Current Social Science Research Report--Economics #111, May 5, 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

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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

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Bureau of Labor Statistics Report: "Ranks of Discouraged Workers and Others Marginally Attached to the Labor Force Rise During Recession," (Issues in Labor Statistics, Summary 09-04, April 2009, .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.bls.gov/opub/ils/pdf/opbils74.pdf

2. Government Accountability Office Reports:

A. "Women's Pay: Gender Pay Gap in the Federal Workforce Narrows as Differences in Occupation, Education, and Experience Diminish" (GAO-09-279, March 2009, HTML and .pdf format, 103p.).

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-09-279

B. "Recovery Act: Consistent Policies Needed to Ensure Equal Consideration of Grant Applications" (GAO-09-590R, April 2009, HTML and .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-09-590R

C. "The Nation's Long-Term Fiscal Outlook: March 2009 Update" (GAO-09-405SP, April 2009, .pdf format, 13p.).

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-09-405SP

3. US Government Economic Releases from the National Bureau of Economic Research: Links to releases for Apr. 29-May 5, 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 Periodical: Monthly Economic Indicators (March 2009, 6p., with county data in Microsoft Excel format).

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

Idaho:

Department of Labor Report: "Idaho Hispanic Buying Power 2008" (April 2009, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://labor.idaho.gov/publications/hispanicbuyingpower2008.pdf

Indiana:

Stats Indiana Update: "Welfare (Indiana and IN Counties), Jan 2009" (April 2009).

Tables:

http://www.stats.indiana.edu/fssa_m/index.html

Topic Information:

http://www.stats.indiana.edu/topic/welfare.asp

Stats Indiana:

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

Iowa:

State Data Center update: The SDC updated the following files on May 1, 2009 (.pdf and Microsoft Excel format):

STATE OF IOWA:

"State government tax collections: 2000-2008"

"States ranked by total taxes: 2000-2008"

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

See May 1, 2009 entry

Maryland:

State Data Center Reports:

A. "The 2007 Census of Agriculture Farms and Farmland in Maryland" (May 2009, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.mdp.state.md.us/msdc/dw_census_agriculture.htm

B. "2007 Annual Jobs and Income Data for Maryland's Jurisdictions" (May 2009, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.mdp.state.md.us/MSDC/bea/ca07/annual.htm

C. "Wage and Salary Jobs by Place of Work Through 2008" (May 2009, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.mdp.state.md.us/msdc/CES/dw_MdJob.htm

D. "House Price Index for Maryland and Its MSAs, 1975-2008" (May 2009, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.mdp.state.md.us/msdc/sale_data/FHFA_HPI/FHFA_HPI.htm

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NGOs and Other Countries:

European Community:

Eurostats Periodical: Statistics In Focus: (No. 32/2009-34/2009).

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/publications/collections/sif_dif

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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 Apr. 29, 2008-May 5, 2009 (09-134 to 09-135).

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

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Bulgaria:

National Statistical Institute Tables: "Freight Road Transport in 2008" (April 2009).

http://www.nsi.bg/ZActual_e/Trnsp08.htm

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Hungary:

Central Statistical Office Periodical: Statistical Reflections (Vol. 3, Nos. 9 and 10, 2009, .pdf format). The topics of the issues are "Residential housing loans, second half-year 2008," and "Domestic tourist trips of the population" respectively.

Vol. 3, No. 9: (2p.).

http://portal.ksh.hu/pls/ksh/docs/eng/xftp/stattukor/lakashitel/elakashitel0812.pdf

Vol. 3, No. 10: (3p.).

http://portal.ksh.hu/pls/ksh/docs/eng/xftp/stattukor/beu/ebeu0812.pdf

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Ireland:

Central Statistics Office/An Phriomh-Oifig Staidrimh Report: "Tourism and Travel 2008 (May 2009, .pdf format, 11p.).

http://www.cso.ie/releasespublications/documents/tourism_travel/current/tata.pdf

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Israel:

Central Bureau of Statistics Report: "Manufacturing Indices 2007 Annual Summaries" (April 2009, .pdf format, 68p., with tables in compressed and uncompressed Microsoft Excel format, and ancillary information in Microsoft Word format).

http://www.cbs.gov.il/webpub/pub/text_page_eng.html?publ=23&CYear=2007&CMonth=1

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Macedonia:

State Statistical Office News Releases: Note: all releases are in Macedonian and English.

A. "Balance of electrical energy by months, 2007" (Apr. 30, 2009, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.stat.gov.mk/english/statistiki_eng.asp?ss=11.06&rbs=4

B. "Balance of natural gas by months, 2007" (Apr. 30, 2009, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.stat.gov.mk/english/statistiki_eng.asp?ss=11.06&rbs=3

C. "Active Population in the Republic of Macedonia" (May 4, 2009, .pdf format, 13p.).

http://www.stat.gov.mk/english/statistiki_eng.asp?ss=07.01&rbs=1

D. "External trade scope of the Republic of Macedonia" (May 5, 2009, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.stat.gov.mk/english/statistiki_eng.asp?ss=13.01&rbs=1

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands: SN has updated its Web Magazine, Economic Monitor, and Press Releases from Apr. 29-May. 5, 2009).

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

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Releases: Statistics Norway News Releases: SN has updated its news releases from Apr. 29-May 5, 2009).

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

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Pakistan:

Federal Bureau of Statistics Report: "Labour Force Survey 2007-08" (December 2008, .pdf format 282p.).

http://www.statpak.gov.pk/depts/fbs/publications/lfs2007_08/lfs2007_08.html

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Philippines:

National Statistics Office News Release: "Summary of Results Private Building Construction Statistics for the Year 2007" (Apr. 30, 2009).

http://www.census.gov.ph/data/sectordata/bp2007tx.html

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Poland:

Central Statistical Office Report: "Registered unemployment I-IV quarter 2008" (April 2009, .pdf format, 118p.). The report is in Polish and English.

http://www.stat.gov.pl/gus/5840_676_ENG_HTML.htm

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Slovakia:

Statistical Office News Release: "Foreign trade definitive data of the year 2007" (May 5, 2009).

http://portal.statistics.sk/showdoc.do?docid=17463

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Slovenia:

Statistical Office News Releases:

A. "Postal and Electronic Communications Services, Slovenia, 2007-2008," by Vida Lipovsek (May 5, 2009).

http://www.stat.si/eng/novica_prikazi.aspx?id=2315

B. "Supply balance sheets for the market year, Slovenia, 2000-2007," by Spela Gale (Apr. 30, 2009).

http://www.stat.si/eng/novica_prikazi.aspx?id=2324

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UK:

1. Department for Business, Enterprise, and Regulatory Reform Report: "Trade Union Membership 2008," by Craig Barratt (April 2009, .pdf format, 72p.).

http://stats.berr.gov.uk/uksa/tu/sa20090429.htm

2. Department of Energy and Climate Change Periodical: Monthly Energy Statistics (April 2009, Microsoft Excel format).

http://stats.berr.gov.uk/uksa/energy/sa20090430.htm

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Missouri) Periodicals:

A. International Economic Trends (May 2009, .pdf format, 47p.).

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

B. Review (Vol. 91, No. 3, May/June 2009, .pdf format, 178p.).

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

C. National Economic Trends (May 2009, .pdf format, 27p.).

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

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Urban Institute Report: "Employers' Perspectives on San Francisco's Paid Sick Leave Policy," by Shelley Waters Boots, Karin Martinson, and Anna Danziger (Low-Income Working Families Paper 12, March 2009, .pdf format, 17p.).

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=411868

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American Enterprise Institute Periodical: Economic Outlook (May 2009, .pdf format, 5p.). This month's issue is: "Can China Keep Growing?" by John H. Makin.

http://www.aei.org/publications/pubID.29791/pub_detail.asp

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WORKING PAPERS:

Federal Reserve Banks:

District 3: Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

http://www.philadelphiafed.org/research-and-data/publications/working-papers/

NEW:

No. 09-10 "Inducing Agents to Report Hidden Trades: A Theory of an Intermediary," by Yaron Leitner.District 3: Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

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

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

NEW:

No. 09-8 "The Consolidation of Financial Market Regulation: Pros, Cons, and Implications for the United States," by Sabrina R. Pellerin, John R. Walter, and Patricia E. Wescott

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

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

NEW:

No. 2009-22A "Financial Development and Economic Volatility: A Unified Explanation," by Pengfei Wang and Yi Wen.

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

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

NEW:

No. 471 "Transition to FDI Openness," by Ellen R. McGrattan.

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

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

NEW:

No. 2009-08 "The Effect of an Employer Health Insurance Mandate on Health Insurance Coverage and the Demand for Labor: Evidence from Hawaii," by Thomas C. Buchmueller, John DiNardo, and Robert G. Valletta.

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National Bureau of Economic Research: NBER has released the following working papers for the week of Apr. 26-May 2, 2009:

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

New papers are: 14927-14938

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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. 696 "Structural policies to overcome geographic barriers and create prosperity in New Zealand," by Yvan Guillemette.

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Luxembourg Income Study: LIS has recently released new working papers. They are numbered:

http://www.lisproject.org/php/wp/wp.php

Click on "send" without entering any search parameters.

NEW:

No. 511 "Social Assistance and Minimum Income Protection in the EU: Vulnerability, Adequacy, and Convergence," by Kenneth Nelson

No. 512 "Inequality Decompositions - A Reconciliation," by Frank Cowell and Carlo Fiorio

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World Bank Policy Research Programme: WBPR has recently released several new working papers. See the list at:

http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?menuPK=577939&pagePK=64165265&piPK=64165423&theSitePK=469382

New papers are: WPS 4918-4924

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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%3D2009&topSelect=publications&subSelect=papers

The new working papers are: 4145-4159

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World Institute for Development Economics Research [United Nations University]: "Understanding the African Growth Record: the Importance of Policy Syndromes and Governance," by Augustin Kwasi Fosu (Discussion Paper 2009/02, April 2009, .pdf format, 42p.). Links to an abstract and full-text are available at:

http://www.wider.unu.edu/publications/working-papers/discussion-papers/2009/en_GB/dp2009-02/

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Bank for International Settlements:

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

NEW:

No. 281 "A Framework for Assessing the Systemic Risk of Major Financial Institutions," by Xin Huang, Hao Zhou and Haibin Zhu.

No. 282 "China's exchange rate policy and Asian trade," by Alicia García-Herrero and Tuuli Koivu.

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Asian Development Bank:

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

NEW:

No. 158 "Saving, Investment, and Current Account Surplus in Developing Asia," by D. Park and K. Shin.

No. 157 "Causes and Consequences of Global Imbalances: Perspective from Developing Asia," by C. Adams and D. Park.

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European Central Bank:

Occasional Papers:

http://www.ecb.int/pub/scientific/ops/date/html/index.en.html

NEW:

No. 103 "Transnational governance in global finance: the principles for stable capital flows and fair debt restructuring in emerging markets," by Raymond Ritter.

Working Papers:

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

NEW:

No. 1042 "The determinants of public deficit volatility," by Luca Agnello and Ricardo M. Sousa.

No. 1044 "The forecasting power of internal yield curve linkages," by Michele Modugno and Kleopatra Nikolaou.

No. 1048 "Downward wage rigidity and optimal steady-state inflation," by Gabriel Fagan and Julián Messina.

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Bank of England:

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

NEW:

No. 366 "Common determinants of currency crises: role of external balance sheet variables," by Mirko Licchetta.

No. 367 "Labour market flows: facts from the United Kingdom," by Pedro Gomes.

No. 368 "The real exchange rate in sticky-price models: does investment matter?" by Enrique Martínez-García and Jens Sondergaard.

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New Economic Papers (NEP)-ALL. The latest list of New Economic Papers (Apr. 25, 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. 3, June 2009).

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

Economics Letters (Vol. 103, No. 3, June 2009).

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

Industrial Relations Journal (Vol. 40, No. 3, May 2009).

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118482798/home

Journal of Development Economics (Vol. 89, No. 2, July 2009).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03043878

Journal of International Economics (Vol. 78, No. 1, June 2009).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00221996

Journal of Political Economy (Vol. 117, No. 2, April 2009).

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/jpe/current

Journal of Public Economics (Vol. 93, Nos. 5/6, June 2009).

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

Scandinavian Journal of Economics (Vol. 111, No. 2, June 2009).

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/117965293/home

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

American Economics Association: "Job Openings for Economists: May 2009."

http://www.aeaweb.org/joe/current/joe_output.php?joe_issue=200905

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Chronicle of Higher Education:

Economics positions has been updated through May 5, 2009.

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

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US Joint Economic Committee Hearing Testimony: "Equal Pay For Equal Work? New Evidence on the Persistence of the Gender Pay Gap," a hearing held Apr. 28, 2009 (.pdf format).

http://jec.senate.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Hearings.HearingsCalendar&ContentRecord_id=cf433c8d-5056-8059-76c9-af59a1aa3b35

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DATA:

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Missouri) ArchivaL Federal Reserve Economic Data (ALFRED) Update: "Vintage data have been added for 10 series on the Employment Situation release. First available vintages range from 1961-11-03 to 1982-02-05" (May 2009).

http://alfred.stlouisfed.org/news/20090501

ALFRED:

http://alfred.stlouisfed.org/

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US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service: "Commodity Costs and Returns" (updated May 2009). "USDA has estimated annual production costs and returns and published accounts for major field crop and livestock enterprises since 1975. Cost and return estimates are reported for the United States and major production regions for corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton, grain sorghum, rice, peanuts, oats, barley, sugar beets, milk, hogs, and cow-calf. These cost and return accounts are "historical" accounts based on the actual costs incurred by producers. The costs and returns estimation program uses surveys conducted about every 4-8 years for each commodity as part of the annual Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS), and methods that conform to standards recommended by the American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA).

Starting in 2009, commodity costs and returns are updated biannually with preliminary estimates released on May 1 and final estimates released on October 1. This change is an attempt to enhance the usefulness of these data by improving the timeliness of their availability."

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Data/CostsAndReturns/

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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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