Current Social Science Research Report--Economics #36, October 23, 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

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

DATA

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US

1. Energy Information Administration Compendium: Electric Power Annual: 2006 (October 2007, .pdf format, 95p.).

http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/electricity/epa/epa_sum.html

Click on printer-friendly format.

2. Congressional Budget Office Report: "Federal financial guarantees under the SBA’s 7(a) program" (October 2007, .pdf format, 25p.).

http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/87xx/doc8708/10-15-SBA.pdf

3. Government Accountability Office Reports:

A. "Debt Management: Treasury Has Improved Short-Term Investment Programs, but Should Broaden Investments to Reduce Risks and Increase Return" (GAO-07-1105, September 2007, .pdf format, 51p.).

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d071105.pdf

B. "Financial Regulation: Industry Trends Continue to Challenge the Federal Regulatory Structure" (GAO-08-32, October 2007, .pdf format, 54p.).

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d0832.pdf

Note: these are temporary addresses. GAO reports are available at:

http://www.gao.gov/docsearch/date.php

4. US Government Economic Releases from the National Bureau of Economic Research: Links to releases for Oct. 16-23, 2007 are available at the site.

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

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US States:

Idaho:

Department of Labor Periodical: Idaho Employment Newsletter (October 2007, .pdf format, 31p.).

http://cl.idaho.gov/dnn/Default.aspx?tabid=1188

Iowa:

State Data Center Updates: The SDC announced the following updates (all .pdf and Microsoft Excel format) on Oct. 19, 2007: State: Federal expenditures by program: 2000-2005; County: Rankings on total, per capita, and type of federal expenditures: 2005; Per capita direct federal expenditures: 2000-2005; Total direct federal expenditures: 2000-2005; US and States: Rankings on total, per capita, and type of federal expenditures: 2005; Total direct federal expenditures: 2000-2005.

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

See under Oct. 19, 2007 listing.

Kansas:

Department of Labor Periodical: Labor Report (September 2007, issued in October 2007, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.dol.ks.gov/lmis/newsrel/pr0710/pr0710.html

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NGOs and Other Countries:

United Nations:

1. Conference on Trade and Development Report: "World Investment Report 2007" (October 2007, .pdf format, 294p.).

http://www.unctad.org/Templates/webflyer.asp?docid=9001&intItemID=4361&lang=1&mode=downloads

2. International Fund for Agricultural Development Report: "Sending Money Home: Worldwide Remittance Flows to Developing Countries" (October 2007, .pdf format, 18p.).

http://www.ifad.org/events/remittances/maps/brochure.pdf

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European Commission:

Eurostat Periodicals:

A. Statistics in Focus. The latest issue (07/116 .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. Eurostatistics - Data for short-term economic analysis. The latest issue, No. 9, 2007) is now available.

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page?_pageid=1073,46587259&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&p_product_code=KS-BJ-07-009

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World Bank Report: "World Development Report 2008: Agriculture for Development" (October 2007, .pdf format, 365p.).

http://econ.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTDEC/EXTRESEARCH/EXTWDRS/EXTWDR2008/0,,menuPK:2795178~pagePK:64167702~piPK:64167676~theSitePK:2795143,00.html

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International Monetary Fund:

The latest Country Reports span the time period from Oct. 2-16, 2007 (No. 07/352-07/353).

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

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Press Release: "OECD countries’ tax burdens back up to 2000 historic highs," (October 2007).

http://www.oecd.org/document/16/0,3343,en_2649_201185_39495248_1_1_1_1,00.html

The full compendium is available for purchase at the OECD Bookstore:

http://www.oecdbookshop.org/oecd/display.asp?K=5L4KW3K25RF8&CID=&LANG=EN

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Denmark:

Statistics Denmark Updates:

A. "KORN2: Stock and turnover of Danish cereals by crop and agent" (October 2007).

http://www.statbank.dk/KORN2

B. "DNDIRA: Yearly stock statistics on direct investments by investment type, balance, item, country and economic activity" (October 2007).

http://www.statbank.dk/DNDIRA

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Finland:

Statistics Finland News Release: "Production of electricity went up by 16 per cent in 2006" (Oct. 16, 2007).

http://www.stat.fi/til/salatuo/2006/salatuo_2006_2007-10-18_tie_001_en.html

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Hungary:

Central Statistical Office Report: "The real property of the municipalities, 2006 (Statistical reflections)" (October 2007, .pdf format, tables, 130p., with methodology, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://portal.ksh.hu/pls/ksh/docs/hun/xftp/idoszaki/onking/eonking06.pdf

click on "Tables" or "Methodology" for links to full text.

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Lithuania:

Statistics Department News Release: "The General Government deficit and debt in 2006" (Oct. 19, 2007).

http://www.stat.gov.lt/en/news/view/?id=2229&PHPSESSID=0a377046ea3c1e54321cd8f340d6910b

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Malaysia:

Department of Statistics Report: "Table on Labour Force Statistics, Malaysia, 2006" (October 2007, .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.my/english/frameset_labour.php?file=labourforce

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Malta:

National Statistics Office Report: "Tax Revenues 2006" (October 2007, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.nso.gov.mt/statdoc/document_view.aspx?id=2032&backUrl=news_by_date.aspx%3fretainCriteria%3dtrue

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New Zealand:

Statistics New Zealand "Hot Off the Press" Article: "Productivity Statistics: 1978-2006" (October 2007, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.stats.govt.nz/products-and-services/hot-off-the-press/productivity-statistics/productivity-statistics-1978%e2%80%932006-hotp.htm

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Releases:

A. "Energy balance and energy account 2005 and 2006" (Oct. 19, 2007). The news release links to 24 topical tables).

http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/01/03/10/energiregn_en/

B. "Central government revenue and expenditure, 2008 budget" (Oct. 19, 2007).

http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/12/01/10/statsregn_en/

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Romania:

National Institute of Statistics Periodical: Industry Statistical Bulletin: No 8 October 2007, 141p.).

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

Click on the picture of "Industry Statistical Bulletin" for link to full text.

Note: this is a temporary address, Older statistical bulletins can be found in the "Monthly statistics archive."

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South Africa:

Statistics South Africa Report: "Large scale agriculture survey, 2006" (October 2007, .pdf format, 19p.).

http://www.statssa.gov.za/Publications/statsdownload.asp?PPN=P1101.1&SCH=4025

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Sweden:

Statistics Sweden News Release: "R&D increases but fell slightly as a percentage of GDP" (Oct. 16, 2007).

http://www.scb.se/templates/pressinfo____215664.asp

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UK:

National Statistics Office Periodical: Finanical Statistics, edited by Natu Somabhai Patel (No. 546, October 2007, .pdf format, 288p.).

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

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Population Reference Bureau Reports:

A. "The Upskilling of Appalachia:Earnings and The Improvement Of Skill Levels, 1960 To 2000," by Dan A. Black, Kelvin M. Pollard, and Seth G. Sanders (September 2007, .pdf format, 17p.).

http://www.prb.org/pdf07/UpskillingAppalachia.pdf

B. "Standards of Living in Appalachia, 1960 to 2000," by Dan A. Black, Mark Mather, and Seth G. Sanders (September 2007, .pdf format, 18p.).

http://www.prb.org/pdf07/LivingStandardsAppalachia.pdf

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Missouri) Periodical: Monetary Trends: November 2007 (October 2007, .pdf format, 20p.).

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

Archive back to 1998:

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

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Urban Institute Reports:

A. "Assessing Asset Data on Low-Income Households: Current Availability and Options for Improvement," by Caroline Ratcliffe, Henry Chen, Trina R. Williams-Shanks, Yunju Nam, Mark Schreiner, Min Zhan, and Michael Sherraden (September 2007, .pdf format, 81p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/411559.html

B. "The Labor Market and Young Black Men: Updating Moynihan's Perspective," by Harry Holzer (September 2007, .pdf format, 25p.).

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=1001111

C. "The Disappearing Child Care Credit," by Elaine Maag (in Tax Analysts: Tax Notes (Oct. 8, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 177).

http://www.urban.org/publications/1001105.html

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National League of Cities Report: "City Fiscal Conditions in 2007" (Research Brief No. 2, October 2007, .pdf format, 8p.). The report is linked to from a NLC news release: "City Finances OK For Now; Storm Clouds Ahead" (Oct. 18, 2007).

http://www.nlc.org/pressroom/pressreleaseitems/cityfiscalsurvey2007.aspx

Link to full text is at the bottom of the news release.

More information about NLC:

http://www.nlc.org/INSIDE_NLC/aboutnlc.aspx

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US News and World Report Article: "Is the Tax Issue Back?" by Michael Barone (Oct. 12, 2007).

http://www.usnews.com/articles/opinion/mbarone/2007/10/12/michael-barone-wonders-whether-the-us-will-revisit-the-tax-issue.html

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WORKING PAPERS:

Federal Reserve Banks:

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago [Illinois]: "Conflict of Interest and Certification in the U.S. IPO Market," by Luca Benzoni and Carola Schenone (WP-2007-09, October 2007, .pdf format, 35p.). Links to an abstract and full-text are available at:

http://www.chicagofed.org/economic_research_and_data/wp_abstract.cfm?pubsID=883

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis [Minnesota]: "Changes in the Distribution of Family Hours Worked Since 1950," by Ellen R. McGrattan and Richard Rogerson (Staff Report 397, October 2007, .pdf format, 31p.). Links to an abstract and full-text are available at:

http://minneapolisfed.org/research/common/pub_detail.cfm?pb_autonum_id=1101

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Michigan Retirement Research Center: " Children and Household Wealth," by John Karl Scholz and Ananth Seshadri (WP 2007-158, October 2007, .pdf format, 39p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=511

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RAND Corporation Labor and Population Program: "Employment and Self-Employment in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina," by Julie Zissimopoulos and Lynn A. Karoly (WR-529, September 2007, .pdf format, 30p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.rand.org/pubs/working_papers/WR525/

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National Bureau of Economic Research: NBER has released the following working papers for the week of Oct. 8-15, 2007:

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

New papers are: 13488-13517

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International Monetary Fund: IMF has added several new working papers. The papers are Nos. 231-237

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 a new working paper. See the list at:

http://econ.worldbank.org/resource.php?type=5

New Papers are: 4378

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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 2121-2128

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New Economic Papers (NEP)-ALL. The latest list of New Economic Papers (Oct. 13, 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. 6, November 2007). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for availability of this database and this issue.

http://www.econometricsociety.org/issue.asp?ref=0012-9682&vid=75&iid=6&oc=&s=

Oxford Economic Papers (Vol. 59, No. 4, October 2007). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for availability of this database and this issue.

http://oep.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol59/issue4/index.dtl

Review of Economics and Statistics (Vol. 89, No. 4, November 2007). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for availability of this database and this issue.

http://www.mitpressjournals.org/toc/rest/89/4

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing Publication: "Food Security in Africa: The Impact of Agricultural Development," a hearing held Jul. 18, 2007 (US House Serial Publication 110-94, .pdf format, 60p.).

http://www.internationalrelations.house.gov/110/36824.pdf

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US Joint Economic Committee Hearing Publication: "Meeting the Challenge of Income Instability," a hearing held Feb. 28, 2007 (Senate Hearing 110-118, .pdf format, 95p.).

http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS86850

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DATA:

US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Updates:

A. "Season-Average Price Forecasts" (October 2007, Microsoft Excel format).

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

B. "Feed Grains Database" (October 2007, Microsoft Excel and .pdf format).

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

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Luxembourg Income Study: LIS announced

A. "[F]inal revisions to Italy 1998/2000 (Wave 5.2 datasets) have been made." (October 2007).

http://www.lisproject.org/techdoc/revisions.htm#rev38

B. Introducing the Labour Market Mapping Tables (October 19, 2007).

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

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