Current Social Science Research Report--Economics #27, August 21, 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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US STATES

NGO AND OTHER COUNTRIES

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

WORKING PAPERS

TABLES OF CONTENTS

CONFERENCES

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

DATA

BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Bureau of Economic Analysis Periodical Survey of Current Business (Vol. 87, No. 8, August 2007, .pdf format).

http://www.bea.gov/scb/toc/0807cont.htm

2. Energy Information Administration Report: "Renewable Energy Consumption and Electricity Preliminary 2006 Statistics" (August 2007).

http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/solar.renewables/page/prelim_trends/rea_prereport.html

3. US Government Economic Releases from the National Bureau of Economic Research: Links to releases for Aug. 15-21, 2007 are available at the site.

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

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US States:

New Mexico:

Economic Development Department Reports:

A. "Average wage per job for the 50 states & U. S., 1994 & 2004 (Bureau of Economic Analysis data)" (August 2007, Microsoft Excel format).

http://ww1.edd.state.nm.us/images/uploads/workforce/averageWagePerJobOfThe50States1994and2004.xls

B. "Average wage per job for New Mexico & counties, 1994-2004 (Bureau of Economic Analysis data)" (August 2007, Microsoft Excel format).

http://ww1.edd.state.nm.us/images/uploads/workforce/averageWagePerJobForNMandCounties1994and2004.xls

C. "Per capita personal income for New Mexico & counties, 1994-2004" (August 2007, Microsoft Excel format).

http://ww1.edd.state.nm.us/images/uploads/economy/perCapitaPersonalIncomeOfNMandCounties.xls

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NGOs and Other Countries

European Commission:

Eurostat Periodicals:

A. Eurostat Periodical: Statistics in Focus. The latest issue of Statistics in Focus (07/101, .pdf format) is now available at the SIF website:

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

B. Data in Focus (No. 10, July 2007, .pdf format, 8p.). The topic of this issue is "European Union Labour Force Survey - Annual results 2006."

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page?_pageid=1073,46587259&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&p_product_code=KS-QA-07-010

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International Monetary Fund Country Reports The latest Country Reports span the time period from Aug. 15 - 21, 2007 (No. 07/285-07/289).

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

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Australia:

Bureau of Statistics Reports:

A. "Principal Agricultural Commodities, Australia, Preliminary, 2005-06" (July 2007, .pdf and .zip compressed Microsoft Excel format, 14p.).

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/7111.02005-06?OpenDocument

B. "Water Use on Australian Farms, 2005-06" (August 2007, .pdf format, 26p.).

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/4618.02005-06?OpenDocument

C. "An Experimental Monetary Water Account for Australia, 2004-05" (August 2007, .pdf format, 25p.).

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/4610.0.55.0052004-05?OpenDocument

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Reports:

A. "Retailers Competing for Market Share: 2006 Retail Sales in Review," by Abdulelah Mohammed (Anaylsis in Brief No. 60, July 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 16p.).

http://www.statcan.ca/english/research/11-621-MIE/11-621-MIE2007060.htm

B. "Culture Employment in a North American Context," by Paul Sereda (Culture, Tourism and the Centre for Education Statistics Research Papers No. 51, August 2007, .pdf format, 34p.).

http://www.statcan.ca/english/research/81-595-MIE/81-595-MIE2007051.htm

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Cyprus:

Statistical Service News Release: "Survey Results: Research and Development Activity in Cyprus, 2005" (Aug. 9, 2007). The release links to a statistical table (Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.mof.gov.cy/mof/cystat/statistics.nsf/All/946BDEB161B6D8D1C225732C002FED8B?OpenDocument&sub=1&e=

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Denmark:

Statistics Denmark StatBank Denmark Update: "FVF11: Human consumption of food by type and unit."

http://www.statbank.dk/FVF11

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Moldava:

Statistics Moldava Reports:

A. "Monthly evolution of consumer price indices in 1991-2007 (in % to December previous year)" (August 2007, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.statistica.md/statistics/dat/1024/en/IPC_fata_de_dec_aprec_1991_2007_en.pdf

B. "Monthly evolution of consumer price indices in 1991-2007 (in % to previous month)" (August 2007, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.statistica.md/statistics/dat/1023/en/IPC_fata_de_luna_prec_1991_2007_en.pdf

C. "Monthly evolution of consumer price indices in 1994-2007 (December 1993 = 100)" (August 2007, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.statistica.md/statistics/dat/1022/en/IPC_1994_2007_en.pdf

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Article: "Pay-out ratio plummets despite soaring profits" (Aug. 14, 2007).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/bedrijven/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2007/2007-90046-wk.htm

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Scotland:

Scottish Executive Report: "Main Transport Trends 2007" (August 2007, .pdf format, 31p.).

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2007/08/09154042/23

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UK:

Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs Office Report: "Tax receipts and taxpayers" (August 2007, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/stats/tax_receipts/menu.htm

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas [Texas] Article: "Explaining the Increase in Remittances to Mexico," by Jesus Cañas, Roberto Coronado and Pia M. Orrenius (Southwest Economy Issue 4, July/August 2007).

http://dallasfed.org/research/swe/2007/swe0704b.cfm

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American Bankruptcy Institute News Release: "Bankruptcy filings in first half of 2007 up 48 percent from a year ago" (Aug. 16, 2007).

http://www.abiworld.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home&CONTENTID=48413&TEMPLATE=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm

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WORKING PAPERS:

Federal Reserve Banks:

Federal Reserve Board:

A. "The Rise in U.S. Household Indebtedness: Causes and Consequences," by Karen E. Dynan and Donald L. Kohn (Working Paper No. 2007-37, August 2007, .pdf format, 36p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.federalreserve.gov/Pubs/feds/2007/200737/200737abs.html

B. "Why Do Firms Offer Risky Defined Benefit Pension Plans?" by David A. Love, Paul A. Smith, and David Wilcox (Working Paper No. 2007-36, August 2007, .pdf format, 23p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.federalreserve.gov/Pubs/feds/2007/200736/200736abs.html

C. "Executive Compensation: A New View from a Long-Term Perspective, 1936-2005," by Carola Frydman and Raven E. Saks (Working Paper No. 2007-35, August 2007, .pdf format, 74p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.federalreserve.gov/Pubs/feds/2007/200735/200735abs.html

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta [Georgia]: "Does Disability Explain State-Level Differences in the Quality of Medicare Beneficiary Hospital Inpatient Care?" by Brian S. Armour and M. Melinda Pitts (Working Paper 2007-18, August 2007, .pdf format, 26p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.frbatlanta.org/invoke.cfm?objectid=65963EAA-5056-9F12-121E8BC3A2ABF342&method=display

Federal Reserve Bank of New York [New York]:

A. "Job-Finding and Separation Rates in the OECD," by Bart Hobijn and Aysegül Sahin (Staff Report No. 298, August 2007, .pdf format, 31p.). Links an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.newyorkfed.org/research/staff_reports/sr298.html

B. "Vesting and Control in Venture Capital Contracts," by David R. Skeie (Staff Report No. 297, August 2007, .pdf format, 37p.). Links an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.newyorkfed.org/research/staff_reports/sr297.html

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco [California]: "Forecasting Recessions: The Puzzle of the Enduring Power of the Yield Curve," by Glenn D. Rudebusch and John C. Williams (Working Paper No. 2007-16, July 2007, .pdf format, 20p.).

Abstract:

We show that professional forecasters have essentially no ability to predict future recessions a few quarters ahead. This is particularly puzzling because, for at least the past two decades, researchers have provided much evidence that the yield curve, specifically the spread between long- and short-term interest rates, does contain useful information at that forecast horizon for predicting aggregate economic activity and, especially, for signaling future recessions. We document this puzzle and suggest that forecasters have generally placed too little weight on yield curve information when projecting declines in the aggregate economy.

http://www.frbsf.org/publications/economics/papers/2007/wp07-16bk.pdf

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National Bureau of Economic Research: NBER has released the following working papers for the week of Jul. 31-Aug. 6, 2007:

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

New papers are: 13296-13310

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US National Science Foundation: "Comparison of the National Science Foundation's Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System (SESTAT) with the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Current Population Survey (CPS)," by John Tsapogas, Ronald S. Fecso, Robert Baskin, Adam Chu, Cindy Gray, Graham Kalton, Daniel Levine, Timothy Smith, and Marianne Winglee (Working Paper SRS 07-205, August 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 135p.). The HTML format links to several Microsoft Excel format.

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/srs07205/

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International Monetary Fund: IMF has recently added new working papers. The papers are Nos. 200-203.

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: 4309-4327.

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: 2976-2989

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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 793-806

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New Economic Papers (NEP)-ALL. The latest list of New Economic Papers (Aug. 14, 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):

International Journal of Game Theory (Vol. 36, No. 1, September 2007).

http://www.springerlink.com/content/r1r3v188k6wv/?p=2528040a626749639514332bf2611e34&pi=0

Management Science (Vol. 53, No. 8, August 2007).

http://mansci.journal.informs.org/content/vol53/issue8/index.dtl

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CONFERENCES:

International Association for Research in Income and Wealth Call for Papers: "Call for Papers for 2008 General Conference," to be held in Slovenia, Aug. 24-30, 2008. For more information see:

http://www.iariw.org/call2008.asp

More information about IARIW:

http://www.iariw.org/purpose.asp

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its employment page with listings from Aug. 15-21, 2007).

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

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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 5688 -Expenditure and Food Survey, 2005-2006

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5688

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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

Guvenen, Fatih. Do Stockholders Share Risk More Effectively Than Nonstockholders?. Review of Economics and Statistics. 2007; 89(2):274-289.

Hamermesh, Daniel and Lee, Jungmin. Stressed Out on Four Continents: Time Crunch or Yuppie Kvetch. The Review of Economics and Statistics. 2007; 89.

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