Current Social Science Research Report--Economics #25, August 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

DATA

WEBSITE UPDATES

BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US

1. Bureau of Labor Statistics Various:

A. Monthly Labor Review (Vol. 130, No. 5, May 2007, .pdf format).

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/mlrhome.htm

Note: this is a temporary address. When the next MLR is released, this one, along with all others back to 1981, will be available at:

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/archive.htm

B. Compensation and Working Conditions Online. The most recent article is dated July 25, 2007.

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

C. "Consumer Price Indexes, Sixteen Countries, unadjusted by BLS, 1950-2006," (July 2007, ASCII and .pdf format, p.).

ASCII text:

ftp://ftp.bls.gov/pub/special.requests/ForeignLabor/flscpian.txt

.pdf:

http://www.bls.gov/fls/flscpian.pdf

D. Spotlight on Statistics: "Back to School," (August 2007).

http://www.bls.gov/spotlight/

2. Bureau of Economic Analysis Periodical Survey of Current Business (Vol. 87, No. 7, July 2007, .pdf format).

http://www.bea.gov/scb/toc/0707cont.htm

Internal Revenue Service Report: The Statistics on Income (SOI) Tax Stats page on individual income tax returns has been updated to include data from 2005.

http://www.irs.gov/taxstats/indtaxstats/article/0,,id=134951,00.html

3. US Government Economic Releases from the National Bureau of Economic Research: Links to releases for Jul. 17, 2007 - Aug. 8, 2007 are available at the site.

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

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US States:

Alaska:

Labor and Workforce Development Periodical: Alaska Economic Trends (July/August 2007, .pdf format). The topic of this issue is "Alaska's 100 Largest Private Employers in 2006."

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

Maryland:

State Data Center Report: "IRS (Internal Revenue Service) County-To-County Income Data 1995 to 2004" (July 2007, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.mdp.state.md.us/msdc/dw_IRSInc.htm

North Dakota:

State Data Center Periodical: Population Bulletin (Vol. 23, No. 8, August 2007, .pdf format, 3p.). The topic of this issue is "Average Compensation Per Job in North Dakota: 2005."

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/sdc/publications/population/PB_23_8press.pdf

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NGOs and Other Countries

European Commission:

Eurostat Periodical: Statistics in Focus. The latest issues of Statistics in Focus (07/92-07/99, .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. 07/244-07/282).

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 Report: "Life after the High-tech Downturn: Permanent Layoffs and Earnings Losses of Displaced Workers," by Marc Frenette (July 2007, .pdf format, 29p.).

http://www.statcan.ca/english/research/11F0019MIE/11F0019MIE2007302.htm

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Urban Institute Report: "How Much Federal Spending Is Uncontrollable?" by Rudolph G. Penner and Julianna Koch (Tax Analysts Tax Facts, July 2007, .pdf format, 1p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/1001093.html

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Periodicals:

A. International Economic Trends (August 2007, .pdf format, 47p.).

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

B. National Economic Trends (August 2007, .pdf format, 27p.).

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

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MDRC Report: "The Employment Retention and Advancement Project: Results from the Post-Assistance Self-Sufficiency (PASS) Program in Riverside, California," by David Navarro, Mark van Dok, and Richard Hendra (July 2007, .pdf format, 111p.).

http://www.mdrc.org/publications/458/overview.html

More information about MDRC:

http://www.mdrc.org/about.htm

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WORKING PAPERS:

Federal Reserve Banks:

Federal Reserve Board:

A. "Bank Commercial Loan Fair Value Practices," by John Tschirhart, James O'Brien, Michael Moise, and Emily Yang (Working Paper 2007-29, July 2007, .pdf format, 52p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.federalreserve.gov/Pubs/feds/2007/200729/200729abs.html

B. "Employer-to-Employer Flows in the United States: Estimates Using Linked Employer-Employee Data," by Melissa Bjelland, Bruce Fallick, John Haltiwanger, and Erika McEntarfer (Working Paper 2007-30, July 2007, .pdf format, 27p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.federalreserve.gov/Pubs/feds/2007/200730/200730abs.html

C. "Federal Home Loan Bank Advances and Commercial Bank Portfolio Composition," by W. Scott Frame, Diana Hancock, and Wayne Passmore (Working Paper 2007-31, August 2007, .pdf format, 32p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.federalreserve.gov/Pubs/feds/2007/200731/200731abs.html

D. "Labor Reallocation over the Business Cycle: New Evidence from Internal Migration," by Raven E. Saks and Abigail Wozniak (Working Paper 2007-32, August 2007, .pdf format, 42p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.federalreserve.gov/Pubs/feds/2007/200732/200732abs.html

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Georgia):

A. "Evidence of Demand Factors in the Determination of the Labor Market Intermittency Penalty," by Julie L. Hotchkiss and M. Melinda Pitts (Working Paper 2007-16, July 2007, .pdf format, 22p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.frbatlanta.org/invoke.cfm?objectid=B0E5BEA2-5056-9F12-124CED9A45CB5664&method=display

B. "Federal Home Loan Bank Advances and Commercial Bank Portfolio Composition," by W. Scott Frame, Diana Hancock, and Wayne Passmore (Working Paper 2007-17, July 2007, .pdf format, 32p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.frbatlanta.org/invoke.cfm?objectid=08725343-5056-9F12-12B01B831CA9E188&method=display

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Illinois): "Monetary Policy, Output Composition and the Great Moderation," by Benoît Mojon (Working Paper 2007-07, July 2007, .pdf format, 25p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.chicagofed.org/economic_research_and_data/wp_abstract.cfm?pubsID=867

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (Texas): "National, Regional and Metro-Specific Factors of the U.S. Housing Market," by Dong Fu (Working Paper No. 0707, July 2007, .pdf format, 47p.).

Abstract:

We build a dynamic latent factor model to decompose housing prices in major U.S. metropolitan areas into national, regional, and metro-specific idiosyncratic factors, in order to distinguish the different dynamics behind housing price movements. We find that there is a distinctive national factor that has contributed about one-fourth of the individual metropolitan's housing price volatility. The regional factor accounts for another one-fourth and the idiosyncratic factor explains about half of housing price fluctuations. However, at the regional level, the factors' contributions vary across a fairly wide range. Although it only has modest explanatory power of housing price volatility, the national factor seems to account for much of the price increase in the current housing boom. Interestingly, the regional factor exerts negative influence on housing prices in a fairly large number of metros lately, only to be outweighed by the national factor's positive contribution. We also explore the possible forces influencing the national factor of housing price movements, including monetary policy, population growth, real economic activity, general inflation and other asset prices.

http://dallasfed.org/research/papers/2007/wp0707.pdf

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Missouri):

A. "How Much Would Banks Be Willing to Pay to Become "Too-Big-to-Fail" and to Capture Other Benefits?" by Elijah Brewer III and Julapa Jagtiani (RWP 07-05, July 2007, .pdf format, 39p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.kc.frb.org/publicat/reswkpap/RWP07-05.htm

B. "Phillips Curve Instability and Optimal Monetary Policy," by Troy Davig (RWP 07-04, July 2007, .pdf format, 35p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.kc.frb.org/publicat/reswkpap/RWP07-04.htm

Federal Reserve Bank of New York (New York):

A. "Public Disclosure, Risk, and Performance at Bank Holding Companies," by Beverly Hirtle (Staff Report No. 293, July 2007, .pdf format, 45p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.newyorkfed.org/research/staff_reports/sr293.html

B. "Monetary Regime Change and Business Cycles," by Vasco Cúrdia and Daria Finocchiaro (Staff Report No. 294, July 2007, .pdf format, 59p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.newyorkfed.org/research/staff_reports/sr294.html

C. "The Long-Run Determinants of the U.S. External Imbalances," by Andrea Ferrero (Staff Report No. 295, July 2007, .pdf format, 51p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.newyorkfed.org/research/staff_reports/sr295.html

D. "Rediscounting under Aggregate Risk with Moral Hazard," by James T. E. Chapman and Antoine Martin (Staff Report No. 296, August 2007, .pdf format, 28p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.newyorkfed.org/research/staff_reports/sr296.html

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania): "Establishment Heterogeneity, Exporter Dynamics, and the Effects of Trade Liberalization," by George Alessandria and Horag Choi (Working Paper No. 17-7, July 2007, .pdf format, 47p.).

Abstract:

The authors study a variation of the Melitz (2003) model, a monopolistically competitive model with heterogeneity in productivity across establishments and fixed costs of exporting. They calibrate the model to match the employment size distribution of US manufacturing establishments. Export participation in the calibrated model is then compared to the data on US manufacturing exporters. With fixed costs of starting to export about 3.9 times as large as costs of continuing as an exporter, the model can match both the size distribution of exporters and transition into and out of exporting. The calibrated model is then used to estimate the effect of reducing tariffs on welfare, trade, and export participation. The authors find sizeable gains to moving to free trade. Contrary to the view that the gains to lowering tariffs are larger in models with export decisions, they find that steady state consumption increases by less in their benchmark model of exporting than in a similar model without fixed costs. However, they also find that comparisons of steady state consumption understate the welfare gains to trade reform in models with fixed costs and overstate the welfare gains in models without fixed costs. With fixed costs, tariffs lead to an overaccumulation of product varieties which can be used more effectively along the transition to the new steady state. Thus, following trade liberalizations economic activity overshoots its steady state, with the peak in output coming 10 years after the trade reform. Finally, the authors explore the impact of the key modelling assumptions in the theoretical literature for quantitative results.

http://www.philadelphiafed.org/files/wps/2007/wp07-17.pdf

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Missouri): "Do Donors Care about Declining Trade Revenues from Liberalization? An Analysis of Aid Allocation," by Javed Younas and Subhayu Bandyopadhyay (Working Paper 2007-28A, July 2007, .pdf format, 29p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://research.stlouisfed.org/wp/more/2007-028/

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (California): "Real Wage Cyclicality in the PSID," by Eric T. Swanson (Working Paper 2007-15, July 2007, .pdf format, 39p.).

Abstract:

Previous studies of real wage cyclicality have made only sparing use of the microdata detail that is available in the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID). The present paper brings to bear this additional detail to investigate the robustness of previous results and to examine whether there are important cross-sectional and demographic differences in wage cyclicality. Although real wages were procyclical across the entire distribution of workers from 1967 to 1991, the wages of lower-income, younger, and less-educated workers exhibited greater procyclicality. However, workers' straight-time hourly pay rates have been acyclical, suggesting that more variable pay margins such as bonuses, overtime, late shift premia, and commissions have played a substantial if not primary role in generating procyclicality.

http://www.frbsf.org/publications/economics/papers/2007/wp07-15bk.pdf

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Social Systems Research Institute (University of Wisconsin-Madison):

A. "Biological Invasions, Biological Diversity And Trade," by William Brock, Ann Kinzig and Charles Perrings (Working Paper 2007-05, 2007, .pdf format, 58p.).

Abstract:

The opening of new markets or trade routes has resulted in the deliberate or accidental introduction of new species, while the growth in the volume of trade has increased the frequency of species introductions. We model the connection between landscape heterogeneity, resource extraction, the level of biodiversity, and the level of trade. We show that the invasion risks of trade reduce the socially optimal level of imports and harvesting effort. We identify a "paradox of globalization": the higher the volume of trade, the greater the number of species introductions, the higher the "optimal tariff" on trade flows.

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/econ/archive/wp2007-05.pdf

B. "Quantile Maximization in Decision Theory," by Marzena Rostek (Working Paper 2007-06, 2007, .pdf format, 46p.).

Abstract:

This paper introduces a model of preferences in which, given beliefs about uncertain outcomes, an individual evaluates an action using a quantile of the induced distribution. The choice rule of Quantile Maximization unifies maxmin and maxmax as maximizing the lowest and the highest quantiles of beliefs distributions, respectively, and generalizes them to any intermediate quantile.

Taking preferences over acts as a primitive, we axiomatize Quantile Maximization in a Savage setting. We derive probability measure(s) representing subjective beliefs, and a unique quantile that is maximized by implied preferences over probability distributions. The probability measure is unique for all quantiles other than the extreme, for which a set of capacities is derived. The result also provides a novel characterization of probabilistic sophistication that demonstrates that neither monotonicity nor the continuity axioms assumed in the literature are essential to probabilistic sophistication. We further axiomatize all quantiles with respect to capacities. We characterize risk preferences of quantile maximizers and discuss how the distinct from the Expected Utility properties of the model, robustness and ordinality, can be useful in studying choice behavior and problems of resource allocation, treatment effects, and robust economic policy design.

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/~mrostek/Quantile_Maximization.pdf

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American Enterprise Institute: "Revenue-Maximizing Corporate Income Taxes: The Laffer Curve in OECD Countries," by Alex Brill and Kevin A. Hassett (July 2007, .pdf format, 19p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.aei.org/publications/pubID.26577/pub_detail.asp

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National Bureau of Economic Research: NBER has released the following working papers for the week of :

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

New papers are: 13265-13285

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International Monetary Fund: IMF has recently added new working papers. The papers are Nos. 170-198.

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: 4281-4308.

and click on "More" for the rest.

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Bank of England:

A. "Wage flexibility in Britain: some micro and macro evidence," by Mark E Schweitzer (Working Paper No 331, July 2007, .pdf format, 36p.).

Abstract:

This paper uses the British New Earnings Survey (NES) to derive both macro and micro measures of wage rigidities. The data set spans the 1975-2000 period, with wage observations covering approximately 1% of the British workforce. Using this data set, we consider whether wages have become more flexible in recent years. Evidence drawn from macroeconomic wage equation estimates suggests that, while the relationship between wages and unemployment seems to have changed, the responsiveness of wages to unemployment rates has declined in the 1990s. In contrast to previous findings, these results suggest that wages have become less flexible. Micro tests mainly reveal that the prevalence of nominal rigidities has not declined, although there is weak evidence for a decline in the most recent years. Micro tests of wage rigidities also include an analysis of real wage rigidities. There is evidence in the NES of spikes in the wage-change distribution at the rate of inflation, beyond what would be anticipated from the rest of the distribution, suggesting the presence of real wage rigidities. This evidence is shown to be statistically significant, and points to an increase in real rigidities over the period of study.

http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/publications/workingpapers/wp331.pdf

B. "The impact of yuan revaluation on the Asian region," by Glenn Hoggarth and Hui Tong (Working Paper No 329, July 2007, .pdf format, 23p.).

Abstract:

This paper studies how an appreciation of the yuan affects the exports of other Asian countries. It finds mixed effects. Countries that export consumer goods to China or compete in third markets benefit from yuan appreciation, while countries that supply capital goods to China lose. These findings suggest that a revaluation of the yuan may not lead to a generalised revaluation of Asian currencies.

http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/publications/workingpapers/wp329.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: 2931-2949

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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 2055-2076.

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Institute for Fiscal Studies [London, UK]:

A. "Consumption inequality and intra-household allocations," by Jeremy Lise and Shannon Seitz (IFS Working Papers, W09/07, July 2007, .pdf format, 37p.). Note: Links to the full-text and abstract can be found at:

http://www.ifs.org.uk/publications.php?publication_id=3997

B. "Differences in the measurement and structure of wealth using alternative data sources: the case of the UK," by Zoë Oldfield and Eva Sierminska (IFS Working Papers, W11/07, August 2007, .pdf format, 34p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.ifs.org.uk/publications.php?publication_id=4005

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New Zealand Treasury:

A. "The Risks and Opportunities from Globalisation," by Wayne Stevens (Working Paper 07/05, July 2007, .pdf format, 61p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.treasury.govt.nz/workingpapers/2007/wp07-05.asp

B. "The Challenge of Structural Change in APEC Economies," by Robert A Buckle and Amy A Cruickshank (Working Paper 07/06, July 2007, .pdf format, 41p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at

http://www.treasury.govt.nz/workingpapers/2007/wp07-06.asp

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: "Structural Policies and Economic Resilience To Shocks," by Romain Duval, Jřrgen Elmeskov and Lukas Vogel (Economic Department Working Paper No. 567, July 2007, .pdf and Microsoft Word format, 52p.).

Abstract:

Cyclical fluctuations in economic activity have moderated over time but the extent and dynamics of volatility remain different across OECD countries. A reason behind this heterogeneity is that countries exhibit different degrees of resilience in the face of common shocks. This paper traces divergences in resilience back to different policy settings and institutions in labour, product and financial markets. Using pooled regression analysis across 20 OECD countries over the period 1982-2003, the paper identifies the impact of policy settings on two dimensions of resilience: the impact effect of a shock and its subsequent persistence. Policies and institutions associated with rigidities in labour and product markets are found to dampen the initial impact of shocks but to make their effects more persistent, while policies allowing for deep mortgage markets lower persistence and thereby improve resilience. Combining these two dimensions of resilience, the paper then uses the estimated equations to derive indicators of resilience for the OECD countries concerned, based on their current or recent policy settings. Three groups of countries emerge. In English-speaking countries, simulations suggest shocks have a significant initial effect on activity but this impact then dies out relatively quickly. By contrast, in many continental European countries the initial impact of shocks is cushioned but their effect linger for longer, with the cumulated output loss tending to be larger than in English-speaking countries. Finally a few, mostly small, European countries combine cushioning of the initial shock with a fairly quick return to baseline.

http://www.olis.oecd.org/olis/2007doc.nsf/linkto/eco-wkp(2007)27

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Faculty of Economics and Commerce [Australian National University]: "A Class of Poverty Traps: A Theory and Empirical Tests," by Alan Martina (Working Paper No. 482, July 2007, .pdf format, 125p.).

Abstract:

Comparatively low levels of health and economic institutions are present in certain countries and not in others. Implications drawn from this observation are used to modify the Solow-Swan economic growth model. Conjectures are derived from the resulting model concerning what circumstances are likely to generate a health-only poverty trap and a health-cum-institutions poverty trap. These conjectures are tested through the use of quasi-controlled experimental evidence and econometric tests based on cross-country data sets. These tests support the conjecture that this class of poverty traps exists. Certain implications follow regarding the broad design of development policy.

http://ecocomm.anu.edu.au/research/papers/pdf/wp482.pdf

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European Central Bank: The ECB 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 776-790.

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New Economic Papers (NEP)-ALL. The latest list of New Economic Papers (Jul. 20 and Jul. 27, 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):

Econometrica (Vol. 75, No. 5, September 2007). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for availability of this database and issue.

http://www.econometricsociety.org/issue.asp?ref=0012-9682&vid=75&iid=5

Journal of Econometrics (Vol. 140, No. 1, September 2007).

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

Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (Vol. 31, No. 9, September 2007).

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

Journal of Financial Economics (Vol. 85, No. 2, August 2007).

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

Journal of Human Resources (Vol. 42, No. 3, Summer 2007). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for availability of this database and issue.

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/jhr/toc2007.html#summer

Journal of International Economics (Vol. 73, No. 1, September 2007).

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

Quarterly Journal of Economics (Vol. 122, No. 3, August 2007). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for availability of this database and issue.

http://www.mitpressjournals.org/toc/qjec/122/3

Review of Financial Economics (Vol. 16, No. 3, 2007).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/10583300

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Entrepreneurship Research & Policy Network's Job Openings: Social Science Research Network's ERPN has announced new job openings dated July 27, 2007).

http://www.ssrn.com/update/erpn/erpnjob/erpn_job.html

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DATA:

US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service: "Vegetables and Melons Yearbook" (July 2007, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 181p.).

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/VGS/

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WEBSITE UPDATES:

US Census Bureau: "The Census Bureau has launched a new Web site business.census.gov to help businesses understand the economic census and how it benefits them. The site includes economic snapshots of selected industries and business facts and ratios about every industry. The economic census is conducted every five years and more than 4 million businesses will get forms later this year for the 2007 Economic Census."

http://business.census.gov

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BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES:

Panel Study Of Income Dynamics Bibliography Update: The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research PSID has recently added the following item to its bibliography. The entire bibliography can be searched or browsed in various ways at:

http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/Publications/Bibliography/default.aspx

Blau, Francine D. and Kahn, Lawrence M. The U.S. Gender Pay Gap in the 1990s: Slowing Convergence. Industrial and Labor Relations Review. 2006; 60(1):45.

Conley, Dalton and Glauber, Rebecca. Family Background, Race, and Labor Market Inequality. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 2007; 609(1):240-241.

Speakman, Robert and Welch, Finis. Using Wages to Infer School Quality. Hanushek, Eric and Welch, F., eds. Handbook of the Economics of Education: Volume 2. North Holland: Elsevier Publishing ; 2006; pp849-851.

Tijdens, Kea and Dragstra, Anna. How Many Hours Do You Usually Work?: An Analysis of Working Hours Questions in 26 Large-Scale Surveys in Six Countries and the European Union. Time & Society. 2007; 16(119):119-130.

Turner, Tracy and Daigyo, Seo. Investment Risk and the Transition into Homeownership. Journal of Regional Science. 2007; 47(2):229-253.

Weagley, Robert O.; Chan, Min-Lee, and Yan, Jiahui. Married Couples' Time Allocation Decisions and Economic Issues. Journal of Family and Economic Issues. 2007; 28(3):507-526.

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