Current Social Science Research Report--Economics #118, June 23, 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

CONFERENCES

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

DATA

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Government Accountability Office Report: "Troubled Asset Relief Program: June 2009 Status of Efforts to Address Transparency and Accountability Issues" (GAO-09-658, June 2009, HTML and .pdf format, 108p.).

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-09-658

2. Bureau of Labor Statistics Report:

A. "Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Highlights: Jobs for the Environment" (June 2009, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.bls.gov/oes/highlight_environment.htm

B. "Where people worked, 2003 to 2007," (Issues in Labor Statistics, Summary 09-07, June 2009, .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.bls.gov/opub/ils/pdf/opbils77.pdf

3. Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy Report: "Family Firms Venturing into International Markets: A Resource Dependence Perspectives," by Lucia Naldi and Mattias Nordqvist (No. 346, June 2009, .pdf format, 37p.).

http://www.sba.gov/advo/research/rs346tot.pdf

4. Government Economic Releases from the National Bureau of Economic Research: Links to releases for Jun. 17-23, 2009 are available at the site.

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

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US States:

Alaska:

Department of Labor and Workforce Development Periodical: Alaska Economic Trends (June 2009, .pdf format, 19p.). The topic of this issue is "The U.S. Economy and Alaska Migration."

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

North Dakota:

State Data Center Periodical: Economic Brief (Vol. 18, No. 6, June 2009, .pdf format, 3p.). The topic of this issue is: "Housing Units Authorized for Construction by Building Permits in North Dakota: 2008."

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/sdc/publications/ebriefs/EB18_6Press.pdf

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NGOs and Other Countries:

United Nations:

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Periodical: Asia-Pacific Development Journal (Vol. 15, No. 2, December 2008, .pdf format).

http://www.unescap.org/publications/detail.asp?id=1336

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European Community:

Eurostats Periodicals, Report:

A. Statistics In Focus: (No. 46/2009) and Data in Focus (19/2009).

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

B. "Taxation trends in the European Union - Main results" (June 2009, .pdf format, 42p.).

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/product_details/publication?p_product_code=KS-81-09-553

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Report: "Economic Survey of Italy" (June 2009). Ordering information is available at the site.

http://www.oecd.org/document/48/0,3343,en_2649_33733_42987824_1_1_1_1,00.html

Related policy brief (.pdf format, 11p.).

http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/59/6/42902825.pdf

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International Monetary Fund Country Reports: The latest Country Reports (.pdf format) span the time period from Jun. 17, 2008-Jun. 23, 2009 (09/189 to 09-194).

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

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Armenia:

Statistics Armenia Report: "Report on labour force and informal employment in Armenia (on the results of one-off sample survey)" (June 2009, .pdf format).

http://www.armstat.am/en/?nid=80&id=1008

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Brazil:

Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e EstatÝstica (IBGE) Press Release: "Construction industry had real growth of 10.9% from 2006 to 2007" (Jun. 19, 2009). The press release links to a detailed report, as well as data, on the topic, in Portuguese.

http://www.ibge.gov.br/english/presidencia/noticias/noticia_visualiza.php?id_noticia=1392&id_pagina=1

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Bulgaria:

National Statistical Institute Table: "Average Prices and Quantities of Main Foods and Non-Food Goods Purchased by the Households, 2006-2008" (June 2009).

http://www.nsi.bg/ZActual_e/AveragePrices08.htm

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Cambodia:

National Institute of Statistics News Release: "The Preliminary Results of Nation-wide Establishment Listing of Cambodia 2009" (June 2009).

http://www.nis.gov.kh/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=36&Itemid=59&dc536d60b52b950803b9c8b3b236d526=9ade8dde61be5457905b6668e5143434

More information about the data:

http://www.nis.gov.kh/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=28:establishment-listing-2009&catid=34:nelc2009&Itemid=54

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Fiji Islands:

Bureau of Statistics Press Release: "Fiji's Earnings from Tourism 2008 [p(rovisional)]" (Jun. 12, 2009).

http://www.statsfiji.gov.fj/Releases/tourism_earnings.htm

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Ireland:

Central Statistics Office/An Phriomh-Oifig Staidrimh Report: Output, Input and Income in Agriculture 2008--Final Estimate" (June 2009, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.cso.ie/releasespublications/documents/agriculture/current/oiifin.pdf

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Israel:

Central Bureau of Statistics Report: "Seasonal and Prior Adjustment Factors for 2009: Trends for 2005-2009 (Version 6, June 2009, .pdf format).

http://www1.cbs.gov.il/www/publications/tseries/seasonal09/presentatione09.pdf

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Japan:

Statistics Bureau Report: "Annual Report on the Family Income and Expenditure Survey 2008--Summary Results of The 2008 Family Income and Expenditure Survey" (June 2009, .pdf format, 5p., with tables in Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/kakei/156index.htm

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Latvia:

Statistics Latvia News Release: If the release is in Latvian, click on the "EN" tab at the top right side of the page for an English version. "Housing stock of Latvia in 2008" (Jun. 19, 2009).

http://www.csb.gov.lv/csp/events/?mode=arh&period=06.2009&cc_cat=251&id=10409

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Mauritius:

Central Statistics Office Report: "National Accounts of Mauritius: 2008" (2009, .pdf format, 198p.).

http://www.gov.mu/portal/goc/cso/report/natacc/toc.htm

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands: SN has updated its Web Magazine, Economic Monitor, and Press Releases from Jun. 17-23, 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 Jun. 17-23, 2009).

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

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Palestinian National Authority News Release: "Press Release on the Main Results of the thirteen Round of Transport Survey- The Informal Sector in Palestinian Territory 2008" (Jun. 23, 2009, .pdf format, 1p.).

http://www.pcbs.gov.ps/Portals/_pcbs/PressRelease/informal%20press%20english.pdf

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Poland:

Central Statistical Office Reports. Reports are in Polish and English.

A. "Agriculture in 2008" (June 2009, .pdf format, 166p.).

http://www.stat.gov.pl/gus/5840_1544_ENG_HTML.htm

B. "Financial accounts by institutional sectors and sub-sectors, 2005-2006" (June 2009, .pdf format, 57p.).

http://www.stat.gov.pl/gus/5840_1533_ENG_HTML.htm

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Scotland:

Scottish Government Report: "Agriculture Facts and Figures 2009" (June 2009, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2009/06/19142408/0

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Sri Lanka:

Department of Census and Statistics Periodical: Statistics Newsletter (Vol. 1, No. 1, June 2009, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.lk/publication/Newsletter%201st%20Issue%202009.pdf

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Turkey:

Statistical Institute Press Release: "Annual Industry And Service Statistics, 2006" (Jun. 23, 2009, Microsoft Word format, 2p.).

http://www.turkstat.gov.tr/PreHaberBultenleri.do?id=6148

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UK:

1. National Statistics Office Periodical, Report:

A. Economic and Labour Market Review (June 2009, .pdf format, 86p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=14692&Pos=&ColRank=1&Rank=144

B. "Labour Disputes Public and Private Breakdown" (June 2009, HTML and comma separated value [.csv] format).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/tsdataset.asp?vlnk=9350&More=Y

2. Department for Transport Report: "UK Seafarer Statistics: 2008" (June 2009, .pdf format, 37p.).

http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/statistics/datatablespublications/maritime/seafarer/ukseafarerstatistics2008

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Pew Trusts Report: "Ups and Downs: Does the American Economy Still Promote Upward Mobility?" by Stephen J. Rose and Scott Winship (June 2009, .pdf format, 35p.).

http://www.pewtrusts.org/our_work_report_detail.aspx?id=53554

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European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research Monograph: Tax and Benefit Policies in the Enlarged Europe: Assessing the Impact with Microsimulation Models, edited by Orsolya Lelkes and Holly Sutherland (June 2009, 216p., ISBN: 978-0-7546-7848-9). For more information see:

http://www.euro.centre.org/detail.php?xml_id=1479

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WORKING PAPERS:

Federal Reserve Banks:

Federal Reserve Board Finance and Economic Discussion Series:

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

NEW:

2009-24 "Demand-driven Job Separation: Reconciling Search Models with the Ins and Outs of Unemployment," by Regis Barnichon.

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

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

NEW:

WP 09-04 "Deposit Market Competition, Costs of Funding and Bank Risk," by Ben R Craig and Valeriya Dinger.

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

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

NEW:

2009-029A "Speculative Bubbles and Financial Crisis," by Pengfei Wang, and Yi Wen.

2009-028A "Capital Misallocation and Aggregate Factor Productivity," by Costas Azariadis, and Leo Kaas.

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District 10: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Missouri):

http://www.kansascityfed.org/home/subwebnav.cfm?level=3&theID=10386&SubWeb=7

NEW:

RWP 0909 "Reply to Generalizing the Taylor Principle: A Comment," by Troy Davig and Eric Leeper

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

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

New papers are: 15082-15101

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International Monetary Fund: IMF has recently added new working papers. The papers are No. 09/127 to 09/131.

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

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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 4963-4977.

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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: 4220-4240.

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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 2666-2670.

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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:

No. 164 "The Impact of Exchange Rate on FDI and the Interdependence of FDI over Time," by By J. Alba, D. Park, and P. Wang.

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European Central Bank:

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

NEW:

No. 1059, 1061-1064.

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Banco Central De Chile/Central Bank of Chile:

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

NEW:

No. 517 "Do Exchange Rate Regimes Matter For Inflation And Exchange Rate Dynamics? The Case Of Central America," by Caputo G. Rodrigo and Igal Magendzo.

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Deutsche Bundesbank:

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

"Economic Studies"

NEW:

14/2009 "Changes in import pricing behaviour: the case of Germany," by Kerstin Stahn.

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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. 210 " Credit Frictions and the Comovement between Durable and Non-durable Consumption," by Vincent Sterk

No. 211 "Pension fund sophistication and investment policy," by Jan de Dreu and Jacob Bikker.

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Bank of Norway:

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

NEW:

2009/9 "Monetary policy and exchange rate overshooting: Dornbusch was right after all," by Hilde C. Bj°rnland.

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New Economic Papers (NEP)-ALL. The latest list of New Economic Papers (Jun. 3, 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

or

http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/feed/rss_1.0/site

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

American Journal of Agricultural Economics (Vol. 91, No. 3, August 2009).

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118482046/home

Annals of Statistics (Vol. 37, No. 4, August 2009).

http://projecteuclid.org/DPubS?service=UI&version=1.0&verb=Display&page=toc&handle=euclid.aos/1245332824

Economic Journal (Vol. 119, No. 539, July 2009).

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/117984601/home?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0

Economica (Vol. 76, No. 303, July 2009).

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

Games and Economic Behavior (Vol. 66, No. 2, July 2009).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/08998256

Industrial and Labor Relations Review (Vol. 62, No. 4, July 2009).

http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/ilrreview/currentIssue.html

Journal of Financial Economics (Vol. 93, No. 1, July 2009).

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

Journal of Urban Economics (Vol. 66, No. 1, July 2009).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00941190

Management Science (Vol. 55, No. 6, June 2009).

http://mansci.journal.informs.org/content/vol55/issue6/index.dtl

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CONFERENCES:

Econometric Society Australasian Meeting, to be held Jul. 7-10, 2009 in Canberra, Capital Territory, Australia. For more information see:

http://www.econometricsociety.org/meetingnews.asp?ref=23

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its employment page with listings through Jun. 23, 2009.

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

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Chronicle of Higher Education:

Economics positions has been updated through Jun. 23, 2009.

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

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Hearing Testimony: ""Bank of America and Merrill Lynch: How Did a Private Deal Turn Into a Federal Bailout?" a hearing held Jun. 11, 2009. (.pdf format). A video transcript of the hearing is available at the site (running time: 3 hours, 15 minutes, and 19 seconds).

http://oversight.house.gov/story.asp?ID=2474

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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.

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