Current Social Science Research Report--Economics #26, August 15, 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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CSSRR-Economics is compiled and edited by Jack Solock and Charlie Fiss.

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Index to this issue:

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND NGO STATISTICAL PUBLICATIONS

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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 Economic Analysis Press Release: "Personal Income for Metropolitan Areas, 2006," (August 2007, .pdf, HTML, and Excel format, 10p.).

http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/mpi/2007/mpi0807.htm

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

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

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NGOs and Other Countries

United Nations:

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Report: "Sustainable Infrastructure in Asia" (July 2007, .pdf format, 206p.).

http://www.unescap.org/publications/detail.asp?id=1227

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International Monetary Fund Country Reports The latest Country Reports span the time period from Aug. 8 - 14, 2007 (No. 07/283-07/284).

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

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Czech Republic:

Czech Statistical Office: "Updated annual national accounts for 2004 and 2005" (July 2007).

http://dw.czso.cz/pls/rocenka/rocenka.indexnu_en

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Hungary:

Central Statistical Office Report: "Labour cost in Hungary, 2005," (2007, .pdf format,96p.). The text of the report is in Hungarian, table heads are in Hungarian and English.

http://portal.ksh.hu/pls/ksh/docs/hun/xftp/idoszaki/merokoltseg/merokoltseg05.pdf

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States of Jersey Report: "Survey of Financial Institutions 2006" (July 2007, .pdf format, 15p.).

http://www.gov.je/Statistics/News/SurveyofFinancialInstitutions2006.htm

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Lithuania:

Statistics Department Report: "Main indicators of small, medium and large enterprises 2005" (July 2007, .pdf format, 63p.). The report is in Lithuanian and English.

http://www.stat.gov.lt/en/catalog/list/?cat_y=2&cat_id=4&id=1249

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Macedonia:

State Statistical Office Report: "Active Population in the Republic of Macedonia: 1st Quarter 2007" (.pdf format, 13p.). The report is in Macedonian and English.

http://www.stat.gov.mk/english/statistiki_eng.asp?ss=07.01&rbs=1

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Article: "Dutch minimum wage among the six highest in the EU," by André Corpeleijn (Aug. 7, 2007).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/inkomen-bestedingen/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2007/2007-2250-wm.htm

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Release: "Manufacturing statistics. Commodity figures, 2006: Strong growth in manufacturing" (Jul. 26, 2007). The news release links to two topical tables.

http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/10/07/vti_en/

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Oman:

Ministry of National Economy Periodical: Monthly Statistical Bulletin June 2007 (Vol. 18, No. 6, June 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 21p.). The publication is in Arabic and English.

http://www.moneoman.gov.om/book/mb/June2007/contents.htm

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Romania:

National Institute of Statistics Periodical: Monthly Statistical Bulletin (No. 6, 2007, .pdf format, 193p.).

http://www.insse.ro/cms/rw/pages/index.en.do

Click on "Monthly Statistical Bulletin No. 6 icon.

Archive:

http://www.insse.ro/cms/rw/pages/arhivaBuletine.en.do

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Switzerland:

Federal Statistics Office Report: "Labour market indicators for 2007. Comments on findings for the period 2001-2007" (July 2007, .pdf format, 19p.).

http://www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/portal/en/index/news/publikationen.html?publicationID=2819

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UK:

1. Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs Report: "Food statistics pocket book" (August 2007, .pdf format, 59p.).

http://statistics.defra.gov.uk/esg/publications/pocketstats/foodpocketstats/default.asp

2. National Statistics Office Compendia, Periodical, Report, News Release:

A. Digest of United Kingdom energy statistics 2007 (July 2007, .pdf format, 359p.).

http://www.berr.gov.uk/energy/statistics/publications/dukes/page39771.html

B. United Kingdom National Accounts: Blue Book 2007, edited by John Dye and James Sosimi (July 2007, .pdf format, 277p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=1143&Pos=1&ColRank=1&Rank=272

C. United Kingdom Balance of Payments: Pink Book 2007, edited by John Bundey (July 2007, .pdf format, 170p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=1140&Pos=&ColRank=1&Rank=272

D. Financial Statistics, edited by Natu Somabhai Patel (No. 544, August 2007, .pdf format, 287p.).

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

E. "Local area labour markets: statistical indicators: July 2007" (August 2007, .pdf format, 26p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=14160&Pos=&ColRank=1&Rank=272

F. "UK worth 6.5 trillion pounds (13.1 trillion US dollars)," (news release Jul. 23, 2007, .pdf format, 2p.)..

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pdfdir/capitalstock0707.pdf

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WORKING PAPERS:

Federal Reserve Banks:

Federal Reserve Board: "News, Noise, and Estimates of the "True" Unobserved State of the Economy," by Dennis J. Fixler and Jeremy J. Nalewaik (Finance and Economic Discussion Series Working Paper No. 2007-34, August 2007, .pdf format, 43p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.federalreserve.gov/Pubs/feds/2007/200734/200734abs.html

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston [Massachusetts]: "The Effects of Competition on Price Dispersion in the Airline Industry: A Panel Analysis," by Kris Gerardi and Adam Hale Shapiro (Working Paper 07-7, July 2007, .pdf format, 45p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.bos.frb.org/economic/wp/wp2007/wp0707.htm

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City [Missouri]: "Test of Equal Predictive Ability with Real-Time Data," by Todd E. Clark and Michael W. McCracken (RWP 07-06, July 2007, .pdf format, 37p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.kc.frb.org/publicat/reswkpap/RWP07-06.htm

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis [Minnesota]: "On the Optimal Choice of a Monetary Policy Instrument," by Andrew Atkeson, V.V. Chari and Patrick J. Kehoe (Staff Report No. 394, August 2007, .pdf and PostScript format, 32p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.minneapolisfed.org/research/common/pub_detail.cfm?pb_autonum_id=1096

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia [Pennsylvania]: "The Relationship Between the Establishment Age Distribution and Urban Growth," by R. Jason Faberman (Working Paper No. 07-18, July 2007, .pdf format, 38p.).

Abstract:

This paper presents new evidence on the relationship between a metropolitan area’s employment growth and its establishment age distribution. The author finds that cities with a relatively younger distribution of establishments tend to have higher growth, as well as higher job and establishment turnover. Geographic variations in the age distribution account for 38 percent of the geographic differences in growth, compared to the 32 percent accounted for by variations in industry composition. Differences are disproportionately accounted for by entrants and young (5 years or younger) establishments. Furthermore, the relationship between age and growth is robust to controls for urban diversity and education. Overall, the results support a microfoundations view of urban growth, where the benefits of agglomeration affect firms not through some production externality but through a process that determines which firms enter, exit, and thrive at a given location.

http://www.philadelphiafed.org/files/wps/2007/wp07-18.pdf

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis [Missouri]: "Global Indeterminacy in Locally Determinate RBC Models," by Tarek Coury, and Yi Wen (Working Paper 2007-029A, August 2007, .pdf format, 18p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://research.stlouisfed.org/wp/more/2007-029/

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National Bureau of Economic Research: NBER has released the following working papers for the week of Jul. 23-30, 2007.

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

New papers are: 13286-13295

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International Monetary Fund: IMF has recently added a new working paper. The paper is Nos. 199.

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: 4309-4321

and click on "More" for the rest.

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European Central Bank: The ECB has added several working papers recently. Papers (.pdf format) can be found at:

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

New papers are 776-792

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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: 2950-2975

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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 2077-2086

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New Economic Papers (NEP)-ALL. The latest list of New Economic Papers (Aug. 8, 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):

Contemporary Economic Policy (Vol. 25, No. 3, July 2007).

http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/toc/coep/25/3

Journal of Econometrics (Vol. 140, No. 2, October 2007).

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

Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (Vol. 31, No. 10, October 2007).

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

Journal of Financial Economics (Vol. 85, No. 3, September 2007).

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

Journal of Monetary Economics (Vol. 54, No. 6, September 2007).

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

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US National Science Foundation: "ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers" (nsf07582, ASCII text, HTML, and .pdf format, 19p., replaces nsf05584). For more information see:

http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf07582

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

American Economic Association: Job Openings for Economists has recently released listings for August 2007.

http://www.aeaweb.org/joe/0708d/html/

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Entrepreneurship Research & Policy Network's Job Openings: Social Science Research Network's ERPN has announced new job openings dated Aug. 3-10, 2007).

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

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DATA:

Panel Study of Income Dynamics: The University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research PSID has announced availability of: 1968-2005 Mortality Data File. "A new release of the 1968-2005 Mortality data file is now available. In addition to information such as gender, age, race, month and year of birth and death, and state of birth and death for all PSID decedents through 2005, this release also includes cause of death information from the National Death Index for decedents 1979-2003.

These data are available only under a sensitive data contract between your institution and the University of Michigan. Please email psidhelp@isr.umich.edu for more information.

PSID:

http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/

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Luxembourg Income Study: The LIS project has updated their "key figures" data to include "Median Equivalent Household Income. For more information on the "key figures" data, see:

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

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