Current Social Science Research Report--Economics #114, May 27, 2009.

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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

DATA

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Census Bureau News Releases. Note: both of the below listed releases link to American Factfinder extractable data on the topics.

A. "Census Bureau Announces Guam Economy Grew by 36 Percent in Sales Between 2002 and 2007" (CB09-80, May 26, 2009).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/economic_census/013826.html

B. "2007 Economic Census: Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Industry Series" (May 26, 2009).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/economic_census/013828.html

2. Bureau of Labor Statistics News Release, Periodical:

A. "Productivity and Costs by Industry: Selected Service-Providing and Mining Industries" (May 20, 2009, HTML and .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/prin2.toc.htm

B. Issues in Labor Statistics (Summary 09-06, May 2009, .pdf format, 4p). The topic of this issue is: "A New Approach to Classifying Industries in the Information Sector."

http://www.bls.gov/opub/ils/pdf/opbils75.pdf

3. Department of Labor, Women's Bureau Report: "Employment Status of Women and Men in 2008" (May 2009).

http://www.dol.gov/wb/factsheets/Qf-ESWM08.htm

4. Small Business Administration Report: "Small and Micro Business Lending in the United States" (May 2009, .pdf format, 85p.).

http://www.sba.gov/advo/research/2008.html

5. US Government Economic Releases from the National Bureau of Economic Research: Links to releases for May 20-27, 2009 are available at the site.

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

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US States:

Alabama:

Center for Business and Economic Research, University of Alabama Slide Presentation: "2009 Alabama Economic Outlook (2008, Microsoft PowerPoint format, 42 slides).

http://cber.cba.ua.edu/pdf/2009%20AL%20economic%20outlook%20final.ppt

Ancillary Information: "Alabama Metropolitan Areas 2009" (2009, .pdf format, 16p.).

http://cber.cba.ua.edu/pdf/Alabama_Metros%202009.pdf

Alaska:

Department of Labor and Workforce Development Periodical: Alaska Economic Trends (May 2009, .pdf format, 23p.). The topic of this issue is: "Building the Next Pipeline."

http://labor.state.ak.us/trends/

Hawai'i:

Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism Report: "Quarterly Statistical and Economic Report: 2nd Quarter 2009" (May 2009, .pdf format, 148p., with accompanying tables in compressed and uncompressed Microsoft Excel format).

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

North Dakota:

State Data Center Periodical: Economic Brief (Vol. 18, No. 5, May 2009, .pdf format, 3p.). The topic of this issue is "Personal Transfer Receipts in North Dakota: 2007."

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/sdc/publications/ebriefs/EB18_5Press.pdf

Wyoming:

Department of Administration and Information Report: "Wyoming State Government Revenue Forecast: Fiscal Year 2009--Fiscal Year 2014" (May 2009, .pdf format, 22p.).

http://eadiv.state.wy.us/creg/GreenCREG_May09.pdf

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NGOs and Other Countries:

European Community:

Eurostats Periodicals, Report, News Releases:

A. Statistics In Focus: (No. 37/2009, 38/2009, 39/2009, 42/2009)

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

B. "Labour Force Survey in the EU, Candidate and EFTA countries - Main characteristics of the 2007 national surveys," (May 2009, .pdf format, 59p.).

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/product_details/publication?p_product_code=KS-RA-09-002

C. "EU27 deficit in trade in goods with South Korea of 14 bn euro in 2008" (May 20, 2009, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/6-20052009-AP/EN/6-20052009-AP-EN.PDF

D. "EU27 deficit in trade in goods with Russia of 70 bn euro in 2008" (May 19, 2009, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/6-19052009-BP/EN/6-19052009-BP-EN.PDF

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International Monetary Fund Country Reports: The latest Country Reports (.pdf format) span the time period from May 20, 2008-May 26, 2009 (09-155 to 09-165).

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

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Australia:

1. Bureau of Statistics Periodical: Labour Statistics in Brief, 2009 (May 2009, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/6104.02009?OpenDocument

2. Parliamentary Library Research Paper: "Australia’s foreign debt -- data and trends," by Tony Kryger (May 2009).

http://www.aph.gov.au/Library/pubs/rp/2008-09/09rp30.htm

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Bulgaria:

National Statistical Institute Table: "State Of The Means Of Postal Communications In 2008" (May 2009).

http://www.nsi.bg/ZActual_e/PostMeans08.htm

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Article: "Employment among the disabled," by Diane Galarneau and Marian Radulescu (Perspectives on Labour and Income, May 2009, HTML and .pdf format, p. 5-15).

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75-001-x/2009105/article/10865-eng.htm

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China:

National Bureau of Statistics Report: "Major Agricultural Prices in 200 Main Produced Counties, May 01-10, 2009" (May 2009).

http://www.stats.gov.cn/english/newsandcomingevents/t20090520_402560277.htm

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Cyprus:

Statistical Service Report: "Research and Development Statistics 2006" (May 2009, .pdf format, 208p.). The report is in Greek and English.

http://www.pio.gov.cy/mof/cystat/statistics.nsf/publications_en/publications_en?OpenForm&OpenView&RestrictToCategory=191&SrcTp=1&Category=1&Subject=9&SubSubject=1&subsubtext=24&

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Denmark:

Statistics Denmark Subject Focus:

A. "Livestock density 2008" (May 2009).

http://www.dst.dk/HomeUK/Statistics/focus_on/focus_on_show.aspx?sci=347

B. "Input-output tables and analyses" (May 2009).

http://www.dst.dk/HomeUK/Statistics/focus_on/focus_on_show.aspx?sci=1153

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Finland:

Statistics Finland News Release: "Growth of income differentials continued in 2007" (May 20, 2009).

http://www.stat.fi/til/tjt/2007/tjt_2007_2009-05-20_tie_001_en.html

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands: SN has updated its Web Magazine, Economic Monitor, and Press Releases from May. 20-26, 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 May 20-26, 2009).

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

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Romania:

National Institute of Statistics Periodical: International Trade Statistical Bulletin: No. 2/2009 (May 2009, .pdf format, 119p.). The periodical is in Romanian and English).

http://www.insse.ro/cms/files/arhiva_buletine2009/bsci_02.pdf

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Singapore:

Singapore Department of Statistics Report: "Economic Survey Series: Reference Year 2007: Retail Trade" (May 2009, .pdf format, 58p.).

http://www.singstat.gov.sg/pubn/business/essretail2007.pdf

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Slovenia:

Statistical Office News Releases:

A. "Livestock production, Slovenia, 2008 - Provisional Data," by Aladar Belec (May 27, 2009).

http://www.stat.si/eng/novica_prikazi.aspx?id=2381

B. "Maritime transport, Slovenia, 2008," by Slavica Cerne (May 20, 2009).

http://www.stat.si/eng/novica_prikazi.aspx?id=2340

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Sri Lanka:

Department of Census and Statistics Report: "Annual Survey of Industries 2008: Final Report" (May 2009, .pdf format, 133p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.lk/industry/ASI_2008_REPORT.pdf

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Ukraine:

State Statistics Committee Tables:

A. "Stock--breeding: 1990-2009" (May 21, 2009).

http://www.ukrstat.gov.ua/operativ/operativ2006/sg/sg_rik/sg_e/tvar_e.html

B. "Main indicators on the water resources use and protection" (May 22, 2009).

http://www.ukrstat.gov.ua/operativ/operativ2006/ns_rik/ns_e/opvvr_rik_e2005.htm

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UK:

National Statistics Office Periodical: Financial Statistics, edited by Natu Somabhai Patel (No. 565, May 2009, .pdf format, 291p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/Product.asp?vlnk=376

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

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

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

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Brookings Institution Report: "Shrinking the Carbon Footprint of Metropolitan America" (May 2009, .pdf format, 83p.).

http://www.brookings.edu/reports/2008/05_carbon_footprint_sarzynski.aspx

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Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Report: "Kauffman index of entrepreneurial activity 1996-2008," by Robert W. Fairlie (April 2009, .pdf format, 33p.).

http://www.kauffman.org/uploadedFiles/kiea_042709.pdf

More information about Kauffman Foundation:

http://www.kauffman.org/Section.aspx?id=About_The_Foundation

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Rand Corporation Technical Report: "Consumer Use of Banks and Credit Unions: Findings from a Survey for the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues," by Jinkook Lee, Teryn Mattox, Kyoung-Nan Kwon, Arie Kapteyn, and Tania Gutsche (TR-672-CCUL, 2009, .pdf format, 37p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/TR672/

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Urban Institute Report, Brief:

A. "A Detailed Picture of Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital," by Austin Nichols and Melissa Favreault (May 2009, .pdf format, 30p.).

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=411889

B. "Risk and Recovery: Documenting the Changing Risks to Family Incomes," by Gregory Acs, Pamela J. Loprest, and Austin Nichols (Brief No. 8, May 2009, .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=411890

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CGAP Report: "The Impact of the Financial Crisis on Microfinance Institutions and Their Clients," by Xavier Reille, Christoph Kneiding, and Meritxell Martinez (May 2009, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.cgap.org/p/site/c/template.rc/1.9.34453/

More information about CGAP:

http://www.cgap.org/p/site/c/template.rc/1.9.34453/

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WORKING PAPERS:

Federal Reserve Banks:

Federal Reserve Board Finance and Economic Discussion Series:

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

NEW:

No. 2009-17 to 2009-20

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District 2: Federal Reserve Bank of New York (New York):

http://www.newyorkfed.org/research/staff_reports/index.html

NEW:

No. 374 "The Persistent Effects of a False News Shock," by Carlos Carvalho, Nicholas Klagge, and Emanuel Moench.

No. 373 "Barriers to Household Risk Management: Evidence from India," by Shawn Cole, Xavier Giné, Jeremy Tobacman, Petia Topalova, Robert Townsend, and James Vickery.

No. 372 "Credit Default Swap Auctions," by Jean Helwege, Samuel Maurer, Asani Sarkar, and Yuan Wang.

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District 4: Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (Ohio):

http://www.clevelandfed.org/research/research_publication.cfm?id=35

NEW:

WP 09-03 "A Brief Empirical History of U.S. Foreign-Exchange Intervention: 1973-1995," by Michael D. Bordo, Owen F. Humpage and Anna J. Schwartz.

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

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

NEW:

No. 2009-025A "Dynamics in Systematic Liquidity," by Björn Hagströmer

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

Staff Reports:

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

NEW:

No. 427 "A Quantitative Analysis of the Evolution of the U.S. Wage Distribution: 1970-2000," by Fatih Guvenen and Burhanettin Kuruscu.

No. 426 "Joint-Search Theory: New Opportunities and New Frictions," by Bulent Guler, Fatih Guvenen, and Giovanni L. Violante.

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National Bureau of Economic Research: NBER has released the following working papers for the week of May 10-16, 2009:

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

New papers are: 14972-15001

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Yale University Economic Growth Center: "Group versus Individual Liability: Long Term Evidence from Philippine Microcredit Lending Groups," by Xavier Giné and Dean Karlan (Center Discussion Paper No. 970, May 2009, .pdf format, 36p.).

Abstract:

Group liability in microcredit purports to improve repayment rates through peer screening, monitoring, and enforcement. However, it may create excessive pressure, and discourage reliable clients from borrowing. Two randomized trials tested the overall effect, as well as specific mechanisms. The first removed group liability from pre-existing groups and the second randomly assigned villages to either group or individual liability loans. In both, groups still held weekly meetings. We find no increase in default and larger groups after three years in preexisting areas, and no change in default but fewer groups created after two years in the expansion areas.

http://www.econ.yale.edu/growth_pdf/cdp970.pdf

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International Monetary Fund: IMF has recently added new working papers. The papers are No. 09/103 to 09/110.

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

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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. 699 "The effect of financial crises on potential output: new empirical evidence from OECD countries," by Davide Furceri and Annabelle Mourougane

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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 4943-4945.

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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: 4181-4190

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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 2653-2661

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Oesterreichische Nationalbank/National Bank of Austria:

http://www.oenb.at/en/presse_pub/research/020_workingpapers/working_papers_2009.jsp#tcm:16-38536

NEW:

No. 155 "Systemic Risk: Amplification Effects, Externalities, and Policy Responses," by Anton Korinek.

No. 154 "Country Size, Currency Unions, and International Asset Returns," by Tarek A. Hassan

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Banco Central De Chile/Central Bank of Chile:

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

NEW:

No. 516 "Interbank Rate and the Liquidity of the Market," by Luis A. Ahumada, Álvaro Garcia, Luis Opazo, and Jorge Selaive.

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Deutsche Bundesbank:

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

"Economic Studies"

NEW:

2009/12 "Opting out of the great inflation: German monetary policy after the breakdown of Bretton Woods," by Andreas Beyer, Vitor Gaspar, Christina Gerberding, and Otmar Issing.

2009/13 "Financial intermediation and the role of price discrimination in a two-tier market," by Stefan Reitz, Markus A. Schmidt, and Mark P. Taylor

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Norges Bank/Bank of Norway:

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

NEW:

No. 2009/8 "Fiscal stimulus in a credit crunch: the role of wage rigidity," by Francesco Furlanetto.

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South African Reserve Bank:

http://www.reservebank.co.za/Internet/Publication.nsf/WPSEV/6CE964A4904EDD4842257288003D91DB?opendocument

NEW:

WP/09/01 "An open economy New Keynesian DSGE model of the South African economy," by Rudi Steinbach, Patience Mathuloe and Ben Smit

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New Economic Papers (NEP)-ALL. The latest list of New Economic Papers (May 16, 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):

American Economic Review (Vol. 99, No. 2, May 2009). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for availability of these databases and this issue.

http://www.aeaweb.org/issue.php?journal=AER&volume=99&issue=2

Econometrica (Vol. 77, No. 3, May 2009). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for availability of this database and issue.

http://www.econometricsociety.org/issue.asp?ref=0012-9682&vid=77&iid=3&oc=&s=

Economic Journal (Vol. 119, No. 538, June 2009).

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

Economics Letters (Vol. 104, No. 1, July 2009).

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

European Economic Review (Vol. 53, No. 4, May 2009).

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

Journal of Econometrics (Vol. 151, No. 1, July 2009).

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

Journal of Industrial Economics (Vol. 57, No. 2, June 2009).

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/117972486/home

Journal of Labor Economics (Vol. 27, No. 2, April 2009). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for availability of this database and issue.

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/jole/2009/27/2

Journal of Monetary Economics (Vol. 56, No. 4, May 2009).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03043932

Quarterly Journal of Economics (Vol. 49, No. 2, May 2009). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for availability of this database and issue.

http://www.mitpressjournals.org/toc/qjec/124/2

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Chronicle of Higher Education:

Economics positions has been updated through May 27, 2009.

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

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DATA:

US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service: "Feed Grains Database" (Updated, May 2009, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format). "This database contains statistics on four feed grains (corn, grain sorghum, barley, and oats), foreign coarse grains (feed grains plus rye, millet, and mixed grains), hay, and related items. This includes data published in the monthly Feed Outlook and previously annual Feed Yearbook. Data are monthly, quarterly, and/or annual depending upon the data series."

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Data/FeedGrains/FeedYearbook.aspx

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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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