Current Social Science Research Report--Economics #23, July 10, 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

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

DATA

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodical, News Release:

A. Compensation and Working Conditions Online. The latest article is dated Jun. 27, 2007).

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

B. "American Time Use Survey: 2006" (Jun. 28, 2007, ASCII text, HTML, and .pdf format, 28p.).

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

2. US Government Economic Releases from the National Bureau of Economic Research: Links to releases for Jul. 3-10, 2007 are available at the site.

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

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US States:

Iowa:

State Data Center Updates: On Jul. 6, 2007 the SDC updated the following data (all .pdf and Microsoft Excel format). For the State: Iowa exports: Top 25 commodities; Iowa exports: Top 25 countries: 2003-2006.

http://www.iowadatacenter.org/indexlinks/New

See Jul. 6, 2007 entry.

North Dakota:

State Data Center Periodical: Population Bulletin (Vol. 23, No. 7, July 2007, .pdf format, 3p.). The topic of this issue is "North Dakota County Business Establishments, Business Employees, and Payroll: 2005."

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/sdc/publications/population/PB_23_7press.pdf

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NGOs and Other Countries:

European Commission:

Eurostat Periodical: Statistics in Focus. The latest issues of Statistics in Focus (07/85-07/87, .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 Jul. 3 - Jul. 10, 2007 (No. 07/232-07/236).

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

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Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development/UN Food and Agriculture Organization Report: "OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2007-2016" (July 2007, .pdf format, 87p.), The report is linked to from an OECD news release: "Growing bio-fuel demand underpinning higher agriculture prices, says joint OECD-FAO report" (Jul. 4, 2007).

http://www.oecd.org/document/2/0,3343,en_2649_201185_38893378_1_1_1_1,00.html

Click on title for link to full text.

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Indonesia:

Statistics Indonesia Press Release: "Production of Paddy, Maize And Soybeans 2006 (Fixed Figures 2006 and Estimation Figures II 2007)" (July 2007, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.bps.go.id/releases/Production_Of_Paddy_Maize_And_Soybeans/English/index.html

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Ireland:

Central Statistical Office/An Phriomh-Oifig Staidrimh Reports:

A. "National Income and Expenditure: Annual Results for 2006" (July 2007, .pdf format, 12p.).

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

B. "2005 Census of Building and Construction" (July 2007, .pdf format, 11p.).

http://www.cso.ie/releasespublications/documents/construction/current/cenbuild.pdf

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Articles:

A. "Average income Dutch household approximately 50 thousand euro (68,130 US dollars)," by Linda Moonen (Jul. 3, 2007).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/inkomen-bestedingen/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2007/2007-2215-wm.htm

B. "Wellness sector booming" (Jul. 5, 2007).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/bedrijven/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2007/2007-90054-wk.htm

C. "Trade with China continues to grow" (Jul. 5, 2007).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/internationale-handel/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2007/2007-90056-wk.htm

D. "The Netherlands relatively wealthy nation," by Bart Meijer (Jul. 5, 2007).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/macro-economie/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2007/2007-2227-wm.htm

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Philippines:

National Statistics Office Special Report: "The Consumer Price Index in the Philippines (2000 = 100) 2006 Report" (Special Report 278, July 2007).

http://www.census.gov.ph/data/sectordata/sr07278tx.html

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South Africa:

Statistics South Africa Report: "Financial statistics of national government 2005/2006" (June 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 30p.).

http://www.statssa.gov.za/Publications/statsdownload.asp?PPN=P9119.3&SCH=3951

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Federal Reserve Bank of New York Periodical: Current Issues in Economics and Finance (Vol. 13, No. 5, June 2007, .pdf and HTML format, 7p.). Note: The main article is titled Why a Dollar Depreciation May Not Close the U.S. Trade Deficit, by Linda Goldberg and Eleanor Wiske Dillon.

http://www.newyorkfed.org/research/current_issues/ci13-5.html

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

A. International Economic Trends (July 2007, .pdf format, 70p., with selected country trend charts, .pdf format).

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

Note: this is a temporary address. This issue is archived at:

http://research.stlouisfed.org/publications/aiet/past/

B. The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review (Vol. 89, No. 4, July/August 2007, .pdf format). The topic of this issue is "Proceedings of the Thirty-First Annual Economic Policy Conference of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis."

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

Note: this is a temporary address. This issue is archived at:

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

C. National Economic Trends (July 2007, .pdf format, 27p.).

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

Note: this is a temporary address. This issue is archived at:

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

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Urban Institute Reports:

A. "Towards a More Consistent Distributional Analysis," by Leonard E. Burman, Jane G. Gravelle, Jeff Rohaly (June 2007, .pdf format, 34p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/411480.html

B, "How Have Asset Policies for Cash Welfare and Food Stamps Changed since the 1990s?" by Signe-Mary McKernan and William Margrabe (Opportunity and Ownership Facts, June 2007, .pdf format, 1.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/311494.html

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WORKING PAPERS:

Federal Reserve Banks:

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Georgia): "Microentrepreneurship and the Business Cycle: Is Self-Employment a Desired Outcome?" by Federico S. Mandelman and Gabriel V. Montes Rojas (Working Paper 2007-15, July 2007, .pdf format, 25p.). Note: Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.frbatlanta.org/invoke.cfm?objectid=6DDC2BC9-5056-9F12-121246370FC82E14&method=display

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (Massachusetts): "The Potential Economic Impact of Increasing the Minimum Wage in New Hampshire," by Antoniya Owens (NEPPC DP No. 07-1, July 2007, .pdf format, 19p.).

http://www.bos.frb.org/economic/neppc/dp/2007/neppcdp0702.pdf

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National Bureau of Economic Research: NBER has released the following working papers for the week of Jun. 25-Jul. 2, 2007:

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

New papers are: 13209-13245

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International Monetary Fund: IMF has recently added new working papers. The papers are Nos. 147-149.

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: 4272-4280.

and click on "More" for the rest.

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development:

A. "The unemployment impact of immigration in OECD countries," by Sébastien Jean and Miguel Jiménez (Economics Department Working Papers No. 563, July 2007, .pdf and Microsoft Word format, 31p.).

Abstract:

This paper assesses the consequences of immigration for natives' unemployment in OECD countries and investigates the role played by product and labour market policies in the economy's adjustment to immigration inflows. The estimations, combining a skill-level and an aggregate approach using data for males, cover eighteen OECD countries over the period 1984-2003. While no significant long-run impact is found, an increase in the share of immigrants in the labour force is estimated to raise temporarily natives' unemployment, over a period of approximately five to ten years. Anti-competitive product market regulations are found to increase both the magnitude and the persistence of this impact, while more stringent employment protection legislation magnifies its persistence, and a higher average replacement rate of unemployment benefits increases its magnitude.

http://www.olis.oecd.org/olis/2007doc.nsf/linkto/eco-wkp(2007)23

B. "The internationalisation of production, international outsourcing and employment in the OECD," by Margit Molnar, Nigel Pain and Daria Taglioni (Economics Department Working Papers No. 561, July 2007, .pdf and Microsoft Word format, 73p.).

Abstract:

This paper reviews some of the possible changes that may occur in the national labour markets of many OECD countries as a result of international trade and the internationalisation of production by multinational companies, with a particular focus on the impact of outward foreign direct investment (FDI) from OECD countries on employment in the home country of the investing firms. Existing studies suggest that the overall impact of trade and the internationalisation of production on aggregate labour market outcomes has been comparatively small, although particular skill and occupational groups have been affected more strongly. The empirical findings in the paper suggest that the aggregate employment impact of outward FDI varies across industries and countries. For manufacturing industries with strong commercial links with the non-OECD economies, there is evidence that domestic employment has become more sensitive to movements in domestic labour costs. At the country level, the growth of outward investment is found to have a significant positive effect on domestic employment growth in the United States. In contrast, there is a negative association in Japan, especially from outward investment in China.

http://www.olis.oecd.org/olis/2007doc.nsf/linkto/eco-wkp(2007)21

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European Central Bank: "Structural reforms in EMU and the role of monetary policy - a survey of the literature," by Nadine Leiner-Killinger, Víctor López Pérez, Roger Stiegert and Giovanni Vitale (Occasional Paper Series No. 66, July 2007, .pdf format, 41p.).

Abstract:

The need for structural reforms in the euro area has often been advocated. These reforms would improve the welfare of euro area citizens and also, as a welcome side-effect, facilitate the conduct of monetary policy. Against this background, a particularly relevant question that can be posed is whether monetary policy should help implement structural reforms. The objective of this paper is to provide a review of the existing literature on structural reforms in Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and to discuss the possible ways in which monetary policy could support the structural reform process. In the context of EMU, the main conclusions that emerge are that the monetary policy for the euro area is not the appropriate tool for mitigating the potential and uncertain short-term costs of reforms or for providing incentives for structural reforms at the national level. However, credible monetary policy aimed at price stability can improve the functioning of the supply side of the economy and contribute to an environment which is conducive to welfare-enhancing structural changes. In addition, the ECB’s contribution to the implementation of structural reforms takes the form of analysis, assessment and communication.

http://www.ecb.eu/pub/pdf/scpops/ecbocp66.pdf

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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: 2900-2920

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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 2039-2049

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New Economic Papers (NEP)-ALL. The latest list of New Economic Papers (Jun. 30, 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):

Economic Journal (Vol. 117, No. 522, July 2007).

http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/toc/ecoj/117/522

Journal of Political Economy (Vol. 115, No. 3, June 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.journals.uchicago.edu/JPE/journal/contents/v115n3.html

Oxford Economic Papers (Vol. 59, No. 3, July 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://oep.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol59/issue3/index.dtl

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its job listings to include items from Jun. 28-Jul. 5, 2007.

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

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DATA:

National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago (Illinois) Data Enclave: "The National Institute of Standards and Technology's Advanced Technology Program (ATP), the Kauffman Foundation and the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago announced the opening of a new data enclave. The initial phase of the data enclave will: Promote secure researcher access, both onsite and remote, to data that can be used to examine entrepreneurship and firm-level behavior; Develop a research community of professors, graduate students, and institutional researchers interested in business behavior and innovation, and: Promote top quality research while protecting the confidentiality of business information." For more information see:

http://www.norc.uchicago.edu/News/Data+Enclave+Offers+Secure+Access.htm

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US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service: "State Export Data" (June 2007, Microsoft Excel format). The latest data is for 2006).

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

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