.pl/Homen.aspx?f=en/publikacje/materialy_i_studia/2009_en.html

NEW:

No. 54 "Macroeconomic adjustment and heterogeneity in the euro area," by Andrzej Torˇj

No. 55 "The Behavioural Zloty/Euro Equilibrium Exchange Rate," by Joanna Beza-Bojanowska and Ronald MacDonald

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Central Bank of Turkey:

http://www.tcmb.gov.tr/research/teblig/tebligsonyeni.html

NEW:

WP 09/03 "Design and Evaluation of Core Inflation Measures for Turkey," by Oguz Atuk and Mustafa Utku Ízmen

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New Economic Papers (NEP)-ALL. The latest list of New Economic Papers (Mar. 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):

Annals of Statistics (Vol. 37, No. 2, April 2009).

http://projecteuclid.org/DPubS?service=UI&version=1.0&verb=Display&handle=euclid.aos

Economic Journal (Vol. 119, No. 537, April 2009).

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/117984601/home

Economic Modelling (Vol. 26, No. 3, May 2009).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02649993

Economica (Vol. 76, No. 302, April 2009).

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118509461/home

European Economic Review (Vol. 53, No. 3, April 2009).

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

Journal of Financial Economics (Vol. 92, No. 1, April 2009).

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

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Agework.com: AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through Mar. 31, 2009.

http://agework.geron.org/c/search_results.cfm?site_id=312

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American Economics Association: Job Openings for Economists--April 2009:

http://www.aeaweb.org/joe/current/joe_output.php?joe_issue=200904

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American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its employment page with listings through Mar. 31, 2009.

http://jobs.amstat.org/search/results

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Chronicle of Higher Education:

Economics positions has been updated through Mar. 31, 2009.

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

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US Senate Committee on Finance Hearing Testimony: "TARP Oversight: A Six Month Update," a hearing held March 31, 2009. (.pdf format).

http://finance.senate.gov/sitepages/hearing033109.htm

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US House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Hearing Testimony: "Institutional Review Boards that Oversee Experimental Human Testing for Profit," a hearing held March 26, 2009. (.pdf format)

http://energycommerce.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1547&Itemid=1

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US House Committee on Financial Services Hearing Testimony: "Exploring the Balance between Increased Credit Availability and Prudent Lending Standards," a hearing held March 25, 2009. (.pdf format)

http://www.house.gov/apps/list/hearing/financialsvcs_dem/hr030409.shtml

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DATA:

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Missouri): "FRED (Federal Reserve Economic Data) API." "The FRED API is a web service that allows developers to write programs and build applications that retrieve economic data from the FRED and ALFRED (Archival Federal Reserve Economic Data) websites hosted by the Economic Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Requests can be customized according to data source, release, category, series, and other preferences." For more information see:

http://api.stlouisfed.org/docs/fred/

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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.

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WEBSITE UPDATES:

US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service State Fact Sheet Update: (March 2009, HTML and Microsoft Excel format, with the entire database available in Microsoft Access. "State fact sheets provide information on population, employment, income, farm characteristics, farm financial indicators, and top commodities, exports, and counties for each state in the United States. Data last updated on Mar. 27, 2009."

http://www.ers.usda.gov/StateFacts/

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