Current Social Science Research Report--Economics #62, May 6, 2008.

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

BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodical: Monthly Labor Review (Vol. 131, No. 4, April 2008, .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 Housing and Urban Development Report: "Data on Home Mortgage Finance from the 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, and 2005 American Housing Surveys" (April 2008, .pdf format, 70p.).

http://www.huduser.org//publications/pdf/ahs_mortgage.pdf

3. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Report: "Global Agricultural Supply and Demand: Factors Contributing to the Recent Increase in Food Commodity Prices," by Ronald Trostle (Outlook Report No. WRS-0801, May 2008, .pdf format, 30p.).

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/WRS0801/

4. Congressional Budget Office Report: "Sources of the Growth and Decline in Individual Income Tax Revenues Since 1994," (May 2008,.pdf format, 16p.).

http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/90xx/doc9076/05-02-TaxRevenues.pdf

5. US Government Economic Releases from the National Bureau of Economic Research: Links to releases for Apr. 29-May 5, 2008 are available at the site.

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

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US States:

Alaska:

Department of Labor and Workforce Development Periodical: Alaska Economic Trends (May 2008, .pdf format, 19p.). The topic of this month's issue is "Gender and Wages in Alaska."

http://labor.state.ak.us/trends/

California:

Department of Finance Report: "Price and Population Factors Used for Appropriation Limits" (May 2008, .pdf format, 68p.).

http://www.dof.ca.gov/budgeting/documents/PricePop2008.pdf

Indiana:

Stats Indiana Updates: Stats Indiana has updated the following data (May 2008).

A. "Business Starts and Dissolutions, March 2008"

B. "Consumer Confidence Index, Mar 2008"

http://www.stats.indiana.edu/

See links on the right side of the page.

Minnesota:

Department of Administration Report: "Personal Income Estimates - 2006" (May 2008, Microsoft Excel format).

http://server.admin.state.mn.us/resource.html?Id=19556

North Dakota:

State Data Center Periodical: Economic Brief (Vol. 17, No. 4, April 2008, .pdf format 3p.). The topic of this issue is: "Personal Transfer Receipts in North Dakota: 2006."

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/sdc/publications/ebriefs/EB17_4Press.pdf

Utah:

Bureau of Economic and Business Research Periodical: "Utah Economic and Business Review (Vol. 68, No. 1, 2008, .pdf format, 11p.). The topic of this issue is: "2007 Economic Profile of Salt Lake City's Central Business District," by James A. Wood.

http://www.bebr.utah.edu/UtahEconomicandBusinessReview.html

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NGOs and Other Countries:

European Commission:

1. Eurostat Periodical: Statistics in Focus. The latest issue (8/44, .pdf format) is now available at the SIF website:

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

2. Eurofound Background Paper: "Mind the gap - Womenís and menís quality of work and employment," (April 2008,.pdf format, 10p.). Links to a summary and full text are available at:

http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/publications/htmlfiles/ef0839.htm

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International Monetary Country Reports: The latest Country Reports (.pdf format) span the time period from Apr. 30-May 6, 2008 (No. 08/146-08/150):

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/scr1_sp.cfm?s_year=2008&e_year=2008&brtype=default

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Reports:

A. "Earnings and Incomes of Canadians Over the Past Quarter Century, 2006 Census," (May 2008, .pdf format, 51p.).

http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/analysis/income/index.cfm

B. "Income in Canada, 2006," (May 2008, .pdf and HTML format, 143p.).

http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/75-202-XIE/75-202-XIE2006000.htm

C. "Provincial and Territorial Economic Accounts Review: 2007 Preliminary Estimates," (April 2008, .pdf format, 35p.).

http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/13-016-XIE/13-016-XIE2008001.htm

D. "Manufacturing: The Year 2007 in Review," by Russell Kowaluk and Will Gibbons (Analysis in Brief, April 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 17p.).

http://www.statcan.ca/english/research/11-621-MIE/11-621-MIE2008070.htm

E. "New Motor Vehicle Sales: 2007 in Review," by Joseph Patrick Dunlavy (Analysis in Brief, April 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 14p.).

http://www.statcan.ca/english/research/11-621-MIE/11-621-MIE2008069.htm

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Fiji:

Reserve Bank of Fiji Periodical: Economic Review (Vol.25, No.04, April 2008,.pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.reservebank.gov.fj/docs/Economic%20Review%20-%20Apr2008.pdf

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Ghana:

Bank of Ghana Reports:

A. "Inflation Outlook and Analysis," (Vol.3, No.4, March 2008,.pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.bog.gov.gh/privatecontent/File/MPAFSD/Inflation-Vol%203%20No2-%20March%202008%20_latest_.pdf

B. "Financial Stability Report," (Vol.8, No.2/2008, March 2008,.pdf format, .16p.).

http://www.bog.gov.gh/privatecontent/File/MPAFSD/Financial%20Stability%20Report%20-%20April%202008.pdf

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Japan:

Statistics Bureau Periodical: News Bulletin (April 2008).

http://www.stat.go.jp/english/info/news/index.htm

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New Zealand:

Statistics New Zealand/Tatauranga Aotearoa "Hot Off The Press": "National Labour Force Projections: 2006 (base) -- 2061" (May 2008, .pdf format, 14p.).

http://www.stats.govt.nz/products-and-services/hot-off-the-press/national-labour-force-projections/national-labour-force-projections-2006-base-hotp.htm

New Zealand Treasury/Kaitohutohu Kaupap Rawa Reports:

A. "Putting Productivity First," (New Zealand Treasury Productivity Paper TPRP 08/01, April 2008, .pdf format, 28p.).

http://www.treasury.govt.nz/publications/research-policy/tprp/08-01

B. "New Zealand's Productivity Performance," (New Zealand Treasury Productivity Paper TPRP 08/02, April 2008, .pdf format, 26p.).

http://www.treasury.govt.nz/publications/research-policy/tprp/08-02

C. "Investment, Productivity and the Cost of Capital: Understanding New Zealand's 'Capital Shallowness'," by Max Dupuy and James Beard (New Zealand Treasury Productivity Paper TPRP 08/03, April 2008, .pdf format, 28p.).

http://www.treasury.govt.nz/publications/research-policy/tprp/08-03

D. "Enterprise and Productivity: Harnessing Competitive Forces," by Neil Kidd (New Zealand Treasury Productivity Paper TPRP 08/04, April 2008, .pdf format, 26p.).

http://www.treasury.govt.nz/publications/research-policy/tprp/08-04

E. "Innovation and Productivity: Using Bright Ideas to Work Smarter," by Geoff Lewis (New Zealand Treasury Productivity Paper TPRP 08/05, April 2008, .pdf format, 31p.).

http://www.treasury.govt.nz/publications/research-policy/tprp/08-05

F. "Working Smarter: Driving Productivity Growth Through Skills," by John MacCormack (New Zealand Treasury Productivity Paper TPRP 08/06, April 2008, .pdf format, 36p.).

http://www.treasury.govt.nz/publications/research-policy/tprp/08-06

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Releases:

A. "Members of employer and trade union organisations, 2007" (Apr. 30, 2008). The news release links to relevant tables in StatBank Norway.

http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/07/02/10/arborg_en/

B. "Construction, structural business statistics, 2006" (May 6, 2008). The news release links to 10 topical tables.

http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/10/09/stbygganl_en/

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Oman:

Ministry of National Economy Periodical: Monthly Statistical Bulletin No. 3, 2008, March 2008, .pdf format). The periodical is in Arabic and English.

http://www.moneoman.gov.om/publication_detail.asp?pid=368

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Palestinian National Authority:

Central Bureau of Statistics News Release: "On the occasion of May 1 International Workers' Day Indicators of the Labour Force in the Palestinian Territory" (May 1, 2008, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.pcbs.gov.ps/Portals/_pcbs/PressRelease/workers_day_08e.pdf

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Poland:

Central Statistical Office Report: "Employment, wages and salaries in national economy of 2007" (May 2008, .pdf and .zip compressed .pdf format, 91p.). The report is in Polish and English.

http://www.stat.gov.pl/gus/45_685_ENG_HTML.htm

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Scotland:

Scottish Executive Report: "Farm Incomes in Scotland 2006/07. Latest financial results from the Farm Accounts Survey (FAS)" (April 2008, .pdf format, 50p.).

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/04/29162115/0

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Slovenia:

Statistical Office News Release: "Import and export of roundwood, Slovenia, 1991 - 2006," by Simona Dernulc (May 5, 2008).

http://www.stat.si/eng/novica_prikazi.aspx?id=1587

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Switzerland:

Federal Statistics Office Report: "Consumer Price Index (December 2005 = 100) Methodological foundations" (May 2008, .pdf format, 70p.).

http://www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/portal/en/index/news/publikationen.html?publicationID=3186

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Ukraine:

Statistics Committee Reports:

A. "Dynamics Exports - Imports in Services of Countries (2005-2007)" (May 6, 2008).

http://www.ukrstat.gov.ua/operativ/operativ2007/zd/din_rik/din_e/dei_posl07_e.htm

B. "Household income in region of Ukraine: 2002-2007" (May 5, 2008).

http://www.ukrstat.gov.ua/operativ/operativ2008/gdn/dvn_ric/dvn_ric_e/dn_reg2008_e.html

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UK:

National Statistics Office Report, Periodical:

A. "PRODCOM (manufactured PRODucts of the European COMmunity) annual reports 2007: release 1" (May 2008, .pdf or Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/onlineproducts/default.asp#commerce

B. Economic & Labour Market Review (May 2008, Data Tables).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/ELMR/05_08/

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

Urban Institute Press Monograph, Report, Article:

A. Nonprofit Almanac 2008," by Kennard T. Wing, Thomas H. Pollak, and Amy Blackwood (2008, ISBN: 978-0-87766-736-0). For more information, including ordering information, see:

http://www.urban.org/books/nonprofit_almanac/

B. "An Economic Framework and Selected Proposals for Demonstrations Aimed At Strengthening Marriage, Employment, and Family Functioning Outcomes," by Robert I. Lerman, Gregory Acs, and Anupa Bir (December 2007, .pdf format, 187p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/411655.html

C. "State and Local Revenues," by Kim Rueben and Carol Rosenberg (Tax Analysts Tax Facts, April 2008, .pdf format, 1p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/1001173.html

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Missouri) Periodicals:

A. Review (Vol. 90, No. 3, Pt. 1, May/June 2008, .pdf format, p. 133-192).

http://research.stlouisfed.org/publications/review/current/

Note: this is a temporary address. When the next Review is released, this one, along with all others back to 1967 will be available at:

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

B. National Economic Trends (May 2008, .pdf format, 27p.).

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

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Pew Charitable Trust/Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Report: "Putting Meat on the Table: Industrial Farm Animal Production in America" (April 2008, .pdf format, 111p.). The report is linked to from a PCT press release: "Putting Meat on the Table: Industrial Farm Animal Production in America" (Apr. 29, 2008).

http://www.pewtrusts.org/news_room_detail.aspx?id=38438

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American Enterprise Institute Article: "Wealth Enhancement and Storage," by John H. Makin (in Economic Outlook, May 2008, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.aei.org/publications/pubID.27903/pub_detail.asp

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WORKING PAPERS:

Federal Reserve Banks:

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston [Massachusetts]: "Designing State Aid Formulas: The Case of a New Formula for Distributing Municipal Aid in Massachusetts," by Bo Zhao and Katharine Bradbury (Working Paper 08-1, April 2008, .pdf format, 47p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.bos.frb.org/economic/wp/wp2008/wp0801.htm

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis [Minnesota]: "Taxation, Aggregates and the Household," by Nezih Guner, Remzi Kaygusuz and Gustavo Ventura (Working Paper 660, April 2008, .pdf and PostScript format, 49p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://minneapolisfed.org/research/common/pub_detail.cfm?pb_autonum_id=1119

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia [Pennsylvania]: "Specific Capital and Vintage Effects on the Dynamics of Unemployment and Vacancies," by Burcu Eyigungor (Working Paper 08-6, March 2008, .pdf format, 33p.).

Abstract:

In a reasonably calibrated Mortensen and Pissarides matching model, shocks to average labor productivity can account for only a small portion of the fluctuations in unemployment and vacancies (Shimer (2005a)). In this paper, the author argues that if vintage specific shocks rather than aggregate productivity shocks are the driving force of fluctuations, the model does a better job of accounting for the data. She adds heterogeneity in jobs (matches) with respect to the time the job is created in the form of different embodied technology levels. The author also introduces specific capital that, once adapted for a match, has less value in another match. In the quantitative analysis, she shows that shocks to different vintages of entrants are able to account for fluctuations in unemployment and vacancies and that, in this environment, specific capital is important to decreasing the volatility of the destruction rate of existing matches.

http://www.philadelphiafed.org/files/wps/2008/wp08-6.pdf

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis [Missouri]: "Non-Linear Predictability in Stock and Bond Returns: When and Where Is It Exploitable?" by Massimo Guidolin, Stuart Hyde, David McMillan, and Sadayuki Ono (Working Paper 2008-010A, April 2008, .pdf format, 72p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://research.stlouisfed.org/wp/more/2008-010/

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Rand Corporation: "Divergence in Labor Market Institutions and International Business Cycles," by Raquel Fonseca, Lise Patureau, and Thepthida Sopraseuth (WR-562, 2008, .pdf format, 43p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://rand.org/pubs/working_papers/WR562/

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Levy Economic Institute of Bard College [Annandale-on-Hudson, NY]: "The Discrete Charm of the Washington Consensus," by Jan Kregel (No. 533. April 2008,.pdf format, 23p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.levy.org/vdoc.aspx?docid=1062

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World Institute for Development Economics Research [United Nations University]:

A. "Development Path of China and India and the Challenges for their Sustainable Growth," by Yuefen Li and Bin Zhang (WIDER Research Paper 2008/37, April 2008, .pdf format, 12p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.wider.unu.edu/publications/working-papers/research-papers/2008/en_GB/rp2008-37/

B. "Chinaís Economic Growth: Trajectories and Evolving Institutions," by Jun Zhang (WIDER Research Paper 2008/33, April 2008, .pdf format, 15p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.wider.unu.edu/publications/working-papers/research-papers/2008/en_GB/rp2008-33/

C. "Determinants of State Fragility and Implications for Aid Allocation: An Assessment Based on the Country Indicators for Foreign Policy Project," by David Carment, Stewart Prest, and Yiagadeesen Samy (WIDER Research Paper 2008/46, April 2008, .pdf format, 28p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.wider.unu.edu/publications/working-papers/research-papers/2008/en_GB/rp2008-46/

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: "Delivering Cost-Efficient Public Services in Health Care, Education and Housing in Chile," by D. Moccero (ECO/WKP(2008)14, April 2008, .pdf format, 39p.).

Abstract:

The Chilean authorities plan to raise budgetary allocations over the medium term for a variety of social programmes, including education, health care and housing. This incremental spending will need to be carried out in a cost-efficient manner to make sure that it yields commensurate improvements in social outcomes. Chileís health indicators show that it fares relatively well in relation to comparator countries in the OECD area and in Latin America. But this is less so in the case of education, where secondary and tertiary educational attainment remain low, despite a significant increase over the years, and performance is poor on the basis of standardised test scores, such as PISA. Even though comparison with countries in the OECD area is difficult, a sizeable housing deficit has yet to be closed in Chile. To meet these various challenges, efforts will need to be stepped up to: i) narrow the disparities in performance that currently exist among schools with students from varying backgrounds through use of the "differentiated" voucher scheme and additional measures to improve the quality of teaching and management; ii) improve risk sharing among private and public health insurers, while increasing the coverage of health insurance to a broader variety of pathologies under AUGE; and iii) continue to tackle the shortage of housing, while enhancing the quality of subsidised housing units and their surrounding neighbourhoods for the poorest segments of society. This paper relates to the 2007 Economic Survey of Chile.

http://fiordiliji.sourceoecd.org/vl=1913085/cl=25/nw=1/rpsv/cgi-bin/wppdf?file=5kzn35dkgtf5.pdf

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International Monetary Fund: IMF has recently added new working papers. The papers are Nos. 08/109-08/118.

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/wp1_sp.cfm?s_year=2008&e_year=2008&brtype=default

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World Bank Policy Research Programme: PRP has recently released several new working papers. See the list at:

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

New papers are: 4609-4615.

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European Central Bank: The Central Bank has recently released several new working papers:

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

The new papers are 877-892.

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New Zealand Treasury/Kaitohutohu Kaupap Rawa: "Does Quality Matter in Labour Input? The Changing Pattern of Labour Composition in New Zealand," by Kam Leong Szeto and Simon McLoughlin (New Zealand Treasury Working Paper 08/01, April 2008, .pdf format, 27p.).

Abstract:

The composition of the New Zealand workforce has changed considerably over the past two decades. Qualification levels have risen, labour force participation has trended upwards for women, immigrants have increasingly been sourced from Asia, and the large baby-boom cohort has contributed to an ageing of the workforce. The question is whether such compositional changes have affected the quality of labour.

Our estimates show a large rise in labour quality since 1988 as a result of increasing qualification levels, particularly at university degree level. With age as a proxy for work experience, an ageing of the workforce also contributed to rising labour quality. The annual rise in labour quality averaged 0.6% from 1988 to 2005, which was comparable to the experience of Australia, the United States and the euro area.

Although labour quality rose in every year of our sample period, the rise was not constant over time. The increase was much stronger in the first half of the period (1988 to 1997) than in the second half (1997 to 2005). By drawing a large number of lower-skilled people into work, the strength of recent employment growth may have dampened growth in labour quality.

Accounting for changes in labour quality has implications for labour productivity. Almost half of labour productivity growth of 1.4% per annum since 1988 can be attributed to the rise in labour quality. Labour productivity measured as output per quality-adjusted working hour rose by 0.8% per annum on average from 1988 to 2005, with annual growth of 0.5% in the first half of the period and 1.1% in the second half.The composition of the New Zealand workforce has changed considerably over the past two decades. Qualification levels have risen, labour force participation has trended upwards for women, immigrants have increasingly been sourced from Asia, and the large baby-boom cohort has contributed to an ageing of the workforce. The question is whether such compositional changes have affected the quality of labour.

Our estimates show a large rise in labour quality since 1988 as a result of increasing qualification levels, particularly at university degree level. With age as a proxy for work experience, an ageing of the workforce also contributed to rising labour quality. The annual rise in labour quality averaged 0.6% from 1988 to 2005, which was comparable to the experience of Australia, the United States and the euro area.

Although labour quality rose in every year of our sample period, the rise was not constant over time. The increase was much stronger in the first half of the period (1988 to 1997) than in the second half (1997 to 2005). By drawing a large number of lower-skilled people into work, the strength of recent employment growth may have dampened growth in labour quality.

Accounting for changes in labour quality has implications for labour productivity. Almost half of labour productivity growth of 1.4% per annum since 1988 can be attributed to the rise in labour quality. Labour productivity measured as output per quality-adjusted working hour rose by 0.8% per annum on average from 1988 to 2005, with annual growth of 0.5% in the first half of the period and 1.1% in the second half.

http://www.treasury.govt.nz/publications/research-policy/wp/2008/08-01//twp08-01.pdf

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Bank of Spain:: "Introducing the Euro-STING: Short Term Indicator of Euro Area Growth," by Maximo Camacho and Gabriel Perez-Quiros (No.0807. 2008,.pdf format, 45p.).

Abstract:

We propose a model to compute short-term forecasts of the Euro area GDP growth in real-time. To allow for forecast evaluation, we construct a real-time data set that changes for each vintage date and includes the exact information that was available at the time of each forecast. In this context, we provide examples that show how data revisions and data availability affect point forecasts and forecast uncertainty.

http://www.bde.es/informes/be/docs/dt0807e.pdf

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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%3D2008&topSelect=publications&subSelect=papers

The new working papers are: 3471-3479.

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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 2008.

The new papers are numbered 2284-2293.

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New Economic Papers (NEP)-ALL. The latest list of New Economic Papers (Apr. 29, 2008).

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 Collective Negotiations (Vol. 32, No. 1, 2008).

http://baywood.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=issue&issn=0047-2301&volume=32&issue=1

Journal of Econometrics (Vol. 144, No. 1, May 2008).

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

Journal of Law and Economics (Vol. 50, No. 4, November 2007). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/jle/50/4

Journal of Mathematical Economics (Vol. 44, No. 7-8, July 2008).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03044068

Journal of Political Economy (Vol. 116, No. 2, April 2008). Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/jpe/2008/116/2

Journal of Public Economics (Vol. 92, No. 7, July 2008).

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

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

American Economics Association: Job Openings for Economists (May 2008).

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

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Chronicle of Higher Education:

Economic positions has been updated through May 5, 2008.

http://chronicle.com/jobs/100/200/2000/

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US House Committee on Education and Labor Hearing Testimony: ""Do Federal Programs Ensure U.S. Workers Are Recruited First Before Employers Hire From Abroad?" a hearing held May 6, 2008 (.pdf format).

http://edlabor.house.gov/hearings/fc-2008-05-06.shtml

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DATA:

Luxembourg Income Study Data Update, Release:

A. LIS released "revisions to Sweden 2000 & Mexico 2002 (Wave V.2 dataset)."

http://www.lisproject.org/techdoc/revisions.htm#rev45

B. LIS has released data for Wave IV Mexico (2004) data.

http://www.lisproject.org/techdoc/mx/mxindex.htm

Data access:

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

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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

Dunn, Lucia F. Special Issue: Guest Editor's Introduction: Consumer Debt Repayment as a Precursor to Bankruptcy. Journal of Family Economic Issues. 2008; 29(2):189-190.

Moorman, Diann C. and Garasky, Steven. Consumer Debt Repayment Behavior as a Precursor to Bankruptcy. Journal of Family and Economic Issues. 2008; 29(2):219-234.

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