Current Social Science Research Report--Economics #17, May 29, 2007.

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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

DATA

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodical: Compensation and Working Conditions Online. The latest article is dated May 23, 2007.

http://www.bls.gov/opub/cwc/home.htm

2. US Government Economic Releases from the National Bureau of Economic Research: Links to releases for May 23-29, 2007 are available at the site.

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

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US States:

Alaska:

Labor and Workforce Development Periodical: Economic Trends (May 2007, .pdf format, 19p.).

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

North Dakota:

State Data Center Economic Brief: "Personal Transfer Receipts in North Dakota: 2005" (Vol. 16, No. 5, May 2007, .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/sdc/publications/ebriefs/EB16_5Press.pdf

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NGOs and Other Countries

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Publications:

A. African Economic Outlook 2007 (May 2007, 600p.). Ordering information is available at the site. In addition, 31 brief country studies (.pdf format) are available at the site.

http://www.oecd.org/document/22/0,2340,en_2649_201185_38561046_1_1_1_1,00.html

B. Economic survey of Hungary 2007 (May 2007). Ordering information is available at the site.

http://www.oecd.org/document/63/0,2340,en_2649_201185_38601087_1_1_1_1,00.html

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European Community:

Eurostat Periodicals:

A. Labour Market Latest Trends - 4th quarter 2006 data May 2007, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page?_pageid=1073,46587259&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&p_product_code=KS-QA-07-005

B.Statistics in Focus The latest issues of Statistics in Focus (07/62-07/63, .pdf format) are now available at the SIF website:

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

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International Monetary Fund Country Reports The latest Country Reports span the time period from May 23, 2007--May 24, 2007 (No. 07/181-07/183).

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

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Reports, Articles:

A. "Net Farm Income" (May 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 35p.).

http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/21-010-XIE/21-010-XIE2007001.htm

B. "Food Statistics: 2006" (May 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 44p.).

http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/21-020-XIE/21-020-XIE2006001.htm

C. "The busy lives of teens," by Katherine Marshall (in Perspectives on Labour and Income, Vol. 8, No. 5, May 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 5-15).

http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/75-001-XIE/10507/high-1.htm

D. "Family income: 2005" (The Daily, May 29, 2007).

http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/070529/d070529e.htm

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China:

National Bureau of Statistics News Release: "Statistical Communiqué on Labor and Social Security Undertakings in 2006" (May 24, 2007).

http://www.stats.gov.cn/english/newsandcomingevents/t20070524_402406436.htm

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Denmark:

Statistics Denmark Statbank Denmark Updates:

A. "IG911: Average family income by region, family type and type of income" (updated through 2005).

http://www.statbank.dk/IG911

B. "MPK100: Government bond yields by country" (updated through 2006).

http://www.statbank.dk/MPK100

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Hungary:

Central Statistical Office Compendium: National accounts Hungary, 2004-2005 (May 2007, .pdf format, 250p.). Tables are in Hungarian and English.

http://portal.ksh.hu/pls/ksh/docs/hun/xftp/idoszaki/monsz/monsz0405.pdf

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Sweden:

Statistics Sweden News Releases:

A. "Structure of salaries 2006: Women’s salaries increased the most" (May 22, 2007).

http://www.scb.se/templates/pressinfo____202788.asp

B. "Purchase prices for tenant-owned flats 2005 and 2006: SEK 85 billion of tenant-owned flats sold in Sweden in 2006" (May 25, 2007). NOTE!! GET OANDA CONVERSION RATE BEFORE SENDING.

http://www.scb.se/templates/pressinfo____203854.asp

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UK:

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs Report: "Family Food in 2005/06" (May 2007, .pdf format, 98p.).

http://statistics.defra.gov.uk/esg/publications/efs/2006/default.asp

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Federal Reserve Bank of New York Periodical: Current Issues in Economics and Finance (Vol. 13, No. 4, May 2007, .pdf format). This month's article is: " How Worrisome Is a Negative Saving Rate?" by Charles Steindel.

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

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Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas [Texas] Periodical" Economic Letter (Vol. 2, No. 5, May 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 8p.). The title of this issue is "Women at Work: A Progress Report," by W. Michael Cox and Richard Alm.

http://dallasfed.org/research/eclett/index.html

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Urban Institute Report: "Eligibility for Child Tax Credit by Age of Child," by Leonard E. Burman and Laura Wheaton (Tax Policy Center, May 2007, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/411470_Eligibility_Child.pdf

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Brookings Institution Report: "Restoring Prosperity: The State Role in Revitalizing America's Older Industrial Cities," by Jennifer S. Vey (May 2007, .pdf format, 80p.).

http://www.brookings.edu/metro/pubs/20070520_oic.htm

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Pew Charitable Trusts Report: "Economic Mobility: Is the American Dream Alive and Well?" by John E. Morton and Isabel V. Sawhill (May 2007, .pdf format, 9p.). The report is linked to from a PCT news release: "New Analysis Sees Men Failing To Reach Income Levels Of Previous Generation" (May 25, 2007).

http://www.pewtrusts.com/ideas/ideas_item.cfm?content_item_id=4200&content_type_id=16&page=16&issue=55&issue_name=Economic%20mobility&name=Pew%20Press%20Releases

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WORKING PAPERS:

Federal Reserve Banks:

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Missouri):

A. "Corruption and Trade Protection: Evidence from Panel Data," by Subhayu Bandyopadhyay and Suryadipta Roy (Working Paper 2007-022A, May 2007, .pdf format, 22p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://research.stlouisfed.org/wp/more/2007-022/

B. "Nash Equilibrium Tariffs and Illegal Immigration: An Analysis of Preferential Trade Liberalization," by Subhayu Bandyopadhyay and Ryo Takashima (Working Paper 2007-021A, May 2007, .pdf format, 22p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://research.stlouisfed.org/wp/more/2007-021/

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National Bureau of Economic Research: NBER has released the following working papers for the week of May 14-21, 2007:

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

New papers are: 13114-13133

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International Monetary Fund: IMF has added two working papers in the last week.

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

The papers are Nos. 07/122-07/123.

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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: 4234-4237

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Bank for International Settlements: "Globalisation and inflation: New cross-country evidence on the global determinants of domestic inflation," by Claudio E. V. Borio and Andrew Filardo (WP-227, May 2007, .pdf format, 54p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.bis.org/publ/work227.htm

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The European Central Bank has added several working papers in the last week. Papers (.pdf format) can be found at:

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

New papers are: 748-757.

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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 2003-2007.

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New Economic Papers (NEP)-ALL. The latest list of New Economic Papers (May 19, 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. 60, No. 1, July 2007).

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

Journal of Econometrics (Vol. 139, No. 2, August 2007).

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

Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (Vol. 31, No. 7, July 2007).

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

Journal of International Economics (Vol. 72, No. 2, July 2007).

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

Quarterly Journal of Economics (Vol. 122, No. 2, May 2007). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://www.mitpressjournals.org/toc/qjec/122/2?cookieSet=1

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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/

SN 5634 -Datastream Historical Company Accounts, 1965-2005

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5634

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