Current Social Science Research Report--Economics #4, February 27, 2007.

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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

DATA

BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US

1. US Government Economic Releases from the National Bureau of Economic Research: Links to releases for Feb. 21-27, 2007 are available at the site.

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

2. Census Bureau Report: "Annual Capital Expenditures: 2005" (ACE-05, February 2007, .pdf format, 75p.). The report is linked to from a Census Bureau news release: "Capital Spending Up 10 Percent, Reaches 1.1 Trillion Dollars" (CB07-29, Feb. 23, 2007).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/economic_surveys/009642.html

Click on title for link to full text.

3. Government Printing Office Periodical: Economic Indicators (January 2007, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/indicators/07janbro.html

4. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Missouri) Periodicals: Monetary Trends (March 2007, .pdf format, 20p.).

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

5. Government Accountability Office Correspondence: "The Nation's Long-Term Fiscal Outlook: January 2007 Update" (GAO-07-510R, February 2007, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d07510r.pdf

Note: This is a temporary address. GAO correspondence may be available at:

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/gaoreports/index.html

6. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service Report: "Chickens and Eggs Annual Summary" (February 2007, ASCII text and .pdf format, 45p., with .zip compressed comma separated value [.csv] formatted data).

http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1509

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US States:

North Dakota:

State Data Center Periodical: Economic Brief (Vol. 16, No. 2, February 2007, .pdf format, 3p.). The subject of this brief is "Multiple Job Holders in North Dakota: 1994 to 2005."

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/sdc/publications/ebriefs/EB16_2Press.pdf

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NGOs and Other Countries

European Commission:

1. Eurostat Periodical: Statistics In Focus (19/2007, February 2007, .pdf format, 7p.). The topic of this SIF is "Main features of the services sector in the EU."

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page?_pageid=1073,46587259&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&p_product_code=KS-SF-07-019

2. Euopean Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions Report: "Fourth European Working Conditions Survey," by Agnes Parent-Thirion, Enrique Fernandez Macias, John Hurley, and Greet Vermeylen (February 2007, .pdf format, 139p.).

http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/publications/htmlfiles/ef0698.htm

Scroll to "EN" next to "Languages" at the bottom of the page for link to full text.

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Report: "OECD DAC (Development Assistance Committee) Development Co-operation Report 2006" (OECD Journal on Development, February 2007, .pdf format, 234p.).

http://miranda.sourceoecd.org/vl=563365/cl=15/nw=1/rpsv/dac/

Related OECD news release:

http://www.oecd.org/document/38/0,2340,en_2649_201185_38144422_1_1_1_1,00.html

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International Monetary Fund Country Reports, Periodical:

A. The latest Country Reports span the time period from Feb. 21-27, 2007 (Nos. 07/71--07/82).

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

B. IMF Research Bulletin (March 2007, .pdf format).

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/irb/archive.htm

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada The Daily Article: "Retail trade: December 2006 and annual 2006" (Feb. 21, 2007).

http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/070221/d070221a.htm

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Croatia:

Central Bureau of Statistics Periodical: Monthly Statistical Report (No. 1, 2007, .pdf format, 145p.).

http://www.dzs.hr/Eng/Publication/msi.htm

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Finland:

Statistics Finland News Release: "From slash-and-burn fields to post-industrial society - 90 years of change in industrial structure" (Feb. 20, 2007).

http://www.stat.fi/tup/suomi90/helmikuu_en.html

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Georgia:

Statistics Georgia Periodicals:

A. Quarterly Bulletin (Quarter 3, 2006, February 2007, .pdf format, 96p.).

http://www.statistics.ge/publication.php?plang=1&pform=-311

B. Food Security Situation. Trends in Figures (No. 26, February 2007, .zip compressed .pdf format, 16p.).

http://www.statistics.ge/publication.php?plang=1&pform=-308

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Hungary:

Central Statistical Office Report: "Labour force survey, 2006" (February 2007, .pdf format, 47p.). The report is in Hungarian, table heads are in Hungarian and English.

http://portal.ksh.hu/pls/ksh/docs/hun/xftp/idoszaki/munkerohelyz/munkerohelyz06.pdf

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Indonesia:

Statistics Indonesia News Release: "The Economic Growth of Indonesia: 2006" (Feb. 16, 2007, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.bps.go.id/releases/files/eng-gdp-16feb07.pdf?

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Israel:

Central Bureau of Statistics Report: "National Expenditure on Civilian Research and Development 1989-2005" (February 2007, .pdf format, 83p., with an introduction in Microsoft Word format, and tables in Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.cbs.gov.il/mop/mop_2005/mop05eng.htm

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Release: "Tightening of the economy" (Feb. 22, 2007).

http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/08/05/kt_en/

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Poland:

Central Statistical Office Periodical: Statistical Bulletin (No. 1, February 2007, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.stat.gov.pl/english/opracowania_zbiorcze/b-s/2007/01_07/index.htm

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Sweden:

Statistics Sweden Press Releases:

A. "Labour Force Survey 2006: Positive development in the labour market" (Feb. 22, 2007).

http://www.scb.se/templates/pressinfo____194142.asp

B. "Increased income differences between women and men" (Feb. 22, 2007).

http://www.scb.se/templates/pressinfo____193726.asp

Both press releases link to topical tables and charts.

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UK:

1. National Statistics Office News Release: "ONS outlines plans to modernise National Accounts" (Feb. 23, 2007, .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pdfdir/oienr0207.pdf

2. HM (Her Majesty's) Treasury: Spring Supplementary Estimates 2006-2007 (Feb. 20, 2007, .pdf format)

http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/documents/public_spending_and_services/parliamentary_supply_estimates/pss_springestimates07.cfm

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

General Social Survey Report: "Trends in National Spending Priorities, 1973-2006," by Tom W. Smith (National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago (Illinois), January 2007, .pdf format, 27p.).

http://www.norc.uchicago.edu/NR/rdonlyres/32D06C9A-751B-45EB-AD7E-D51019DD7298/0/TrendsinNationalSpendingPriorities.pdf

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American Enterprise Institute Report: "Environmental Policy Outlook "A New Direction for Bush Administration Climate Policy" by Samuel Thernstrom, Lee Lane. (January 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 6p.)

http://www.aei.org/publications/pubID.25481/pub_detail.asp

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WORKING PAPERS:

Federal Reserve Banks:

Federal Reserve Board: "Rational Seasonality" by Travis D. Nesmith (Working Paper No. 2007-04, Nov. 28, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 32p.)

http://www.federalreserve.gov/Pubs/feds/2007/200704/index.html

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Levy Economics Insitute (Bard College) [Annandale-on-Hudson, New York]: "Productivity, Technical Efficiency, and Farm Size in Paraguayan Agriculture," by Thomas Masterson (WP 490, February 2007, .pdf format, 36p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.levy.org/default.asp?view=publications_view&pubID=110e069003a

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National Bureau of Economic Research: NBER has released the following working papers for the week of Feb. 12-19, 2007. The papers are nos. w12913-w12943.

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

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International Monetary Fund: IMF added eleven working papers from Feb. 21-27, 2007 The papers are Nos.07/32-07/42.

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. New Papers are: 4138-4154.

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

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. The new working papers are: 2625-2644.

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

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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. The new papers are numbered 1926-1933.

http://www.cesifo.de/wp

and "Browse Working Paper List" for 2007.

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New Economic Papers (NEP)-ALL. The latest list of New Economic Papers (Feb. 17, 2007) is available at:

http://ideas.repec.org/n/nep-all/2007-02-17.html

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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):

Economic Modelling (Vol. 24, No. 3, May 2007).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02649993

Economics Letters (Vol. 94, No. 3, March 2007).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01651765

Journal of Econometrics (Vol. 137, No. 2, April 2007).

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

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (Vol. 62, No. 3, March 2007).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01672681

Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (Vol. 31, No. 4, April 2007).

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

Journal of Economic Theory (Vol. 133, No. 1, March 2007)

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00220531

Journal of International Economics (Vol. 71, No. 1, March 2007).

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

Journal of Monetary Economics (Vol. 54, No. 1, January 2007). This is a special issue devoted to "Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy: Economic Consequences of Demographic Change in a Global Economy April 21-22, 2006."

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

Journal of Public Economics (Vol. 91, No. 3/4, April 2007).

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

Management Science (Vol. 53, No. 2, February 2007).

http://mansci.journal.informs.org/content/vol53/issue2/index.dtl

Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance (Vol. 132, No. 1, March 2007).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/10629769

Review of Financial Economics (Vol. 16, No. 1, 2007).

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

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DATA:

US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service New Data Releases: USDA ERS has announced several new data releases in the week from Feb. 21-Feb. 27, 2007 (Microsoft Excel or Lotus 123 format). They can be found at:

http://www.ers.usda.gov/catalog/CompleteCatalog.asp?TID=0&SBY=DATE&SON=TRUE&PDT=1&P

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BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES:

Panel Survey of Income Dynamics Bibliography Update: The following items have been added to the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research PSID Bibliography. The entire bibliography can be searched or browsed by author or keyword.

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

Alan, S. Entry Costs and Stock Market Participation Over the Life Cycle. Review of Economic Dynamics. 2006; 9(4):588-611.

Blau, F. D. and Kahn, L. M. The U. S. Gender Pay Gap in the 1990s: Slowing Convergence. Industrial and Labor Relations Review. 2006; 60(2):45-66.

Conley, Dalton and Glauber, R. Family Background, Race, and Labor Market Inequality. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 2007; 609(134-152).

Fisher, Jonathan D. Til Debt Do Us Part: A Model of Divorce and Personal Bankruptcy. Review of Economics of the Household. 2006; 4(1):35-52.

Gupta, Nabanita Datta; Oaxaca, Ronald L., and Smith, Nina. Swimming Upstream, Floating Downstream: Comparing Women's Relative Wage Progress in the United States and Denmark. Industrial and Labor Relations Review. 2006; 59(2):243-266.

Hertz, Tom. Trends in the Intergenerational Elasticity of Family Income in the United States. Industrial Relations. 2007; 46(1):22-50.

Olivetti, C. Changes in Women's Hours of Market Work: The Role of Returns to Experience. Review of Economic Dynamics. 2006; 9(4):557-587.

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