Current Social Science Research Report--Economics #13, May 1, 2007.

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

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

DATA

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Federal Reserve Board Compendium: Beige Book (April 2007).

http://www.federalreserve.gov/FOMC/BeigeBook/2007/20070425/default.htm

2. Department of the Treasury List and Country Profiles of Sanctioned Countries, Office of Foreign Asset Control (2007 .pdf format).

http://www.treas.gov/offices/enforcement/ofac/programs

3. Energy Information Administration Report, Country Analysis Briefs:

A. "Foreign Direct Investment 2004." (April 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.eia.doe.gov/finance/fdi/index.htm

B. "Country Analysis Brief: Canada (April 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 18p.).

http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cabs/Canada/Background.html

C. "Country Analysis Brief: Brunei" (April 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cabs/Brunei/Background.html

4. US Government Economic Releases from the National Bureau of Economic Research: Links to releases for Apr. 25-May 1, 2007 are available at the site.

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

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US States:

Maine:

State Planning Office Reports: "Maine Retail Sales Historical Data" (April 2007, Microsoft Excel format, with definitions in .pdf format, 5p.). Included are ESA Monthly Tax Sales (January 2000-February 2007); State Monthly Tax Sales (January 2000-February 2007); County Quarterly Tax Sales (01 2000--04 2006); and Town Annual Tax Sales (2000-2006).

http://www.maine.gov/spo/economics/economics/retailsales.php

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NGOs and Other Countries

United Nations:

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Report: "Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2007" (April 2007, .pdf format, 166p.).

http://www.unescap.org/publications/detail.asp?id=1205

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European Commission:

European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions Periodical: European Restructuring Monitor Quarterly (No. 1, Spring 2007, .pdf format, 18p.)

http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/emcc/erm/templates/displaydoc.php?docID=35

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Policy Brief: "Economic Survey of New Zealand, 2007," (April 2007, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/30/20/38418204.pdf

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Brazil:

Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística News Release: "Grain harvest estimate for 2007 is 130.7 million tons" (Apr. 9, 2007).

http://www.ibge.gov.br/english/presidencia/noticias/noticia_visualiza.php?id_noticia=859&id_pagina=1

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Denmark:

Statbank Denmark Updates:

A. "BEC2Y: Value of imports and exports by BEC (Broad Economic Categories), country and imports and exports" (April 2007).

http://www.statbank.dk/BEC2Y

B. "KN8Y: Imports and exports by imports and exports, commodities, country and unit" (April 2007).

http://www.statbank.dk/KN8Y

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Finland:

Statistics Finland News Release: "Narrowing of gender wage gap has slowed down in recent years" (Apr. 27, 2007).

http://www.stat.fi/til/pra/2005/pra_2005_2007-04-27_tie_001_en.html

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Hungary:

Central Statistical Office Periodical: Statistical Report: 2/2007 (April 2007, .pdf format, 43p.).

http://portal.ksh.hu/pls/ksh/docs/eng/xftp/gyor/jel/ejel20702.pdf

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Ireland:

Centrals Statistics Office/An Phriomh-Oifig Straidrimh Report: "Institutional Sector Accounts - Financial and Non-Financial" (April 2007, .pdf format, 65p.).

http://www.cso.ie/releasespublications/documents/economy/current/institutionalacc.pdf

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Japan:

Statistics Bureau Report: "Retail Price Survey: Statistical Tables for Annual Average Prices in 2006" (April 2007, HTML and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/kouri/15i5.htm

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Luxembourg:

Statec Luxembourg Periodical: Bulletin du Statec (No. 2, 2007, April 2007, .pdf format, 32p.). The subject of this issue is: "Le recensement agricole 2006" (Agricultural Census 2006). The Bulletin is in French.

http://www.statistiques.public.lu/fr/publications/conjoncture/bulletinStatec/2007/02_07_recens_agricole/index.html

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Malta:

National Statistics Office News Release: "Manufacturing Performance in Malta: 2004-2006: Industry & Services" (April 2007, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.nso.gov.mt/statdoc/document_view.aspx?id=1928&backUrl=news_by_date.aspx%3fretainCriteria%3dtrue

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Article: "Few working days lost through industrial action," by Jo van Cruchten en Rob Kuijpers (Apr. 24, 2007).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/arbeid-sociale-zekerheid/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2007/2007-2183-wm.htm

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Singapore:

Statistics Singapore Report: "Singapore's International Trade in Services 2005" (April 2007, .pdf format, 32p.).

http://www.singstat.gov.sg/pdtsvc/pubn/business.html#inttrade

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Sri Lanka:

Department of Census and Statistics Report: "Household Income & Expenditure Survey 2005" (April 2007, .pdf format, 73p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.lk/HIES%202005/Household%20income%20New/main.pdf

Note: the report is internally linked from the 5 page table of contents .pdf that this address links to. Click on any item in the table of contents to go to that chapter or the report.

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UK:

1. National Statistics Office Periodical, Article:

A. Financial Statistics (No. 539, April 2007, .pdf format, 288p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=376&Pos=1&ColRank=1&Rank=422

B. "Consumer Prices Index and Retail Prices Index: Updating Weights for 2007," by David Baran (April 2007, .pdf format, 15p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/article.asp?ID=1779

2. Department of Trade and Industry Report: "Trade Union Membership 2006," by Heidi Grainger and Martin Crowther. (April, 2007, .pdf format, 38p.)

http://www.dti.gov.uk/files/file39006.pdf

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

United States Trust Company Report: U.S. Trust Survey of Affluent Americans XXVI (April 2007, .pdf format, 33p.)

http://www.ustrust.com/ustsurveyxxvi.html

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Missouri) Periodical: The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review (Vol. 89, No. 3, May/June 2007, .pdf format).

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

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Policy Matters Ohio Report: "Foreclosure Growth in Ohio 2007," by Zach Schiller. (March 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 12p.)

http://www.policymattersohio.org/ForeclosureGrowthOhio2007.htm

More information about PMO:

http://www.policymattersohio.org/aboutpmo.html

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The Fraser Institute Report: "Fraser Alert: The Canadian Consumer Tax Index, 2007" (Apr. 2007, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.fraserinstitute.ca/admin/books/files/CCTI.pdf

More information about FI:

http://www.fraserinstitute.ca/about/index.asp?tnav=2

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National Research Council Monograph: Understanding Business Dynamics: An Integrated Data System for America's Future, edited by John Haltiwanger, Lisa M. Lynch, and Christopher Mackie (National Academies Press, 2007, OpenBook format, 200p.). Ordering information for a print or .pdf copy is available at the site.

http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11844

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WORKING PAPERS:

Federal Reserve Banks:

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (Massachusetts):

A. "Optimal Retirement Asset Decumulation Strategies: The Impact of Housing Wealth," by Wei Sun, Robert K. Triest, and Anthony Webb (Public Policy Discussion Paper No. 07-2, April 2007, .pdf format, 37p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.bos.frb.org/economic/ppdp/2007/ppdp0702.htm

B. "Unpacking Social Interactions," by Ethan Cohen-Cole and Giulio Zanella (QAU Working Paper No. QAU07-4, April 2007, .pdf format, 16p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.bos.frb.org/bankinfo/qau/wp/2007/qau0704.htm

Federal Reserve Bank of New York Staff Report: "Why Are Switzerland’s Foreign Assets so Low? The Growing Financial Exposure of a Small Open Economy," by Nicolas Stoffels and Cédric Tille. (No. 283, April 2007, .pdf format, 25p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.newyorkfed.org/research/staff_reports/sr283.html

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John F. Kennedy School of Government [Harvard University]: "South Africa: Macroeconomic Challenges after a Decade of Success," by Jeffrey Frankel, Ben Smit and Federico Sturzenegger (Working Paper No.:RWP07-021, April 2007, .pdf format, 98p.). Links to an abstract and full text can be found at:

http://ksgnotes1.harvard.edu/Research/wpaper.nsf/rwp/RWP07-021

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Levy Economic Institute of Bard College [Annandale-on-Hudson, NY]: "Gender Disparities in Employment and Aggregate Profitability in the United States," by Melissa Maloney and Ajit Zacharias (Working Paper No. 496, April 2007, .pdf format, 21p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.levy.org/default.asp?view=publications_view&pubID=1122f856f76

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International Monetary Fund: IMF has added four working papers on. The papers are Nos. 07/98--07/101

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

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World Bank Development Programme: WDP has recently released several new working papers. See the list at:

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

New Papers are: 4222-4225

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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%3D2007&topSelect=publications&subSelect=papers

The new working papers are: 2765-2769

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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 2007.

The new papers are numbered 1969-1979.

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New Economic Papers (NEP)-ALL. The latest list of New Economic Papers (Apr. 21, 2007) is available at:

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://agecon.lib.umn.edu/cgi-bin/new.pl

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

Games and Economic Behavior (Vol. 59, No. 1, April 2007).

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

Journal of Econometrics (Vol. 138, No. 2, June 2007). This issue is a special issue: "Information and Entropy Econometrics" - A Volume in Honor of Arnold Zellner

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

Journal of Monetary Economics (Vol. 54, No. 4, May 2007).

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

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US House Committee on Labor and Education Hearing Testimony: "Strengthening the Middle Class: Ensuring Equal Pay for Women," a hearing held April 24, 2007.

Hearing testimony (.pdf format):

http://edworkforce.house.gov/hearings/fc042407.shtml

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DATA:

US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis Press Release: "Local Area Personal Income, 2005," (BEA-07-017, April 2007, .pdf, HTML, and Excel (tables) format, 5p.).

http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/lapi/2007/lapi0407.htm

Annual Data for 1969-2005 (National, State, Metropolitan Area, and County level), can be downloaded (HTML and comma separated value [.csv) at:

http://www.bea.gov/regional/reis/default.cfm?catable=CA05&series=SIC

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US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service "International Baseline Data" (April 2007, Microsoft Excel format). "International baseline projections indicate supply, demand, and trade for major agricultural commodities for selected countries. These projections provide foreign country detail supporting the annual USDA agricultural baseline, which are long run, 10-year projections."

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

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United Nations Common Database: "The new UN data access system (UN-data) will improve the dissemination of statistics by UNSD to the widest possible audience. An easy to use data access system was developed that meets UNSD’s vision of providing an integrated information resource with current, relevant and reliable statistics free of charge to the global community." UN-data will be launched in the summer of 2007.

http://unstats.un.org/unsd/UNdata/default.htm

UN Common Data Database is now free of charge and can be accessed at:

http://unstats.un.org/unsd/cdb/cdb_help/cdb_quick_start.asp

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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/

SN 5611 Labour Force Survey Five-Quarter Longitudinal Dataset, October 2005 - December 2006

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5611

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