Current Social Science Research Report--Economics #34, October 9, 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

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

DATA

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodical: Monthly Labor Review (Vol. 130, No. 9, September 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

2. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Report:"Floriculture and Nursery Crops: Yearbook Report," by Alberto Jerardo (September 2007, .pdf format, 118p.).

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

3. US Government Economic Releases from the National Bureau of Economic Research: Links to releases for Oct. 2-9, 2007 are available at the site.

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

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US States:

Hawai'i:

Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism Periodical: Monthly Economic Indicators (August 2007, 5p., with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets for state and county data).

http://www.hawaii.gov/dbedt/info/economic/data_reports/mei

North Dakota:

State Data Center Periodical: Economic Brief (Vol. 16, No. 9, September 2007, .pdf format, 3p.). the topic of this month's issue is: "Crude Oil Production in North Dakota: 2006."

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/sdc/publications/ebriefs/EB16_9Press.pdf

Wyoming:

Department of Administration & Information Reports: "Wyoming Employment, Income, and Gross State Product Report: 2005" (August 2007, .pdf format, 100p.).

http://eadiv.state.wy.us/i&e/i&e.html

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NGOs and Other Countries

European Commission:

Eurostat Periodical: Statistics in Focus. The latest issues (07/112-07/114 .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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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Brief: "Economic Survey of Mexico, 2007," (October 2007, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/19/24/39425922.pdf

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada The Daily Article: "Employment Insurance Coverage Survey" (Oct. 3, 2007).

http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/071003/d071003a.htm

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Cyprus:

Statistical Service Report: "Industrial Statistics 2006" (October 2007, .pdf format, 334p.).

http://www.mof.gov.cy/mof/cystat/statistics.nsf/publications_en/publications_en?OpenForm&OpenView&RestrictToCategory=171&SrcTp=1&Category=1&Subject=7&SubSubject=1&subsubtext=16&

Scroll to the bottom of the page for link to full text.

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Denmark:

StatBank Denmark Updates:

A. ERH17: Workplaces, jobs, full-time employees and wage and salary costs by industry (DB03) (updated through 2006).

http://www.statbank.dk/ERH17

B. "DNRENTA: Danmarks Nationalbank's official interest rates and inter-bank interest rates by item, country and methodology (yearly observations) (updated through 2006).

http://www.statbank.dk/DNRENTA

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Georgia:

Statistics Georgia Report: "Food Security Situation. Trends in Figures" (No. 28, September 2007, .zip compressed .pdf format, 15p.). The report is in Georgian and English.

http://www.statistics.ge/publication.php?plang=1&pform=-398

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Germany:

Central Statistical Office Report: "Sustainable Development in Germany Indicator Report 2006" (May 2007, .pdf format, 59p.).

http://www.destatis.de/jetspeed/portal/cms/Sites/destatis/Internet/EN/Content/Publikationen/SpecializedPublications/EnvironmentEconomicAccounting/IndicatorReport2006,property=file.pdf

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Release: "General government financial assets and liabilities, 2006: Increase in net financial assets" (Oct. 8, 2007).

http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/12/01/offogjeld_en/

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Poland:

Central Statistics Office Periodical: International Quarterly Statistics (NO. 3, October 2007, .pdf format, 113p.). This issue is in Polish and English.

http://www.stat.gov.pl/gus/45_736_ENG_HTML.htm

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Slovenia:

Statistical Office News Release: "Business services, Slovenia, 2005" (Oct. 4, 2007).

http://www.stat.si/eng/novica_prikazi.aspx?id=1179

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UK:

Department for International Development Report: "2007 Edition of Statistics on International Development" (October 2007, HTML and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.dfid.gov.uk/news/files/statistical-release07.asp

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

K.K. Agencies Book: Sixty Years of the Indian Economy, 1947 to 2007 : A Comprehensive Description and Analysis of Developments in Various Sectors of the Indian Economy Since Independence," by C.S. Prasad, Vibha Mathur, and Anup Chatterjee (New Centuries Publications, New Delhi, 2007, 2 vols., 1,399p, ISBN: 8177081322). For more information see:

https://www.kkagencies.com

Search in ISBN for 8177081322

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WORKING PAPERS:

Federal Reserve Banks:

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis [Minnesota]: "Openness, Technology Capital, and Development," by Ellen R. McGrattan and Edward C. Prescott (Staff Report 396, October 2007, .pdf and PostScript format, 33p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://minneapolisfed.org/research/common/pub_detail.cfm?pb_autonum_id=1100

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University of Wisconsin Center for Demography and Ecology: "Earnings Inequality and the Changing Association Between Spouses' Earnings," by Christine Schwartz (CDE Working Paper No. 2007-13, August 2007, .pdf format, 47p.).

Abstract

Increases in the association between spouses' earnings have the potential to increase economic inequality as marriages increasingly consist of two high- or two low-earning partners. This paper uses log-linear models and data from the March Current Population Survey to describe trends in the association between spousesí earnings and estimate the contribution of these trends to earnings inequality among married couples between 1967 and 2003. I find that trends in the association are not well described by correlation-type measures but are better described by a model that differentiates between earners and non-earners and that incorporates measures of the economic "distance" between spouses. Using this model, I estimate that increases in earnings inequality would have been 30 to 40% lower than observed in the absence of changes in the association. For most measures of inequality, the majority of this impact is due to changes in the association related to wivesí entry into the labor force rather than to increases in the association among dual-earner couples.

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cde/cdewp/2007-13.pdf

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National Bureau of Economic Research: NBER has released the following working papers for the week of Sep. 17-24, 2007:

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

New papers are: 13456-13474

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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: 4370-4374

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: 3091-3100

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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 2106-2109

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New Economic Papers (NEP)-ALL. The latest list of New Economic Papers (Sep. 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):

Journal of Financial Economics (Vol. 86, No. 2, November 2007).

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

Journal of Labor Economics (Vol. 25, No. 4, October 2007).

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/JOLE/journal/contents/v25n4.html

Journal of Public Economics (Vol. 91, No. 9, September 2007).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00472727

Journal of Urban Economics (Vol. 62, No. 3, November 2007).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00941190

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

American Economic Association: Job Openings for Economists. Listings are available for October, 2007.

http://www.aeaweb.org/joe/

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US House Financial Services Committee Hearing Publication: "The Role of the Secondary Market in Subprime Mortgage Lending," a hearing held May 8, 2007 (House Serial Publication 110-28, ASCII text and .pdf format, 156p.).

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/chearings/search.html

Search 110th Congress House Hearings for "110-28" (with the quotes).

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US Joint Taxation Committee Report: "Estimates of Federal Tax Expenditures for Fiscal Years 2007-2011" (September 2007, .pdf format, 46p.).

http://www.house.gov/jct/s-3-07.pdf

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DATA:

Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service:

A. "U.S. Fertilizer Use and Price" (October 2007, Microsoft Excel format).

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

B. "Commodity and Food Elasticities: Demand Elasticities from Literature" (October 2007).

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

C. "Agricultural Outlook: Statistical Indicators" (September 2007, .pdf, Microsoft Excel and .zip compressed Microsoft Excel format, 41p.)

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/AgOutlook/AOTables/

D. "Commodity Costs and Returns" (October 2007).

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

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