Current Social Science Research Report--Economics #14, May 8, 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

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

DATA

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodical: Issues in Labor Statistics (07-01, May 2007, .pdf format, 2p.).This issue's article is: "Recovery After Hurricane Katrina: Employment in the Gulf Coast Area."

http://www.bls.gov/opub/ils/pdf/opbils57.pdf

2. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Periodical: Amber Waves (HTML and .pdf format, May 2007).

http://www.ers.usda.gov/AmberWaves/AllIssues/ShowIssue.asp?Issue=May07SpecialIssue

3. US Government Economic Releases from the National Bureau of Economic Research: Links to releases for May 1-8, 2007 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: "The Creative Industry in Hawaii" (April 2007, .pdf format, 22p.).

http://www.hawaii.gov/dbedt/info/economic/data_reports/hawaii-creative-report/index_html

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NGOs and Other Countries

European Commission:

Europa Periodicals:

A. Statistics in Focus. Statistics in Focus has released four new issues (Nos. 52/2007--57/2007, all .pdf format).

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page?_pageid=0,1136118&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&_calledfrom=2

B. Eurostatistics (Eurostat Statistical Book No. 2, 2007, .pdf format, 242p.) The topic of this issue is "Data for short-term economic analysis."

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page?_pageid=1073,46587259&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&p_product_code=KS-BJ-07-002

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International Monetary Fund Country Reports The latest Country Reports span the time period from Apr. 21--May 8, 2007 (No. 07/143-07/152).

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/scr1_sp.cfm?s_year=2007&e_year=2007&brtype=default

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Australia:

Australian Bureau of Statistics Report: "Labour Statistics in Brief, Australia: 2007" (May 2007, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/6104.02007?OpenDocument

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Report: "Income in Canada 2005," by (May 2007, .pdf and HTML format, 140p.).

http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/75-202-XIE/75-202-XIE2005000.htm

Related News Release: "Income of Canadians" (The Daily, May 3, 2007).

http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/070503/d070503a.htm

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Denmark:

Statistics Denmark Statbank Denmark Updates:

A. "NAT08: Fixed capital (DKK mio.) by kind, price unit and fixed capital."

http://www.statbank.dk/NAT08

B. "NAT09: Fixed capital (DKK mio.) by industry, kind, price unit and fixed capital"

http://www.statbank.dk/NAT09

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India:

Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation Reports: Note: MSPI requires free registration before providing reports.

A. "Household Consumption of Various Goods and Services in India, 2004-05 Vol.I: Major States and All-India" (National Sample Survey, 61st Round, June 2004-June 2005, April 2007, Series 111, Report 509 Vol. 1, .pdf format, 493p.).

B. "Household Consumption of Various Goods and Services in India, 2004-05 Vol.II: Minor States and Union Territories (Detailed Tables 1-4 only) (National Sample Survey, 61st Round, June 2004-June 2005, April 2007, Series 111, Report 509 Vol.2, .pdf format, 419p.).

C. "Energy Sources of Indian Households for Cooking and Lighting, 2004-05" (National Sample Survey, 61st Round, June 2004-June 2005, April 2007, Series 112, Report 511, .pdf format, get p number when it comes in).

For all three reports:

http://mospi.nic.in/mospi_nsso_rept_pubn.htm

and scroll to series/report numbers or titles near the bottom of the page.

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Article: "Dutch gas and electricity prices among the highest in Europe," by Henk Verduin and Joost Huurman (May 3, 2007).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/industrie-energie/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2007/2007-2187-wm.htm

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Releases:

A. Members of employer and trade union organisations, 2006: 30,000 more trade union members" (May 3, 2007). The news release links to three topical tables.

http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/07/02/10/arborg_en/

B. "General government fiscal account, revenue and expenditure, 2006: Large increase in government surplus" (Apr. 27, 2007).

http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/12/01/offinnut_en/

C. "Income statistics for limited companies, 2005: 8 per cent increase in entrepreneurial income" (Apr. 27, 2007). The news release links to three topical tables.

http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/10/02/ifaksje_en/

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Sweden:

Statistics Sweden Compendium: Public Finances in Sweden: 2007 (May 2007, .pdf format, 193p.). This compendium is in English.

http://www.scb.se/templates/PlanerPublicerat/ViewInfo.aspx?publobjid=6309

Click on "Hela publikationen" for link to full text.

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

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

A. International Economic Trends (May 2007, .pdf format).

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

B. National Economic Trends (April 2007, .pdf format).

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

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Rand Corporation Technical Report: "The Utilization of Women-Owned Small Businesses in Federal Contracting," by Elaine Reardon, Nancy Nicosia, Nancy Y. Moore . (April, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 30p.). Link to a summary and full text are available at:

http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/TR442/

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WORKING PAPERS:

Federal Reserve Banks:

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis: "Are Shocks to the Terms of Trade Shocks to Productivity?" by Timothy J. Kehoe and Kim J. Ruhl (Staff Report 391, May 2007, .pdf and PostScript format, 27p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://minneapolisfed.org/research/common/pub_detail.cfm?pb_autonum_id=1091

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Maxwell School, Center for Public Policy (Syracuse University): "Worldwide Econometrics Rankings: 1989-2005," by Badi H. Baltagi (CPR Working Paper No. 94, May 2007, .pdf format, 75p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www-cpr.maxwell.syr.edu/cprwps/wps94abs.htm

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Bank for International Settlements: "Growth dynamics: the myth of economic recovery," by Valerie Cerra and Sweta Chaman Saxena (WP 226, March 2007, .pdf format, 41p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.bis.org/publ/work226.htm

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International Monetary Fund: IMF recently added working papers to its site. The papers are Nos. 07/102-07/110.

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: 4226-4232.

and click on "More" for the rest.

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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 numbered 2770-2790.

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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 1980-1987.

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New Economic Papers (NEP)-ALL. The latest list of New Economic Papers (Apr. 28, 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):

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (Vol. 63, No. 3, July 2007).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01672681

Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (Vol. 31, No. 6, June 2007).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01651889

Journal of Financial Economics (Vol. 84, No. 3, June 2007).

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

Management Science (Vol. 53, No. 5, May 2007).

http://mansci.journal.informs.org/content/vol53/issue5/index.dtl

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

American Statistical Association: ASA has recently added several employment opportunities to its employment website. The new opportunities are dated Apr. 27-May 8, 2007.

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

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US House Committee on Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law Hearing Testimony: "Hearing on the U.S. Economy, U.S. Workers, and Immigration Reform," a hearing held May 3, 2007.

Hearing testimony (.pdf and RealPlayer format, running time 2 hours, 18 minutes, 2 seconds):

http://judiciary.house.gov/oversight.aspx?ID=311

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DATA:

Luxembourg Income Study Data Release: "The Third round of Wave V, Release 2 data is online. It includes: Switzerland 2000, Switzerland 2002, Luxembourg 2000, Estonia 2000, Hungary 1999, and Taiwan 2000."

http://www.lisproject.org/whatsnew.htm

Data access:

http://www.lisproject.org/introduction.htm

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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 5630 -Transformation of War Economies after Conflict: Bosnia Labour Survey, 2006

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5630

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